Esquilino & Monti Neighborhood Stroll & Market Walk
Duration: 3 hours
Esquilino is one of the liveliest Roman quarters. The market is a destination for foodies where you will just as easily find freshly picked zucchini, as you will Chinese broccoli. This market is truly international!
You’ll start out with a cappuccino at a Roman caffè where breadmaking is an art form. Your guide will lead you through the neighborhood sampling traditional pastries and pizza by the slice on your way to the market.
Here we will focus on the concept of buying and eating “di stagione” (seasonally) and the ever-increasing variety of international cuisine in Rome thanks to a growing supply of exotic food and spices. You will discover the market through the eyes of long-established market vendors and new vendors alike. You will see, smell and savor the fresh local-grown fruit and vegetables, cheese and bread, as well as learn about the diverse fish and meat offered daily. During your stroll there will be ample time to discuss, take photos and buy some snacks to take home. You’ll finish the market visit with a stop at one of Rome’s most innovative gelaterias located in Rione Monti.