Cin Cin! Aperitivo in Rome

A privately led Italian cocktail tasting in Rome. 

The traditional Northern Italian aperitivo trend has found fertile ground in Rome.

Quite a bit of ink has been spilled recently regarding how the cocktail scene has improved in the Eternal City. And while until recently it was largely dominated by 5-star hotel bars, an increasing number of quality lounges and wine bars is enriching the city’s pre-dinner drinks offer. 

Aperitivo is how Italians normally relax post-office and how they work up an appetite before a meal during a glorious couple of hours – generally between 7 and 9 pm – with a glass of wine or a cocktail, sipped alongside small plates of food like crostini, brined olives, chips, taralli, bruschetta and other savory snacks. 

What could be more evocative of the Dolce Vita than imbibing on a Rome rooftop under an open sky or under a shaded pergola, steeped in the history of one of the world’s greatest cities?

Cin Cin!



What you'll be tasting

  • While a great bartender is key, the atmosphere is just as important. 
  • On our Aperitivo experience in Rome, lounge lizards are guided by our cocktail experts and mixology partners along a tasting experience in some of the city’s most stylish and elegant cocktail bars. 
  • Between sips, participants taste and acquire knowledge on the tradition, birth and history of iconic Italian aperitivo cocktails, like Spritz, Americano, Negroni and more.

Practical Info

Key Points to Consider

  • Please notify us in advance of any food allergies and aversions.


Tour Length

The length of the tasting is 2 hours.

Start time is flexible, suggested start time for this experience is 6:00 pm


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    We enjoyed a wonderful tour of Rome. We visited a neighborhood food market and several local food merchants, including a bakery, a pizza place, and a cheese store. Our guide was very knowledgeable about food, history, and traditions. Highly recommended!