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  • Location: Florence, Italy
  • Duration:  2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Pamper your palate on a 2.5-hour gourmet food tour of Florence! While exploring the pretty city with a local guide – passionate about Tuscan cuisine – sample decadent delights and learn about the region's reputation as the larder of Italy. Visit several of the city’s top food stores, meet friendly owners and try sumptuous specialties like truffle panini, artisan chocolate, olive oil, gelato and focaccia bread. Glasses of prosecco and Chianti are also included.

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

What You Can Expect

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

Enjoy a glass of Chianti with your expert guide!

Meet your guide in central Florence, and then set off on your leisurely paced walking tour, visiting several specialty food shops around town while learning about Tuscany’s gastronomic heritage. The region’s love affair with food and wine is founded on a deep respect for its produce, where raw materials – such as juicy plump Tuscan olives – have been nurtured for centuries.

Start with a visit to a delicatessen that specializes in foraging and selling truffles, one of the region’s highly prized natural ingredients. Sip on a glass of zesty crisp prosecco (the Italian’s answer to Champagne) and soak up the bubbles with a panino tartufato – a delicate pâté sandwich seasoned to perfection with slivers of the gourmet fungi.

Stroll to an artisan chocolate shop nearby and treat your sweet tooth to a chocolate-tasting session. Savor silky-soft nuggets of the sweet treat, noting the rich flavors present in high-quality chocolate, and then head out of the shop to visit an olive oil boutique.

Popular with locals and visitors alike, the high-end shop specializes in the sale of quality Tuscan olive oils and balsamic vinegars. Sit down for a tasting with the shop's charming owner and learn about the different varieties of fruity and piquant oils on offer.

Take a wander along the pretty cobblestone alleyways that make up the backstreets of the city, and stop for a gelato from a locally loved gelateria before winding up inside a wine bar. Sip on a glass of Chianti – one of Tuscany’s typically robust and tannic reds – and nibble on chunks of warm focaccia bread to finish your foodie adventure.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

I have not stopped raving about the Florence Gourmet Food Tour! We had a very small group which allowed for personal interaction with our phenomenal guide. The tour was a wonderful blend of historical tidbits and delicious gourmet bites from local artisan shops; places we would not have discovered on our own. I enjoyed learning about truffles, olive oil, and Florence's ancient wine "drive through system". It was a brilliantly conceived tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

The. Best. Tour. In. Florence.

Our guide was amazing, the food was spectacular, and it really gave us a good foundation for how/where to eat for the rest of the trip. I highly highly recommend this to everyone that goes to Florence.

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