Eating Italy Walking Tour of Rome (+ Promo Code!)

Eat like a local on the Taste of Testaccio Rome food tour with Eating Europe Food Tours and Eating Italy. Get a Promo Code too – the best of both worlds!

When I overheard my husband ask our guide how much it would cost to rent an apartment in the Testaccio neighbourhood for a month, I knew the Taste of Testaccio culinary walking tour and food stroll had been a success. We were eating Italian food like a local during a 4-hour walking tour of Rome’s most authentic neighbourhood.

Hosted by Eating Europe Food Tours,  it’s one of several Eating Italy Food Tours in Rome but was our top pick because it takes enthusiastic eaters through the real Rome and off the beaten path into relatively unexplored neighbourhoods.

Make your own bruschetta during a Taste of Testaccio walking tour in Rome Photo credit Francisco Javier Sanchez

Make your own bruschetta – credit Francisco Javier Sanchez

Eating Italy Walking Tour Rome

During this walking tour combined with a cooking class in the Testaccio neighbourhood in Rome we enjoyed 12 different tastings– beginning with espresso and cornetti (sweet pastry) at Barberini cafe/bar, then diving into the taste sensations within several slices of Rome’s top-rated pizza, followed by the opportunity to create our own bruschetta in  the Testaccio Market. We also sampled cheese in the “Prada” of  cheese shops, lunched in an ancient cave made of amphora pottery and learned the secrets to identifying real gelato. Along the way, we met the owners of family-run businesses and Italian restaurants, lots of food producers and passionate chefs.

Enjoy authentic Roman cuisine and enthusiasm at cafeteria Volpetti Piu Photo credit - Eating Europe @ATasteforTravel

Enjoy authentic Roman cuisine and enthusiasm at cafeteria Volpetti Piu – oh so much Buffalo Mozzarella! Photo credit – Eating Europe

Best Rome Food Tour

The concept of this wonderful experience was to wander Rome like a local and get a feel for living in Italy through their rich culture and by sampling some great Italian cuisine, at least for a few hours! Not only were we completely inspired by the stories of the people we met (one couple even offered tips on the secrets to a long-lasting marriage) but we were so stuffed with gourmet food we walked all the way back to the Spanish Steps and didn’t eat for the rest of the day. Well, not unless you count gelato and ice cream as food.

You'll find plenty of atmosphere in the cafe:bars carved into the slopes of Monte Testaccio (Photo credit - Francisco Javier Sanchez)

You’ll find plenty of atmosphere in the cafe:bars carved into the slopes of Monte Testaccio (Photo credit – Francisco Javier Sanchez)

Later that week, we followed our guide’s suggestions (and Eating Italy Food Tour) recommendations for great Rome Restaurants. We weren’t disappointed and enjoyed one of our best meals in Italy!

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Eating Italy Travel Guide & Rome Food Tour Travel Tips

The Taste of Testaccio Tour is a 4-hour walking tour hosted by Eating Italy and Eating Europe featuring  nine stops and 12 food tastings. Along the way you’ll see and experience the cultural, historic and archeological highlights of the Testaccio neighbourhood, known for its real, authentic, working class Roman vibe. It’s one of the best walking food tours in Rome.

We know you’ll be hooked after your first tour, so for the other days you’re in the city and feel peckish, why not try these other Eating Italy Tours in Rome:

Testaccio Supper StrollTrastevere for FoodiesTwilight Trastevere Food TourItalian Wine & Food Pairing ClassRome Evening Wine & Food StrollRome Sunday Food Tour or the Vatican Area Tour for Foodies

How to Get an Eating Italy Walking Tour Rome Promo Code

Sign up for the A Taste for Travel Newsletter (see below) and you’ll receive a link to the special Subscriber Resources Page where you’ll receive a 10% Eating Italy Food Tours Discount Code to be used to the end of 2018  for all Eating Europe Food Tours / classes across Europe – including all the ones we listed above!

It’s a fantastic deal and an experience that’s sure to be a highlight of visiting Italy, Amsterdam, London or Prague. Once you get your Eating Europe Food Tours and Eating Italy Promo Code, sign up for the Taste of Testaccio Eating Europe Walking Tour here:

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Check out our blog post on other walking tours in Italy and how to Get an Eating Italy Food Tours Discount Code  on their  brand-new Eating Europe London Food Tour.




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Michele Peterson
Michele Peterson
Dividing her time between Toronto, Mexico and Guatemala (or the nearest tropical beach), Michele Peterson is an award-winning writer, blogger, editor and publisher who specializes in travel, cuisine and luxury lifestyles.
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  • Lori Henry

    Oh, this is just too much! I haven’t been to Italy (yet), which is so strange, but the timing has never worked out. I’ll bookmark this post for future salivating. 🙂

  • Culture Tripper

    OMG I miss Rome! Looks like Cafeteria Volpetti Piu knows how to put on a spread!

  • Jo

    What a fantastic concept. Nothing better than discovering a place as a local rather than a tourist.

  • budget jan

    I love walking tours but I’ve never been on a food inspired one, although we did taste some things on a Laneways tour in Melbourne. I think it would be great to be taken to places that you might not have found by yourself.

  • Nausheen

    Love it, headed there in May and will need to check this out!

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