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Eat your way around Rome’s Testaccio neighborhood, an off-the-beaten-path area and center of the local food scene, on this Rome food tour. With an in-the-know foodie guide, you’ll enjoy nine tastings of regional cuisine as you walk through the neighborhood to meet vendors and learn about secret Roman recipes. From gelato to cheese to pastries to fresh pasta, you’ll enjoy the best of Italian food. Select a departure time when booking.

Highlights

  • 4-hour food walking tour of Rome with an expert guide
  • Discover the Testaccio neighborhood, considered the birthplace of Roman cuisine
  • Enjoy nine samples of regional food, as you tour popular Rome food establishments
  • Meet market traders and restaurant owners, and hear of their passion, creativity and enthusiasm for food
  • Visit a gelateria, pastry shop, delicatessen, restaurant and trattoria to try samples galore!

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What You Can Expect

Rome Food Walking Tour

Rome Food Walking Tour

You’ll get a real taste of Rome, literally, during your walking tour through Testaccio, a historical Roman neighborhood off the typical tourist track. After meeting your experienced, food-loving guide, set off on your exploration that introduces you to the local culinary scene.

Stop by shops and eateries like the Barberini pastry shop, where you can sample baked treats that have been enjoyed here for more than 50 years. Visit a food market for a look at high-quality produce, and chat with some of the local vendors. At Testaccio Market, you’ll have the chance to sample authentic buffalo mozzarella and make your own bruschetta.

Next, enjoy a fried rice ball, a local specialty known as suppli, at Trappizino, and then visit one of the neighborhood’s best restaurants for traditional Roman cuisine, where you’ll taste fresh pasta and wine. Other stops on your tour include Giolitti Caffee and Gelateria, where artisan gelato has been made for more than 100 years, and the Volpetti cheese shop, where 150 cheeses can be found.

While you walk, your guide will share some of Rome’s lesser-known history and point out sights like the city’s only pyramid and the Protestant Cemetery, where John Keats is buried. Your tour ends just a couple of blocks from your starting point; you are free to continue exploring on your own from here, or hop on public transport, a short walk away.  

Customer Reviews

David N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This was the highlight of our Rome stay! Emma was knowledgable gave a great sampling of the Testaccio neighborhood.

Wouter H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

We had a great tour with a very friendly guide that showed us some food and parts of Rome we otherwise would have never experienced. For sure something you should do when visiting Rome.

Phyllis L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Our guide, Emma, was amazing. She was full of history and information. The food was to die for. My tip: Don't eat before you go. It's a full meal a bite at a time you don't want to be too full to miss a single, terrific bite.

Alison L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Really good interesting enjoyable and yummy tour. Thank you to Emma for being a great guide.

Margaret-Hope M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great variety, everything was delicious and fresh. Huge portions: I had to bring food home in a doggie bag. Our guides Arturo and Dominico were extremely friendly and very knowledgeable. Best guides ever :

Peter G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Really great few hours. Emma was a lovely girl who gave us great history. The tour took in wonderful food options and everybody was stuffed full at the end! It seems expensive when you are booking, but nobody was complaining about the ,only at the end. Highly recommended!

Indiana C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Fabulous! Gigi was great and had excellent provider contacts that fed us interesting and delicious food. We loved the history and traditions of the shops and the people in the market. They all seemed to love Gigi, which is not a hard thing to do given her personality and joy de vivre. We also loved the relaxed pace of the tour. Thank you Gigi.

Judy and Indiana

Elizabeth T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent tour that I have already recommended to a friend! Friendly knowledgeable guide, wonderful food!

karen.viles2

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

My daughters and I loved this tour with our guide Domenico! It was off the beaten path and Domenico led us through quaint shops where we felt so welcome. The food at the shops and the market were amazing! We loved the stop at the cemetery, too. Thank you, Domenico, for making it the best day we had in Italy.

Tracy H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Rome Food Walking Tour was one of the best experiences that we've had while visiting Rome. Our guide, Domenico, was absolutely outstanding. He was very knowledgeable with local cuisine, history of Rome and the city's traditions. We made a number of stops at different shops, restaurants and a local market. Tried various food samples and dishes that we would not have tried otherwise. We were looking for an authentic Roman experience, and this tour definitely delivered on what we were looking for. We were glad that we signed up for the tour at the beginning of our stay in Rome. This gave us an opportunity to re-visit many of the shops and restaurants that Domenico introduced us to. Great tour! We would definitely recommend signing up, if you are considering it.

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