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Dessert and Cakes Tasting and Sightseeing Tour in Rome

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Roma, Italy
Dessert and Cakes Tasting and Sightseeing Tour in Rome

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Explore Rome’s sweetest traditions on a 2.5-hour walking tour of the city’s best pastry and dessert shops. You’ll pass some of the city’s ‘must-see’ landmarks and monuments throughout the day, meet some of the bakers, and fuel your adventure with tastes of famous Roman cakes, classic gelato, and handmade desserts.
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • 2.5-hour walking tour of Roman sweets
  • Sample desserts and treats
  • See monuments in downtown Rome
  • Meet artisans and local bakers
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Local guide
Food tasting
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Piazza S. Ignazio, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

4:30 PM

Return Details

Via dell'Arco del Monte, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Bring an appetite, and make your way to a centrally-located meeting point in the heart of historic Rome, where you’ll meet a local guide for a specially-designed tour of Rome’s best sweets. Learn how dolci, or sweets, have been a part of Roman life since ancient times, and stop at a series of pastry shops and bakeries along the way.

Meet and talk with the artisans who craft Roman sweets each day, and sample a series of rich treats. In Rome, the sweets change with the season and with availability, but some favorite samples include cannoli, tiramisu, and sfogliatelle. Lesser-known to foreign visitors are layered, cream-filled diplomatici, babà, cassata, zabaglione, sfogliatelle, zuppa Inglese, and brutti ma buoni, cookies that are “ugly but good.” .

As you walk, you’ll also see some of Rome’s many landmarks, and your guide will share stories about the city’s history and culture. This 2.5-hour tour of Rome’s sweets concludes at the original departure point.
Stop At:  
Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola
This church hosts samples of "3D" paintings, dated back to 1600. With the help of your guide, look for optical illusions with your nose up!
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Piazza della Minerva
Enjoy a 2.5 hour tour through a slice of Roman history. A top-rated local guide will take you to the best patisseries, bakeries and artisan food shops in Rome to taste traditional Italian “dolci”. You will have the opportunity to taste and learn about the most famous Roman cakes and many other Italian famous pastries and deserts and of course a genuine traditional gelato. You will also be able to meet with and talk to the artisans in the many different shops we visit. As we wander through downtown Rome to the various shops your guide will also point out some of the more delightful and interesting sights. This is a special recipe for a memorable experience. A blend of art, history and cuisine; what can be better than spending time eating, drinking and sightseeing in the Eternal City! Forget the diet; this tour is a wonderful and entertaining feast for the palate! This is a “sweet” and memorable experience. Everyone will love it!!
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Piazza Navona
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Campo de' Fiori
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Raphael Tours & Events

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Dessert and Cakes Tasting and Sightseeing Tour in Rome?
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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What is the social distancing policy during Dessert and Cakes Tasting and Sightseeing Tour in Rome?
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What is the maximum group size during Dessert and Cakes Tasting and Sightseeing Tour in Rome?
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Our guide, Alessia, met us a few minutes early (always nice) at our meeting point." See review


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Brilliant, unusual tour
, Nov 2019
Our guide, Alessia, met us a few minutes early (always nice) at our meeting point. We were the only people on the tour (2 of us), so it felt like a private tour (and we were glad it wasn’t cancelled). We visited several cake and dessert shops and cafes, and were told a little about the owners backgrounds, where they came from etc. On the way, we saw some beautiful churches, and “off the beaten track” sights that we would never have seen, if we hadn’t done the tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly, and even walked some of the way back from the last stop with us, which was kind as it was dark by then, and we were afraid of getting lost! We would recommend this tour to anyone with a sweet tooth, who wants to see a different and interesting side to Rome. Thank you Alessia!
Desserts and History...Woohoo!
Susan P
, Aug 2019
Was a great opportunity to learn about the desserts from the different regions of Italy and taste your way through Rome. Also got to explore different parts of the city. History and Desserts...woohoo!
I would recommend this guided...
James S
, Feb 2018
I would recommend this guided wholeheartedly. Not usually interested in mass organised tours following an umbrella wielding guide, this tour could be no further from what we experienced. The group was small and informal, The meeting place was a gem Sant Iganzio church unassuming from the outside a wonder inside Our guide was knowledgeable interested eloquent and enthusiastic not just in the desserts but all things Rome. We gleaned small nuggets of information not just on traditional street food that would have just passed us by, The Madonnas protecting citizens, the marble plaques commemorating the height of the flooding of Rome to fantastic restaurants to eat. The tour was well paced giving us time to taste the wide variety of desserts.From small pastries through tiramisu best you'll ever taste to ice cream with a couple of limoncellos thrown in for good measure.Talking to our guide we have decided to spend our summer break in Sicily so yes truly converted to all things Italian Would I go again yes but the same guide would help. Would I recommend it to a friend Yes. Because all those extra calories consumed are easily burnt off
This tour operated in the afternoon...
Vincenza S
, Feb 2018
This tour operated in the afternoon and was a wonderful walk through Rome discovering its sweet pleasures. The meeting point was at a lesser known church and that was such a delight! If it wasn't for this tour I would not have known it even existed. While exploring the streets of Rome we enjoyed dolce such as gelato, tiramisu, cannoli and so much more. You will be on a sugar high after this tour :
This tour was awesome and it didn't...
Jessica L
, Jan 2018
This tour was awesome and it didn't just involve food. We were able to go inside a couple of churches as well as learn about the history of several important places. All of the desserts we had were delicious and I had a great time.
OH YUMMY! This was so deliciously...
, Nov 2017
OH YUMMY! This was so deliciously fun! I was the only per son on the tour. Walking with my guide Virginia was like have a friend show you around. Her knowledge of the area's history was fantastic and she was so gracious and answered all my questions in wonderful detail. AND THE SWEETS - well, they were out of this world. A great variety of taste treats, each one divine!
We were confirmed for this tour for...
Linda Z
, Jun 2017
We were confirmed for this tour for 4 pm, but the tour leader was not at the assigned meeting place until after 4:30. We would have left and missed the tour except that 2 other people were there waiting for a 4:30 starting time. We were never informed of change of time. The publicity for the tour indicates information about the desserts, but we were given only the ingredients and asked to make choices of tastings. Background information was lacking.
great to taste all deserts that...
, Jun 2017
great to taste all deserts that probably we can not taste and the history about that , like a lot the maritosso and some litle things deep in run . great time thanks.
That was a wonderful tour! Rosaria...
Sarai A
, May 2017
That was a wonderful tour! Rosaria was great and nice and full of knowlage. We have been only 2 persons on the tour so it was kind of a praivet tour whice was nice. The desserts was very tasty. This was a great way to say goodbay to Rome.
I spent an awesome afternoon with...
Jutta I
, Mar 2017
I spent an awesome afternoon with Rosaria beyond my expectations. So much information about history and culture, all connected to food! I discovered new flavours and a range of high quality cakes and desserts. And I "met" Tosca. Highly recommended!

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