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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!

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

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

Lorraine W
Australia

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We had a wonderful time on this tour. It was our second tour with this company and they did not disappoint. Food was incredible and our guide was tops!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was the highlight of our trip, tasted some great food and saw some great things along the way, the visit to the cemetery was a nice break from the food for a bit. Domenico our guide was very clued up on what he was talking about and treated us all like friends and answered any questions we had, We would reccomend this trip, if you do the morning one skip breakfast!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We had a FANTASTIC time on the food walking tour. I highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Rome. It's a great way to see a new neighborhood and enjoy the BEST food that Rome has to offer. We loved it!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

A great fun tour, had some very nice food, saw some lovely cafes, markets and finished with some home made gelato which was awesome. Great guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Loved exploring Testacchio and tasting great food, learning about the history of the area, particularly the mountain of Roman pottery shards that now shelter restaurants and wine cellars.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We both loved this tour. We visited some great foodie type little shops and delli's. We even went to a market. Our tour guide was originally from the US so english wasn't a problem! We tasted some real Italian food in some quaint places. The tour was very entertaining with a great group of people.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Coordination of this walking tour is very well done. The number of people participating in this tour is small enough that you feel like its a private tour. Our Rome food walking tour of the Testaccio neighborhood was very well done by our guide Gigi. She was knowledgable about the neighborhood and the history of the food establishments and food. There was a lot of food to taste so skipping breakfast is probably the best thing to do.

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