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This small-group walking tour is limited to eight people to ensure a more personalized experience.
- Small-group walking tour through Florence to sample gourmet Italian cuisine
- Sample delicious regional specialties including coffee, breads, cheeses, olive oil, Tuscan wines and gelato
- Discover the charm of the city and learn about Florence’s culinary scene from your expert guide
- Visit the San Lorenzo Central Market and a local winery
- Small-group tour with a maximum of eight people ensures a more personalized experience
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What You Can Expect
Continue to an old delicatessen founded in 1885, where you’ll enjoy a panino tartufato, a delicate, truffle pâté sandwich made with the truffles for which the deli is famous. As you continue to your next food stop, listen as your guide illustrates the history of Florence’s most important squares where Florentines used to buy their food. Learn about typical local dishes and ingredients, but don’t expect detailed how to’s – Italians would never give away their secret family recipes!
To understand how Italians prepare their delicious plates, take a trip to the San Lorenzo Central Market, one of the main shopping centers in Florence known for fresh, locally grown ingredients. Taste some of the region’s best balsamic vinegars and extra virgin olive oils with crostini, traditional toasted Italian bread.
Your tour continues to a local wine shop, known as an enoteca, where you'll savor two Tuscan wines, accompanied by delicious regional cheeses and local meats. While you enjoy your tasting, learn about the origins of the food and wine from your guide. Top it off with something sweet at the final stop of your tour, one of Florence's best gelato shops where you’ll indulge in freshly made gelato!
At the end of your Florence food walking tour, you’ll leave feeling like a local.
We actually loved it. It was a great way of tasting things we would have missed if we were on our own.
Valentina, our tour guide, was a lot of fun.
We really enjoyed this tour, it was our favourite of all the tours. The guide, a lady called Valentino had excellent english and she made the tour fun. The places we went were out of this world and the owners of the shops and markets made a huge effort to explain the coffee, wine, olive oil, meats etc to us. The quality of the food, wine and coffee we tasted was to a very high standard. Valentino gave us some great hints and tips for our visit to Florence. We visited all the shops/markets again after her tour as we loved them so much. We would recommend this tour to everyone who loves italian food and drink and we learnt about the city whilst on the tour too. Thank you.