1 Food Tour - 1 Cooking Class Inc
1/5 Difficulty, Sightseeing
Luxury Boutique Hotel
Rome is not just another city break, it's an ornate masterpiece teeming with ancient wonders and artistic gems that Michelangelo would be beaming with pride to have played a small role in.
Rome wasn't built in a day and exploring even it's most obvious attractions cannot be done in 24 hours either, which is precisely why we've devised the ultimate long weekend sightseeing extravaganza in this hot-blooded capital. From the bohemian, medieval district of Trastevere to the hallowed grounds of one of the 7 new wonders of the world, the immortal Roman colosseum, there seems to be a charm and finesse to every corner of this riveting, renaissance inspired city.
We've rummaged through the rubble first hand, and explored Rome in it's entirety isolating only the most freddo (Italian word meaning cool) activities and experiences, so you can indulge in an extended weekend of delights and discovery. Tick one of the 7 wonders off your Bookitlist, soak in the Sistine chapel and marvel at the Michelangelo masterpieces in our carefully curated city break.
Check into the Hotel Santa Maria hotel in the medieval, bohemian neighbourhood of Trastevere. Once you've settled in it's time to get right into the 'meat of the action' with an afternoon foodie tour. Marvel at the medieval architecture and sample local street food, visit a historic inn for pasta and wine, and enjoy delicious artisanal gelato with a local guide who will help highlight how the cultural and culinary elements of Rome are inseparable.
As night falls it's the perfect opportunity to explore the buzzing nightlife of this authentic Italian neighbourhood at one (or several) of the famous wineries and bars at hand. We recommend Spirito Da Vino (no prizes for guessing what their speciality is). The wine cellar wouldn't look out of place in Count Dracula's castle, with it's subtle spot lighting and cave like contours, serving only the freshest locally sourced produce. The menu was carefully created by Chef Eliana Catalani who worked hand in hand with Nobel Prize winner Rita Levi-Montalcini to execute one of the finest selections of wines and cheese in all of Italy.
A near lifetime's worth of architectural, historical and cultural highlights and artefacts have been combined and curated into the ultimate 1 day sightseeing itinerary in Rome!
We'll begin the day by unlocking the mysteries of the Vatican littered with masterpieces and the iconic Sistine Chapel ceiling. Next head to the rarely seen 'Vatacombs', the resting place of many popes and home to some of the most ancient relics in all of Rome, quickly followed with skip-the-line access to St. Peter's Basilica.
We'll then return to the centre of Rome to tick off one of the 7 new wonders of the world from our personal Bookitlists with an epic guided tour through the Roman Colosseum. Trawl through the underground passageways that are usually off limit to the public, and trace the footsteps of the fallen Gladiators. Step out onto the arena floor and ask yourself... "are you not entertained?".
As night falls we continue ticking off Rome's most pivotal monuments and historical cornerstones. Snap some Instagram pics that serve as like magnets at the baroque Trevi fountain, peruse the Pantheon and unearth the tomb of the famous renaissance artist Raphael and people watch in Piazza Navona. Order a glass of your favourite wine at night and recant the tales of the day gone past. What takes some travellers a week to see, you've discovered in 1 awe-inspiring day!
You've not doubt feasted on some of the finest Mediterranean delicacies imaginable by now, but don't be caught reminiscing at home 3 weeks later dreaming of one last bowl of Roman ravioli! Learn to cook authentic Italian food with this intimate cooking class that will cover three Italian classics. Even those who struggle to cook a decent slice of toast will be expertly guided by professional chefs to ensure you're preparing food that even Gordon Ramsey couldn't complain about!
The evening is your own, and you can use your now local level of knowledge about Rome and it's intricacies to decide how you'd like to enjoy your last night in the Italian capital!
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