Free tour

Free food tour of the Monti district

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on January 21, 2023

SHOWING YOU THE ETERNAL CITY ! Enjoy authentic local experiences! Since 2009 NEW ROME FREE TOUR, with over 10 tours (free, private and customized tours in English and other languages) offered daily, the oldest and the most reviewed free tour of the Eternal City and in Italy, with the best local freelance and licensed tour guides, who passionately share the city’s history and culture with their own unique and always-entertaining style. Together with Flaminia, Bogdan, Bruno, and Stefano licensed tour guides and partners of FreeRomeFoodtour and we are proud to present as well,the only pay-what-you-like food tours of Rome.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

The best way to discover the "stories" and the food of Monti, one of the most fashionable Roman districts closest to archaeological Rome. Free tour of 2 hours. The Romans have always had a special interest in food. On this walk, discover some of the best food in Rome, including traditional local cuisine and modern interpretations of Italian and international specialties. Each narrow alley hides beautiful monuments and also reveals favorite shops and restaurants, while the bustling squares proudly display their traditions and specialties ready to be enjoyed.
In total, 3/4 bites are included in each tour. (to be paid on the spot, food not included).

Rome is world famous for its ancient monuments, spectacular churches, impressive "piazze" and of course its food! Among the many historical sites, you will find a variety of small family restaurants, grocery stores and ice cream parlors where you can savor typical Roman food specialties. After meeting your guide in the center of Rome, you will begin a 2-hour tour of the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Monti neighborhood of Rome, one of the oldest districts of the city. Hip and lively, this section of Rome is packed with famous sites and family-owned "trattorias." Your guide will narrate the trip as you encounter various historical sites and enter a typical local pizzeria and ice cream parlor for a tantalizing meal made with generations of love and proud heritage. This small-group tour (with no more than 13 attendees) ensures you'll receive personalized attention. Your guide will take you to a pizza by the slice restaurant to enjoy the local atmosphere where you will eat Suppli and Crocchette (Roman-style stuffed potato and rice balls) accompanied by a chinotto or Gassosa (traditional Roman drinks).
The tour will continue through the Monti district in one of the best ice cream parlors. This food tour not only gives you a taste of the traditional cuisine of Rome, but also introduces the rich cultural history of Rome with a licensed tour guide. Starting in the Monti area, you will see the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and Trajan's Market, the world's first commercial food and business center.
 In addition to receiving our Rome food guide, your local guide will give you tips and recommendations on the best places in the city.

Important information:

Our tours require a minimum of 4 attendees

NOTE: Due to Itinerary and Insurance restrictions wheelchairs, stroller . Pets not allowed

The maximum per group is 6. Any group larger will be canceled. Bookings for the same tour on different days will be canceled.  NOTE: Due to itinerary and insurance restrictions, wheelchairs, strollers, . Pets not allowed

 The maximum per group is 6. Any larger group will be cancelled. Reservations for the same tour on different days will be cancelled.

 As always, our FreeRomeFoodTour is free. We believe in allowing YOU to name your own price, even for free, after the tour ends. And unlike expensive food tours that decide for you what and how much to eat, we believe in giving YOU the choice to decide what to eat, how much to eat and how much to spend.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Largo Corrado Ricci, Roma RM, Italy
    Largo Corrado Ricci, Roma RM, Italy
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    The tour begins in the Largo Corrado Ricci gardens, under the maritime pines, next to the small public fountain with a she-wolf jet, at the foot of the Medieval Tower. please check the photos on the product page

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Forum Romanum
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Augustus forum
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Madonna dei Monti square
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Via Urbana
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Street of Serpents

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Alissia 15 Apr 2024

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
It was a great tour! We really enjoyed it! :-) Bruno knows a lot about the history of Rome and is a very friendly and nice guy. :-)
Anastasiya 18 Feb 2024

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
Bruno hatte eine tolle Toure gemacht. Die Food Spots waren super lecker und abwechslungsreich. Ich habe ihn gut verstanden da er alles einfach und interessant erzählt hat. Vielen Dank!
JOSÉ 27 Jan 2024

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Travelled alone - Jan 2024
This guide is EXCELLENT! Wonderful tour. And very well explained. All of us have enjoyed!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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