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With so much to see and do in Italy, our alternative drink experiences in Rome showcase a slightly different side to the eternal city. After all, your holiday doesn't always have to involve authentic pizza, pasta and fine wine.

As for Rome's incredible landmarks and forever popular tourist attractions, sometimes you just need to take a break from all the hustle and bustle. So, after a day of sightseeing what could be more enticing than spending an evening at a rooftop bar under the stars or a sunset cruise on the river Tiber?

Top 5 Alternative Drink Experiences in Rome

Here at tabl. we are lucky to have a wide selection of traditional food and wine tours in Rome, however, it's also nice to try something a little different. As such, we've taken a look at a few of our more alternative drink experiences in Rome, available to book here.

Cocktail Lesson and Italian Dinner on a Roman Terrace

Our first choice takes place with your host Stefano and an evening that commences with a 'Shake and Pour' cocktail lesson. This is a fun and relaxed way to learn how to make your very own seasonal cocktails, a skill ideal for entertaining guests when you're back home.

Afterwards, you can enjoy your homemade cocktails paired with a three-course Italian buffet dinner, spent on a beautiful Roman terrace overlooking the city.

Rooftop Bar with Opera Show - The Great Beauty in Rome

Among our alternative drink experiences is this gorgeous evening, where you can spend time listening to an amazing concert with a glass of wine in your hand. The entertainment features arias and ensembles by Verdi, Puccini, Rossini and Bellini. Meanwhile, the beautiful rooftop terrace of ‘La Grande Bellezza’ is well-known as one of the most beautiful in Rome.

This amazing musical event includes a delicious aperitif with white or red wine, as well as a special platter of Italian cheeses and cold meats. Sparkling wine is then served for a final toast alongside the performers!

Paint and Wine Party in a 17th Century Palace

Indulge in an exciting evening of painting, held inside a 17th Century Palace. These alternative drink experiences in Rome are held in the historical city centre. You can drink as much as you like from an unlimited selection of Italian wines as you take part in an exciting art lesson.

This is a relaxed social occasion, but one in which your professional art instructor will help you create something rather special. Leaving you with a memory to proudly take home and put on display when you return from your travels.

Aperitif on the Tiber - Sunset Cruise and Drinks

All that's asked of you here is to sit back and relax, as you embark upon your vessel at Castel Sant'Angelo ready for a sunset cruise.

As the sun goes down over the river Tiber, a waiter will be on hand to serve glasses of classic Italian wine and a selection of Roman appetisers. What better way to experience an authentic taste of Italy?

Food and Wine Tasting in a Roman Cellar

Leave busy Rome in the morning travelling through the glorious Roman countryside to Borgo, a quiet medieval village. Here you will meet your sommelier guide for a tour in his private cellar to learn all the hidden secrets of wine-making.

Afterwards, it is time to visit the restaurant and enjoy an Italian pre-dinner including a selection of local cheese, cut meat and traditional dishes. Each course will be paired with a fine regional wine selected by the chef.

Top 5 Alternative Drink Experiences in Rome

If you are interested in any of the above alternative drink experiences in Rome or any other food and drink tours, click here for more information. After all, not only is Rome one of the most momentous cities in the world, but it's also the perfect destination for almost any occasion.

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