Bestselling book on Rome Italy
Bestselling book on Rome Italy

Best selling Book and Travel Memoir "As the Romans Do:
An American Family's Italian Odyssey."

... an intimate tribute to the vibrant character and style of one of the world's most spectacular cities."
--- Oprah

"Best Cooking Classes in Rome -- As the Romans Do"
--- Bon Appetit

"Fulfilling a longtime fantasy, writer Alan Epstein moved to Rome with his wife and two school-age sons [in 1995], and this charming, Peter Mayle-like insider's view is the result: an unabashed love letter celebrating the allure, frustrations, quirks and joys of life in the Eternal City."
--- People Magazine

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A second generation family business since 1995

in honor of Alan Epstein 

(Feb 12th, 1949 - June 20th, 2016)

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Contact Alan and Diane's son, Julian Epstein, at

Private walking tour of Rome
      Have an enthusiastic insider guide you through Rome with genuine passion and humor. Allow yourself to be put in the hands of an expert and experience the world renowned monuments, fountains, churches, hidden ruins, gems and so much more. Discover layers of history and culture around every corner and go beneath the surface; let the true Rome be revealed as you wander on cobblestone streets through secret alleyways and beautiful piazzas.

Culinary Adventure
Would you like to learn how to cook an authentic, tasty Italian meal? Looking for a hands on private cooking class? When in Rome, stroll the farmers markets and prepare a feast in a local neighborhood apartment. A great way to bring families together on vacation, because there isn't anything more wonderful than to connect with loved ones enjoying a meal around the table. Can also be vegan friendly!



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