Rome Food Tour

Explore Testaccio on this Roman Food Tour

There's a reason Italy is known worldwide for its cuisine. On this Rome food tour, come discover the traditions, history, and passion behind Roman cuisine. We'll introduce you to small family-run trattorias and market vendors around the charming neighborhood of Testaccio, and these artisans (and our guides) will share their love of Italian cuisine with you.

We'll start our morning rubbing elbows with the locals - with a coffee and traditional pastry at a neighborhood bakery. Then we'll go to the neighborhood market to meet vendors who have had market stalls for 40 years. We'll try Roman pizza, and of course some artisanal cheese.

Next, you'll get to try an authentic panino along with some wine from a multi-generational family winery with vines that are over 100 years old. Then we'll hop over to sample some locally produced prosciutto and salami alongside marinated vegetables, and then a tasting of olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

No Italian food tour is complete without pasta! We want you to try the three most popular Roman pastas, alongside some more local red wine, while learning about the culture surrounding Italian meals.

Finally, we'll end our tour with a creamy gelato, made from scratch on site that morning. With over 15 food tastings, 3 drinks, and the history and stories you'll learn behind Rome's culinary culture, this is a food adventure you won't soon forget.

Tour Highlights

  • Testaccio Market
  • Italian coffee and pastries
  • 15+ food tastings
  • 3 drink tastings
  • Cured meats, cheese, pasta, olive oil, and more!
    • Live Local Guide
    • All food & drink tastings included
  • The tour meets at Piazza di Santa Maria Liberatrice, 00153 Rome.

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    • The tour is adaptable to vegetarians, pescetarians, dairy-free, pregnant women, and non-alcoholic options. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies at the 'Comments' section at checkout. Unfortunately, this tour is not suitable for gluten free/celiac individuals or vegans.
    • We will not serve alcohol on this tour to anyone under 18 years old.  Minors are able to join us on this tour at the student price, and they will be served non-alcoholic drinks. 

FAQ

  • Expand/Collapse Where is the meeting point?

    The tour meets at Piazza di Santa Maria Liberatrice, 00153 Rome. Click here for a map. Please arrive on time to ensure a timely departure.

  • Expand/Collapse How many tastings are included?

    There are over 15 food tastings and 3 drink tastings included on this tour! We expect you to be full at the end.

  • Expand/Collapse I have dietary restrictions/allergies. Can this tour be adapted?

    The tour is adaptable for vegetarians, pescetarians, dairy-free, pregnant women, non-alcoholic options.

    Unfortunately, we cannot adapt this tour for gluten free/celiac or vegan individuals.

  • Expand/Collapse What is your cancellation policy?

    Fat Tire Tours is happy to offer 100% refunds if the reservation is cancelled more than 72 hours (3 days) before the scheduled tour. We do not issue refunds for tours cancelled within 72 hours of the scheduled tour.

    Rescheduling Policy: Reservations may be rescheduled subject to availability and tour guidelines.

  • Expand/Collapse What is your weather policy? What if it rains?

    Our tours run rain or shine, and we encourage all guests to consult the weather forecast and plan your dress accordingly.

    In the summer months, please prepare for the heat by bringing/wearing adequate sun protection, and staying hydrated. Even if you are accustomed to high temperatures, air-conditioning is not always available in Italy.

  • Expand/Collapse What is the drinking age (for alcohol) in Italy?

    We will not serve alcohol on this tour to anyone under 18 years old.  Minors are able to join us on this tour at the student price, and they will be served non-alcoholic drinks. 

  • Expand/Collapse Are reservations required?

    Yes, reservations are required for all tours.

  • Expand/Collapse How long is the tour? How much walking is involved?

    The tour lasts approximately 3.5 hours (give or take 15 minutes). The tour covers approximately 2.1 kilometers (1.3 miles) and there is seating at three stops.

  • Expand/Collapse Is this tour a good fit for families?

    Absolutely! Families love getting a true taste of Rome together on this Testaccio Walking and Market Tour. The tastes are suited to all ages, but please note that we don't recommend this tour for strollers/buggies.

  • Expand/Collapse What should I bring?

    Most importantly, your appetite!

    Keep in mind tours take place rain or shine, so please dress appropriately and bring an umbrella if it looks like rain. Also, we recommend you wear comfortable shoes as you’ll be walking a few kilometers.

    Finally, while we do serve water on the tour at some stops, we recommend you bring a bottle of water.

  • Expand/Collapse Is this enough food to replace lunch?

    Yes! We expect you to be full at the end of this tour.

  • Expand/Collapse Is this tour handicap accessible?

    We don’t recommend this tour for anyone with mobility issues, for wheelchairs or strollers/buggies.

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