Tastes & Traditions of Rome: Testaccio Food and Market Tour

151 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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Total Customer Reviews: 152

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4.9 /5
based on 152 Walks' reviews
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Fabulous tour with an excellent tour guide, very informative not just about the food but local history which brought the tour alive. The food stops were well planned to be informative and create a narrative ending in the excellent historic final restaurant specialising in 5th quarter food ( the owner host also helped make the tour explaining his families history. A lovely diversion whilst in Rome and would highly recommend.
Verified · Simon · Sep 23, 2023 · United Kingdom · Male · 55 to 64 years
Our guide was amazing and was really genuine about sharing this area of Rome with us. The food and wine were all really great!
Verified · Amy · Sep 18, 2023 · USA · Female · 55 to 64 years
Fernanda was an excellent guide. She loved her work. She kept meeting people she knew - obviously was well versed in the neighborhood we visited. Food was excellent. Almost too much for me which is rare
Verified · Peter · Sep 12, 2023 · Canada · Male · 65 to 74 years
I have now taken two tours with Devour/Walks and they have both been excellent! The Tastes and Traditions of Rome tour had the perfect mix of unique and delicious food, history, and culture. Our tour guide was warm and engaging and very knowledgeable. All the vendors we encountered had a family history working with the foods they were offering and were very kind. We had lunch in a traditional family-owned restaurant that opened in 1887 and one could tell that pride and care went into maintaining and sharing their culinary traditions. There was just enough walking and resting, and way too much food!-Which is never a bad thing. ;) I would highly recommend this tour for anyone that loves food and also loves understanding the history behind it's production and preparation while getting to know the people that make it. The Hidden Gems walking tour went way beyond my expectations and made me hungry for more "hidden gems" off the beaten path. Learning about the ancient Roman aqueducts in such a beautiful natural setting made me feel like I was transported back in time. Another plus about this tour is that none of the areas we visited were nearly as crowded as many of the popular sites. The surroundings were quiet and peaceful which allowed me to connect with the experience and made it much more meaningful. This guide was also excellent. I'm so impressed I've booked a third tour with this company.
Verified · Sherah · Sep 11, 2023 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years
We greatly enjoyed the food tour. Sylvia was a wonderful guide, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and passionate. The timing and quantities of food were very well judged and all delicious. We didn't have any breakfast beforehand and were pleased that we hadn't!
Verified · Christina · Sep 11, 2023 · United Kingdom · 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. 


Can my dietary needs be accommodated on this tour?
The buffet has a variety of options that can accomodate different dietary restrictions. Contact the Guest Experience team at [email protected] or call +39 068-596-0143 (Italy) or 888-683-8670 (USA) if you need additional assistance.
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.

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