The Testaccio neighborhood is one of the old districts of Rome. It sits along the eastern bank of the Tiber River to the south of the city center, and in Ancient Roman times it was the equivalent of the city’s shipyards.

Many goods were brought into the city via the river, and were unloaded in Testaccio. The broken shipping containers, primarily clay pots of varying sizes, were discarded in a pile that eventually became the Testaccio Hill. As you can imagine, archaeologists have found all kinds of interesting things in and around Testaccio Hill - an Ancient Roman dump turned historic treasure trove.

Today, Testaccio is changing from a mostly working-class neighborhood, with several butchers still in the area, to a neighborhood with a growing reputation as a foodie destination and nightlife hotspot. It’s still not as well-traveled as the more central parts of Rome, but tourists interested in that so-called “authentic Rome” so many people look for may find some of it in Testaccio.

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Rome Food Walking Tour

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Find the best food spots in town on a 4-hour Rome Food Walking Tour! Led by a local food-loving guide, your tour includes nine regional food tastings as you ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.67

Private Tour: Rome Sightseeing by Vintage Fiat 500

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Take a unique tour of Rome by classic Fiat 500 car with a private driver. Certain to draw admiring glances wherever you go, the Fiat 500 will undoubtedly make ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: Varies

From USD $197.71

Kids Pizza Cooking Class in Rome

Treat the family to a 2.5-hour cooking class, and discover the history of pizza and the science behind their creation from a local ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $57.40

Rome Vespa Tour: Off the Beaten Path

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Tour Rome by classic Vespa scooter, and see the city from an insider's perspective! With an expert private guide, zip through Rome's bustling neighborhoods – ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $229.60

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