San Giovanni and Appio is one of Rome's richest districts in terms of food, art and history. Explore this neighboorood with us where locals live.

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San Giovanni district is famous for its history, food traditions and festivals. On this tour you will explore local markets, family-run deli shops and hostarias and visit great churches and Ancient ruins.

SMALL GROUP OR PRIVATE AVAILABLE:4 h /11.00 am - 3.00 pm, options available for people with allergies or special dietary requirements

Located in the Southern area of Rome next to the Ancient city walls and the famous Appian way, San Giovanni is a popular residential district rich of food and historic traditions. Tourists often do not go there, mainly because of lack of time or not aware of the amount of great things to see and taste.

We created this food tour to give you a genuine experience of how Romans live, where they go get their food and in addition, to make you visit some of the city's most beautiful churches, spectacular ruins and colorful local markets.

Our tour will start with a delicious exploration of a local daily food market. We will meet and talk to the suppliers, which are sometimes also the producers that come to sell their goods from the countryside.

We will taste mouthwatering seasonal recipes, rare cheese and wine, fresh fruit and other delis. You will learn a lot about regional cuisine and agriculture. The tour will continue to some of the best family-run hosterie and restaurants of Rome, we will sit down and enjoy typical courses, including fresh made pasta.

Between the food stops we will visit San Giovanni Basilica, the one and only Cathedral of Rome where the Popes had their residence for more than a thousand years before moving to the Vatican. We will walk by the III century monumental city walls, explore the Church of Santa Croce where important and famous relics are.

We will cross a flee market and reach oustanding Ancient acqueducts. They are a symbol of Rome and used to bring more than 1 million liters of water per day to the capital of the Empire. Our expert guide wll show you how they worked. After a great dessert, coffee and gelato we will reach one of the Ancient City Gates crossed by two of the reads leading to Rome!

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More than 400 Reviews from our guests

Kimmy K., Frankfort, Indiana

For our first full day in Italy of our 2 week trip, we decided to take this tour based on Trip Advisor review. It was AWESOME! We had Bruno as our guide and were with a wonderful friendly group. It was so much more than a food tour... Bruno shared history, funny stories, current events in Rome and his opinion as a local. He fed us good food and took us to wonderful family-owned businesses. Our tour lasted well into 5 hours just because we asked so many questions and didn't want to stop. Come with an empty stomach and be prepared to be full. But the variety of flavors is wonderful. I would do this tour again in a heartbeat. By far, the best thing we did with our limited time in Rome. Gratzia Bruno!

Ellie S., Singapore

We took this tour with Bruno on our first night in Rome -- we were tired from the traveling but were so pleased that we didn't give in to exhaustion and went ahead and took the tour. It was an excellent chance to walk through the neighborhoods, taste some classic Italian food -- from things that are well known to the rest of the world, like cannoli, to things that are not quite so familiar, like fried artichokes. Bruno was lovely and he shared lots of interesting information, about Italian food, Italian culture, and history. The portions were sensible, so by the end of the night, you felt more than satisfied but not uncomfortably full. We did one other food tour, which we also enjoyed, but this one was the best in terms of the history provided and the quality of the food. We went back to several of the places on the tour and would have been happy going back to all of them. In short, this tour is highly recommended!

Craig P., Oxford, United Kingdom

we went on the evening tour with Marta. She was fantastic. We were introduced to loads of different types of italian food, wines and beers at 7 different outlets in the various areas of rome. Most of the food was very different to other restaurants I had tried in rome previously. Marta explained all the dishes, the area it was from in Italy and what made the venue and the food we were trying special. You even get a walking tour of parts of rome to go along with it. By the end of the tour we were definitely full (even though we skipped both lunch and breakfast) and rolled away from the tour very happy! Cant recommend this tour enough, do it early in your visit to Rome and you can take advantage of the supplied list of restaurants or a return visit to some of the places for a second helping!
TIME 11 AM - 3 PM (approximately 4 hours)
WEATHER Tour takes place rain or shine
REQUIREMENTS Suitable for all age groups and fitness levels - Options for vegetarians
SIZE Max 16 people per tour (except for private groups. In this case we arrange a special tour)
MEETING POINT Where we meet: exact meeting location provided after booking
PRICE Contact us for a quick quote. Discounts for children and large groups.

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