Rome: Private Food Tour In Testaccio

Explore the neighbourhood of Testaccio, considered by Romans the birthplace of Cucina Romana, a hotspot for foodies and food connoisseurs alike.

Visit one of the more vibrant food markets of the Eternal city, sampling fresh produce and street food.

Indulge on coffee, cornetto, pizza al taglio and tastings of traditional dishes with a glass of wine or beer.

Savor mouth-watering street food and fresh local produce

Learn about the history of the area and its unique culinary specialties

Vegetarian and non-alcoholic options available

Enjoy a bespoke market and food tour in the company of an expert

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  • What's included :
    • All food samplings on the go
    • Expert local guide
    • Small group walking tour
    What's excluded :
    • Private transportation
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Nuovo Mercato di Testaccio, Via Galvani Via Alessandro Volta, 00153 Rome Italy

    Enjoy the privileges of a private tour at the Nuovo Mercato di Testaccio to see 2,000 years of foodie history and a fierce sense of Italian pride!
    See the lively food and fresh produce and look out for different varieties of in-season vegetables and fruit.
    Learn how these find their way into the local dishes through Campagna Amica which is a farmer’s organization. The fruit and vegetables at stalls are grown on the family’s own farm. The colorful stacks of produce change with the seasons and are 100% local.
    Try samplings of bread, meat, fish, and cheeses on sale at the market and at stalls serving traditional Roman “street food”.
    Watch the local in search of the freshest mozzarella and the best pecorino. Enjoy the daily energy and vibrancy that brings the locals of Rome to this market.
    Learn how this market developed into being home to the only market in Rome where you can find amazing ready-to-eat food, side by side with the best local ingredients Italy can offer.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Mattatoio, Piazza Orazio Giustiniani 4, Rome Italy

    Visit Rome's former slaughterhouse which is not operating anymore.
    Learn its history from your guide as they share how the complex was closed down and relocated in 1975. Nowadays is an interesting example of industrial archaeology housing the faculty of Architecture, a music school, and a number of exhibition spaces among other businesses.
    See the are around Testaccio that grew to accommodate the increasing number of workers and their families, living on poor cuts, still nowadays a very distinctive aspect of the Roman culinary tradition.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Monte Testaccio, Via Nicolo Zabaglia 24 cnr Via Galvani, 00153 Rome Italy

    Retrace the history of the area to its distant past when it used to accommodate the river harbor of ancient Rome.
    Witness the turnover of food during the Republic and Imperial periods is Monte Testaccio, a man-made hill of ancient broken vessels hovering over the neighborhood.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Testaccio, 00153 Rome Italy

    Continue to explore Testaccio and more food venues ( alimentari, cafes) ending on via Galvani.
    Try many food samplings that make Italian food famous in the world and learn exactly at the birthplace of the Cucina Romana, a hotspot for foodies and food connoisseurs alike.
    Samplings include Roman porchetta, salted fish from the mongers, Panino from Butcher Sergio, decadent take on carbonara made with veal, vegetarian artichoke sandwiches with shaved pecorino.
    Get recipes for slow-cooked classics like trippa alla romana (tripe in tomato sauce.)
    Choose to stay in the market area to see more of the stalls selling vintage clothes or flowers clustered on one side. Pick up some taralli to take home or little pizzette topped with onions to eat immediately.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Piazza Orazio Giustiniani, 00153 Roma RM, Italy
    Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Stroller accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • - All required protective equipment is provided - To reduce crowds, the number of visitors is limited
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Walks In Europe,OU

Activity ID: V-51192P100

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