Testaccio Neighborhood & Market Stroll
Duration: 3 hours
This walk explores the neighborhood of Testaccio where we will see, smell and taste seasonal ingredients including fruit, vegetables, meats and cheeses at one of Rome’s most well-known outdoor markets. At the former slaughterhouse, we will talk about the quinto quarto (the fifth quarter) more widely known as offal – dishes made from the leftover organs of grazing animals, like tripe, sweetbreads, lungs, nerves, tail, intestines, and liver – and its role in Roman cuisine. We will visit a pasta shop, bakeries and delis where we will sample olive oil and balsamic vinegar. At the end of our walk, we will nosh on some very special pizza thought to be the best in Rome.