• Location: Florence, Italy
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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Indulge in the decadence of Tuscany on this 2.5-hour gourmet food tour of Florence! During a walking tour of this picturesque city, your local guide will share information about Tuscan cuisine and what makes it so special. You'll enjoy samples of regional specialties from some of the top food markets in the city where you'll meet the friendly proprietors. Try truffle panini, Tuscan olive oil, handmade chocolate, focaccia, and gelato, washed down with prosecco and Chianti wine.

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

The best local food stores

After meeting your guide in the historic city center, you'll begin your gourmet food tour of Florence by learning about how Tuscany's culinary history and respect for quality produce carries into how Tuscans continue to make food to this day.

Your first stop is at a delicatessen that specializes in truffles, a particularly sought-after commodity in Tuscany, and learn how locals forage for the valuable fungus. Here, you'll sample a panino tartufato, a pâté sandwich topped with shavings of those prized truffles, accompanied by a glass of sparkling prosecco.

The next stop at an artisan chocolatier allows you to treat your sweet tooth. You'll taste different chocolates in a guided tasting session, learning what sets handmade chocolates apart, before heading to a very popular shop selling Tuscan olive oils and balsamic vinegars. Here, you'll have another guided tasting, learning about the variation olive oils can have from fruity to peppery.

Wandering further from the olive oil shop, you'll indulge in a gelato treat from a beloved local gelateria and finally end your tour at a wine bar. Enjoy some warm-from-the-oven focaccia bread and a glass of one of Tuscany's most famous wines – Chianti – while you review what you've tasted and plot your next meal.

Customer Reviews

Katherine M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Our guide did a great job navigating our group through our five food stops, each of which was very well chosen. They ran the gamut from fancy (chocolates) to atmospheric (wine) to somewhat upscale corporate (olive oil) to the oldest sandwich shop in Florence (truffles). She was very well informed on food and local history both. Definitely worth it!

Barry F USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Was a great way to get to know the city better, while also enjoying a range of food and beverages. Very entertaining and educational

Kris V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

A highlight of our trip. We visited 5 different places and leaned so much about the Italian food, we needed at a wine tasting troop where we enjoyed Prosecco so much we decided to stay for another hour and another glass. Its a nice break from the museums. I would highly recommend.

Allison M United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Wonderful tour! Very informative...well worth the money and the food was great.

pamdrager

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Nina was AWESOME! The tour description should have said you'll see the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and Panthenon! It checked off a lot of on our list, so I was glad we did it out first day in Rome! The food was SO MUCH FUN! We were a small group so it was awesome in the restaurant and the chef was so friendly even though he didn't speak english! Nina translated for us and everything was delicious!! Highly recommend as this was one of our highlights in Rome!

Stewart Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Francesca, our guide, was charming and knowledgeable. She led our small group to some amazing family-run shops where we sampled the best Florence has to offer. Her background in archaeology and history added a lot to the tour as she talked about points of interests on our walk. We highly recommend this interesting and enjoyable walking tour.

Jenny W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Wonderful tour! A Great way to see the city and there was fabulous food quite a bit of variety

Coralie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

A wonderful tour by our guide Linda she showed us the places that you would not know where to go as a tourist . The places and food we went to were owned by small business owners who love what they sell or make or have had in the family for centuries . Linda also explained a lot of the buildings and the history and owners behind them. This gave us a better view of Florence from a local point of view . love it . thank you very much Linda

Sandra G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Nice walking around and sampling.

Emmanuel L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Absolutely amazing. Great food, interesting historical insights and excellent tour guide. Isabelle was knowledgeable and made the day fun.

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