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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, and taste the most delicious pasta you’ve ever had (no joke). You’ll also be sampling everything from classic Italian dishes to a typical Roman street food snack. 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.
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE
- Sample Italian cheeses, prosciutti, salami and even olive oil
- Savor Rome’s 3 most famous pasta dishes with wine at Flavio al Velavevodetto
- Experience real Roman street food – supplì (fried risotto ball)
- Visit Rome’s Pyramid and learn about ancient Rome’s oldest food neighborhood.
- Make your own bruschetta and 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
- Try authentic Roman craft beer at the famous Testaccio market
- Start the day the Italian way at a local bakery
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 food tour shares some of the same stops as the Testaccio Supper Stroll; therefore we do not recommend participating in both.
Tour stops, tastings and numbers of tastings are likely to change slightly to reflect seasonal produce, vendor opening hours and availability.
Tour bookings are fully refundable up to 48 hours before your tour date, and we can also swap you into a different tour if there’s availability. A change of plans is no problem.
FOOD HEROES YOU’LL MEET ALONG THE WAY
"From grandfather, to father, to son... the Guerrini tradition continues. Since 1962, delicious "pizza bianca" filled with our local homemade ingredients."Learn More
"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
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
“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
Entertaining and personable English speaking guide
Food Lovers’ Guide: full of insider’s tips and details
What to Bring
Bring a bottle of water or you can purchase one at the meeting point
We recommend you wear comfortable walking shoes
If rain is forecast, bring an umbrella as we will be outside for most of the tour
Get to the tour
Transportation to and from the food 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 food tour, our guides are always more than happy to call a taxi for you or point you in the right direction
Eating Italy’s Foodie Guide To Rome
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