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Testaccio
Discover “authentic Italy” in vibrant Testaccio, the historically working-class neighborhood that has become a gourmand destination and nightlife hot spot. Aficionados of classic Roman cuisine flock to the bustling Testaccio market, for tastings at the historic Volpetti deli, and to savor a gelato or espresso at the landmark Giolitti café.

The Basics
If you’d like to sample the best food and wine Rome offers, follow the foodies to Testaccio! Discover the area’s insider gastro spots by joining a walking tour that features tastings of local buffalo mozzarella, street food, and pasta dishes. Guided walks through Testaccio explore great food shops and markets, wine cellars, and trattorias while your tour guide explains the rich culture and unique history of one of Rome’s oldest neighborhoods. If you need to rest your palette, visit the chic MACRO, or Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome (Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma), housed in Testaccio’s former slaughterhouse; the recently restored Pyramid of Cestius; and the Protestant Cemetery (Cimitero dei protestanti), where John Keats is buried.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Testaccio food tours are an excellent way to engage kids in learning about the neighborhood’s history and culture through the lens of its historic cuisine.
  • Private tours can be easily adapted for those with limited mobility, food allergies, or other special requirements.
  • Most Rome food tours are on foot or by bike, so sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

How to Get There
Testaccio is just south of Rome’s city center and across the Tiber River from the Trastevere neighborhood. Take the metro’s Line B to the Piramide station, located next to Porta San Paolo.

When to Get There
This bustling city neighborhood is alive all around the clock. A food-themed tour is best scheduled when the neighborhood market and shops are open, generally Monday through Saturday from 7am to 3:30pm.

Monte Testaccio
Testaccio sits along the eastern bank of the Tiber River and was home to shipyards during Ancient Roman times. Goods were transported into the city via the river and unloaded here, and the broken shipping containers—primarily clay amphorae of all sizes—were discarded in a mound that eventually became Testaccio Hill. Caves dug into the hillside for storage now host excellent nightclubs and restaurants, most famously Flavio al Velavevodetto.
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Testaccio Street Food and Market Plus Roman Pyramid Tour in Rome

Testaccio Street Food and Market Plus Roman Pyramid Tour in Rome

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Combine some of Rome’s best local foods with hidden history and culture on a walking tour of the city’s Testaccio quarter. This lively neighborhood is beloved by locals for its family-run delis, bakeries, street food, and more. Uncover Testaccio’s past in the atmospheric streets, and enjoy five food stops to sample local specialities (own expense). Explore Testaccio food market and see the ancient Pyramid of Cestia, Artists (Protestant) Cemetery, and other sights on route.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.72
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Off the Beaten Path: Semi Private Rome Food and Wine Walking Tour in Testaccio

Off the Beaten Path: Semi Private Rome Food and Wine Walking Tour in Testaccio

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Hungry for something different? Tantalize your taste buds with a 3.5-hour food and wine walking tour through Rome’s Testaccio neighborhood, an authentic working-class area that’s known as a foodie haven by locals but off the radar for most tourists. Discover local culture by way of its cuisine as you visit cafés, bakeries, markets and wine bars with a flavor-savvy guide. Savor more than a dozen samples in all, including fresh-roasted espresso, handmade pasta, buffalo mozzarella, regional wines and some of the city’s best gelato.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$98.63
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Small-Group Testaccio District Food Tour in Rome

Small-Group Testaccio District Food Tour in Rome

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Discover popular establishments and hidden gems loved by locals on a food and walking tour of Rome's Testaccio neighborhood, just south of Palatine Hill. In addition to navigating, your guide offers the history behind food tastings (own expense) at each stop on the itinerary, from street vendors to pastry shops. A small group size ensures your guide’s full attention and a personal experience.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Rome by Vintage Vespa: Classic Rome Tour

Rome by Vintage Vespa: Classic Rome Tour

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Zip through the bustling streets of Rome as the Romans do — on a Vespa! Hang on for the ride as your private driver and guide whisks you around on a vintage scooter for an exciting half-day tour of Eternal City highlights. Wind through traffic circles and mazelike streets, easily hopping off for a closer look at Imperial monuments and baroque piazzas. Learn about the history of Rome, from ancient emperors to the modern metropolis, and get an insider’s glimpse at some of the city’s best-kept secrets.
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  • 3 hours
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$143.81
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Off-the-Beaten-Path Rome Tour Including Aqueducts and Jewish Quarter

Off-the-Beaten-Path Rome Tour Including Aqueducts and Jewish Quarter

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Uncover the secret side of Rome as you venture off the tourist trail on this 3.5-hour tour. Stroll the streets of the historic Jewish Ghetto, peek inside the gigantic Circus Maximus and follow part of the Ancient Roman Appian Way. Then, explore little-known historic sites like the Park of the Aqueducts and the Baths of Caracalla; look out over the city from Janiculum Hill and enjoy a unique view of St. Peter’s dome. This small-group tour is limited to 15, ensuring a personalized experience.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Testaccio District And Market Street Food Tour

