For the ultimate delicious Italy food tour experience in Rome Nancy Aiello Tours offers private guided food cultural Rome shore trips. Best for cruise passengers whose interests are primarily in getting a real glimpse of everyday Roman life, learning about Italian food, culture, history and like to have some free time to explore Rome at their leisure.
Rome is a paradise for foodies of all ages. Experience Rome most iconic food places where locals go to for local flavor. Get a taste of Rome eschewing eateries that are likely to be visited by the typical group tours. A savoring exploration of Rome most authentic and historic neighborhoods. The exact area you visit depends on the day of the week, Nancy Aiello Tours tailor the tour depending on the most delicious options for a particular day.
Combine a personalized food cultural excursion through Rome street food markets and traditional food shops with several hours of free time to explore, shop and have lunch independently. This Rome shore excursion ensures a personalized experience based on your interests with flexibility to explore at your own pace.
A Nancy Aiello English speaking licensed chauffeur accompanies you throughout the day from the time you disembark the cruise ship, meet your private local guide in Rome and return to the port in time to board your cruise ship.
Meet your personal local chauffeur at Civitavecchia Rome pier after disembarking your cruise ship holding a sign with your name in. Your tour begins with an approx. 90 minute drive (traffic pending) in the comfort of a private fully licensed insured a/c deluxe vehicle to reach the historic center of Rome. Enjoy an intimate guided journey through old Rome city center exploring the delicious world of Italian flavors. From traditional Rome street food, outdoor food markets and the best artisan food shops in town selling local delicacies, ignite your senses and experience the food culture as Romans do. Meet the local vendors, discover typical Roman specialties and learn how serious Italians are about their food traditions. Your local expert food guide gives you an overview of Italian culinary habits, an introduction to Rome food specialties sharing interesting facts and anecdotes alongside commentary on Rome sights. During your culinary exploration you learn about the history of Rome food markets, the importance of eating what is in season and how Italian cuisine is critically linked to fresh produce family traditions and regional food. You have the opportunity to discuss, taste and photograph the local specialties as well as pick up typical recipes that you can recreate back home.  At the end of the tour your guide addresses to restaurants that suit your taste buds and budget. Enjoy some free time to experience Rome at your leisure. On the way back to the port stop at the off the beaten path Janiculum Hill to enjoy amazing panoramic views of Rome. A great photo stop that most travelers do not have the opportunity to discover. Next enjoy a relaxed ride back to Civitavecchia Rome port of call in time to board your cruise ship. Contact us for your exclusive Rome food day trip experience.

* Private Guided Chauffeured Shore Trip
* Licensed Professional Chauffeur who assists you through the day
* Licensed Professional Guide for the portion of the Food Cultural tour
* Full Day Private Deluxe Vehicle
* Pier Pick Up & Drop Off
* Scenic Drive
* Rome Historical Center
* Rome Sightseeing, Food & Cultural Walk
* Learn about Rome’s Culinary Scene
* Feel like a Local in Rome’s Most Authentic Areas
* Visit Rome Food Market to Meet the Locals
* Explore Gourmet Food Shops & Delis
* Experience Rome’s Vibrant Street Food Scene
* Best Photo Opps
* Free Time
* Janiculum Hill
* Shore Excursion Length: 9hrs

Optional Upgrades to Enhance Your Private Guided Rome Italy Food Tour

There are no add-ons for this tour.

This private guided tour can be organized from Monday to Saturday because Rome food markets close on Sundays.

For our guests comfort Nancy Aiello Tours only operate private tours by private cars and/or minivans which can get closer to the main points of interest than larger buses. According to Italian traffic regulations licensed minivans up to 8 passengers are considered equivalent to taxis therefore, can access all the restricted areas of each city center, can go and stop in front of churches, museums, sites etc. and so the walking distance to be covered is minimum which allows us to maximize your precious holiday time reducing to zero the walking time otherwise required to go from the bus pick up/drop off point to the city centers and vice versa during the visit. This is a HUGE advantage especially when you visit Rome where by using a bus passengers would be forced to walk long distances to just reach the city center from the drop off point and back for the pick up. This means a lot of saved time therefore more sightseeing at relaxed pace within the same number of tour hours.

Baby seats are mandatory for infants, please request at time of booking.

Can I join a group tour?

Unfortunately this is not a service we offer. Nancy Aiello Tours specializes in individual and family private tours. Our private tours are exclusive to one booking party and we do not combine separate reservations to form small groups. Our private tours mean that you do not share your tour with anyone else. Your private tour is tailored to your individual needs and interests so everyone can ask questions and get the most from a new experience.

Are tastings included in your private guided Rome food tour?

Tastings are not included in the price of this tour as they vary according to your interests. Each touring experience is unique which is why our private tours are personalized and not standard tours therefore, the cost of food from local eateries,tastings, meals and drinks are not included. Prices will depend on your choice and requirements and must be paid on the day of your visit.

How long will the private transfer from Civitavecchia pier to Rome take?

The transfer time from Civitavecchia pier to Rome city center is about 90 minutes each way (traffic pending). The exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions.

Where do we meet our private chauffeur at Civitavecchia port?

Your chauffeur meets you at the pier next to your ship holding a sign with your name in. Our vehicles are licensed to enter inside Civitavecchia port, so you do not have to walk far to reach your vehicle.

Are your private vehicles licensed and insured?

Yes. All of our vehicles are officially licensed and insured.

Are your private vehicles non-smoking? Air conditioned?

Yes. All of our vehicles are non-smoking and air-conditioned.

Do you offer suggestions for restaurants In Rome?

Yes. Your private local guide and chauffeur provide personalized attention and on tour are glad to suggest a suitable spot for quick snack and/or lunch. You will have several options to fit your budget, tastes and whether or not you want to sit or eat on the go.

Are tips included?

Tips are optional and not included in your tour price, but are a nice way of showing satisfaction for good service.

Do you provide a refund if my cruise ship cannot make it into port?

We will honor a refund if your cruise line does not come into port due to severe weather, mechanical problems or political unrest. However, you will be charged 100% for any admission tickets pre-purchased on your behalf.