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!
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE
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
"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
"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."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
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 approximately 10 days in mid-August (see calendar).
Cancellations made 3 weeks prior to the scheduled tour date are fully refundable. Our tours run regardless of weather conditions – rain, hail or shine!
Have more questions? Check out our FAQ page