Discover wine bars on half-day walking tour

After meeting up in Rome's historic city center with your fun, personable English-speaking wine expert, your half-day private wine tour will lead you through the streets of Rome in order to engage all of your senses.

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Visits & Tastings
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You will discover the pivotal role wine played in the daily life of ancient Romans, and how wine has evolved over time from a sweet, spiced, syrup-like drink to the refined product Romans and the world drink now. You'll pause to see both famous and obscure landmarks unveiling this fascinating heritage.

As your engaging expert guide leads you through the tasting of four fine wines on your wine walk, you'll also learn about Italy's world-famous incredible wine-making legacy. Your first stop will be to an enoteca, or wine bar, to taste two fine white wines from the outlying countryside, and enjoy delicious local snacks any foodie would be happy to taste.

Your expert wine guide will share with you the basics of wine-tasting techniques, so you can learn how to identify certain characteristics and main aromas of wine, but also the hidden and most common defects you can find in a bottle. If you are already knowledgeable about the basics of wine-tasting, your expert will customize your session to include a tasting lesson with new elements, and a discussion of wines that you will choose together.

As you proceed to your next tasting, you'll learn about Rome's emperors, and how their role in spreading wine-making knowledge to a large portion of the world. The famous vintage of 121 B.C., the so-called Opimian Vintage, unfortunately is no longer available...but your expert will be sure that you taste some more recent, excellent gourmet products. The tiny, side-alley wine shops will help you fully understand the city's colorful wine history. At another lovely, unpretentious enoteca you'll enjoy a guided tasting of two fine Italian regional red wines with a light snack of local gourmet specialties.

Highlights:

  • Experience Rome's wine culture with your English-speaking expert guide
  • Discover wine bars on half-day walking tour through Rome's historic city center
  • Taste Italy's most esteemed wines and learn about the historic evolution of wine
  • Enjoy local food specialties paired with delicious regional wine

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