Esquilino & Monti Neighbourhood Stroll & Market Walk

Enjoy this Rome market tour in the Esquilino and Monti neighborhoods with a culinary expert from Italy’s Best Rome, complete with tastings.


  • Visit the neighborhood market in the company of an English-speaking food expert
  • Sample traditional pastries and pizza
  • Learn about the concept of eating “alla stagione”
  • Discover the ever-increasing variety of international cuisine available in Rome


Rome Market Tour

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 bread making 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 “alla stagione” and the ever-increasing variety of international cuisine in Rome thanks to a growing supply of exotic food and spices. During your stroll there will be ample time to discuss, take photos and buy some snacks to take home. You’ll finish the Rome market tour with a stop at one of Rome’s most innovative gelaterias located in Rione Monti.

International Food in Rome

The Esquilino is the perfect neighborhood to explore the different side of Rome’s culinary scene. A haven for the international community in the city, the Piazza Vittorio market is the destination for international food finds. A true melting pot, you will find freshly baked pizza bianca next to fresh mangos. This will allow us to speak about some of the many international communities that call Rome home and how they have increasingly influenced Rome’s culinary scene.

You’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy the 19th century architecture of the area, with its large porticos built shortly after the unification of Italy.

Tour Trendy Monti

After your time in the market, your Rome food guide will bring you to the trendy Monti neighborhood, located next to the Colosseum. A traditional Roman neighborhood, Monti has become increasingly hip over the past 10 years, creating a unique atmosphere of tradition and innovation. Here you’ll have the opportunity to sample gelato from one of the city’s most well-respected gelaterias – the perfect end of your Rome market tour.

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