Eating Testaccio – Market Tour & Tasting
Testaccio is one of the ancient and most charming districts of Rome. In modern times, it has become the place in Rome to try real Roman food. Our food tour will take you to discover the food and architecture of this charming neighbourhood – one of Rome's least-known yet most-typical districts.
Testaccio has a distinctive Roman spirit which hasn’t been affected by the gentrification of the city. In fact, Testaccio is the perfect example of how the Romans combine old and new to create something modern and exciting. We’ll take you to taste the classic Roman dishes but also to some of the great new interpretations of these classics like a bolito sandwich in the market or a pizza bianca sandwich pocket filled with with stewed chicken.
The local market in Testaccio is one of Rome’s best: lively and characterful. Depending on the season the market is awash with green artichokes, piles of chicoria, or crates of Roman zucchini with their beautiful flowers ready to be fried. It’s a great place for people to watch and taste: pizza, arancini from Sicily, or a bruschetta crammed with fresh tomatoes, olive oil and basil.
Discover all these treats and the history of this vibrant Roman neighborhood in the company a local guide with our Testaccio Food Tour.
Includes English speaking guide, food, wine tastings and a sit down lunch
This tour does not normally run on Sundays and Italian public holidays, since some of the eateries are closed.
Start Time: 10:30 AM (morning only because market closes in the afternoon)