The last time I was in Rome, I took part in great food tour devoted to two of the things I love the most: gelato and caffe’. The tour was organised by Gourmetaly, a company dedicated entirely to the organisation of food tours in Rome and their great tag line tells you exactly what they are all about: food tours in Rome ‘for food lovers only‘.
Why food lovers only? Have a look at the long list of tours below, all arranged by them, and you’ll see what they mean 🙂
I first heard about Gourmetaly last year, from a friend on mine. While on holiday, she met Valeria, one of the Gourmetaly guides and immediately thought about getting us in touch. She knew that I had been looking at food tours in Rome, so when this personal connection came up, she knew what to do: in the space of few weeks Valeria, her principal Daniela and me where sitting in Piazza San Lorenzo in Lucina, in Rome, sipping coffee with cream and talking about food and Rome. My idea of heaven!
From that very first meeting in Rome, I was impressed with both Daniela and Valeria. They both have a passion for Rome and for food and even if I am a born and raised Roman, I knew I could learn a lot from one of their tours.
And so, it was arranged: the following afternoon I met with Valeria at Piazza della Minerva and joined their caffe’ and gelato tour, along with my mum, my 4 year old son and my daughter, who joined us in her stroller. A real family day out.
Let me just say: the tour was great!
Valeria brought us to taste some of the best coffee in Rome (espresso, but also granita and tiramisu, which is coffee based) and got us to taste something like 6 different gelato flavours, in some of the best gelaterie in Rome.
She is a very knowledgeable guide and has a passion for what she does, so it’s a real pleasure to follow her around and learn what she has to say about the city and its culinary tradition.
The tour lasted about 2.5 hours and brought us to some of the most beautiful parts of Rome. The walk from one bar to the next brought us to Sant’Eustachio, Piazza Navona, Piazza della pace, via dei condotti e Piazza di Spagna – my favourite part of it was the granita di caffe’ we had near il Pantheon, but I know other participants loved other stops more, so the tours definitely has something for everyone.
If you want to know more, I have been able to take a technological leap and include in this page a system to let you do so directly from here. Please click away on any of the links below and enjoy the tour!