Testaccio walking tour and food market tasting
Walking tours

Testaccio walking tour and food market tasting

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: On Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 3 hours
Do this because
  • Discover Testaccio, one of the liveliest neighborhoods in Rome
  • Visit the beautiful cemetery, admire the unique street art and explore the local market
  • Enjoy tastings of typical Roman street food, like supplì or pizza paired with local wine
What to expect

Discover the true essence of Testaccio district, admiring its sculptures in the non-Catholic cemetery, the beautiful street art along Testaccio alleys and, of course, visit the famous local market.

The walking tour will begin with an awesome view of the Piramide Cestia, the only surviving Pyramid of ancient Rome and so unique with its white marble blocks. Tourn around the Pyramid and go towards the non-Catholic cemetery; enter and visit this little but suggestive cemetery, a really peaceful and inspiring park in the heart of Rome. See outstanding sculptures and magnificent tombs. The cemetery is also known as “The Lost Poets garden” because it hosts the remains of British poets Shelley and Keats together with other artists like the famous Italian writer Andrea Camilleri.

Reach Monte dei Cocci, a hill made of broken pieces af terracotta vasestakes and take a look at the unique industrial archeology complex of the “Mattatoio” (the city old slaughterhouse). This area is well-known for its urban art so along the walk you will be fascinated by the street art masterpieces realized by very worldwide famous street artists.

Last stop of the tour will the local Testaccio food market, the place where locals go every morning for daily purchases. Besides stalls of fruits and vegetables there are some that offer Roman delicases; stop at the various points of the market and share a tasting of the famous supplì (typical Roman fried ball of rice with tomato and mozzarella), a tempting pizza with mortadella and a panino with ingredients to be choosen on the spot paired with a glass of wine or beer. The tour will end in the heart of Testaccio.

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What's included
  • Walking tour
  • Professional local guide
  • Entrance donation to the non-Catholic cemetery in Rome
  • 3 tastings at Testaccio food market (supplì, pizza and panino) and local wine or beer
What's not included
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off service
Reduced price
  • Children and teenagers up to 18 years are not allowed in this tour
Where

Piazzale Ostiense, 00154 Rome RM, Italy

Meeting point:

Outside the entrance of San Paolo Roma Lido station. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes prior departure

What to remember
  • The tour is guaranteed with a minimum of 2 participants
  • The tour's itinerary can vary in exceptional cases of unforeseen circumstances
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes prior departure
  • Any food allergies, intolerances or any other special requirements need to be notified. You will find the local tour operator's contacts in the voucher after booking
  • it is recommended to bring comfortable shoes and, in summer, sunglasses, sun lotion and a hat
  • Entrance to churches requires a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. Please dress accordingly as entry may be denied due to improper dress
  • Even after booking confirmation, the tour may not be available due to force majeure or extremely bad weather conditions. On these rare occasions, you will be offered the first available date or the full refund of the reservation
  • No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no show
  • Children and teenagers up to 18 years are not allowed in this tour
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When
  • Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10.00am
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Provider
I Need Tours
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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