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Family Market Tour – Food, Art & Fun

A hands-on find & sketch experience with plenty of food for the family!
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This food and art experience is the perfect way for the whole family to have fun in Rome! Far away from the busy areas, you’ll be in a neighborhood popular with the Romans, exploring the local Testaccio food market. This hands-on experience will give you the chance to experience Rome through food and art, providing fun activities for the kids and parents. 

Come along on this 3-hour creative and gastronomic journey led by Lisa, an experienced children’s art teacher. You’ll join us for sketching workshops for the family to enjoy together while savoring multiple tastings of typical Roman food. Your family will hunt for the symbols and other things that represent Testaccio and draw them in your sketchbook we provide. You’ll see and sketch street art, historic buildings and fountains, local produce and more. There is artistic inspiration around every corner in Rome!

At the end of this journey the whole family will get to walk away with their own sketchbook, some traditional Roman recipes and of course, a full belly!

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Free cancellation

24 hours in advance for a full refund


the best local food places in real neighbourhoods


insider knowledge for exploring the city on your own


the table, food and company of like-minded global travellers


stories you will find yourself retelling over and over

Tour Highlights Include

As you wander the famous Testaccio food market, sketch and learn about the locally grown produce

Enjoy fresh produce from the market with homemade bruschetta with tomatoes and mozzarella

We won't let you leave without trying the best cheese in Rome!

Pasta al pomodoro is a dish that's simple yet delicious and always made with fresh ingredients - something everyone will devour!

Enjoy family-friendly activities for children of all ages - and even the parents!

Rome has some of the oldest buildings and incredible street art, perfect for some drawing inspiration!

As you’re having fun eating, drinking and sketching you’ll also learn about the historic neighborhood of Testaccio in Rome

End your day with a homemade tiramisu and take home the recipe to make it yourself!

Tour stops, tastings and numbers of tastings are likely to change slightly to reflect seasonal produce, vendor opening hours and availability.



Let's make one of your favourite Rome memories together



As long as you give us 48 hours notice, we can change or fully refund your booking



Your local guide will give you her/his tips and picks to the best spots in town



We are here for you from the moment you book, to provide you with local tips and help with any of your questions

The food tour takes place in the neighbourhood of Testaccio, a 10-minute walk from the Piramide Metro Station.

How to arrive

How you get there is up to you (transport to the meeting point is not included)

When you reserve your spot, we’ll give you the exact location of the meeting point

At the end of our tour, our guides can point you in the right direction or call a taxi for you (or give you a recommendation of what to see next nearby)

The Schedule



Exact meeting address and detailed directions are provided with your booking confirmation. The tour ends not far from the meeting point.



You can cancel at any time, up to two days (48 hours) before your scheduled tour and receive a full refund.



Our tours run Monday through Saturday. There are no tours on Sundays, Italian National Holidays and 2-3 weeks in August. Check our calendar for available dates.

Check Out TripAdvisor Reviews From Our Happy Guests

Christina (Tripadvisor Review)

Emma was our guide and she was so engaging, knowledgeable, and fun! This tour was one of our favorite and really gives an inside look into Rome’s authentic cuisine and neighborhood. We highly recommend this!

Christina (Tripadvisor Review)

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