Taste of Testaccio Food Tour

REAL FOOD. REAL PLACES. REAL PEOPLE.

Testaccio is the original foodie neighborhood of Rome and where cucina romana (roman cuisine) was born. It is no coincidence that it’s known to Romans as the ‘heart of Rome’. Our guided 4-hour Walking Food Tour lets you experience Rome like a local, in an actual neighborhood where people live, eat and shop.

Featuring nine authentic food stops with 12 delicious tastings, you get to escape the crowds and taste the best of what the city has to offer.

Along the way, your 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. Take a break from being a tourist and discover the real Rome with us!

Taste of Testaccio Food Tour

THE ESSENTIALS

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Departs: Mon-Sat at 9:45am, 10:30am, 11:15am
Duration: 4 hours
ADULT75€
ADOLESCENT13 – 18 YEARS65€
CHILDUNDER 1345€

All prices are converted into US dollars

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Tour Highlights

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE

Taste why Volpetti has been Rome’s top gourmet food store for 40 years
Savor Rome’s 3 most famous pasta dishes with wine at Flavio al Velavevodetto
Experience real Rome street food – the suppli’ (fried risotto ball) from the NY Times acclaimed Trapizzino
Sample the #3 ranked slice of pizza in all of Rome at Volpetti Piu
Make your own bruschetta & try real buffalo mozzarella at the famous Testaccio Market
Become a gelato–tasting expert by learning how to spot the fake stuff from the real thing
Cannoli at Dess’Art from famous Sicilian pastry chef, Costanza Fortuna
Enjoy Tiramisu in a chocolate cup from Barberini, the neighbourhood’s best pastry shop

Plus: See Rome’s only Pyramid, John Keats’ mysterious tomb, the birthplace of Rome’s mob gang and much much more…

FOOD HEROES YOU’LL MEET ALONG THE WAY

  • Giolitti

    Armando

    Giolitti

    "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."

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  • Trapizzino

    Stefano

    Trapizzino

    “My trapizzini are what I call a “scarpetta d’asporto”, something you can mop up sauce with, but a take-away version”

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  • Flavio al Velavevodetto

    Flavio

    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."

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  • Dess’Art

    Costanza

    Dess’Art

    "When I put dough in the oven and see it transform, it gives me so much joy. For us Sicilians, cooking runs through our veins. At home everyone cooked - my grandmothers, my mum and my aunts."

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  • Lina & Enzo

    Lina

    Lina & Enzo

    “My husband and I are just like the caprese salad! We’re the perfect couple!"

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  • Massimo

    Massimo

    Massimo

    “I was born and raised with the characteristic things from my country and the bruschetta is one of these.”

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  • Paola & Francesca

    Paola

    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."

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  • Volpetti Più

    Donato

    Volpetti Più

    "Taking care of a pizza is like taking care of a woman, you need to wait for her, and treat her gently."

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  • Barberini

    Maurizio

    Barberini

    "In Italy, there are as many ways to order a coffee as there are personalities."

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  • Volpetti

    Alessandro

    Volpetti

    “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"

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Good to know

INCLUSIONS

The price includes all 12 food tastings, our Food Lovers’ Guide to Rome and an always entertaining and personable English speaking guide.

EXCLUSIONS

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.

The Schedule

DEPARTS

Daily at 9:45am, 10:30am, 11:15am except Sundays. 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.

UNAVAILABLE DATES

All Sundays, Italian National Holidays and approximately 10 days in mid-August (see calendar).

CANCELLATIONS

Cancellations made 3 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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