Tastes & Traditions of Rome: Testaccio Food and Market Tour

171 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 an authentic Roman 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: 171

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4.8 /5
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Fernanda was amazing and if we could have her for every tour we would love it. She clearly knows what she is speaking about and sharing. 100/10
Verified · Christine · Feb 24, 2024 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years
Manu was a fantastic guide, the tour was adapted to be vegetarian friendly and we got some great recommendations for other restaurants. The market stall holders were great to meet.
Verified · Christina · Nov 08, 2023 · United Kingdom · Female · 35 to 44 years
Truly authentic local tour, out of the busy centre to a local neighbourhood. Amazing insightful tour guide, history, food and wine.
Verified · Susan · Oct 28, 2023 · Australia · Female · 55 to 64 years
This tour was just what my family needed on our last day in Rome. It was fun, informative, and the food was delicious! Our tour guide, Manuela, was amazing and we are already planning a trip back as soon as we can!
Verified · Lauren · Oct 15, 2023 · USA · Female · 35 to 44 years
We couldn't have enjoyed this tour more. We took four tours during our time in Rome, and this was our favorite. The food was absolutely terrific, but we also learned a lot about the food culture of Italy, and how people enjoy socializing around food and drink. Couldn't recommend this tour more!
Verified · Julie · Oct 05, 2023 · USA · Female · 55 to 64 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?
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.
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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