On our last day in Rome we went on a walking food tour called Taste of Testaccio by a Roman food tour company called Eating Italy. I had been looking forward to this tour for MONTHS. I'm a huge foodie and Italian food is my absolute favorite. If I could get away with eating pizza and pasta every day I would. I blame it on my Italian roots. My fiery great-grandma was from southern Italy. Testaccio is an old neighborhood that is off the beaten path and not touristy at all. Our tour guide, Beau, was an American living in Rome and extremely knowledgable. I learned more on that tour than I had anywhere else! We tasted pizza, gelato, two different pastas, bruschetta, cheese, caprice salad, tiramisu, and fried risotto balls. I have never been that full in my entire life. Had I not been in one of the best gelato shops in Rome, I would have declined the last tasting. We also stopped by the most beautiful and serene botanical protestant cemetery where the English poet John Keets was buried. It's also home to a cat sanctuary where I snapped that last pic. I had to post it for my fellow cat lover and loyal blog reader Alex. I would have loved to take more pictures but I didn't want to be disrespectful. You can learn more about the protestant cemetery here if you're interested. It was one of the most stunning places I saw there. If you find yourself in Rome for a few days, definitely consider taking this tour.
Posted by Hollie Ann