Roman History, Cuisine, and Enotecas, Rome

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Get in the Mood for Some Italian Food in Rome, Italy (Europe) for Seven Days & Six Nights at the Fortyseven Hotel for Two, Including a Shared Cooking Class, a Shared Ancient Rome Tour with an Underground Visit to the Colosseum, and a Private Secret Rome Wine Bar Tour (Land Only)

It's safe to bet on good food and good times anytime you travel to Italy, but this Roman adventure sets the bar high for delicious cuisine and memorable adventures! From a small shared cooking class led by a fantastic chef, to a tour of Rome's secret "enotecas", or wine bars, get ready for an incredible wining and dining experience! The ancient Rome and underground Colosseum tour brings ancient Roman civilization to life, and provides you access to the tunnels that gladiators, lions and tigers walked before all of Imperial Rome!

There is only one Rome, one Eternal City! Discover all the romance and wonders for which Rome is known during your stay at the four-star Fortyseven Hotel, which puts you right in the heart of the city, near the charming, medieval neighborhood of Trastevere. This hotel also gives you convenient access to some of the most famous Roman landmarks, including the Forum, Piazza Venezia, the Domus Aurea, as well as the seventh-century church of San Giorgio al Velabro, and several archaeological sites such as the Teatro Marcello. But of all Rome's sites, you won't want to miss the Colosseum, and your small group tour of ancient Rome includes an underground visit to this famous landmark!

You'll be joined by a fantastic English-speaking chef for an incredible cooking class, beginning with a visit to the local market, where you can pick your own fresh ingredients. Italian markets are a feast for the senses - the colors, the scents and the fantastic variety of fruits and vegetables make for a mesmerizing display! After you shop, you'll head to an historical apartment in the heart of Rome for the food preparation. Under the chef's guidance and expertise, you'll prepare a traditional four-course meal of pasta, a succulent main course, a side dish and a decadent dessert, which you can then enjoy in the 17th-century dining room as you sip one of Italy's fine wines - mangiamo!

For a final culinary experience that goes beyond the menu, you'll get to sample some of Italy's best wines as you make your way through Rome on an informative tour of hidden wine bars. This is the perfect relaxing compliment to your tours and cooking class, as you'll stroll down charming streets and discover the locals' favorite enotecas. Enoteca owners will provide you with descriptions of the wines and recommend food pairings, and your native Roman guide will happily answer any questions you may have.

Your trip for two includes:
• 7 days/6 nights accommodations at Fortyseven Hotel in Rome
• Small shared cooking class in Rome (meet guide at designated rendezvous point)
• Small shared Ancient Rome tour with underground visit of the Colosseum (meet guide at designated rendezvous point)
• Private 3-hour Secret Rome Wine & Bar tour with wine and food samples (meet guide at designated rendezvous point)
• Daily breakfast
• All room-related taxes (including VAT)
• Free concierge reservation service

Terms and Conditions
Travel package is non-refundable and subject to availability. Certificates/gift cards cannot be replaced. Passport required for travel outside the U.S. Hotel may be substituted with equal or similar accommodations. Tours and excursions run on specific days of the week and at specific times. Rome city taxes are the responsibility of the passenger and required to be paid directly to the hotel. Travel is valid through 03/3½020. A minimum 30 day advance reservation is required.