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.