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

Rome Food Walking Tour

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 December 2015

Had a great tour with Sarah, enjoyed learning about Testaccio! Good food, wine, and historical facts!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was worth every penny. Best tour we did in Rome. Our guide was very professional and knowledgable and kind. She seemed to be very much a fan of every spot we saw and gave us great tips and information.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

we had a great time and enjoyed seeing an area of rome with so much history and tasting the authentic food offered.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This tour was ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL! Sara, our guide, was personable, helpful, intelligent and caring!!
The itinerary was terrific!! We have been recommending your walking food tours to all our friends, ever since we got home. Thanks so much!! Ellen and Bob Korval

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

SO MUCH FUN! Gigi was a delight, and she radiated such joy and love for this little gem of a neighborhood in Rome. If the Ancient Rome tours are like seeing a world suspended in time, this tour gives you a and #34;taste and #34; of what Rome is today. You and #39;ll be stuffed with amazing food so don and #39;t eat before!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We all enjoyed this tour. Walking,food and history...what's not to like? Our guide was fun,informative and took good care of us. Our group is still talking about this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Sebastiane gave a great tour. She was engaging, informative and provided us a great experience. Please make sure that a notice is sent when the meeting site is changed. We had to call to find the location after waiting at the site and no one showed at the designated time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Lovely to go to this part of Rome. The guide was excellent and knowledgeable. The places we were taken to were interesting and the food experience was great - our understanding of Italian food is now much improved

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent sure to go hungry because you will eat quite a bit.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Amazing experience. Anyone who would love an authentic food experience should take this tour. Our guide made this experience special with his knowledge and connections to the people we met and history which he shared. When I got back to Chicago I told everyone about this tour.

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