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Local Aromas Highlights of 2018

Our Favorite Foodie Moments of the Last Year

2018 was an exciting year for Local Aromas, with countless memorable experiences from appearances on tv and radio to growing our business to bring our love of Italy’s food and wine to even more people. So as the year draws to a close we are proud and happy to look back on some of the highlights of 2018. 

Here are some of our favorite moments of the last 12 months:

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Local Aromas Black Friday Sale 2018

Black Friday Sale: Save 25% on all Cooking Classes and Wine & Food Tours

If you are planning a trip to Rome in the coming year don’t miss our amazing Black Friday sale! For one week only we are offering all of our food tours, wine tastings and cooking classes with an incredible 25% discount. Join us for one of our fabulous gastronomic experiences and fall in love with Italy’s food and wine!

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Italian Desserts to Eat in Rome

The 9 Best Sweets and Desserts to Try in Rome

Even if you do not have a sweet tooth it is hard to resist the wonderful sugary treats on offer in Rome. Whether it’s a warm cornetto for breakfast in the morning, a post-lunch gelato fix or a decadent dessert after dinner, Rome’s selection of cookies, pastries, cakes and puddings can put a smile on your face at any time of day. 

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Visiting Rome in August

5 Reasons to Visit Rome During August

Ask any Roman and they will tell you to get out of town during August. Long-regarded as the time for annual vacations, until relatively recently the city would completely shut down for the whole month as the locals escaped to the cooler climes of the mountains or head to the beach to recharge. The national holiday on the 15th August (the Feast of the Assumption, commonly known as Ferragosto) is an important occasion and most Italians organise their vacations around that date, but the recognition that there is a need to provide services for tourists and those who stay in the city means that Rome still has plenty to offer visitors during this period.

Here are 5 reasons why Rome in August is actually not a bad idea:

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Testaccio Market Food Tours in Rome

Introducing Our Brand New Testaccio Market Food Tours

The neighbourhood of Testaccio is often cited as having some of the best food in Rome, so Local Aromas are proud and excited to announce two new Testaccio Market food tours. 

Come with us as we peel back the layers of Roman cuisine from ancient times until today, tracing the history of the neighbourhood and its development and eating as we go.

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What is Raw Milk Cheese?

By Benedetta Bianchini

The ingredients of cheese

Cheese is a magical product created (by mistake or pure luck) thousands of years ago. Today this mistake brings such moments of happiness to all cheese lovers out there.  If you actually stop and think about it, this incredible bundle of joy is actually only made with 4 ingredients: Milk, salt, rennet and microbes! But it’s the quality of the main ingredient that makes the world of a difference and it is what makes raw milk cheese the best of the best!

New Roman Food and Drink Tours

Book Our Fabulous New Tours and Tastings Online Now!

If you are planning a trip to Rome in the coming months make sure that you don’t miss out on the city’s fantastic food and drinks. Like most big cities, Rome has its fair share of tourist traps and rip-off restaurants but there are still plenty of hidden gems offering authentic Roman cuisine. At Local Aromas we make it our mission to hunt down the best of the best, from old-school trattorias and rustic wine bars, to gourmet street food and trendy new openings.

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Local Aromas New Food Tours in Rome

Discover Our New Rome Food and Wine Tours for 2019

We have been working hard here at Local Aromas HQ developing our selection of food tours in Rome for the coming year. As well as fine-tuning our existing tours to make them even more delicious and fun, we are also working on a whole host of new products which will further enhance your Local Aromas experience in 2019. 

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A Guide to Porchetta in Rome

Porchetta: What is it? (And where should you eat it?)

In Rome there exists a delicious thing and that thing is called porchetta. A large, deboned piece of pork seasoned with salt and herbs before being slow-roasted to create a crispy skin exterior and moist, aromatic meat within, porchetta is a little piece of heaven for meat-lovers.

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Where to Eat and Drink in Testaccio

Top Ten Bars and Restaurants in Testaccio

Just two metro stops from the Colosseum and an easy hop across the Tiber from Trastevere, Rome’s southern district of Testaccio is one of the city’s best areas for those searching for an authentic culinary experience and some good Roman food. Even the Romans themselves come here to shop at the neighborhood market, grab a pre-dinner drink with friends or head to one of the neighborhood’s many restaurants for some of the best food and wine in the city.

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Find Your Perfect Food Tour in Rome

How to Choose a Roman Food and Wine Experience

Rome is one of the top gastronomic destinations in the world making it the ideal place to take a food tour or wine tasting. However, with such an overwhelming choice of culinary tours to choose from, how can you pick the best experience for you?
Read our top tips for selecting the perfect food and wine tour in Rome to suit your needs:

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