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REAL FOOD. REAL PLACES. REAL PEOPLE.
Known to locals as the “heart of Rome”, Testaccio is the city’s original foodie neighborhood and where cucina romana (roman cuisine) was born. Our guided 4-hour walking food tour lets you experience Rome like a local, in an authentic neighborhood where people live, eat and shop.
You’ll get to escape the crowds and really get a glimpse of daily life while tasting the best of what the city has to offer. You’ll visit our local market and meet the vendors who have been there for generations, try out tiramisu at the local café, and taste the most delicious pasta you’ve ever had (no joke). You’ll also be sampling everything from classic Italian dishes to typical Roman street food snacks. Along the way, your local guide will entertain and educate you with stories and insights into Rome’s culture and history, while exploring the city’s most fascinating offbeat landmarks. There is no better way to really live like a local than on our Taste of Testaccio Food Tour.
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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE
Plus: See Rome’s only Pyramid, John Keats’ mysterious tomb, the birthplace of Rome’s mob gang and much much more…
Please note that this walking tour shares some of the same stops as the Testaccio Supper Stroll; therefore we do not recommend participating in both.
FOOD HEROES YOU’LL MEET ALONG THE WAY
"When I was 14 years old, I didn't go to school. I just didn't like it.... So, my father told me I better get a job. I've been here ever since, my whole life. That's something you can hang your hat on."Learn More
“My trapizzini are what I call a “scarpetta d’asporto”, something you can mop up sauce with, but a take-away version”Learn More
Flavio al Velavevodetto
"I've had a passion for cooking since I was fifteen years old, watching my mother and my grandmother cook for the family. This passion grew a little every day, even though I did everything but cook to earn a living. Finally, when I was 45 years old, that passion exploded, strong enough to convince me to quit my old job and start working immediately as a professional cook."Learn More
Lina & Enzo
“My husband and I are just like the caprese salad! We’re the perfect couple!"Learn More
“I was born and raised with the characteristic things from my country and the bruschetta is one of these.”Learn More
Paola & Francesca
"We believe in showing off our produce, so we create a new display every single day. You'll never find something in the same spot. We still hand pick every single peach, every single apricot."Learn More
"Taking care of a pizza is like taking care of a woman, you need to wait for her, and treat her gently."Learn More
"In Italy, there are as many ways to order a coffee as there are personalities."Learn More
“Visiting us is like going to the library. It's not like you have a book in mind. You don't always know what you want. It's our job to stimulate your curiosity"Learn More
Eating Italy’s Foodie Guide To Rome
Our Foodie Guide to Rome offers you insider’s tips on how to make the most of your visit. We’ve gathered together our favorite attractions, restaurants, bars and places to stay in Rome, as well as our very own shortlist of not-to-be-missed food and drinks!
Good to know
The price includes all 12 food tastings, and an always entertaining and personable English speaking guide. You’ll also receive our Food Lovers’ Guide to Rome: a printed guide full of insider’s tips about where to eat in the Italian capital, as well as details about each of our tour stops.
Transportation to and from the tour is not included, and we are unable to arrange this for you. Detailed information for how to arrive to the meeting point will be provided at time of booking. At the end of the tour, our guides are always more than happy to call a taxi for you or point you in the right direction.
WHAT TO BRING
Please bring a bottle of water or you can purchase one at the meeting point. While the area is quite flat, we recommend you wear comfortable walking shoes and if rain is forecast, bring an umbrella as we will be outside for most of the tour.
Daily except Sundays at 9:45 am, 10:30 am, 11:15 am and 12 noon. The tour takes place in the neighborhood of Testaccio, a 10 minute walk from the Piramide Metro Station. Exact meeting address and detailed directions are provided with your booking confirmation. Tour ends not far from the meeting point and we can point you towards public transport or call you a taxi.
All Sundays, Italian National Holidays and 2-3 weeks in August (see calendar). If the Taste of Testaccio food tour is showing as sold out or unavailable, try our Trastevere for Foodies tour instead! Also in the daytime, it features 10 delicious food tastings in the gorgeous cobble-stoned neighborhood of Trastevere, including a tour of the amazing local market!
Cancellations made 2 weeks prior to the scheduled tour date are fully refundable. Our tours run regardless of weather conditions – rain, hail or shine!
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