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Florence Food Tour: Home-Made Pasta, Truffle, Cantucci, Olive Oil, Gelato

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  • Offered in: English


Explore Florence cuisine with a local foodie on a 2.5-hour culinary tour of the city that includes tastings at markets, shops, and cafés along the way. Sample Florence foods that range from fresh pasta and truffles to gelato and pastries. This 3-hour tour is limited to 15 people for individual service from the guide, and in between treats, you’ll walk by some of the city’s most beloved landmarks and local neighborhoods.
  • 2.5-hour Florence food tour led by a local guide
  • All-inclusive tour with tastings of local specialties
  • See some of the city's landmarks and neighborhoods
  • Small group ensures personal service

What's Included

  • Food tasting
  • Local guide
  • Home - Made Pasta
  • Truffle tasting
  • Cantucci
  • Gelato
  • Drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Piazza dell'Unità Italiana
    Piazza dell'Unità Italiana, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

    You will meet the guide in Piazza Unità Italiana, in front of "Grand Hotel Baglioni"

Start time

11:00 AM

End point

  • Santa Croce
    Santa Croce, Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy

    The end points is near Santa Croce church

What To Expect

Make your way to Piazza dell' Unità, where this tour begins, then learn the basics of Florence cuisine as you walk to the first stop of the day, a local market. Taste freshly rolled pasta, extra virgin olive oil, truffles, and cantucci biscuits, crunchy almond cookies that are beloved in Tuscany. Whet your appetite for the rest of the tour with small bites that combine prosciutto, cheeses, and seasonal garnish—as you nibble, your guide will share the delicious history of eating appetizers before meals.

Continue to the next foodie destination to try typical Florentine dishes and get the scoop on the ingredients, history, and preparation of each. Throughout the tour, you’ll see a combination of classic Florentine highlights and lesser-known destinations, walking past the Duomo, the Santa Croce Basilica, San Lorenzo Market, Palazzo Vecchio, and the Piazza della Signoria.

Finish the tour with a sweet note, capping off the meal with a dish or cone of Italian gelato: the beloved treat has been a favorite with Florentines since the Renaissance. This food tour of Florence concludes at the Santa Croce Basilica.

