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Eat your way around Rome’s Testaccio neighborhood, an off-the-beaten-path area and center of the local food scene, on this Rome food tour. With an in-the-know 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 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

You’ll get a real taste of Rome, literally, during your walking tour through Testaccio, a historical Roman neighborhood off the typical tourist track. After meeting your experienced, 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 Caffee 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

Gin

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was a great tour....well worth the money! Tour guide was quite interesting and knowledgable and we thoroughly enjoyed all the stops, especially the market! Tour landed about 4 hours Nd as others have warned....do not eat before you go!

Robin W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was our favorite of the 3 tours we did in Rome, Francesco was a wonderful guide -- funny, warm, energetic, and with a nearly native command of English. Walking around Trastavere was really cool, since that's a part of Rome not many tourists see, and the food along the way was delicious. Our tour group members were a lot of fun as well. I would even do this tour again.

Chris D. United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great tour. Thanks Chiara for such a wonderful experience.

Barbara C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

this was our second time on this tour. The guide was excellent, the food delicious and the history interesting. It was a hit with our 16 year old granddaughter as well. I highly recommend this tour. One of the best in Rome!

Amber P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

What can I say? This tour was made for me. As a chef, I'm sure others on the tour learned more than I did, but there was still a lot of interesting information. The guide was just fine, and all the foods we sampled were above average. You can get full, so plan accordingly. It's not so much trying things you've never had before, but having a wide variety of Italian food in Italy...like a giant Best of Rome buffet great for people only in town for a short time. We also made interesting stops at the neighborhood cemetery to view some famous graves and the Pyramid...which totally appealed to me but may have confused some others on the tour.

gbielenda

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

we originally had the testavere food tour booked but it was cancelled due to the august holiday month. I was disappointed but was offered the testachio food tour in its place. Well i was delighted with our tour guide KAte. She was a doll and very knowledgeable about the up and coming neighborhood. I highly recommend this tour and KAte as the tour giude!! btw the food was FANTASTIC!!!!

Keith D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

An absolute must for any 'foodie' visiting Rome. What a wonderful experience with a great guide. We should not have had breakfast before we came, as the food samples were absolutely delicious and quite substantial.

Esther R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This walking tour was more than we expected. Our guide Kate was fantastic..so nice and warm..and very knowledgable. You could tell she loved her job. You will eat great food on the tour..there was no wine..but a little taste of beer in the Testaccio Market..you will walk alot! She gave us a great map afterwards of where we went and this is off the beaten path..we would have never seen this great place had we not gone on the tour. Highly recommended.

Ross L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The best thing I did in Rome, eat like a local. This tour was the perfect amount of, food, culture, walking and history. I would recommend this to anyone visiting Rome.

Roshni D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great Tour guide Lorenzo

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