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Tour code: 5965FLOFOODIES
Indulge in the decadence of Tuscany on this 2.5-hour gourmet food tour of Florence! During a walking tour of this picturesque city, your local guide will share information about Tuscan cuisine and what makes it so special. You'll enjoy samples of regional specialties from some of the top food markets in the city where you'll meet the friendly proprietors. Try truffle panini, Tuscan olive oil, handmade chocolate, focaccia, and gelato, washed down with prosecco and Chianti wine.

Highlights

  • 2.5-hour Florence gourmet food tour, led by a local food-loving guide
  • Savor a glass of prosecco and a truffle panini in a top delicatessen
  • Sample artisan chocolate and prestigious Tuscan olive oils
  • Learn about the region’s gastronomic history while enjoying a gelato
  • Finish inside a wine bar, enjoying a glass of Chianti and focaccia bread
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 people ensures personalized attention

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What You Can Expect

Florence Gourmet Food Tour: Truffles, Chocolate, Gelato, Olive Oil and Wine

Enjoy a glass of Chianti with your expert guide!

After meeting your guide in the historic city center, you'll begin your gourmet food tour of Florence by learning about how Tuscany's culinary history and respect for quality produce carries into how Tuscans continue to make food to this day.

Your first stop is at a delicatessen that specializes in truffles, a particularly sought-after commodity in Tuscany, and learn how locals forage for the valuable fungus. Here, you'll sample a panino tartufato, a pâté sandwich topped with shavings of those prized truffles, accompanied by a glass of sparkling prosecco.

The next stop at an artisan chocolatier allows you to treat your sweet tooth. You'll taste different chocolates in a guided tasting session, learning what sets handmade chocolates apart, before heading to a very popular shop selling Tuscan olive oils and balsamic vinegars. Here, you'll have another guided tasting, learning about the variation olive oils can have from fruity to peppery.

Wandering further from the olive oil shop, you'll indulge in a gelato treat from a beloved local gelateria and finally end your tour at a wine bar. Enjoy some warm-from-the-oven focaccia bread and a glass of one of Tuscany's most famous wines – Chianti – while you review what you've tasted and plot your next meal.

Customer Reviews

Mary J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Tour guide was great - not a native Italian so she had the benefit of an outside perspective, but has lived in Florence for many years so she had insider knowledge! We sampled prosecco, wine, gelato, cheese, charcuterie, vinegar, olive oil, and truffles - I didn't need dinner! Lots of fun and a great value.

John O United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Very enjoyable our guide Francesca was great.The only problem about the tour was that we did it in the middle/late afternoon so we could not eat that evening. We should have done it over the lunch time period.

Ravish

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was one of the highlights of our trip. Our guide, Linda of Urban Adventure, was very good and made it very informative and enjoyable.

heguenther

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

THE VERY BEST TOUR EVER LOVED IT

Jennifer M Spain

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was a very good tour with an excellent guide who gave us lots of interesting information about the history of Florence, the food and the way of life in Italy. The tastings were quite ample so don't eat much before you go.

Michael T Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Tour guide was excellent, she presented us with many historical interested facts about food and wine in Florence and the important families who shaped Florence's history.

Anne M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Best tour I did in Italy, Linda was a fantastic tour guide, lots of history, information and tips!!all the places were amazing - and yummy - places that as a tourist you would never find. After this tour I booked two more tours with Urban Adventures. The best way to discover the 'real' Florence. Thanks Linda and your crew!!

Mrs G Roberts R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This is a really great tour. Gemma was waiting for us when we arrived at the meeting point and she was friendly and informative throughout the tour. Just four of us which made for a really personal experience. Visited places we may never have found and tasted wonderful food and wine.

Vicki S United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was a wonderful tour. The leader was very informative and personable. Keeping the group small was also nice as you visited from within. I'd recommend to anyone going to Florence!

Roxy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We were met by our tour guide Linda. She was extremely knowledgeable of the area. SHe spoke great English, and had a great personality, you can tell she enjoys her job! She was nothing short of fabulous! This tour was a totally thumbs up! Wish the tour wouldn't end! Wish all the guides were like Linda, excellent!

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