Testaccio District And Market Street Food Tour

Discover an off-the-tourist path neighborhood of Rome, Testaccio, on our morning street food tour. You'll find a very charming district beloved by locals for its atmosphere, food, and more: this is an area with a unique blend of both historical and modern architecture. This tour will take you to see the Pyramid of Caius Cestius and the Artist's (protestant) Cemetery. You will then head on to the foodie heaven of the covered market of Testaccio, where you can chat with local vendors, and try different foods and delicacies from different regions of Italy. With the new "pay what you eat" formula you will choose the food you prefer with the help of your guide, and pay at your own expense. After some tasting, have a walk around the ex-Mattatoio, a former slaughterhouse turned into a museum center, and see the famous Mount Testaccio. Then finish up with the best gelato (if you want). Of course you want! Meet near the Pyramid at 10:30am.
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  • 3 hours
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$58.59
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Rome Testaccio Food Tour

Rome Testaccio Food Tour

Explore the neighborhood of Testaccio, considered by Romans the birthplace of Cucina Romana, a hotspot for foodies and food connoisseurs alike. Visit one of the more vibrant food markets of the Eternal city, sampling fresh produce and street food. Indulge on coffee, cornetto, pizza al taglio and tastings of traditional dishes with a glass of wine or beer. Savor mouth-watering street food and fresh local produce Learn about the history of the area and its unique culinary specialties Vegetarian and non-alcoholic options available Enjoy a small-group tour ( max 12 ) tour in the company of an expert
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Rome: Private Food Tour In Testaccio

Rome: Private Food Tour In Testaccio

Explore the neighbourhood of Testaccio, considered by Romans the birthplace of Cucina Romana, a hotspot for foodies and food connoisseurs alike. Visit one of the more vibrant food markets of the Eternal city, sampling fresh produce and street food. Indulge on coffee, cornetto, pizza al taglio and tastings of traditional dishes with a glass of wine or beer. Savor mouth-watering street food and fresh local produce Learn about the history of the area and its unique culinary specialties Vegetarian and non-alcoholic options available Enjoy a bespoke market and food tour in the company of an expert
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$149.80
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Private Guided Food Tour in Testaccio

Private Guided Food Tour in Testaccio

Food is culture and Rome offers an incredible gastronomical scene, which is why we love to take visitors on a true foodie experience. This tour really tickles your palate as you get to taste your way through Rome.
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  • 3 hours
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$89.88
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Taste of Rome via retrò bike - street food ed

Taste of Rome via retrò bike - street food ed

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Taste your way around the Eternal City during this half-day, foodie-lovers Rome cycling tour. Hop a trendy, retro bike as you ride your way through the attraction-packed historic center, stopping to enjoy fresh bites of pizza and pastries, plus a full pasta lunch with wine. Highlights include Aventino Hill, Testaccio, Trastevere, the Colosseum, and the Jewish Ghetto.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Rome via Vintage convertible BMW - Taste of traditional food and wine

Rome via Vintage convertible BMW - Taste of traditional food and wine

Get ready! I want to show you our style of life: where an what the Romans likes to have for breakfast, snack and lunch! These experience will be a mix by food moments and wine! And off sure: beautiful pictures sets! The ancient Rome is flat in the middle , we have seven hills around and we'll be in two of them. Viewpoint and pictures from the Gianicolo hill and the famous "Key hole" by the Aventino hill we can visit the oranges garden. In the morning tour we'll start by the italian breakfast in a local coffee shop Lunch time at the Testaccio Market, were the romans likes to eat. ours traditional pasta and obviously a glass(es) of red italian wine. At the Sunset tour we can enjoy: The real italian gelato by the one of the oldest store in Rome Roman traditional pizza (different by the napolitan one) The Supply (fried risotto balls) and off sure red wine! I'll happy to personalize food and wine for your needs..Vegetarian are welcome !
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Explore Rome in 3 hours on vintage italian bikes with an ethic coop

Explore Rome in 3 hours on vintage italian bikes with an ethic coop

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See the highlights and hidden treasures in Rome without getting footsore on this cycling tour through the city center. Hop on a vintage Italian bike and pedal through the streets with your guide, taking in the sights without the hassle of a map or guidebook. Pass iconic landmarks like Piazza Navona and the Roman Forum, and explore historic neighborhoods including Trastevere and Testaccio on a single ride.
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  • 3 hours
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Private Bike Tours

Private Bike Tours

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This is an unique occasion to explore Rome starting not just from a touristic but from a locals area, this offer the opportunity to see much more than just the touristic spots. this ride is a real ride into Rome, with locals who love their city. Ask me for any curiosity or suggestion.
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Magic night ride on italian bikes

Magic night ride on italian bikes

Explore Rome by night is really magic, doing on real hand made italian bikes is a must do! This is an unique occasion to see Rome starting from a local area to have the opportunity to see much more than just the touristic spots. this ride is a real ride into Rome, with locals who love their city and their bikes. Ask me for any curiosity or suggestion.
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Tour by Vespa

