Unusual things to do in Rome

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Top Unusual Things To Do

There are so many things to do in Rome, but how can you make sure you are trying out some of the unusual stuff as well? Here are a few of our ideas of unusual things to do in Rome, which we love! Let us know what you think about them!

  • Enjoy a Michelin Star food tour - You surely think of delicious food when you think about Rome? But do you dream of tasting some incredible dishes cooked by Michelin Star awarded chefs? Now you can truly enjoy the taste of Roman cuisine with the perfect food tour. Your host will bring you to 4 different chefs, where you’ll try out 4 dishes to die for! Now this surely is the most unusual thing to do in Rome (or anywhere else for that matter). An alternative is the Roman Food Tour. Join your private guide on a food tour of your life and share your story with your friends and family!
  • Discover the dark side of Rome - Curious to hear the dark stories surrounding the city, its history and its old empire? How about one of the most unusual things to do in Rome: a dark side of the city tour! Let your host charm you with incredible stories and gossips about Rome’s darker times, including mysteries and secrets about its leaders, the pope history and the long gone Medieval ages. There’s nothing more fascinating than seeing a different side of a city that you love so much! Ask your host tons of questions and be carried away by all the cool insights!

Awesome & unusual things to do in Rome

Secret Rome - The Dark Side

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€40.00 p.p.

Rome’s Favorite Food Tour: the 10 Tastings

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€51.50 p.p.

Rome's VIP Michelin Star Food Tour

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€128.00 p.p.

  • Try some horseback riding - If you’re quite active and looking for unusual things to do in Rome, this should definitely be your pick! Join your local host for a one hour horseback riding in the Appian Way! They’ll have all the equipment you need, so you don’t have to worry about a thing! You’ll get a few tips and tricks on how to ride and lots of fun stories from your private instructor. The experience is suitable for beginners, so just relax and have a blast!
  • Have fun at a calligraphy lesson - Elegant writing dates back to ancient Rome, when only a few mastered this art completely. Even today, in such a digital area, you can see how calligraphy is known by less and less people, while being more and more appreciated like a form of art. Join your host for a private lesson of calligraphy and learn how to create a beautiful postcard for your loved ones, while also getting some insights about Rome and it’s rich and wonderful history. It is definitely one of the most fun unusual things to do in Rome!
  • Make your own pizza in a local’s home- Other unusual things to do in Rome? We’re sure you are going to eat pizza in Rome, but how about learning to make an authentic one yourself? Join your host at a fun cooking lesson & dinner in their home, where they’ll teach you all their secrets for making the most delicious and amazing pizza you have ever tasted! Going back home to your family and friends, you’ll not only be able to tell them about the yumminess of the Italian cuisine, but youĺl be able to prove it by making your special pizza for them! Have fun with your host and delight in the warm Italian atmosphere!

Awesome things to do in Rome

90 Minutes Kickstart Tour of Rome

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€8.00 p.p.

Best of Rome Tour: Highlights & Hidden Gems

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€26.00 p.p.

Skip the Line: Colosseum & Roman Forum Tour

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€54.00 p.p.

This is what guests are saying about our hosts

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Christine Mariangela (Margi)
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Ostia Antica Day Trip: Roman Ruins & River Lunch

Last week I spent two amazing days with exploring Rome and Ostia Antica with Margi.

Margi was increadibly prompt, courteous and knowledgeable from our initial interaction. She was quick to respond to my request for a booking and offered up recommendations to suit the specific needs of my visit.

During the first tour, Margi created a custom experience for a friend and I. We explored several areas in the center of Ancient Rome and she was extremely knowledgeable about art and history. More importantly she took us into quite a number of special local shops and restaurants which we would have never know about or gone into on our own. We truly felt that we were spending the day with a friend who was showing us around a city that she loved.

My second tour with Margi was a private tour of Ostia. Again, I cant say enough about how the day. I’ve been to Pompeii in the past and found it a truly amazing experience. Ostia is no less impressive, but so much more accessible if you are staying in Rome. During this tour, I was traveling by myself with Margi and it was an amazing experience. As someone who travels frequently for work, and who likes to get a good feel for the city I am in, taking a tour with Margi was so much more fun and enjoyable than being on a larger group tour. Once again, I felt as if I was traveling wth a friend. Not only was she able to share a lot of information about Ostia and the surrounding area, but we had a number of amazing conversations about culture and life in general. We ended our tour with a lunch at a local marina, and I was so pleased that I was the only tourist in sight. It was truly a day well spent immersed in Roman culture.

Margi was the perfect host throughout the duration of my stay in Rome. Even on the days that I did not spend with her, she checked in on me and was more than happy to provide guidance or recommendations about any questions I had. I cannot recommend Margi as a host highly enough. This was my first time booking through Withlocals, and it certainly wont be my last. And I will be sure to recommend Margi to anyone I know who is traveling to Rome connect with her again myself the next time I am in Italy.

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James Rome
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90 Minutes Kickstart Tour of Rome

Leonardo was very aaccommodating. We indicated that we did not want to walk to the Transverse on our 90 min kick start tour because it would've ended too far from hotel, he said no problem. Another guide told us no. Her loss. Leonardo gave us insight of Rome's past as well as Rome's current status. He took us to secluded neighborhoods, churches, Campo die Fiore, towards Piazza Navano. Thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Highly recommend Leonardo

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Danelle Rome
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A Taste of Rome Private Food Tour

Thanks so much for the tour Simone, it was really appreciated.