Tastes & Traditions of Rome: Testaccio Food and Market Tour

94 reviews

3.5 hours

Max 12

Why take this tour?

Devour are the food specialists in our family, running all of our food tours. They're obsessed with finding the most authentic and tasty food and the biggest characters at the local market. We think that passion makes them the best at what they do.


  • Taste delicious local bites at eight family-run establishments (enough food for breakfast and lunch),
  • Explore the Testaccio neighborhood with an expert foodie guide and spend your morning shopping and eating among the locals,
  • Learn the difference between Roman food and Italian food. Hear why you should be seeking out the former, and why the latter doesn’t really exist!
  • Meet the passionate vendors who run some of our favorite stalls at the Testaccio Market and try their incredible products.
  • Enjoy a leisurely Roman lunch of homemade pasta with plenty of wine.
  • Sites Visited
  • Testaccio Market
  • Mattatoio
  • Monte Testaccio
  • Piazza Testaccio
  • Local Bakery
  • Local Pasticceria
  • Market Stalls
  • Cheese Seller
  • Famous Sandwich Seller
  • Family-run Roman Restaurant
  • Gelateria
  • Tour Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided food tour
  • Food Tasting: Half Pastry
  • Beverage Tasting: Coffee
  • Food Tasting: Pizette
  • Food Tasting: Fresh Tomatoes
  • Food Tasting: Cheese
  • Food Tasting: Half Panino
  • Food Tasting: Prosciutto
  • Food Tasting: Pasta Dish
  • Beverage Tasting: Glass of Wine

Discover the sights, sounds, and tastes of a true Roman neighborhood.

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Verified Customer Reviews

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4.9 /5
based on 94 reviews
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Latest reviews
Federico our tour guide was amazing. He made our tour lively and interesting, mixing in history and culture with some delicious food. I highly recommend any tour with him.
Monica · Mar 20, 2023 · United States · Female · 65 to 74 years
Our tour was excellent experience. Our guide Federico was knowledgeable kind and helpful. Definitely will take other tours!
Anat · Mar 19, 2023 · Australia · Female · 45 to 54 years
Another fabulous devour food tour (our third)! My kids (2 and 5) said this one was the best one yet. Federico was knowledgeable, personable, and a fabulous guide! Can’t wait until our next tour!
Erin · Mar 18, 2023 · United States · Female · 35 to 44 years
Sylvia was lovely. It was only my partner and I on the tour but we had an amazing time. It was great to go off the beaten track and learn about the history of Testaccio
Tyler · Mar 11, 2023 · Canada · Male · 25 to 34 years
It was a great experience! Our guide, Fernanda, was amazing with her knowledge of the food and culture. The tour was easily walkable, in about a three block square area. The food started with breakfast, then a complete market tour, pasta in an historical restaurant, then gelato. We were stuffed and felt it was well worth the money we paid. We'll definitely do a Devour tour again!
Emily · Mar 10, 2023 · United States · Female · 65 to 74 years

Meeting Point

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Meeting Point

We'll meet in Piazza di Santa Maria Liberatrice, by the statue closest to the Santa Maria Liberatrice Church (which is located on the other side of the road). Your guide will be holding a red Devour Tours bag and a Devour Rome sign.

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time. 


Will my tour run in the order that is described?
Please note that this description is an example and stops or tastes may vary depending on the season, day of the week, and group size. Regardless of where your tour goes, you always have a delicious experience.
Can my dietary needs be accommodated on this tour?
This tour is adaptable for: - Vegetarians - Pescatarians - Dairy free - Pregnant women We love providing delicious options for those with dietary needs. If you have a dietary requirement or food allergy, please note it when booking. This tour is not recommended for vegans and, due to the risk of gluten cross-contamination, this tour is not recommended for those with celiac disease. Due to the amount of wine stops on this tour, it is not recommended for children or adults who do not drink alcohol.

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