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Tour code: 3092FLORENCEFOOD
Indulge in a true taste of Florence on this 3.5-hour food and walking tour. Led by an expert foodie guide, travel through the streets of the Renaissance city and stop at the top local haunts. Check out the fresh produce at the San Lorenzo Market, try the bold flavors of an Italian coffee and peruse a Florentine delicatessen. You’ll sample plenty of specialties along the way, including cheeses, breads, olive oils, gelato and delicious Italian wine. Numbers are limited to eight people to ensure an intimate experience. 

Highlights

  • 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

Small-Group Florence Food Walking Tour

Small-Group Florence Food Walking Tour

Your tour will begin in central Florence, where you’ll join up with your guide and head straight to a local coffee bar. Fuel up with samples of two different roasts and learn about the production process.

Next up, enjoy a true taste of Florence with a truffle pâté sandwich (panino tartufato) at a delicatessen dating back to 1885. Your guide will provide historical commentary and local lore about the passing city sights as you continue to your next haunt.

Wander through the San Lorenzo Market, learning some of the secrets behind fresh Florentine ingredients and recipes. Treat your taste buds to high-end olive oils with crostini, toasted Italian bread, and sweet balsamic vinegars.

Afterward, follow your guide to an enoteca, or local wine shop, to swirl and sip two Tuscan blends, complemented by regional cheeses and meats. Complete your 3.5-hour foodie experience with a visit to one of city’s best gelaterias, where you’ll please your sweet tooth with a delicious helping of Italian ice cream.

Customer Reviews

Robynandgregg United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our tour guide, Bene, did a fabulous job and gave us great insight into the way Italians eat. Because we did this tour we were able to discover things we wouldn't have been able to find otherwise. I highly recommend this tour to anyone.

Bonnie L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was a really fun tour and a great introduction to the local food culture. We got to sample a number of tasty food and beverage items...I went back to several of the shops afterward for wine and other goodies. Valentina was a knowledgeable, enthusiastic guide!

Mar

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great tour guide - very knowledgeable and humorous. Small group which enhanced the experience. This is a worthwhile tour!

Lawrence S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Excellently organised and a very good and helpful guide
We all enjoyed it

Wanda K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This tour is well worth the time and the money. Really enjoyed ourselves. Lots of great food and beverages. We had a great guide and we enjoyed her company.

Louise R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This tour was amazing. Veronica, our guide, was both very knowledgable and entertaining, and the shops and stalls we visited were excellent. Ended the tour very full of samplings from a wide range of delicious local produce, and spent the next couple of days revisiting the places to do our shopping. Highly recommended tour.

John O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Food was fantastic and the tour also helped you discover more areas in Flourence.

Richard E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Lots of fun. We went to a variety of places for caffe, gelato,wine, cheese, and many other delights. You will feel like you have had a deliciious meal when the tour is finished. My favorite was the Mercato - the public market with a huge variety of grocery type foods and restaurants. We ate ate four different vendorsi n the Mercato. Locals come to shop there. It's quite an experience. Our guide Benedetta was fun and knowledgable.

Julie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This was an incredibly enjoyable introduction to Florence and the unique foods they excel at. We were traveling with two children and this was the highlight for them. My 11 year old daughter rated this as one of the best tours ever. We joined with another family for a party of 9. It was a nice size to allow everyone to mingle and enjoy without being overwhelmed. Do it early in your stay so you can use all the helpful hints and tips. It was well paced and had even more than we expected. Our guide Benne was wonderful. She was a great source of knowledge and just fun to be around. Thanks Benne for a great tour!

Christopher B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Valentina was a great guide and added in information about the city as we walked between stops on the tour. Good selection of traditional dishes and wine was included!

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