4 Reasons to Take a Food Tour in Rome
If Rome had to be summed up in a short sentence, you could probably describe the city-state as “that place everyone wants to visit.” Rome is a place that always makes its way onto everyone’s travel destination lists. It’s hard to argue against anyone going to Rome; the city is rich with history, famous landmarks, beautiful sights, and an impressive cuisine. Rome has many things to offer in terms of food and you (and your family) will want to sample the best that Rome has to offer! A good way to do this is to take a tour dedicated to just tasting the food Rome has to offer. Here are some solid reasons to factor a food tour into your vacation to Rome.
For the food
Why would you ultimately sign yourself – and the rest of your family – up for a food tour? For the food, of course! While certainly you can admire the city of Rome in all its glory and participate in fun activities, everyone needs to eat. While on vacation to a new, exciting, historical, and unique place such as Rome, you’ll more than likely want to taste the best foods in Rome. There are many options available, greatly varying in tastings included, price range and whether they are group tours or private ones. Choose carefully because being willing to pay something extra for higher quality usually pays off and will grant you a unique food adventure in Rome!
For the (included) drinks
We all know drinks are great but can get costly very quickly. A lot of food tours include the cost of drinks into the prices. Even if alcoholic drinks are not directly factored into the price, don’t let that stop you from enjoying one or two. Your tour guide will lead you to the best food spots – often, these great spots offer tasty alcoholic drinks as well, so you can rest assured of the quality of your drink. Just remember that Rome has its own unique wine from the rest of Italy!
Fun for the whole family
Let’s face it: not often does one single activity bring an entire family together a hundred percent of the time. This can be attributed to a lot of things, but ultimately families are often made up of differing personalities. However, eating a large variety of tasty food is an exception. Since there is so much variety in food, everyone in the family is bound to find something they enjoy. Besides, this is Rome; even if your children are notoriously picky eaters, Rome has pizza! Have you ever heard of a child who doesn’t like pizza in some form? Neither have I.
Meet the utmost friendly locals
Booking a food tour with a city local has a lot of advantages. The first one that comes to mind is that you will be hard pressed to find someone who knows the city better than a local. Along that same route, you’ll find it difficult to find someone who knows the best food spots to sample better than a local. It makes sense – you probably know the best spots in your own city. Another advantage of choosing a food tour with a local is that your tour is likely to be private; you’re one-on-one with your guide. You’re also open to asking your local tour guide as many questions as you need to; it’s more like a friend showing you around the city.
No matter where you go in the world, you and your family have to eat. While on vacation – especially at a famous hotspot like Rome – you deserve the best of the best. Food tours with locals can easily show you the best food, good drinks, and provide a good time for your entire family.