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Celebrating Birthday in Rome - Testaccio
Testaccio is a neighborhood located at the foot of the Aventine Hill - also known as Monte Testaccio -an artificial hill made from fragments of ancient Roman amphorae.
The Birthday Stroll is dedicated to the best food and wine in Rome and it begins with an Italian Aperitivo and a welcome toast with bubbles and finger food.

The ritual of the Aperitivo has its origins in the city of Turin. Roman cuisine is characterized by the use of poor ingredients, the only ones that families of the past had available to survive.
With few ingredients they tried to create tasty dishes that could nourish and at the same time satisfy the palates of the whole family.

Walking through the neighborhood, next stops are carachterized by tastings of traditional dishes paired with local wines, you can choose between carbonara, cacio e pepe, gricia or amatriciana. Based on the dish served, the Food Ambassador suggests the best wine to pair.
For example, a carbonara is paired with a white wine from the Frascati area or a full-bodied red wine to match the Amatriciana.

The Birthday stroll in Testaccio ends in one of the most historic pastry shops in the neighborhood for a personalized cake and a final toast.
  • An itinerant menu (a real Italian meal!)
  • Minimum of four food stops and three top-shelf wines
  • Birthday cake and final toast
  • Highest quality food and wine
  • Typical Milanese restaurants
  • FoodAmbassador, a licensed local guide and food and wine expert
  • Private tour
3.5 hours
2 km / 1.5 miles
English - other languages available upon request.
  • Vegetarian, non-alcoholic alternatives and for any dietary restrictions can be provided. Please specify it at time of booking.
  • The experience is in English but other languages are available upon request. Contact us!
  • The exact address of meeting point will be provided via email few days before the experience.
Request information or book your Walking Birthday Tour here!

What they say about us

This company is wonderful- a MUST for all foodies- ask for Linda G. for your guide- she is so knowledgeable about everything food, and Rome and its neighborhoods as well! Our custom food tour (Walking Palates included EVERYTHING we asked for) took us to Trastevere to meet Piero the King of Porchetta, then to Testaccio for amazing food stops with craft beer and wine tastings, and lastly to an epic bakery with a Linda arranged amazing birthday cake for my wife! Four hours of great food, local learning, and laughs! Linda even stayed in touch afterwards and via emails directed us to the best in restaurants on the Amalfi Coast, Florence, and more great food shops and restaurants in Rome- she truly is amazing, and Walking Palates was a pleasure to work with in setting it all up

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