Small-Group Florence Food Walking TourDiscover the gourmet delights of Florence on a 3.5-hour small-group walking tour that includes 8 Food Tasting Stops! Follow your expert guide (...)
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Meet your local guide in central Florence and begin your 3-hour gourmet tour of the city! Italians usually start their morning at a café with a strong cup of coffee, so follow your guide to a typical Italian coffee bar, where you can try two types of delicious coffee and learn about the local roasting process.
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.
- Great overview and orientation of the city
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
- Small group ensures personal service
- Free snacks included
This small-group walking tour is limited to twelve people to ensure a more personalized experience.
- Local guide
- Food and wine tasting
What's NOT inside
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Refundable up to 4 business days prior to the travel date minus a 7% administrative fee.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Customers who have not reached Italy's legal drinking age of 18, will not be served alcohol
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- 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
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Reviews & ratings Small-Group Florence Food Walking Tour
"A group of 5 of us went on this tour and we all loved it. Our guide "Vanessa" was a doll showing us around the city while tasting wine and different food examples. I (...) "
"We were the only 2 people on this tour yet Valentina went ahead with it - we had a wonderful time. Valentina had a wealth of knowledge, each stop was perfect the (...) "
"THIS WAS GREAT.. VALENTINA WAS GREAT AND EXPLAINED EVERYTHING WE WERE GOING TO AND ABOUT EACH LITTLE SHOP. OUR GROUP WAS SMALL WHICH MADE IT EASY FOR ALL OF US. THE (...) "
"Variety of stops, knowledgable staff and delicious samples. Superior truffles, wine and gelato. The tour moved at a comfortable (...) "
"Our tour guide, Vanessa, was fantastic! She thoroughly explained the background on the food and wine we would be experiencing prior to entering the shops. We were (...) "
"The absolute best thing we did! You get a real flavor and experience of Florence. Our guide was amazing! "
"Wonderful tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable, professional, delightful and thoughtful. We have been on other food tours and this by far was the best. We (...) "
"This was my favorite tour in Italy! The olive oils and balsamic vinegars and wines and foods! Oh my goodness, it was spectacular, Benny was great. I loved the market (...) "
"Our Guide Vanessa was full of enthusiasm and very informative. She made the whole tour really fun. I would definitely recommend this (...) "
"Really excellent tour with plenty to sample no lunch was required!Christina was an excellent and extremely informative guide who en route route to the various (...) "