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
Recent Photos of This Tour
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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.
Thanks to our tour guide Coral (who was a 'gem' of a tour guide), we couldn't have been more thrilled when it turned out the 3 of us had a PRIVATE tour that day. This allowed Coral to 'customize' our tour even more... like spending more time at the coffee shop as my husband is a coffee drinker. And when we found out this shop carried the famous/rare/expensive Kopi Luwak coffee, we bought a cup for us all to try (we got it ½ price due to being on this tour, so 5E). Look this up if you don’t know how the coffee beans are collected (you’ll be shocked!). Coral was extremely in tune to everything said and always went out of her way to accommodate us: example? My husband loves to share this line, “I’m a ‘sea” food’ expert… I ‘see’ food and eat it!”. She knew we all liked sea food so when we got to the San Lorenzo market for the included lunch, she came back with a sea food dish which was outstanding!! If you want to ‘eat your way thru Florence…taste and drink all the local specialties’, this is the perfect tour to take.
Meet at the designated point and meet the rest of the group, and the guide and set off, the first stop was a really cool coffee shop, they take there coffee very seriously here, the owner of the shop gave us a real insight to the different types of beans and roasting, this was a lovely start to the day and we bought even bought the cutest little coffee Percolator, it is bright orange! From there we walked through the city and went to a tiny little shop that sold all things truffle, OMG! The little truffle spread sandwich was amazing.
The food market was next, and we tasted Cheese, wine, olive oil and balsamic this was wonderful, the wine and food was really good, we also looked at all the fresh food, the meat looked amazing. We then went to a local eatery in the market and ate a traditional dish, which was very tasty. Next was a bakery to taste some local fresh bread, it was sort of crusty and salty, we also tasted a liqueur and biscotti type of biscuit. And to finish....gelato! I must say that the Italians really know how to make this icy treat, it is addictive, so good. This was a lovely tour, and I would recommend it if you have the time. A couple of tips, take a map with you to ensure you can find your way back to you accommodation, wear good shoes as you will be walking on cobble stones. The market has a amazing restuarant/eatery up on the second level so if your hungry after the tour, make your way back upstairs and enjoy.