Free tour

Walk in Testaccio: between Romans and Romantics

Duration: 2h
Languages: Italian
Guru: Beatrice
Registered on October 05, 2021

I'm Beatrice, a graduate in Renaissance art history at the La Sapienza University of Rome and a licensed Tour Leader. During my university years I worked as an intern at the Quirinal Palace, organizing guided tours. After graduation I held the role of intern at the Royal Palace and Castel Sant'Elmo, in Naples, and worked in contemporary art galleries. Passionate about art, history, cinema and literature, I hope to convey the same love that I have for my city, Rome!

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Welcome to Testaccio, a district that has its roots in the second century BC We will make an authentic journey through time, from the remains of the Roman age to the settlements of the Fascist era, up to the most modern structures. The tour begins behind the Pyramid of Caio Cestio, enigmatic and mysterious, to continue to discover the Emporium, the ancient commercial port of Rome. Among fountains and stumbling blocks, we observe the architecture of the fascist era and introduce the industrial plants of the '900, such as the ex-slaughterhouse. There will be a stop in front of the Non-Catholic Cemetery, a magical place where some of the most important writers of English Romanticism rest, as well as famous personalities of Italian culture, including Andrea Camilleri and Antonio Gramsci. The visit will end in front of Monte Testaccio, nicknamed "Monte dei Cocci", the unmistakable symbol of the district.
If you are looking for a rich tour, ranging from archeology to contemporary, you are in the right place. You will discover Testaccio under another guise: an ancient, traditional and industrial district, with a special "romantic" vein.

Main stages of the tour:

Porta San Paolo
2 Pyramid of Caio Cestio
3 Non-Catholic Cemetery
4 Via Marmorata
5 Piazza Testaccio
6 Piazza dell'Emporio
7 Square of Santa Maria Liberatrice
8 New Testaccio Market
9 Monte dei Cocci
10 Former Slaughterhouse

NB If requested , it will be possible to visit the Non-Catholic Cemetery, providing you with explanations about the most important characters buried there (it is recommended that each participant leave a donation of € 5.00).

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  • Meeting point:
    Piazzale Ostiense, 00154 Roma RM, Italy
    Piazzale Ostiense, 00154 Roma RM, Italy

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Monica 26 Feb 2023

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2023
Beatrice è davvero cordiale e molto professionale! Ci siamo trovati davvero molto bene!
Raff... 03 Oct 2022
San Lazzaro

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Travelled in group - Oct 2022
Il tour al Testaccio con Beatrice è stato interessante. Ci ha permesso di conoscere una zona di Roma diversa dalle mete più tradizionali. Beatrice è preparata, molto cordiale e disponibile. Assolutamente consigliato
Rosanna 04 Sep 2022
Montecchio Maggiore

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022
Tour molto particolare, assolutamente da fare
Roberta 24 Jun 2022
San Vito di Cadore

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Travelled alone - Jun 2022
Beatrice è guida preparata, empatica, disponibile. Un tour con lei è sempre una piacevole scoperta E' imperdibile un tour con lei se vi trovate a Roma La passione con la quale vi descriverà angoli e storia di Roma vi rimarranno nel cuore
DANIELE 26 May 2022

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Travelled in couple - May 2022
Tour da 5 stelle! Il quartiere di Testaccio, spesso sottovalutato purtroppo, è invece in grado di raccontare una Roma autentica. Infatti ha una storia molto antica e interessante che ci permette di capire l’evoluzione dell’intera capitale. Beatrice è stata molto esaustiva nelle sue spiegazioni ed è riuscita a sanare ogni dubbio! Consiglierei vivamente queste guida:
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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