What you'll do
We will meet you in the heart of the Testaccio neighborhood, a truly Roman part of the city with a rich history which dates back over 2000 years. After a short introduction to explain the strong links that Testaccio has to Roman cuisine we will head to the local market, considered to be one of the best in Rome. Testaccio Market is a treasure trove of gastronomic delights and is an important landmark on the city's culinary landscape. Our food tour of the market will include introductions to the vendors whose families have worked at the market for generations as well as visits to the new, trendy street food sellers who are revolutionizing traditional Roman recipes. Try cured meats, cheeses, fresh seasonal produce, pizza, supplì, wine and much more as we recount the history and development of food in Rome and the importance of regional cuisine in Italy. During the 2-hour tour we will share all of our tips, recipes and recommendations to ensure that you can continue to find fabulous food during your trip to Rome and will be able to recreate local recipes when you get home.
We are a group of four long-time Rome residents who have years of experience in the field of Italian food tourism. My friends Jasmine, Sarah, Anna and I would be thrilled to show you our version of Rome's food scene, away from the crowds and tourist traps. We are all bilingual Italian speakers and our international backgrounds mean we can perfectly understand and communicate the intriguing cultural and culinary differences that make Rome such a fascinating place to live. Come with us and join the locals as they shop, eat and gossip in a real Roman neighborhood.
8+ generous tastings of local Roman specialties: pizza, supplì, cheese, meats, seasonal produce and more! Vegetarian/gluten-f…
Wine or soft drink included
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Where you'll be
The tour takes place in the neighborhood of Testaccio, south of the Colosseum. Once a working-class district, the neighborhood has now been gentrified and is considered to be one of the up-and-coming areas of the city. As well as seeing Rome's old slaughterhouse complex and the ancient Monte Testaccio, will be exploring the new Testaccio Market where the local Romans shop, eat and socialize.
Things to keep in mind
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Up to 10 guests ages 2 and up can attend.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Other times and dates are available on request, just ask! The tour can be customized to meet dietary or other requirements, just let us know when you book!
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