Things to do in Rome (even with the bad weather)Romeing Editorial Staff
When life gives you rainy days, play in the puddles!
Let’s face it, the weather hasn’t been the best this May. So much for enjoying the outdoors! But the good news is there aren’t just fun outdoor activities to do in Rome. For the next few rainy days don’t stay at home, there are some pretty cool things you can do in Rome even with the bad weather.
Wine tasting in a charming wine bar
Indulge in the ultimate wine tasting experience in a boutique wine bar footsteps from Campo de’ Fiori. Listen as the sommelier takes you on a journey around Italy and its wine production through the tastings of 6 different wines, salami, cured meats, cheeses, bread and olives.
Start off with a glass of sparking wine, either Prosecco or Franciacorta, accompanied by taralli – a characteristic Apulian snack. You will then proceed into tasting two types of Italian white wines, paired with a selection of local, Umbrian or Tuscan cheeses. And for last, you will taste two outstanding red wines from Italy, as well as a selection of hand-picked salami and cured meats.
Pasta-making class in a Roman restaurant
Learn to make pasta like the Italians with our pasta-making class a stone’s throw away from the Trevi Fountain. The Chef will be there every step of the way, teaching you everything you need to know about ribbon pasta (tagliatelle, linguine, pappardelle and spaghetti).
You will learn to make homemade pasta and sauces from scratch, as well as the original tiramisu. Afterwards, enjoy your food all together for lunch.
Learn to make gelato in an authentic gelateria
Embrace Italian culinary culture and learn to make gelato with our hands-on gelato-making class in Rome.
It’s fun for adults and it’s fun for kids too! Learn the secrets behind the creaminess of gelato and the freshness of sorbets in the laboratory of an authentic Roman gelateria.
Italian cocktail-making class in a Trastevere Bar
Enjoy your mixology experience in Trastevere and learn how to prepare the most famous Italian cocktails: Spritz and Negroni. Next to that, Alembic’s bartender will explain how to pair these drinks with food.
Want to learn more? Get your answers in a creative atmosphere at Alembic while sipping on your own handmade Negroni.
Make your own pizza in a Roman pizzeria
Make your way to the restaurant located in central Rome where you’ll meet your small group of aspiring pizza chefs and your local guide. Here, you’ll spend a delightful evening learning how to make authentic Italian pizza from fresh ingredients.
After the lesson, you’ll be accompanied to your table where you’ll enjoy a delicious bruschetta while your pizza is cooked in a wood oven. Savor a red or white wine, water or limoncello while you taste your creations.
Wander around the Vatican Museums
Explore the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Whether it’s an early morning entrance ticket, an afternoon private tour or an exclusive After Hours visit of the Vatican, this is surely a must-visit. And what better day than on a rainy one?
Visit Bernini sculptures and more at the Borghese Gallery
Be led through the marvellous rooms of Casina Borghese, with its splendid frescoes, and discover the secrets, the stories and the painting techniques concealed behind the masterpieces of one of the world’s most beautiful art museums.