Walking Tour:  Testaccio Food Market and Ostiense area

Testaccio Food Market and Ostiense area

Service Information

Category: Walking Tour
Area: Testaccio and Ostiense
Language: English
How Long: 4 h
How Much: 80 €
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Join us in exploring the Testaccio district with its well-known food market recently moved to a new huge covered building and in miring the industrial Ostiense area!
We will take you to discover the tastes of Rome’s genuine inner self, still preserved in this historic district, the very realm of the Roman spirit.

What you will taste

– Creamy cappuccino and fragrant cornetto
– Italian Salami/Ham or Cheese
– Supplì (local deep fried rice balls) with mozzarella
– Traditional-ingredient Roman Pizza (e.g. entrails such as tripe, tail and other options)
– Tastings of seasonal fruits and vegetables
– Artisan sweets
– Real Italian Espresso

Itineraries and quality stops  are “Tavole Romane-guaranteed”, shaped on the expertise of passionate Roman bloggers who constantly keep themselves abreast of the fast evolution of food and wine offering in Rome!

Please note that gastronomic stops may be subject to change over time in order to guarantee the expected quality of the overall experience  and/or to include new openings in the area.


Your Guide

An officially certified Rome Tour Guide who shares our passion for the city and its unique cuisine. She/he is also a foodie who will reveal anecdotes and secrets around the recipes and uses of what you’ll be eating. Furthermore, our guide will provide you with plenty of information that you will find very helpful to experience Rome and its food in a non- touristic way, over the time of your stay.


What you will explore

The Centrale Montemartini Museum, a witness to precious antiquities and at the same time an eclectic example of Rome modern industrial architecture building as well as the Gazometro – which we will be able to admire too.

Rare insights of buildings of the Roman Empire, such as Porto Fluviale (Tiber River harbor), which dates back to the most ancient times of Rome, the Piramide Cestia, erected in late Republican age (1st  century b.c.) , and the Aurelian Walls, a sign of the upcoming decadence of the Roman Empire.

The evocative Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome (refereed to as “The English Cemetery” among Romans), witnessing the international character of Rome through the centuries, hosting to this date the tombs of Keats and Shelley.

The famous and lively Testaccio Food Market: the old site (left in July 2012) and the new covered structures, along with the former “Mattatoio” (i.e. Slaughterhouse) where meat was once prepared, host today to an important artistic Building Complex (the Macro), and featuring an extremely lively Farmer’s Market over the weekend.

The  “Monte dei Cocci” (literally “crock mount”)  whose  eateries at the end of 19th century started the creation of the “coda alla vaccinara”.

The itinerary is suitable for both adults and children.

Let’s meet at the meeting point at 9.30 am on the selected day!
Upon registration, you will receive a Voucher by e-mail, indicating the nearby location where the Tour will end.


What is included in our offer

A total of SEVEN “streetfood” tastings is included, admission ticket to the Museum and the Guide for the whole duration of the Tour. The total amount of food is the equivalent of a full meal for most people. Furthermore, you will receive a practical cotton shopping bag as a memory of the Tour.

Tour price is intended for each person, including taxes and on-line transaction costs.
Children under 3 are free of charge. Please just specify their name(s), surname(s) and date(s) of birth in the “Comment” field upon purchase.
Adults and children older than 3 must buy a full price ticket, except for special promotional packages explicitly mentioned and available at a reduced price.


Number of participants

The tour will take place with a maximum of 12 people (plus any children under 3) and can be cancelled if a minimum number of 8 participants is not reached. In this case we will take care of informing you and refunding the amount paid based on PayPal terms and lead times as specified in our Purchase terms. However, we will do our best not to cancel the tour even if the number of participants does not reach the set minimum.


Additional information

Please also check the FAQs section before buying tickets for our tours.

At reservation time, let us know what kind of venues and restaurants/wine bars you would like to visit and we will provide you at the end of the tour a customized-for-you “advice-bag”, with a list of the top places we are recommending, including average price indications, opening days and general information.

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