Taste of Rome Self-Guided Walking Tour

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Enjoy an unmissable taste of Testaccio in this vibrant food tour of Rome. We’ll learn about the tumultuous history of the neighbourhood, the people that defined Testaccio and discover that there’s so such thing as Italian food!

Join renowned historian Katie and food buff Colm as we roam around the stunning streets of Rome in search of the best coffee, gelato and pasta. We’ll walk alongside some of Rome’s ancient walls, visit some must-see cafes and restaurants, and head into one of Rome’s best food markets.

This immersive audio tour is the ultimate guide to Rome’s most vibrant neighbourhood, and can be downloaded anytime directly onto your smartphone.

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Duration: 1 hour
Starts: Roma, Italy
Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Historical & Heritage Tours



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Enjoy an unmissable taste of Testaccio in this vibrant food tour of Rome. We’ll learn about the tumultuous history of the neighbourhood, the people that defined Testaccio and discover that there’s so such thing as Italian food!

Join renowned historian Katie and food buff Colm as we roam around the stunning streets of Rome in search of the best coffee, gelato and pasta. We’ll walk alongside some of Rome’s ancient walls, visit some must-see cafes and restaurants, and head into one of Rome’s best food markets.

This immersive audio tour is the ultimate guide to Rome’s most vibrant neighbourhood, and can be downloaded anytime directly onto your smartphone.

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Stop At: Pyramid of Caius Cestius, Via Raffaele Persichetti, 00153 Roma RM, Italy

Start the tour outside an eye-catching pyramid and hear about the city’s 3rd century city gate and Aurelian walls. Learn about the ancient routes of Via Ostiensis and the River Tiber as we delve into the eating habits of Ancient Rome.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Caffè Giulietti Srls, Via Giuseppe Giulietti, 10/a, 00154 Roma RM, Italy

Pop into Caffe Guilietti for one of Rome’s best espressos. Coffee and the coffee bar are a huge part of Italy’s history and culture and, whilst they certainly did not invent coffee, they have been importing it since the 16th century. Learn about Luigi Bezzara’s invention, a machine that used pressurised steam and forced hot water through coffee grounds in seconds, creating a quick, small, hot drink that made coffee break shorter.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Flavio al Velavevodetto, Via di Monte Testaccio, 97, 00153 Roma RM, Italy

Head through the city gate and into the ancient part of the city. Poke your head into one of Rome’s best traditional restaurants, Flavio al Velavevodetto, and pick from Rome’s four famous pastas: the Carbonara, the Gricia, the Cacio e Pepe, and the Amatriciana.

Visit what once the largest butchery of its time in Europe, somewhere that remained the abattoir of Rome until 1975. Learn what defined Old Testaccio and how this part of Rome became a place for the people.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Testaccio market, Via Aldo Manuzio, 66b, 00153 Roma RM, Italy

Wander into the Mercato di Testaccio, the number one place to pick up the very freshest artichokes or source the best salty Pecorino Romano. Take in the sights, the smells, the sounds, the good-natured ease of neighbours drinking at the super-cool Chicchi & Lettere, the ebb and flow of market life in this old area.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Food Box, Via Beniamino Franklin, 12, 00153 Roma RM, Italy

Say hello to the cooks at Food Box, who serve mainly Roman street food with other regional dishes like Suppli and Carciofi alla Guidia. Learn about Rome’s relationship with fast and slow food.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Mordi e Vai, Nuovo Mercato Comunale di Testaccio, Via Beniamino Franklin, 12/E, 00153 Roma RM, Italy

Learn about Quinto Quarto, a cuisine known throughout the city and famous at Mordi e Vai. This stall is owned by the retired butcher Sergio Espesito, who takes one freshly baked crispy panino, chooses which offal dish to fill it with and, as the name says, go!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Casa Manco, Via Aldo Manuzio 66C, Nuovo Mercato di Testaccio, Box, 22, 00153 Roma RM, Italy

Casa Manco is known all over Testaccio afield as some of the finest Roman pizza in the city. While Italy cannot claim to be the birth of pizza, people have been putting toppings on flatbread since time immemorial and Italy can claim the birth of the modern pizza, in 18th century Naples

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Piazza Testaccio Testaccio, 00153 Rome Italy

Weave into Piazza Testaccio, the old location of the market and home to a wonderful water fountain. This is also home to L’oasi della Birra or ‘the oasis of beer’. There are over 500 types of beer there and it’s an equally great location to grab cured meats like prosciutto or that lovely guanciale pig cheek that makes carbonara what it is! You can get cheese, chocolate or even wine!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Panna & Co – Gelato Naturale, Via Marmorata, 115, 00153 Roma RM, Italy

Panna & Co’s Gelato is stunning, made on site, fresh and tasty – with seasonal flavours of fruit or a simple taste of ecuadorian chocolate or pistachio.

Duration: 10 minutes



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