Food Tours of Florence

2 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Mercato Centrale

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • This tour cannot accomodate vegans, gluten or dairy-free diets.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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This is the best way to taste local food and to get more insight into the history and culture of the city.
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Great tour
Raymond_M, Mar 2023
Our guide was very knowledgeable and attentive to the entire group. Great tour for the price. Would def recommend.
Do not miss this amazing tour!!
Pamela_C, Mar 2023
This was the highlight of our trip to Florence!! Our guide was knowledgeable, funny and enthusiastic. We learned a ton about the city and the culinary specialties of Florence. We returned to several of the shops again the next day. It is a ton of food. Definitely arrive hungry!!
Tasty tour of Florence
Katherine_W, Mar 2023
Our guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable about food, culture and history. The food tastings were very generous and delicious and the tour was awesome. I have already gone back to one of the places for another sandwich!
Highest recommendation!
Jared_C, Dec 2022
Extremely knowledgeable and friendly and clever tour guide with a great personality! We learned so much about local food and customs, and got to know people in the market, who were so talented, and very educated, and aware! Florentine food traditions, recipes and ingredients were so fresh and delicious! Don’t miss this special elevated experience!
Yummy, educational, and perfect
Bailey_A, Dec 2022
Amazing! 10/10 guide was so sweet! She told us all the history and went above and beyond! The food was great, so many unique moments! Meeting owners and getting to sample lots of options you couldn’t if not doing the tour
Excellent Value!
Wayne_F, Sept 2022
A fantastic local food experience! Our tour guide provided lots of history and was very enthusiastic. The food was delicious and the serving sizes were more than ample. Overall, a great tour!
Great choice for a taste of Italy!
Matthew_N, Jun 2022
We loved our guide! She made us feel included and gave us personal attention. The food experience was amazing! Highly recommended!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Indoor street market tour with a few tastings
Kristin_H, May 2022
This was not the tour I expected. It was a walk through the indoor market of Florence, with a small number of stops to try merchant wares. In one hour, we tasted pasta, truffle oil/balsamic vinegar. I had hoped for more information about Florence and food and more carefully chosen tasting spots. The guide was very nice, but it didn’t teach us much about food in Florence, nor did it expose us to any hidden food treasures
Food Tour with Aurora.
Kelly_H, Apr 2022
Aurora is the best!!! Her knowledge of food, history of the area and fun personality made for a great introduction to Florence. I will certainly request her on our next visit.
No tour no explanation. Do NOT book this tour
Thayer_B, Mar 2022
We went to the meeting place earlier than required and waited 20 minutes past the meeting time We repeatedly called the contact number which just hung up after a few rings. We can get our money back but with only a few days in Florence, we can’t rebook or get that wasted Florence time back. So rude to not answer the contact phone or let me know the food tour that was booked long in advance was canceled. Very disappointing with this tour and company.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Organiser cancelled on us 2 hours before the tour
Tiffanylecornu, Mar 2022
We received a WhatsApp message on the morning of the Trip to tell us it was cancelled. We were travelling from Milano to Florence for the food tour and so were very disappointed to hear this news. We haven’t been given a refund and no one has contacted us since the WhatsApp message despite me messaging again to ask where the refund is.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Do not book - horrible experience.
Nimrah_K, Mar 2022
We booked a tour for 11:30 am a month in advance. This tour was canceled at 11:45 am AFTER we had been waiting at the meeting place since 11:15 am. We called the phone number provided over 10 times and no one picked up. I would definitely NOT recommend booking this tour — we had a limited amount of time in Florence and this wasted the entire morning and afternoon as we scrambled to find another tour. Horrible experience.
1 traveler found this review helpful
No Show
Paul_W, Feb 2022
At my tour time I was told there was no record of my booking and there was no tour that day. They accepted payment though so they had to know something. A refund has been issued. If you book this make sure to confirm the tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Wonderful afternoon
Denise_B, Jul 2020
Had a wonderful afternoon with a highly experienced guide. It was amazing. Would definitely recommend.
Delicious Florence Food!
Harry_S, Feb 2020
Our food tour was wonderful, start to finish. Our knowledgeable guide met us at a convenient location, and she led us through a perfect blend of history and delicious, authentic food as we walked the city. The tour gave us the orientation we needed to better enjoy our stay in Florence.
Tasty, informative afternoon
Andrea_D, Nov 2019
Started in the San Lorenzo market where we Tasted several kinds of delicious hand made ravioli and then stopped in a shop for tastings of truffles, olive oil, aged balsamic vinegars and pistachio cream. (We picked up a bottle of 10-year old balsamic to take home.) Next we walked through the city stopping at interesting historical points including the Duomo. Final tastings included authentic stops for lasagna, eggplant parmesan and the best place for hand crafted gelato. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable and this was a great way to see some Florence sites, learn about Florence and taste some authentic Italian food. We only had 4 people in our group so it was very personal tour. The meeting point was easy to find.
Savors of Tuscany
AnaMaria7401, Oct 2019
Alice was a passionate and delightful guide. We discovered first in Mercato Centrale, than in a nice restaurant what are the specific dishes of Florence and Tuscany. We finished with a great gelato.
1 traveler found this review helpful
CAROLINE_V, Oct 2019
We met Alicia along with another group for our tour. Alicia was very knowledgeable and nice. We had a great time and it was nice touring Florence for our first day here!
Great Experience
Misty_B, Aug 2019
My group ranged in ages from 10 to 60 and we all loved the experience! Our guide was very nice, knowledgeable, and made sure everyone was happy! Would definitely recommend.
lalapeg18, Aug 2019
We had a great time with Caterina and she was very thorough. Yummy ravioli, outstanding truffle olive oil, and delicious gelato! She shared what real Italians eat and why. Lots of walking so wear your walking shoes!


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