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Testaccio

Testaccio

Via Galvani, Via Alessandro Volta

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.

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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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$94.90 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great food tour.
Our host was Sara and she was just great. Really down to earth and easy to talk to. I really liked that the tour was out of Rome a bit because it gave you a chance to see a different side of Rome. The food was amazing and we were definitely full by the end of the tour. Would definitely recommend this tour to others visiting Rome.
Vanessa_P, Jan 2020

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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