The wine tasting walk with Le Baccanti was one of the highlights of our week-long trip to Rome. In three hours we learned so much about Rome's amazing history and sampled some truly delicious red and white wines that we wouldn't have known about without our guide to lead the way. We appreciated the relaxed atmosphere of the tour, and it helped us learn even more about Italian wines and their regions of origin. Our guide was able to explain pecularities and differences in wine to complete novices, like us! Our appreciation of Italian wines has definitely increased thanks to this tour!
Katy P., Ukraine
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
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. 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.
The half-day services of an English-speaking wine expert (approx. 3 hours).
Guided walk through central Rome highlighting its unique wine history and local gourmet shops.
Visit to two excellent wine bars likely unknown to other visitors in Rome.
Guided tasting of two fine Italian white wines and local gourmet specialties (tastings not included, prices will vary depending on selection).
Guided tasting of two fine Italian red wines and gourmet snacks (tastings not included, prices will vary depending on selection).
22% VAT taxes.
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