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Get a taste of Rome’s Testaccio neighborhood, the center of the local food scene, on this 4-hour tour. With a 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 a guide
  • Discover the Testaccio neighborhood, considered the birthplace of Roman cuisine
  • Enjoy nine samples of regional food, as you tour popular Rome 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

Make your way off the tourist track for this walking tour through Testaccio, a historical Roman neighborhood. After meeting your 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 Caffe 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.

Customer Reviews

Joseph T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

This was one of the very best tours we have ever experienced...very enjoyable and informative. A must do tour.

keith

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Very good tour

thelesa f

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

I had a great time. Tour guide kate was wonderful and informative. she made me feel like i was a local and not a tourist. i was so full by the end of the tour, it was perfect.

Kym C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This tour is a great way to learn how to be 'a local' in Roma. Our guide Luca was very informative about the food, store/restaurant owners, the neighbourhood and gave tips to the group on how to be like a roman. I would recommend this tour to first time visitors or someone on their 3rd visit.

Susan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Took it in June 2016 and it was the best part of our 3 days in Rome! More food than we expected. Gigi was an amazing guide. It was just me and my husband but the other couples we met were great. It was nice to get out of the touristy area of Rome and into a real neighborhood. We'd do it again in a heartbeat.

frankd United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Great tour.....the food was excellent...Chiara is so knowledgeable about the area...We really enjoyed it...

Melissa P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Our tour guide, Emma, was awesome. She was very knowledgeable, friendly and made the whole tour lots of fun. We learned a lot and ate tons of delicious food. I'd highly recommend this tour to others going abroad!

JOHN H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Whatever time trip you choose don't eat before you go on this tour, this is not a tour you will leave feeling hungry. Sample very Roman food in one of the less touristy parts of Rome.

mevalente58

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

We missed the day tour because our train was late. They were so helpful in helping us book a tour for the evening. Our guide was amazing, the tour went beyond our expectation. We learned about the local foods, and drinks of the locals in Rome! The tour we took was the Supper Walking Tour!

Rachel Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Wonderful in every way. Superb experience. Our guide, Emma, was not only thoroughly knowledgeable about food, Rome, and the intense food culture of the neighborhood we visited, the food-shop vendors and merchants knew her well, addressed her by name, and showed a lot of warmth--all things that convinced me of their mutual respect, professionalism, and humanity. The merchants could not have been warmer to the group members as well. The food itself was astonishingly good and quite varied, and the introduction to the shops alone worth the price of admission. How would we otherwise guess, for example, that a very unassuming storefront houses some of the best breads and pizzas in Rome, and has for generations? Very grateful that Emma also took us through some related historical sites along the way, such as the lovely Protestant cemetery where famous poets are buried, also giving us a lovely respite to re-gain our appetites between tastings.

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