Contributions Culinary of Rome

A trip to Rome has plenty in store for the curious traveller: stunning sights, marvellous monuments and, most importantly, lots and lots of delectable food. Perhaps no country in the world is as well-known for its culinary traditions as Italy – and Rome is responsible for many of its gastronomic sensations. With this guide to the city’s specialties, you’ll know exactly what to expect when you sign up for gastronomic Rome tours on your holiday. Prego e buon appetito!

Cheese Galore

France, you’ve got competition: Italy is not only good at pasta and pizza, but also creates more delicious cheeses than you can count. Whether you’re a fan of pecorino romano or burrata, a creamier version of mozzarella, there’s no better place to sample these dairy delicacies than in their birthplace. Make sure to always get your proper fill of cheese – you’ll easily work off the calories on all the Rome tours that require lots of walking.

Meat Mania

There are so many types of succulent meats to try that it’s easy to get overwhelmed: pancetta, prosciutto, salame… and the list goes on. However, you cannot claim to have truly experienced Rome’s cuisine until you try porchetta, the city’s original creation.

Take Your Kids Volcano Chasing in Catania

Mount Etna in Sicily is so much more than just a volcano – it is an outdoor adventure playground for families with an adventurous spirit.

If hiking through inactive volcanic craters, jeep safaris through barren landscapes or swinging from trees high above the forest floor appeals, then you should point one of our pre-booked taxis from Catania airport in the direction of Mount Etna.

While the volcano is still active, it is a very safe area to explore. The only part of the peak that can not be visited because of the risk of eruption is the actual summit, at 3340m. This, however, does not stop the rest of this remarkable landscape being open and safe for visitors to walk in and enjoy.

Here’s my guide to some of the best outdoor family activities on the volcano.

Hiking Mount Etna

Don’t worry if you’re not hardened hikers, or that the kids won’t be able to handle the steep ascent – Mount Etna conveniently has a cable car which will soar you up the mountainside, allowing you to enjoy an easier hike back down.

But before you descend, take the time to explore