Meet your local guide in Rome: Tony. Italy Food Culture Tours. Planning a visit to Rome? Here are some tips from Tony, The Best foodie guide in town!! Tony will lead you to his favourite places and restaurants, with tips on how to make the most of your stay in Rome.
Name: My name is Tony
Nationality and Hometown? I’m Italian and proud roman
Name of tour you lead and where: I lead the Food tours, bike&food tours and also segway tours!
What’s your favorite part of the tour: The delicious slice of pizza outdoor, in the middle of the street inside the magical frame of Campo de fiori market.. an authentic spot of italian life.
Favorite Local Restaurant in your city: “Dar filettaro” (translated from roman: the filet guy 😉 ) you cannot miss this, because it’s the first “roman fast food ever”. The place is near Campo dei Fiori square.
One thing visitors to your city can’t miss: The Jewish Ghetto, this area is like a natural movie set. You’ll feel like stepping into ” Roman Holidays” or “La dolce vita”, I promise!
What’s next on your travel bucket list? The east, Asia. I want to go to Vietnam, a country with great culture, places and people! I can’t wait!!
What is your favorite Italian city to travel to? Matera, the italian Jerusalem. This city is one of the many pearl of our unique country, as well as being one of the most ancient towns -still inhabited- in the world. I wish it was more appreciated nationally and internationally.
What’s your best travel tip for those coming to visit Italy? The tip of using your heart…travelling to our country must be an initiative completely natural and spontaneous to fully appreciated our culture.
What’s the food that someone must try in your city before leaving? Of course it’s the pasta alla gricia. Might have heard of pasta all’amatriciana, well this is the ancestor of amatriciana and one certainly needs to try both to learn how they’re made and which is your favourite. 🙂 If you’re an expert on Italian food, you could try this at home!
What’s the most memorable experience you’ve had on one of your tours? The most memorable experience, was a marriage proposal during a Segway tour, by night, in Rome….an offer which is impossible to refuse!
What do you like most about leading tours? To meet people from allover the world, to interact with them and to share our culture and backgrounds. There’s always something to learn, from every single person.
What makes your tour unique? My passion! To me this is not only a job but it’s a way of living and share all my love for my beautiful city.