Testaccio walking tour with Mercato Testaccio Tastings

Testaccio Walking Tour

Testaccio walking tour with Mercato Testaccio Tastings


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DURATION: 2.5 hours

TIME: 9.30am (Jun 1 – Sep 30) – 10.30am (Oct 1 – May 31)

FREQUENCY: from Monday to Saturday


MEETING POINT: Roma Porta San Paolo Metromare train station

A 2 hours chatty walking tour around Testaccio, Rome’s foodie neighborhood. Visit the “Non Catholic Cemetery” garden, a unique and magic place in the heart of Rome, see the Pyramid of Cestius, and the Rome’s former slaughterhouse “Mattatoio”. Then reach the “Testaccio food market” for a tasty supplì, a juicy panino or a slice of pizza and a sip of “romanella” (a popular local sparkling wine) for a real Roman experience with locals.




Testaccio walking tour with Mercato Testaccio Tastings Highlights

  • 2.5-hour walking tour of the Testaccio neighbourhood and its gems
  • Small group of up to 6 people
  • Easily reach the meeting point by public transportation
  • Meet & greet at Roma Lido Train Station
  • See Caius Cestius Pyramid, Monte dei Cocci and the Mattatoio
  • Visit Non-Catholic cemetary
  • Testaccio neighbourhood
  • Testaccio Food Market
  • Light lunch


  • Tour as described
  • Meet & Greet
  • Walk to and through Testaccio
  • Walk to and through the Non-Catholic-Cemetery
  • Walk through the Testaccio Food Market
  • Walk with local companion
  • An Italian aperitivo
  • Your choice between a panino, slice of pizza (any flavour), or supplì


  • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Entrance donation to the non-Catholic Cemetery, NOT INCLUDED, to be paid in cash locally (5,00Euro)

The walking tour starts with an awesome view of the “Piramide Cestia”, the only surviving Pyramid of ancient Rome: when Pharaos culture from Egypt had a major influence on habits of Romans upper class.The Testaccio walking tour then heads to the “Non Catholic Cemetery”, a garden in the heart of Rome: also called “the lost poets park“, silent, peaceful and inspiring, with its awesome monumental graves, that hosts the remaines of British poets Shelley and Keats, of many painters, sculptors and artists, a number of scholars and several diplomats: a unique and magical place that offers shelter to a number of privileged cats as well.
The tours goes on around the “Monte dei Cocci“, a hill made of broken pieces of terracotta vases, takes a look at the unique industrial archeology complex of the “Mattatoio“, Rome’s former slaughterhouse, and then reaches the “Testaccio food market”.
Here we will enjoy a tasty supplì (a fried ball of rice with tomato and mozzarella), a slice of pizza or a juicy panino, a sip of “romanella” (a popular local sparkling wine), and a nice chat about Rome and its bi-millenial history. An experience with locals from meeting to farewell.



  • Minimum age to participate is 14 years of age
  • Customers under the age of 14 cannot participate in this experience
  • We recommend comfortable shoes.
  • We recommend you bring sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat from April to October
  • All the itineraries can be slightly modified due to: road work, monuments improvements, very bad weather conditions, or any external condition that could affect the experience’s full enjoyment.


  • Adult pricing applies to all travellers


  • You can cancel up to 48 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund. If you cancel less than 48 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.


2 reviews for Testaccio walking tour with Mercato Testaccio Tastings

  1. 5 out of 5

    Wendy Edson

    Small group tour that was well planned and executed. We were able to ask questions and get a better understanding of Testaccio and Rome in general. Delightful tour guides. Interesting neighborhood not inundated with tourism.

  2. 5 out of 5


    What a day! I didn’t expect anything like this: it is a tour that goes beyond any expectation, a part of Rome that is definitely different from the one I knew. The cemetery is such a special place that you seem to be dreaming; then the vibes you get walking around the food market and all those juicy and tasty food, what can I say: I really recommend it! Thank you to my hosts they were such a nice and lovely company.

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