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Katie Parla's Food & Culture Tours

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About Katie Parla's Food & Culture Tours
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 private tour of Rome!
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7b - 7c - 8 Via Celsa, Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Katie Parla and Vanessa arranged the most wonderful culinary tour for us. Maurizio was so informative as we visited the cafe's and bakeries of Centro Storico. We ended the afternoon with a wine tasting at the most lovely wine bar. Maurizio and the owner paired...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Karen C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a tour with Arianna just after Xmas in the Prati / Trionfale area and it was terrific. Visited great places and ate great food but also got a good sense from Arianna of what it is like to grow up and live in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Barry K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family, with kids ages 16 and 21, took a tour with Arianna. She promptly met us and led us to numerous top-notch food spots on both sides of the river. She pointed out local and regional differences, customs and processes unique to Rome as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank khnorris
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Martina was great! Knowledgeable with great conversation. It was very obvious that she was well respected by all of the establishments we visited. We were a group of 5 adults and 2 young children, she was patient and got us seated quickly at very busy...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Elizabeth A
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

We signed up for two tours. We had done a lot of research on the food scene in Rome, and it seemed Katie’s recommendations and reviews were everywhere (NY times, Eater, etc.). And the reviews were very high for her tours. But Katie herself was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 20 November 2018

Our last day of our Italian trip was spent walking the Testaccio and Trastavere neighborhoods of Rome with Maurizio. It was so much more than just a food tour … we started with the best espresso of our lives and finished with the Italian craft...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank WestCoastGCJ
Reviewed 13 November 2018

I booked a 3 hour tour with Maurizio, and not only was he very friendly and knowledgable of the foods we sampled on our tour, he threw in historical tidbits about the neighborhoods we visited, and also made an effort to tailor the discussion to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ANLandry
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Katie set up a four-hour private cooking class with Arianna Pasquini, who works out of a fabulous space in Trastevere. My wife and I cooked a delicious six-course meal, drank three wonderful wines, and learned a tremendous amount. Arianna was delightful: a natural teacher and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John S
Reviewed 19 October 2018

This was the highlight of our trip to Rome, and we were lucky Katie was free when we were there. We’ve already told so many people about this experience. Katie is extremely knowledgeable about everything Roman and Italian: food, culture, history, politics, and economics. It...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gbd902018
Reviewed 19 October 2018

Katie Parla has many accomplishments: an expert in Roman cuisine, cookbook author, and well versed in Roman history,culture, and architecture. She writes a successful informative food blog and compiled the most recent Eater 38 list for Rome. Fortunately, she also does tours and she recently...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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.