5 star rating: Highly Recommended 177 Reviews

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  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration:  3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Jostle with locals for the best food in town on this 3.5-hour small-group food tour of Rome! Focusing on the most exciting gourmet haunts in up-and-coming Trastevere and the Jewish Ghetto, your tour also includes must-visit sites like Campo de' Fiori’s famous market. Sample much-loved Italian classics such as pasta and gelato, as well as lesser-known specialties like fried artichokes. For most Italians, a good time has to involve food, so what better way to see Italy’s charismatic capital city than on this food walking tour!

Numbers are limited to 15 on this small-group walking tour ensuring you’ll experience everything with personalized attention from your guide.

Highlights

  • 3.5-hour Rome food walking tour to Trastevere, Campo di Fiori and the Jewish Ghetto
  • Hunt out the local’s favorite eateries in Rome with your expert local guide
  • Visit Campo de' Fiori’s market to meet local traders and sample their quality produce
  • Explore vibrant Trastevere and try food like a classic Roman pasta dish, gelato and tomato-free pizza
  • Walk through Rome’s Jewish Ghetto and sample some of the area’s distinctive cuisine, like fried artichokes
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 15 people for a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Rome Food Walking Tour: Trastevere, Campo de' Fiori and Jewish Ghetto

Small-Group Rome Food Walking Tour: Trastevere, Campo di Fiori and Jewish Ghetto

Meet your guide in Piazza Farnese, central Rome, and then set off on your 3.5-hour food walking tour around the city. Like all Italians, Romans love to eat, so your expert local guide is well placed to introduce you to Rome’s favorite eateries.

First stop is Campo de' Fiori to explore its famous food market – popular with locals and tourists alike. Browse the heaving market stalls with your guide, admiring artistically arranged stands of vegetables, cheeses and meats, while soaking up the market’s friendly ambiance. Your guide will introduce you to some of the traders here, who’ll happily let you sample some of their high-quality offerings.

A large concentration of the capital’s restaurants and bars are found in the picturesque cobblestone streets of Trastevere – a vibrant neighborhood where bustling eateries spill outside into its pretty piazzas. On a stroll through this eclectic end of town, your guide will show off some of the local’s firm favorites -- sample a classic Roman pasta dish inside a top restaurant and then stop at a café to try out the best pizza bianca (tomato-free pizza) in town. Taste fresh mozzarella with locally cured salami, and then stop at Fata Margana gelaterie for an artisan gelato – the Italian’s far superior answer to ice cream!

Continue your tour through Rome’s Jewish Ghetto, an equally bohemian neighborhood -- just south of the city’s historic center. Hunt out the ghetto’s most popular delicatessens and grocery stores that are peppered throughout the streets, sandwiched between interesting artisan studios and vintage shops. Try suppli – every Roman’s favorite fried risotto ball – and then sample some of the staples of Italian Jewish cuisine, like fried artichokes and codfish in Piazza della Cinque Scole.

After discovering the best foodie haunts around Trastevere, Campo de' Fiori and the Jewish Ghetto, your tour ends in San Cosimato Square (Trastevere).

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent tour. Guide Valeria was very informative and knowledgeable. Valeria was passionate about food and its history and that reflected in her excellent tour. Couldnt fault it. Plenty of tasting opportunities and lots to see and do.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent experience!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

So much fun! So much food and so much information! Great tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

I would highly recommend this tour as it allowed us to get away from the tourist
hotspots, try some delicious local food, and explore some of the local neighbourhoods.
Our local guide Federica was excellent. She kept things both interesting and fun
and it was great to see the pride she took in her home city and food.
We also got to experience her favorite pasta - with only peccorino and pepper -
which was delicious! This tour and gave me an insight into both the local life and
food in Rome that I othewise would not have experienced. Definitely worthwhile.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

My 14 year old son and I loved this tour! I can't speak highly enough about this company
Fantastico!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Lots of fun, yummy food, the gal who runs this business really cares, A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Federica was a tremendous tour guide -- instantly befriending us at our easy to find rendezvous spot and then taking excellent care to teach us about the various stops/history on our tour. We did the late afternoon tour which meant that the Campo de' Fiori Market was just wrapping up. But as it was so hot we more than welcomed darting in and out of fabulous shops and eateries, some cool because of AC, others refreshing because we were in a subterranean dining room. We kicked off the tasting and tales at the Ruggeri Campo de' Fiori shop: beautiful meats, cheeses and family stories. We then went onto several other stops -- all with food samples -- including a bakery which had the best wine donuts we've ever purchased, a restaurant in the Jewish Ghetto, a gelato shop and most memorably, Sette Oche in Altalena, Ristorante/Pizzeria , Reclamavano la Cena, the restaurant which serves Rome's signature Tonnarelli Cacio E Pepe -- also Federica's favorite pasta dish! The motto on the server's t-shirts: Make food not war was an excellent indicator of how serious this establishment is about creating authentic dishes yet still promoting a fun celebration of tradition. It was a tremendous tour with no need to have a meal until well into the next day. Federica was delightful and engaging and took care that the members of our small and very nice group knew how to get back to everyone's respective hotels. She followed up with all in a foodie email communique sharing links to recipes and recommendations for further places to go visit. Highly recommend doing this on your very first day in Rome... it won't disappoint you and will help orient you to the city and where to go, especially with thoughtful Federica's guidance.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

There were only 4 of us on this tour - an American couple and ourselves. The guide was very personable and thoughtful to our needs in the high temperatures. In addition to visiting the Trastevere etc. the chance to learn something off the food of the area and to sample well our several stops did amount to a meal in total rather than just sampling the food were a a real treat. I would highly recommend this tour and you get fed to boot.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

It was awesome. One of my highlights of Rome. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about food as well as Roman history. A must do experience in Rome!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Absolutely first rate. A highly enjoyable way to spend a morning in Rome. Three hours of small tastings of the local fare culminating in a delicious light lunch.

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