If you like Italian food like you and you go to Rome, then a food tour is highly recommended. If you google, you will find several. I did the Rome food experience and I really liked it. The website Rome eat food experience invites you to look further into this. An additional advantage is that you can book directly online for a very reasonable price.
You can book several tours, and I had chosen the Vatican Food Tour. It moves around the Vatican: one of the most beautiful districts of Rome. It brings you deep into the magical Borgo Pio with its beautiful spots and delicious Italian food. You make, in short, a short culinary journey through Rome. For example, you go to the local, covered market where the real Romans do their daily shopping and where various tastings are waiting for you. Overwhelming is the smell and colours of all the delicious food. You get to taste bread, Parmesan cheese, olives and ham, and more. There are so many goodies that you almost can not.
The guide then leads you through all kinds of addresses where you normally would never come. You visit a pasta factory that delivers pasta to the best restaurants in Rome, a bakery and an ice cream shop where they make the ice cream in a traditional way.
You drink coffee in an authentic Italian café, where the locals also come. The lunch you get offered is served with an abundance of wine. Meanwhile, the guide tells about the city and the culture. The tour ends in one of the most beautiful places in Rome where you have an enchanting 360 ° view over the city. Because of the photos, which you receive a few days later by e-mail, you can add extra enjoyment