Your personal chef will meet you at the famed "Volpetti" gourmet food store in Testaccio, a colorful Roman neighborhood with an historic market. You’ll begin with visits to a variety of local stores and marketplaces, such as an artisan butchery, fish shop, cheese store, bakery and produce market. You will then head to the kitchen where your chef will conduct a memorable cooking class which can be tailored to your individual tastes and will include Italian favorites.
Your guide will pick you up at your hotel and accompany you to the Testaccio Market. In this culinary tour in this quintessential Roman market, your guide will describe the seasonal products on sale, explain their uses and preparation, and tell stories about the quintessentially Roman neighborhood, Testaccio. After this "taste of Rome," you will understand what locals look for when choosing food, wine, and restaurants, and will gain a basic understanding of Italy’s food culture that will equip you to make the most of your eating experiences throughout the rest of your trip.