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Formerly known as the Daylight Trastevere Food Tour, Trastevere for Foodies is a delight for the true foodie looking to get a real flavor of Roman life, through our food! With its narrow cobblestone streets and laneways, Trastevere is the most picturesque Roman neighborhood and one you need to visit during your stay. During the day, it’s like a small village with timeless and artisan shops serving the same local families for generations – many of which we’ll visit together, tasting the amazing food and exploring these local spots along the way.
On this 4-hour guided walking food tour we visit the colorful outdoor food market and meet some of the stallholders who have been selling their produce there for generations. You’ll also visit local food stores and talk to the wonderful families working hard to preserve Roman food traditions. This tour features some unique cultural and historical sites that few tourists get an opportunity to see. Join us for a day living like a true local!
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE
- Sample the fresh ingredients at one of Rome’s most historic outdoor food markets
- Meet the Polica family who have been selling meats and cheeses at Antica Caciara, their famous delicatessen since 1900
- Find out quickly why Romans love their suppli’ (mouthwatering fried risotto ball)
- Taste delicious amatriciana and cacio e pepe pastas with wine and fresh bread at a local osteria
- Meet Signora Vera, the neighborhood resident pastry chef for 40 years, and taste what she created fresh that day
- Get educated on real-deal gelato at Fatamorgana, the gelateria that introduced Romans to gourmet gelato
- Sink your teeth into an iconic Roman meat with Trastevere’s King of Porchetta, Piero Iacozzilli.
- Savor Rome’s best biscotti, in the shop they’ve been made in since 1929.
Plus: See Rome’s famous slaughterhouse, and the neighborhood’s very own “mountain”…
Please note that this walking food tour shares some of the same stops as the Twilight Trastevere Food Tour, therefore we do not recommend participating in both. The craft beer and trapizzino stop is closed on Mondays, so we visit an alternative stop.
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
"If you ate our cookies 50 years ago, they taste more or less the same today. I used to watch my dad bake and it seemed so easy but in fact, far from it! Artisan products like ours require quality ingredients, but honestly, the most important ingredient is love."Learn More
"Gelato has been my favourite food ever since I was a child. Althought it's more work I prefer to make everything myself for my gelato: sauces, infusions...I want to make sure that everything is natural and fresh."Learn More
Adamo & Emiliano
"My great-grandfather opened this stall in 1920." "My favourite part of my job is selecting new products to satisfy our clientele."Learn More
Concetta & Pietro
"The best part of working at the market is that every season brings new and unique produce. I spent most of my life at the market, my mother even went into labour here!"Learn More
"I worked in the stock market for nine years... I gave it up to open I suppli with my brother in law and have never looked back"Learn More
“I started working here in 1963. I was only 13 years old. My dad wanted me to stay in school but I chose this job. Doing it is a labour of love.”Learn More
"I love how people's eyes light up when they walk into my shop and see the rows upon rows of pastries"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
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