Guided tour

Testaccio: Neighborhood Food Tasting and Market Tour

Activity provider: Devour Tours

Testaccio: Neighborhood Food Tasting and Market Tour

Activity provider: Devour Tours

From US$ 71.27 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.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Enjoy a typical Italian breakfast of coffee and pastries
  • Discover local Roman life on a tasting tour through the Testaccio market
  • Try 8 different foods that make up a typical breakfast or lunch
  • Savor traditional cured meats, cheeses, and typical Roman panino
  • Experience a Roman lunch with 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 the market, it's time for lunch. In a nod to the traditional Italian-style lunch, try a pasta that encompasses the history of this neighborhood at a local trattoria paired with local red wine.

As you eat, you'll learn 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.

  • 8 foods
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • Vegans
  • 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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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Reusable water bottle

Know before you go

  • Our group tour utilizes multiple areas that are not wheelchair/stroller accessible. Those with wheelchairs/strollers should contact us so we can arrange your visit.
  • If you have dietary restrictions or food allergies, please contact us at the time of the booking.
  • This tour is in English
  • Guests with serious food allergies will need to sign an allergy waiver at the start of the tour
  • Due to the risk of gluten cross-contamination, this tour is not adaptable for those with celiac disease
  • Please note that this tour is not suitable for vegans.
  • Devour comply with all local government regulations. You may need to wear a mask or provide proof of vaccination to enter certain venues. Please refer to Italy government guidelines for the most up to date information
Customer reviews

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based on 4 reviews

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Silvia was so knowledgeable and kind

September 25, 2022

Manuela was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. So many wonderful snacks, dishes, history, and food culture. Highly recommend

September 11, 2022

It was a great lap with Fernanda. I can only recommend!

September 8, 2022

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