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Testaccio: Neighborhood Food Tasting and Market Tour

Testaccio: Neighborhood Food Tasting and Market Tour

From US$ 89.41 per person

Discover what everyday life is like for Romans in this traditional authentic neighborhood. Learn about the passion these small business owners have for their family-run market stalls, stores, and trattorias. Taste the finest local produce imaginable.

About this activity

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a typical Italian breakfast of coffee and pastries
  • Discover local Roman life on a tasting tour through the Testaccio market
  • Taste wine from one of the oldest establishments in the neighborhood
  • Try traditional cured meats, cheeses, balsamic vinegar, and extra virgin olive oil
  • Experience a Roman lunch with three types of pasta and wine
Full description
Start your morning the Italian way with coffee and pastries in a bakery that serves as the meeting point for locals all over the neighborhood. Following a typical day’s schedule, you’ll make your way to the local market to speak with some of the passionate stall owners who have had their stalls for 40 years. Try one of Rome’s famous pizzas as well as cheese from all over Italy. After taking a look at the monument which has greatly influenced Testaccio’s history and food, you’ll relax with an original Roman panini and some wine from a multi-generational family vineyard more than 100 years old. Next, get a crash course in all things local at a traditional delicatessen. Sample locally produced prosciutto and salami, marinated vegetables, and, of course, learn the ins and outs of two of Italy’s most famous exports — olive oil and balsamic vinegar. In a nod to the traditional Italian-style lunch, you’ll try the three most famous Roman pastas paired with local red wine at a traditional trattoria and earn more about what meal times typically involve for Italians. End the day by topping all these delicious bites off with gelato as you taste the produce at a historic gelateria serving up flavors that are made on site every morning.
Includes
  • 12 delicious foods (enough for breakfast and lunch)
  • 2 different local wines
  • Eating guide with lots of recommendations and tips
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with gluten intolerance
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

• Your guide will be waiting for you by the statue closest to the Santa Maria Liberatrice Church (which is located on the other side of the road) holding a Devour Rome sign • Please be at the meeting point 10 minutes before tour start time

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • You must be 18 years of age and present a valid photo ID in order to consume alcohol
  • Non-alcoholic beverages will be provided for children and teenagers
  • Please specify any dietary requirements or food allergies
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Wonderfully elaborated walk through an interesting and authentic part of the city with many delicious impressions of Roman cuisine. Lots of interesting information.

October 12, 2019

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