Go Off the Beaten Path

Rome, Italy

Experience hosted by Leonardo

  1. 2.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

We’ll be far from the tourist routes in the east side of Rome. We’ll start visiting by some boutiques of local artisans such as the leather craftsman, the stained glass artist, the frame maker in Centocelle and so on; all locals that always work and live in this neighborhood. After that, we will have an aperitivo in one of my favorite wine bar, where we can get to know each other while I tell you about the traditional and local habits of Romans, chatting as friends . You will get to know the real culture of Rome, seeing the real and authentic day to day life of locals. I’ll advise you on what is worth to do, and if you're tired of the hustle and bustle of the city centre, I can give you many recommendations of the hidden and truly spots that meet more yours fancies!
Other things to note
We will walk in the Centocelle district a lot during the experience. Wear a comfortable pair of shoes. The tour leader could be Leonardo or Giovanni
We’ll be far from the tourist routes in the east side of Rome. We’ll start visiting by some boutiques of local artisans such as the leather craftsman, the stained glass artist, the frame maker in Centocelle and so on; all locals that always work and live in this neighborhood. After that, we will have an aperitivo in one of my favorite wine bar, where we can get to know each other while I tell you about the traditional and local habits of Romans,…

What's included

  • Food
    For evening tours:
    Italian Aperitivo with cold cuts of cheese, ham, ve...
  • Drinks
    Evening:
    Wine, Beer or Spritz!
    Morning:
    Espresso or drinks<b...

Meet your host, Leonardo

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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I'm a software engineer based in Rome. I'm an enterprising person, I traveled a lot as a solo traveler, before coming back to my birthplace, that I've started to love in an infectious way, thanks to its genuineness and traditional habits. I’d love to spend time with you, giving tips about my city and let you be knowledge about my neighborhood;
Giovanni, an Italian-swedish guy that's actually my collaborator, will do the same.
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Where you'll be

We'll meet on Gardenie Station in Centocelle, which is easily reachable by public transport. We’ll walk through the streets with its artisan boutiques, before moving to have an aperitivo together.

Rated 4.83 out of 5 from 115 reviews.

Scott
June 2021
Highly recommend this experience! Leonardo is an excellent host and has thoughtfully designed this "hyper local" experience so that visitors like us can meet some local small business owners in an authentic Rome suburb and learn about their story, see their workshops and experience their neighborhood as you would if you went to visit your cousin or uncle in Rome. I would love to see more experiences like this in other countries and feel lucky to have found this via Airbnb. The local knowledge/advice shared was super valuable for the rest of our trip and a bonus on top of an authentic and interesting experience. Highly recommend. Five stars!
Giulianne
February 2020
Leonardo was amazing! Shared the history of Centocelle neighbourhood in a unique and special way, as a truly local. Actually, it was kind of a private tour as I was the only guest. Besides the tour, Leonardo provided lots of tips of what to do while staying in Rome. I highly recommend you to take this tour in the beginning of your trip so you have plenty of time to enjoy everything he has to share with you.
Jess+Brad
September 2019
Our friends highly recommended us to take this tour and we now know why. Leonardo has such authentic insight of the neighborhood thanks to his numerous personal connections. It was such a unique experience and we are grateful he was able to squeeze us in. The places we visited and the artisans we met were true local mom and pop shops passionate about their craft. This tour is an awesome break from the usual typical tours of city center Rome. Very much worth it!
Misa
June 2019
Impressed by his passion to the tour. I participated the tour with my husband, fortunately our turn was private. He organized the tour for us and cared us a lot. The price of the tour was reasonable, but he gave the experience much more than we expected and made us so impressed. We could meet wonderful local people and experience traditional food because of him. Thank you very much Leonardo, hope to see you again.
Sandra
April 2019
Leonardo was informative and exceptional with his tour around the beautiful zone of East Rome. Leonardo is an expert in providing a comfortable experience with genuine artisans of Rome. We felt amazed by his hospitality and discussion about history and culture of the city.
Shayna
March 2019
My fiance and I loved our experience. We would recommend this for anyone that is tired of the tourist attractions and wants to see the daily life of a roman!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.