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

Rome Food Walking Tour

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.  

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Customer Reviews

Olivia R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

The tour was fantastic. I learned more about different food and it was a very enjoyable experience.

Jason S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

It was a fantastic way to learn about Rome and what to eat and where to dine.

Joan R Walker W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

We had a wonderful time and had the best ever tour guide Dominico who had so much local knowledge. He was so entertaining and such good company and made everyone feel so relaxed like spending the day with a good friend.
The food was wonderful and don and #39;t have breakfast first! Not to be missed!

cbdoremus

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

The tours was amazing. The tour guide Sarah was excellent. The food was all delicious. Would absolutely recommend to anyone!! We did the morning tour, absolutely want to go back and do the evening tour.

Rachel H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Absolutely wonderful!!! Carmella was the absolute best, while she did not speak much English her singing in Italian made up for it!!! In addition to Carmella, Olivia was a fantastic guide in Florence...her knowledge and passion was so refreshing. If you are looking for a great way to spend your day and get a literal taste of Italy...you will not go wrong here! Book it!!!

Krisczaplicki

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

We were very pleased with the tour. The four hours went so fast. Bethany was a very informative guide. it helped that she was from WI, as we were! . The previous reviews were correct...DO NOT EAT BEFORE...even thought you get what seems like small amounts of Good Italian food....you are full at the end! I loved going to the cemetery and seeing famous people graves. Our only bad part was the weather. Damp,drizzly and cool.

Marcella B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Great tour away from bustle of major tourist attractions. Loved history of Monte Testaccio and the Protestant Cemetery where Keats and Shelley are buried. The tastings were amazing and we received recommendations for the best Gelati and a local restaurant near our accomodation as well. Loved this tour.

John C G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

We had a great guide and this was the best of the food walking tours we've done ANYwhere. I can't recommend it highly enough. We ate well and saw a part of the city that most tourists don't get to see.

TaraB

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

My husband and I loved this tour! It was wonderful learning about and trying all the different types of food, as well as exploring the Testaccio neighborhood. I feel like without this tour we wouldn't have had the chance to get of the typical tourist path in Rome. Highly recommended!

Josefina B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Sarah, the local tour guide, was very informative of the local cuisine. The tour not only consist of food, but also History of the neighborhood we were in. Very easy walk, Highly recommend this tour.

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