Rome – the bustling centre of the Roman Empire, the seat of the Catholic Church and the backdrop to beautiful art and architecture. There isn’t much this millennia-old city hasn’t been a part of.
A trip to Rome is about discovering history, absorbing art and culture and eating and drinking as much great food and wine as your stomach allows.
So, the questions we pose are these: what’s the best way to experience thousands of years of history and culture? And how do you find the best places to eat and drink – you know those hidden gems only a local could point out?
Well, we think we’ve found a great solution to these questions… Touriocity is a unique platform for booking guided tours in Rome. Firstly, you select the dates of your visit as well as all the sights you want to see. Touriocity then invites local, expert tour guides to create bespoke itineraries based on your request (usually you’ll be sent around 4-5 to choose from).
Review the tours you’re sent and alter any of the details by getting in touch with the tour guide; whatever your specifications, customise your trip by telling the guide you preferences. You can read reviews about the guides and some even have introductory videos, so you’ll quickly connect with the best guide for you to create a custom-built trip.
And here’s the bit we know all Winerists will be especially excited about: eating and drinking like a local! Touriocity guides know Rome inside-out, so who better to recommend the best places to eat and drink? Make the most of your guide by grilling them about the best options as you make your way through the city.
Here’s an example itinerary you might be offered:
Roman Empire Tour – a day tour that helps you see Rome in a short space of time.
- Morning – Enjoy an interactive history lesson on all things ancient Rome. Head to the Roman Forum and Colosseum and fully discover the city’s role as the heart of the Roman Empire.
- Afternoon – Move on from ancient Rome to Vatican City. Get lost in the corridors of the Vatican Museums and admire the beauty of the Sistine Chapel before heading to St Peter’s Basilica.
- Evening – Complete the day by visiting Rome’s most famous attractions while your guide shares fascinating stories with you. Finish the tour off in true Italian style with an ice-cream stop at one of the most famous gelaterias in Rome.
With Touriocity, you’ll have an expert in all things Roman by your side, so, “Why spend hours searching for the perfect guide when they can come to you?” If you want to book a tour to Rome, or find out more about Touriocity, head over to their website now.
Like the idea of visiting Rome? How about trying one of our great wine tours to indulge in the true Italian dolce vita way of life.
Wine Tour – Rome
Visit two distinct enoteche (wine bars) to sample wine while learning about the complexity of winemaking and tasting in Italian wine culture. Pair local appetisers with two white wines, two noble reds and a local sweet wine and discover why each unique wine and food pairing is enjoyed so much in the Roman culture.
Wine Tasting and Tour of Rome
Discover Rome’s best kept secrets in a self-driven or chauffeured Fiat 500 Vintage car convoy tour and finish with a wine-tasting session just 200 m from the Colosseum. Whether you are a novice or a wine lover you’ll learn about Italian wines with several tastings presented in English by a professional sommelier.
Title photo: Jiuguang Wang