Lazio Rome ancient tastes and flavours
Rome: ancient tastes and flavours. Welcome to Rome and its surroundings! This is a journey that will take you up and down in the earth of Italy, across fields of hazelnuts, olive plantation and vineyard, or in the woods where you can find boletus and other mushrooms, as well as mulberries and wild strawberries. Inhabited since ancient times, Latium was also home for Etruscan, Italics populations and then Romans. Despite what it is usually represented about Romans in ancient times, Rome and its environs were primarily pastoral and agricultural. The real cooking of the common man was poor kitchen “cucina povera”.
The poor Roman often ate in the streets, which later transformed into eating out while seated, and the great trattorias and osterias of Rome burgeoned. These were small family-run restaurants that served perfectly cooked, but simple dishes. These home cooks set the tone, not only for Roman cooking, but also for Roman hospitality. This tour will take us to discover ancient recipes and their origins but it will also take us along the places where ingredients come from. From the woods to the sea, you will have the chance to taste genuine food and to learn how to make dishes while walking in the Eternal City and its surroundings. Follow us on Facebook!
HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS HOLIDAY
- Ancient knowledge handed down to prepare typical local products
- Walks in nature to gather aromatic herbs and field fresh vegetables
- Visit to oil plantations and vineyards
- Traditional fresh pasta: Gnocchi alla romana, Bucatini, Tagliatelle ai carciofi, Pappardelle
- Wines and liqueurs: Frascati Superiore, Vini DOC Colli Etruschi Viterbesi, Moscato di Terracina
- Eggplants, courgettes, olives and artichokes preserved in olive oil
|IMPORTANT NOTE||The schedule might be subject to change; Depending on your needs and your requests, we can provide you individual services (accomodation, land service, guide service, single tours and activities) or a full package tour;|
|Availability||January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November, December|
|What is included||2 visits to wine cellars and tasting of wine and local products, 9 nights in Hotel 3***, FB treatment – Breakfast and lunch/dinners, lunch/dinners after each workshops|
|What is not included||– All not expressed in the “What is included”, flights to and from Rome, − Entrance fees to all scheduled stops, − extra drinks, − Personal Expenses|
DAY 1 – ROME/Ariccia
Arrival at Fiumicino International Airport and transfer by GT Bus or 9-seater coach to our hotel.
Time for rest and lunch. In the afternoon, walk in the centre, visit of a typical “fraschetta” and tasting of food and wine.
Since ancient times, Fraschette have always been typical rest stops where people could order wine and drinks and eat finger food or bring their own food from home. We will have the chance to taste “porchetta”, the origin of which is claimed by people from Ariccia, but also by people from the North of Lazio, according to which, porchetta was already known in ancient times by Etruscan. Return to our hotel, dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 2 – FRASCATI/Nemi
After breakfast, visit of a wine cellar and stage on how to make porchetta or on a typical local recipe and lunch. In the afternoon, transfer to Nemi and fragolino wine tasting. Dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 3 – FRASCATI/Gaeta/Terracina/Lanuvio
Transfer Gaeta to taste the famous Tiella di Gaeta and free time to enjoy the beautiful landscape. Transfer to Terracina and lunch at typical restaurant. In the afternoon, transfer to Lanuvio on the “Road of Wine” to visit local vineyards. Return to our hotel, dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 4 – FRASCATI/Fara Sabina/Fiano Romano
After breakfast, transfer by GT Bus or 9-seater coach to Fara Sabina, visit to the oil plantation, oil tasting and lunch. In the afternoon, stage on how to make eggplants, courgettes, olives and artichokes preserved in olive oil. Dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 5 – FIANO ROMANO/Farnese
After lunch, transfer to Farnese (or Canino) and visit to vegetable plantations and gather of fresh ingredients for the workshop and dinner. Tasting of the famous extra virgin olive oil. Return to our hotel, dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 6 – FIANO ROMANO/Gradoli/Viterbo
After breakfast, transfer to Gradoli, visit to local vineyards “Aleatico di Gradoli”, wine tasting and lunch. In the afternoon, transfer to Viterbo and gather of fresh vegetables and ingredients to start the stage on le “fregnacce” viterbesi. After dinner, visit to the town. Return to our hotel and overnight stay.
DAY 7 – FIANO ROMANO/Calcata/Roma
DAY 8 – ROMA
After breakfast, we will walk in the Ghetto heading to Campo dei Fiori to visit the local food market. This tour will allow us to get to know Jewish kitchen by walking in the hearth of the Ghetto, tasting food and smelling flavors in one of the most characteristic places of Rome. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 9 – ROMA PERCORSO STORICO
After breakfast, visit of Rome and lunch. In the afternoon, time for shopping or rest, then aperitivo and dinner. Walk to Fori Imperiali and to the Colosseum to discover about food of ancient romans….City sightseeing and aperitivo at Colosseum. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 10 – ROMA
After breakfast, transfer by GT Bus or 9-seater coach to the airport. Departure from Roma and end of the journey.