12 must-have local experiences in Rome

Unique local experiences in Rome

Unique travel experiences: things to do in Rome

Lots of people visit Rome, but most don’t get a unique and local experience that helps them see the Italian Roman culture to its fullest. If you are looking to have a genuinely extraordinary time while in Rome, you have to take advantage of some local only-in-Rome experiences. Below, you’ll find some one-of-a-kind local experiences in the Eternal City

Bike Tour of Ancient Appian Way, Catacombs & Aqueducts Park

 4.5 hours
9am
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Ancient Appian Way bike ride in Rome

Exploring the center is essential when in Rome, but if you want a really unique experience you have to get off the beaten path. Get a view of Italy in a new light with the bike tour of Ancient Appian Way, Catacombs, and Aqueducts park. Most that come to Rome only get to see the sights that they’ve seen online, why not explore into the unknown a little bit? In this tour you can get to see the Baths of Caracalla, Circus of Maxentius, the Aurelian Walls, and much more. And no worries if you are not an active cyclist because these bikes include a quality electric-assist!

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Learn to Make Gelato in an Authentic Roman Gelateria

45 minutes
11am
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Learn to make gelato in Rome

Gelato in Rome is on every street corner and alley imaginable, so it is pretty hard to distinguish which places are authentic and which are tourist traps. We recommend that you learn how to make your own at an authentic Rome Gelateria that reminds you why gelato is such a classic Italian dessert. This class is perfect for families as the teacher will guide you through all the steps necessary to make this delicious treat. Then, try some of the best gelato for yourself!

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Street Art Vespa Tour of Rome: The Best Street Art of the Eternal City

3 hours
 every hour, from 9am till 5pm
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Street art vespa tour of Rome

Although Rome is primarily known for its ancient frescos and statues, modern Italy is booming with edgy street art, but you have to know where to find it. If art is your thing, we recommend that you take this exclusive vespa street art tour. In this experience, you will get to see how Rome is able to seamlessly blend ancient beauty with the best of modern art. This tour is about as unconventional as it gets so be ready for a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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Keep Calm & Cook Pasta: Pasta-Making Class footsteps from Trevi Fountain

2 hours
10am
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Pasta-making class in Rome

If you’ve never been to Rome, then you won’t know how true the rumors are, Italians actually eat pasta EVERY DAY! The trick? A different kind of pasta for every day of the week, and then some. To take some of these habits home with you, you must learn how to make your own pasta. In this class, the Chef will teach you everything you need to know about ribbon pasta (tagliatelle, linguine, pappardelle, and spaghetti) including the sauces to match. Then, get the best ending of all, learn how to make your own tiramisu.

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Wine Tasting in an Enoteca

2 hours
5.30pm
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Indulge in an authentic wine tasting in a charming wine bar in the historic center, footsteps from Campo de’ Fiori. Step inside the boutique enoteca with wines stacked on every shelf where you will be greeted by your host Patrizia and her sommelier son, Giampaolo. Once you’re seated, let the games begin. Listen as the sommelier takes you on a journey around Italy and its wine production through the tastings of 6 different wines paired with cured meats, cheeses, bread and olives.

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Ponza Island Day Trip from Rome

12/14 hours
7am
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Glistening sun, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and a peaceful island, now that’s an ideal vacation! Take a break from the animated streets of the city and escape to beautiful Ponza Island on this day trip. Ponza Island is Rome’s secret Capri, where the tourists never go, and the beauty is kept intact. On this tour, you will get to explore the island, enjoy lunch on a boat, and indulge in the stunning seas of the Mediterranean.

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Learn to make the perfect pizza in Trastevere

2.5 hours
10am or 3pm
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pizza-making-class in trastevere

Learn the secrets behind the perfect pizza!  We will teach you how to prepare Neapolitan, Roman and Genoese pizza, as well as focaccia. You will learn how to recognise the types of dough, the seasonings, the cooking methods, but also other delicacies to make with pizza dough. After you’ve made your pizza, we’ll have lunch together with drinks included.

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Drink Like Italians: Cocktail Making Class in the heart of Rome

 2 hours
7pm
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Cocktail-making class in Trastevere

You know what the Romans like just as much as wine? Cocktails. Get a taste of Rome by not only getting to try some iconic Roman drinks: Spritz and Negroni, but learn how to make them too. In this class, you will also learn how to pair these drinks with food and how to show your friends back home that you can now drink like an Italian.

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Rome Bike City Center Tour

 4 hours
morning and afternoon
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Rome bike Tour

Before you explore the intricacies of Rome by foot, get the introductory tour of the city by bike. In this easy level bike ride, cycle through ancient monuments, elegant shopping streets, Baroque squares, Renaissance palaces, and more. Some iconic sights of this ride include the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Aventine Hill and Orange Garden, among others. Not only will this give you a good general view of the city, but your guide will show you all the local secrets that you can enjoy on your spare time.

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Vespa Tour of Rome: Enjoy the Eternal City on a Vintage Vespa

3 hours
 every hour, from 9am till 5pm
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Vintage Vespa Tour of rome

Vespa here. Vespa there. Vespas everywhere. Rome is full to the brim of vespas. But Roman traffic is crazy. To get the local experience of traveling on a vespa without the stress of having to maneuver through Roman drivers, you have to take the vintage vespa Rome tour. Zoom to iconic monuments like the Colosseum, Vatican, Temple of Venus, and more, Italian style. Not only that, but your guide will give you all the best information about the city and the sights that you visit.

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Learn the art of mosaic-making in a studio in Trastevere

2/3 hours
10am or 3pm
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mosaic-making workshop in Trastevere

Get hands-on and spend two to three hours in this mosaic-making workshop in a beautiful studio in Trastevere. Learn the techniques behind mosaic-making and create your own mosaic to take home with you. A professional artist will be with you every step of the way. If you’re travelling, not to worry–your mosaic will be placed in a box that you can carry anywhere!

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Explore the Ostia Antica Archeological Park & Borghetto

4 hours
9.30am/10am
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Enjoy this  3-hour nice and chatty walking tour through the Ostia Antica archeological site and the Borghetto that ends with a typical Roman foodie experience in the Castle courtyard inside the medieval citadel for a real Roman experience with locals!

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