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Exciting and Delicious Day Exploring the Roman Street Food Scene

We booked a Roman street food tour through Katie Parla. From initial inquiry to the actual tour... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Beth B
The highlight of our visit to Rome.

We did two tours with Katie, the Ancient City and Underground Rome. Three adults and three older... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2018
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Katie is a Rome-based Italy expert (BA from Yale University; MA from Universita' degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata). She offers customized food, beverage and cultural tours of Rome and southern Italy. Join her and her colleagues for a small group...more
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We booked a Roman street food tour through Katie Parla. From initial inquiry to the actual tour everything was handled with ease. Vanessa coordinated everything for us and set us up with a fabulous tour guide and Italian trained chef, Arianna Pasquini. Arianna was not...More

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Reviewed August 13, 2018

We did two tours with Katie, the Ancient City and Underground Rome. Three adults and three older children (ages 20, 18 and 15). Across the board, this was everyone's favorite experience in Rome, which was already filled with excellent experiences. Katie was very knowledgable, friendly,...More

Reviewed August 4, 2018

It was our first trip to Italy and my husband and I debated on having a private guide to show us around Rome. We decided to go for it and hired Katie for our first full day. Katie made our trip and endeared Rome to...More

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Reviewed July 24, 2018

My family of 6 did 5 tours with Katie. Not only is Katie's range of knowledge vast (ancient Rome, the best dishes to order at which restaurant, wine, best chefs in Rome, current trends in Rome, music, Italian politics...), she's also fun to be with....More

1  Thank Lisel M
Reviewed July 24, 2018

This is a great way to spend half a day with your group, learning about Roman cuisine and culture! The cultural and food insights are great (who knew whether the pasta is fresh or hard that it depends on the type and that not all...More

1  Thank Kathy W
Reviewed July 16, 2018

We loved this part of our time in Rome. The few hours we spent with Maurizio on a tour of the Prati area was a welcome break from the crowded tourist sites (also amazing, but exhausting!). Maurizio did a great job of accommodating our interests...More

1  Thank RebeccaWheeler
Reviewed July 16, 2018

My friend recommended Katie's food tours as she had done one with her wife a while back and really enjoyed it. We were unable to book a tour with Katie directly as she was already booked. However, we did a food tour with Maurizio and...More

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Reviewed July 16, 2018

We just loved Katie's walking tour of Trastevere and Testaccio. Katie is so much fun to hang out with -- hilarious, smart, and easy going. Her depth of knowledge is apparent from the first moment the tour begins. We learned so much about Roman food...More

1  Thank Jeremy H
Reviewed July 15, 2018

Our family of four (children ages 12 and 8) had an amazing Roman food tour with Arianna through Katie Parla's Food and Culture Tours. We spent a lot of time at a market in Testaccio sampling delicious food (think cheese, meat, fruit, sandwiches, cannoli) and...More

Thank ASCMplus1
Reviewed July 14, 2018

I booked a tour of the Prati and Trionfale areas of Rome through Katie Parla's company, and though Katie herself was unavailable, we were able to book a tour with Maurizio, her associate. Before the day of the tour I contacted the company several times...More

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Response from shannond128 | Reviewed this property |
We paid €250 for a 3 hour food tour. It was a private tour, with just our group. Other tours could vary. It wasn't with Katie, but a colleague, as she was out of the country.