Tour by Vespa

Rome is by itself a unique Scenario , visit it with real experts of Rome, learn stories, anegdotes, discover places you would not see easily by yourself. Let us fascinate you with this ride through the most incredible openair museum of the world and live it Rome as locals do.
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Survival Italian Course in Rome

Survival Italian Course in Rome

Visiting Rome without knowing the basics of Italian means missing out on the pleasure of interacting with locals and enjoying the nuances of the city’s culture. With this minicourse, learn the most useful words and phrases in Italian while walking through the bustling Testaccio market, trying out your newly honed language skills in real-life situations. Cap off your immersive experience with a celebratory wine and cheese tasting.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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art and homosexuality from ancient Rome to Renaissance

art and homosexuality from ancient Rome to Renaissance

guides with 30 years of experience gay friendly guides and drivers this tour is able to mix history and fun,flexibility and the ability to customize the itineraries
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Rome Private Tour in PartyBus - 3 hours

Rome Private Tour in PartyBus - 3 hours

The tour starts from our starting point in Rome near the entrance to the Vatican museums or in Via Aurelia at the historic local market, or if you prefer outside the hotel, our good and friendly drivers will welcome you on board the PartyBus. Along the itinerary, the driver will point out some places in Rome that are less known but still magical. You will have many opportunities to take photos and selfies. The driver will also make you a "paparazzo" and make you feel like a movie star, as well as providing you with some brief explanations of the sites you will visit. The stories, legends and anecdotes about Rome he knows will surprise you. Discover Rome, a unique and unforgettable experience. You can choose the day or evening tour Are you ready to live a unique tour? Don't let it get away!
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  • 3 hours
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$149.80
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Rome Half-Day Bike Tour | The Other Face of Rome |Experience Off-the-beaten path

Rome Half-Day Bike Tour | The Other Face of Rome |Experience Off-the-beaten path

Zoom your way through Rome on bike as you learn about the city’s history and charm on this 4-hour tour. See the Colosseum, Circus Maximus (Circo Massimo), Campo de' Fiori, and Aventine Hill. Ride through popular districts, such as the Testaccio, Trastevere, and Jewish districts. Plus if you’re an experienced rider, you can even upgrade to bike up Janiculum Hill (extra fee) for awesome views.
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  • 4 hours
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Eat Like A Local In Rome: Private & Personalized

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Eat Like A Local In Rome: Private & Personalized

Indulge your love of food and spend a half-day exploring cucina Romana with an insider. Stroll through the city’s historic Testaccio neighborhood and discover bustling markets loaded with beautiful ingredients. Then, savor a delicious pizza al trancio or panino con porchetta, sample gelato, and sip a craft beer—included in the tour price—in the heart of Rome’s beloved food culture.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.29
$174.11
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A Night In Rome With A Local: Private & Personalized

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A Night In Rome With A Local: Private & Personalized

Rome is known for its vibrant nightlife, with the rolicking bohemian neighborhood of Trastevere as its epicenter. With this experience, avoid the tourist traps and spend an evening like a true Roman, sipping cocktails, wine, or beer with a local at the trendiest bars, pubs, and cafés. Savor the charm of this historic corner of Rome after sunset, packed with festive crowds spilling out into the streets and squares.
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  • 3 hours
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$110.54
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Aperitivo Like A Local In Rome

Aperitivo Like A Local In Rome

The “aperitivo”, Italy’s twist on happy hour, has become a popular afternoon ritual across the country. With this experience, do as the Romans do and unwind before dinner with a Spritz, plate of finger food, and lively conversation. Savor the “La Dolce Vita” vibe of Rome’s aperitivo culture with a local, visiting the city’s most popular squares and cafés for an al fresco drink and nibbles.
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  • 3 hours
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$174.11
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Vintage Vespa Tour of Rome with driver in half day

Vintage Vespa Tour of Rome with driver in half day

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The Vespa motorbike is a post-war icon famous across the world as a symbol of Italian style and design, and remains popular throughout Italy and beyond. On this morning or afternoon Rome tour, spin off the tourist trail by vintage Vespa with your guide at the controls, and explore the backstreets of Rome in style. Cover the ground with ease, and learn about traditional Italian crafts during stops at two local artisan workshops.
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  • 4 hours
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$234.70
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Roman foodie paradise market tour and food walk

Roman foodie paradise market tour and food walk

Discover Roman culture and cuisine on foot as you visit cafés, bakeries, markets, wine bars, and gelato shops for a taste of the best food in the city! • 5 stops and more than a dozen tastings, including buffalo mozzarella, prosciutto, fresh-roasted espresso, Roman pizza, regional wines, and some of the city’s best gelato. • Aperitivo, wine, and coffee are included • Depending on the day you might explore Garbatella, Testaccio, or Campo De Fiori • Communal food tour for 2 to 15 people • The experience can also be held in Chinese While you walk, you'll see some of Rome’s lesser-known sights and beautiful secrets
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.29
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