Food & Drinks
This is the perfect overview for first time visitors to Rome
A truly local experience
A formerly working class district known for its market and traditional Roman fare
The tour heads across the river to Trastevere for a sweet finale
The perfect area to get an unexpected overview of what Rome is today
Trace the millennial history of Rome’s Jewish communities through their dishes
This tour allows visitors to mix archeology and culinary history
Cook the classics, sip Italian vino, visit local vineyards, and devour Tuscia sub-region
“Katie has been my soulful Italian travel guide for years.”
Eric Wareheim, NYT Best selling cookbook author, comedian, and director
This tour can be tailored to focus on a specific theme or art historical period
A panorama of Roman Jewish history with an exclusive catacombs visit
Come away with a greater appreciation for and understanding of Augustus’ legacy
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! Well, some of you can! We can break you into smaller groups led by Katie and her team!
Yes! Although Katie's private tours have a max of 6 participants, she often leads school and university groups on guided market tastings, neighborhood immersions, and archeological visits. Reach out for details!
Each tour covers such a rich history that Katie can curate the places you visit and themes you cover based on your priorities and preferences. Upon booking, let us know your dietary restrictions and any special requests, then when you meet Katie, you can share any additional priorities and needs, then you’ll take off on your custom tour together.
Katie doesn’t offer off-the-shelf-tours so what you eat and drink together depends on your appetite, budget, and interests. You can certainly ball out if you wish, but Katie suggests grazing through Rome’s neighborhoods in a way that doesn’t break the bank, as the Romans do.
Absolutely! Katie creates curated Rome food itineraries, complete with restaurant bookings, based on a questionnaire that gives her all the intel she needs to design your perfect trip. Be sure to reach out well in advance so Katie has plenty of time to snag Rome’s top tables for you.
You bet! Katie offers virtual experiences and you can engage her to school you on Sicilian wines, coffee culture, focaccia making, or the topic of your choosing.
Katie occasionally pops over to the U.S. for book promotion (you can find upcoming events here) but her incredible colleagues Maurizio Di Franco, Maria Vicari, and Arianna Pasquini can show you around Rome! Maurizio also specializes in wine tastings and vineyard excursions, Maria can take you out of town to visit her native Tuscia (the Etruscan part of Lazio), and Arianna does the most fun and delicious cooking classes.
Yes! Katie does half-day tours of Venice, full-day tours of Naples, and 3-day-minimum tours of Sicily, Sardegna, and elsewhere. Get in touch for details!
Although Katie started her career providing archaeological and historical tours, she has scaled down her offerings in that department–though you can still engage her for the Field of Mars, Jewish Rome, and Augustus’ Rome. She has fantastic colleagues who can take you to the Colosseum, Borghese Gallery, Vatican, and Ostia Antica. Reach out for referrals!
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“The real gift is that we get to see this part of Italy through Katie’s eye for detail, her luminous stories...”