Rome Food Tours

Testaccio Food Tour | Small Group

Discover the culture and cuisine of this authentic Roman neighborhood.

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  • Availability

    Tue, Thu, Sat

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Start time

    11:00 am

  • Small group

    Max 12 people

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Why Choose it?

  • Recommended in Travel & Leisure Magazine.
  • Meander through Rome's authentic riverside neighborhood of Testaccio.
  • Sink your teeth into classic dishes and street food for a true taste of Rome.
  • Skip the center's crowded streets and discover the quieter side of Rome.

Tour description

Testaccio, one of Rome’s most charming neighborhoods, has a long history of classic Roman cuisine. This district has been at the center of Rome's food trade from the city's earliest days. Testaccio's neighborhood symbol, the amphorae (jars), were once filled with olive oil and wine coming from all over the Roman Empire. 

Times have certainly changed but Testaccio's culinary culture remains the same. At least in terms of importance. Today’s modern food market and delicatessen stores have transformed Testaccio into one of the most trendiest, liveliest, and most interesting neighborhoods in Rome.

Scratch below the surface on your Testaccio food tour

Our Testaccio food tour offers you the chance to eat like a local and taste the Roman food classics you won't find on the tourist menus. As a backdrop to your culinary adventure, you have Testaccio's distinct architecture consisting of historical peculiar parts such at the Monte dei Cocci and the Pyramid to more recent revitalized arts and cultural centers.

On this tour, you will visit the food market and the neighborhood starting from one of Rome's oldest delis to eat unique prosciutto and truffle salami. You will taste supplì, a favorite Roman street food, and fried typical delicatessen, experience a Roman pasta such as Cacio e Pepe or Amatriciana, as well as discover new takes on classic bollito meat or typical stewed chicken.

Sample the savory delicacies of Testaccio Market

Depending on the season, Testaccio Market will greet you with crates overflowing with Roman Zucchini with their delicious flowers ready to be fried. Another seasonal speciality are Rome's green artichokes and piles of chicoria - a quintessential ingredient you can't miss when in Rome.

While enjoying some of Testaccio's delicacies, like trappezino, baccalà, and even some artisanal gelato, we'll indulge in some of Testaccio's history, nourishing ourselves with stories of the  famous poets like Shelley and Keats who rest in peace nearby in the Protestant Cemetery of Testaccio. Then we'll make our way over to Testaccio's Monte dei Cocci for a sit-down lunch within one of Rome's most reputed restaurants - a restaurant hewn into the manmade mountain nonetheless.

Marvel at the Pyramid of Gaius Cestius

Our Testaccio Food tour will take us past one of the most impressive tombs of ancient Rome: the Pyramid of Cestius. Dating to the first century BC, the pyramid once contained the remains of an Augustan-era magistrate of one of Rome's main religious organizations. Its Egyptian style might strike you as strange, but in fact during this period Egyptian fashion was all the rage (just look at all the Egyptian obelisks dotted around the city).

Our Testaccio food tour promises an experience beyond the flashes and the crowds of the historical center. It is a tour that will warm the heart as well as satisfy the stomach, enriching you with unforgettable stories to bring back with you.

included:

Food and wine tasting
Local foodie guide

itinerary:

  • Testaccio area
  • Local market

Kids friendly:

This tour is kids friendly, your children are welcome

meeting point:

Volpetti ( Via Marmorata, 47 - Roma )

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excellent guides

Our guides are fluent in English and have a contagious passion for the inspiring cultural heritage of our Italian cities. Experts in their fields, they will immerse you in the hidden histories and intriguing lives of history's great protagonists. So much to see, so easy to miss out: with the help of our guides, visit the most absorbing sites and uncover the stories that have changed the world. Don't miss this fascinating journey!