Get ready to enjoy the flavors, aromas and history of the eternal city and meet the greatest artists of the past in a walking experience. We will meet in piazza del popolo where we'll have a glimpse to Caravaggio's hidden treasure. Then we'll take a stroll along the alley of Campo Marzio where we'll have an Italian coffee, in a XVI century sculpture studio owned by Canova and reconverted in a coffee bar in the middle of ‘900. After that, we'll cross “ortaccio”, the district of sins in papal age (where Caravaggio lived), and the ancient pilgrims' way, there will be stop at the most ancient hotel in Rome, builded in 1300's for pilgrims, that hosted the great poet Dante Alighieri. We will stroll to Campo de’ Fiori, passing through Piazza Navona, where we'll take a look at Rome's oldest market (in the morning). Then we'll stop at the oldest bakery of Rome where we have a taste of the most loved street food by romans, pizza with mortadella.
Hi, My name is Marco and I was born in Rome. I love this amazing city, and since I was young explored around to discover unknown places - sometimes discovering real hidden treasures. I work as journalist for a gastronomic magazine and as Tour Leader in the city of Rome. I was a chef and I studied Roman cuisine from ancient Rome to the present day. I am also an enthusiastic traveler. I have traveled the world and visited all the continents. That's why I am well aware of the value of hospitality and the importance of knowing other cultures. I will be glad to introduce you to mine.
Traditional pizza with mortadella (bologna ham)
We will take a stroll through the streets of the Campo Marzio district, a place where I often came with my parents when I was a child. It is a place where most famous sculptors had their studios, and where the great artists of the past centuries went to get a coffee. In the alleys we will discover hidden treasures and old stories.
If you bring an empty water bottle, you can fill it everywhere as true Romans do. Roman cooking often uses pork and starchy food. Let me know if you have any food restrictions.