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Booked this tour as a surprise for my boyfriend on our holiday to Rome. What a great tour!
The short walk from Piazza Navona to the Pantheon, and then Trevi Fountain was a great way to start our tour. The tour guide was fantastic, and knew loads of interesting facts about the sights. He swapped between English and Spanish effortlessly and never left us feeling bored while translating for the Spanish-speaking tour-goers.
We had a short time (around 15 minutes) at each place to stop and take photos.
The cooking lesson was definitely the highlight of the day! There were 9 of us in our class, and the table was set up in the center of the restaurant. Fabio was a fantastic teacher and we had so much fun. We made cavatelli and ravioli, and were shown how to make 'bow tie' shapes with the scraps. While rolling the pasta for the ravioli it stretched right out the door! Once we had finished we all sat down and the food was brought out to us; it was delicious! The meal came with complimentary wine and bread, and we even had desert.
I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone considering it, it's a wonderful way to spend a morning in Rome, and such great value for money.
Only downside was we found walking your unnecessary, would have preferred a tour associated to food to link in with pasta making side. Fernando was amazing! Made so much delicious pasta, best I've eaten and was an amazing way to end our overseas trip! Definite must do.Reviewed by: Jessica S, January 2014
The walking part of this tour was ok it was a basic introduction to the city and figuring out where the main sights are situated. Our guide was a very informed Italian lady however her English was difficult to understand. The absolute highlight of the tour was most definitely our cooking lesson at a beautiful little Italian restaurant called "That's Amore" near the Trevi fountain. Our teacher for the lesson was Fernando who was very charming, charismatic and an excellent teacher. We were a small group of four and all were agreed it was the best fun we had on the tour and the lunch afterwards was delicious, so good in fact that we all booked a table for dinner in the restaurant the following night. This is a MUST DO on your trip to Rome. The staff were really lovely and friendly, a big thank you to all of them.Reviewed by: Lynda K, November 2013
The walking tour was a bit of a shambles and my earpiece didn't work very well. But the main event, the pasta making was excellent, thoroughly recommended. Fernando the chef was great fun and good with my son Arthur. We made excellent Cavalttini and ravioli and enjoyed a long lunch in good company.Reviewed by: paul c, November 2013
The tour part of this package wasn't the best tour I've been on the guide although knowledgeable was not very engaged with the group. I speak both English and Spanish the two languages she was giving the tour in but her delivery was flat in either language. She didn't seem to be enjoying herself while giving the tour. On the other hand the cooking class was really Great we had a very small group (only 4 people). The class was held in the middle of a restaurant which was fairly empty when we arrived but got very busy during the class we learned how to make pasta and ravioli both were remarkably easy to make. Then we ate what we made. It was a very nice experience.Reviewed by: Orlando D, November 2013