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Taste of Testaccio in Rome Italy

Enjoy a taste of local daily life in Rome’s original foodie neighbourhood, home of Testaccio Market.
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Experience Rome like a local in the city’s original foodie neighbourhood.

Testaccio is known to locals as the “Heart of Rome” and the birthplace of Roman cuisine. Home to family-run bakeries, gourmet shops, and the famous Testaccio Covered Food Market, filled with 107 locally owned market stalls.

  • Skip the line at Rome’s most famous panino shop.
  • Taste aged balsamic, prosciutto, and Italy’s finest cheeses.
  • Learn to make your own bruschetta al pomodoro.
  • Step back in time into a 105-year-old gelateria.

Note: itinerary & tastings subject to change due to seasonal availability, individual closings or local holidays.

  • From €79

    Adult From 18
  • From €65

    Adolescent 13-17 years
  • From €49

    Child 4-12 years
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24 hours in advance for a full refund

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TOUR SIZE

Max. 12 People

DURATION

4 Hours

TIME OF DAY

Morning/Midday

LOCATION

Testaccio

DIFFICULTY

Uneven cobblestone lined streets

DIETARY ACCOMMODATIONS

Adaptable for Vegetarian, Gluten-free & Allergies

CANCELLATION POLICY

24 Hours in Advance for Full Refund

Tour Highlights Include

Make your own bruschetta with the freshest tomatoes at Testaccio Market.

Taste Italy’s finest delicacies at Volpetti gourmet shop.

Discover Rome’s three famous pastas.

Meet the artisans behind Rome’s best ingredients.

Taste the original Roman pizza.

Savour authentic gelato the historic Giolitti gelateria.

Get three additional drinks during your tour with our Premium Drink Package for only €12 per person!

Enhance your taste of local life with three additional alcoholic drinks expertly paired with your food tastings. On the Taste of Testaccio Tour, the Premium Drink Package includes:

  • A glass of Prosecco (Italian sparkling wine) to kick off the tour.
  • A glass of locally produced red wine.
  • An amaro/digestivo, typical Italian after dinner liquor with your dessert.

You can add the Premium Drink Package to your booking during checkout.

Note: this option is only available for ages 18+; Eating Europe reserves the right to substitute a non-alcoholic drink should the guest become inebriated. 

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If you are coming to Rome with your entourage and you’d like to take a private tour just for you and your group – we can make that happen! Just visit our private tours page and fill out the form or simply select the option to upgrade during your booking – we’ll help you plan the perfect Rome tour for your needs.

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Luca (Luke) was a fabulous guide, friendly, superb English and very knowledgeable. The food was fantastic, we only had room for small portions of the enormous and utterly delicious main courses, as we had eaten so many ‘snacks’ along the way! 

- Mark Camp

I thought the guide was great and that we learned a lot as opposed to just eating.

- Neal Schopick

Absolutely loved the food tour with Valentina. The tour is well-designed, with amazing food, such interesting bits about the history and information about the food and set in a great, off-the-beaten-track part of Rome which is lovely to discover. This was actually my second time doing this tour and I would still highly recommend it to friends.

- Lientjie Jooste

Emma took us through her neighbourhood Testaccio, just like a good friend hosting and sharing the wonderful experience of her day to day life. We learned about the true Roman culture, and tasted wonderful food, along with beer and wine. The tour was fun and Emma was amazing!

- Liat Alush

Sarah was a lovely person, we felt very welcome, could learn a lot of things and had generally a great tour! The visited places are an experience worth

- Ruth Yosief-Tesfagaber

One of our favorite tours we’ve ever taken. Nasim was an amazing guide—so knowledgable about the neighbourhood, and Roman food in general. He made the tour really fun and enjoyable, and we feel like we walked away with real insight into daily Roman life.

- Abby Gartner

The tour was really good and our guide was very knowledgable – he gave us loads of tips and told us all about the history of the area too which was really helpful!

- Sarah West