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  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)
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 explore Rome's foodie neighborhood -- Testaccio. Meet colorful traders at a gourmet market and hear recipe secrets from the people behind Rome's oldest food traditions. Sample gelato at Rome's oldest gelateria, taste fresh pasta in an award-winning trattoria, relax with wine and more -- a must-do culinary experience in Rome!


  • 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

Your Rome food walking tour takes you off the beaten tourist path to the historic Roman neighborhood called Testaccio, and ideal place to get a real taste of Rome. Savor its delicious food, soak in its vibrant culture, and meet the people who keep so many wonderful food traditions alive.

After meeting your expert guide, head off to discover the culinary gems around this must-see foodie district. As you walk, hear tales of Rome's lesser-known history from your guide, and see sights that many tourist maps miss, such as Rome's only pyramid and the Protestant Cemetery, where the poet John Keats is buried.

Visit the legendary Barberini pastry shop to try its mouth-watering Italian pastries that have been sold for over 50 years. Then, browse gourmet produce at a bustling local food market. While shopping, your guide will introduce you to some of the more colorful characters who work there. Make your own bruschetta and try real buffalo mozzarella at the famous Testaccio Market.

Continue your tour to one of the neighborhood's best kept secrets, Trappizino, to try suppli, every Roman's favorite fried rice ball. Sample some of Rome's best pasta along with wine at one of Rome's best restaurants for authentic Roman cuisine.

Further highlights include visits to the Giolitti Caffe and Gelateria, where artisan gelato has been made for over a century. Next stop is fantastic Volpetti cheese shop, home to 150 regional cheeses.

After eating your way around Rome's foodie heaven, you'll end up two blocks from where your tour began, approximately a 5-minute walk to all major public transport options.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Knowledgable guide,excellent food. Would recommend this tour !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Sebastiana was our tour guide - very knowledgeable and entertaining.
So much food, we couldn't eat it all
We intend to return to Italy and will definitely book more Viator tours.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

excellent tour and well worth the money. The directions to the start point could be more detailed as the cab driver could not understand them.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

A fantastic morning spent walking and tasting different foods in a quiet area away from the hustle and bustle. Our guide, Sebastiana, was delightful as well as knowledgeable of the local area, foods, market and restaurants. The tour was totally worthwhile and I would highly recommend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Had a lot of fun and got very full. Alexandra was knowledgeable and approachable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The tour guide was amazing, fun, witty, smart, knowledgeable about Rome and its culture and of course its food. The places were amazing as well. Every store we visited, the people were kind and friendly.
This tour guide is just an awesome human being, she treated us like royalty, and of course, we are not.
This is the best.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent tour. Lots of tasty food to try and Emma was a fantastic guide. Well worth it.

Lorraine W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great foodies tour with a little bit of culture thrown in along the way. The food was fabulous and our guide, Gigi, was absolutely delightful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Best thing we did in Italy. Dominico, our tour guide was absolutely amazing. He took the time to get to know all of our names and stories, which he used to personalize the tour. He had so much knowledge and he really made our group come together. The food was incredible and the whole experience just so much fun. I mean it, don't miss this.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

What an amazing tour and a great way to experience the taste's of Rome. Our guide Valentina was extremely knowledgeable with a great sense of humour. Be sure to arrive hungry!

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