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  1. Italy
  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. Trastevere

Rome: Small-Group Historical Food Markets Tour

Product ID: 188952
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Visit the most wonderful and historical food markets of Rome to learn the history behind them and how they were born. You will meet charismatic merchants, sample authentic produce and hear great stories on this guided tour.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German, French, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the Campo de Fiori Food Market
  • Walk through the San Cosimato Food Market
  • Shop in the Roscioli food Store
  • View the Trastevere Church
  • Enjoy the historical Trastevere District
Full description
After meeting with your guide, you will begin to visit 3 of Rome’s famous markets on this 3-hour culinary tour. You will start your food tour from the historical area of Trastevere, where will you admire the Santa Maria in Trastevere Basilica, which was probably the first official Christian cult area in Rome. From Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere, you will walk down to Piazza San Cosimato, where you will discover the first market of your tour, Piazza San Cosimato. Open since the beginning of ‘900s, many of its sellers actually descend from the first vendors and are up to the third generation of fruit, vegetable, cheese, fish or meat providers to the inhabitants of Trastevere.

Continuing your walking tour through Ponte Sisto, you will reach Campo de' Fiori, which is one of the oldest markets in town. Piazza Campo de' Fiori is placed between piazza Navona and piazza Farnese, and portrays a typical scenario of Old Rome. The picturesque market that lies on this square is very typical of the city, and provides plenty of atmosphere to the surrounding area. It was moved here from piazza Navona in 1869, and owes its name to a wonderful field full of flowers.

From Campo de' Fiori, you will continue walking until reaching the famous bakery "Antico Forno Roscioli". The story of the "Forno" is interrelated with the history of the city, starting when Marco Roscioli bought a very ancient furnace (whose original structure dates back to 1824 ), in order to provide the best bread possible every day for his countrymen. Here you can taste this famous bread, as well as a typical "Roman" pizza.

Includes
  • 3-hour guided tour in a small group
  • Professional and licensed guide
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the Santa Maria in Trastevere Church situate in Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere. Your guide will hold a Mea Tours sign

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• It is suggested to wear good walking shoes
• All food purchased is at guest's own expense
• Please be aware of personal allergies
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Product ID: 188952