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Our Top 5 Tours in Rome

We have gathered our top 5 favorite tours in Rome, Italy and we wanted to share them with you. Keep reading to see our picks, and if you’d like, you can book the tour for yourself for your upcoming trip to Rome. Saluti!

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1. Colosseum Underground Tour with Roman Forum, Palatine Hill & Gladiator Arena

Experience historic Rome with an underground tour of the Colosseum. This tour allows you to skip the main entrance line, explore the Colosseum and all of the areas within it that are typically closed to the public. The tour guide will share stories about ancient Rome and take you visit the Roman Forum and Palestine Hill. This tour is perfect for history buffs, those who are fans of gladiators and Rome, and for those who want to see more than what is granted to the general public.

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2. Early Access & Semi-Private tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s

Skip the line, where tens of thousands of visitors visit every day, to see the Vatican museums. In this tour you will explore St. Peter’s Basilica to see the masterpieces that live within, and visit the Sistine Chapel. This tour is perfect for those who want to experience the Vatican without the hassle of waiting in lines, as you will enter before the museum opens to the general public.


3. Taste of Testaccio Rome Food Tour

Explore the neighborhood of Rome’s Testaccio, the center of the food scene. Spend half of the day with a guide, on nine different tastings of regional cuisine, as you make your way around the neighborhood. You will have the change to meet the vendors and learn about their iconic recipes that go back many generations. This tour is perfect for foodies who enjoy cheese, gelato, pastries, pizza, and fresh pasta.


4. Small-Group or Private Pasta Making with a Local Chef in Rome

Learn and make pasta by hand with the help of a professional chef and instructor in Rome. This tour is a 3 hour cooking class in a Roman neighborhood at a private location. Learn the basics of pasta making while enjoying a glass of Prosecco along the way. At the end, you will be able to devour the meal you created and take your new skills with you back home. This tour is perfect for foodies and those who want to learn how to make pasta like a true Italian.


5. Rome by Vespa Sidecar with Cappuccino

Discover the high points of the Eternal City, and skip the crowded coach tours, from a Vespa sidecar. Relax in the sidecar as your Vespa driver takes you to see the main attractions in Rome, like the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain. This tour is perfect for someone who wants to see the sights in a unique way, and for someone who wants to ride a Vespa without going through the process of obtaining an international drivers license.

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