Testaccio Walking Tour, Rome
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the featured city neighborhood below. How it works
: download the iOS app "Rome Map and Walks
" on iTunes App Store or the Android app " Map and Walks
" on Google Play. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide. The walk walk come with a detailed walking tour map and app's built-in GPS navigation functions guide you to explore this neighborhood on your own. The app works offline so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.
Download City Maps Application
Even frequent visitors to Rome raise a quizzical eyebrow when you mention Testaccio, for many have never heard of the place. This gentrified district lies to the south of the Aventine Hill and is where you should go if you really want to experience the authentic modern day city. Amble through the area and feel its lively pulse as unassuming and friendly locals get on with their daily activities. Join them as they down their morning espressos in the bars and as they chat on street corners or quiet squares. Find a perch and just watch Testaccio life unfold before your eyes as people stock up on fresh traditional produce from the delis and then treat themselves to an ice cream from a gelateria. The district is not without important attractions, including one of Rome's most famous contemporary art museums, the MACRO Testaccio. This former abattoir complex on the banks of the Tiber River presents the work of local, national and international artists as well as performances and other special events. Opposite MACRO is a wonderful food market building where you can buy lots of delicious produce, such as cheeses, bread, cured meats, fish and much more. Come back to the area around MACRO at night for the trendy bistros, clubs and nightspots.