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Katie Parla's Food & Culture Tours
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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...more
Rome, Italy
+39 344 062 8699
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank John S
Reviewed 3 days ago

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

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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Melvin H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The most informative, fun, and delicious part of our trip to Rome. Katie is so smart and was happy to answer our endless questions. She gave us the best recommendations for the rest of our trip in Italy. We could have spent the whole day...More

Thank briannasedor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This class was phenomenal. Arianna is very knowledgeable and talented. She made sure everyone learned how AND why dishes are prepared the way they are. She made time for each person in the class and made everyone was able to contribute equally. In addition, Katie...More

Thank Jack M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Katie was able to arrange entry for my sister and I to some very special and usually off-limits sites in Rome. The (so-called) Auditorium of Maecenas and the Mithraeum (Spelaeum) at the Circo Massimo. Her welcome was extremely warm and friendly and we got on...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this tour for our small group of friends, and it became the highlight of our two-week trip. Our guide Arianna was fantastic - she tailored the tour to our group's interests, and gave us a unique blend of history, culture, and culinary insight...More

Thank James E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a Roman street food tour through Katie Parla. From initial inquiry to the actual tour everything was handled with ease. Vanessa coordinated everything for us and set us up with a fabulous tour guide and Italian trained chef, Arianna Pasquini. Arianna was not...More

Thank Beth B
Reviewed 14 August 2018

We did two tours with Katie, the Ancient City and Underground Rome. Three adults and three older children (ages 20, 18 and 15). Across the board, this was everyone's favorite experience in Rome, which was already filled with excellent experiences. Katie was very knowledgable, friendly,...More

Reviewed 4 August 2018

It was our first trip to Italy and my husband and I debated on having a private guide to show us around Rome. We decided to go for it and hired Katie for our first full day. Katie made our trip and endeared Rome to...More

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4 January 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.