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Florence Food Tour with Wine Tasting

Enjoy local flavors with a culinary expert
From US$441 privately
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Tour Details
Duration
2.5 hours
Product Type
Tour
Venues
Historic District
Photos & Highlights
  • Discover some of Florence's most authentic and historic gastronomic establishments complete with tastings of the city's best snacks and sweets, from salamis to pastries
  • Led by an Italian cuisine expert
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Tour Description
Food and gastronomy have always played an integral part in Florentine culture and identity. On this two and a half hour Florence food tour you will join a local chef or food writer to explore Florence's great contribution to Italian cuisine. Along the way you will taste a little wine, sample gelato, and sink your teeth into some amazing cheeses.

Florence Food Tour

You will begin our tour in the heart of the historical center, home to many traditional bakeries, shops and cafes. Your guide will lead us to some of their favorite places to sample the city's best snacks and sweets. The group will have the opportunity to sample several specialties including truffle sandwiches, Tuscan salamis, focaccia, coffee, pastries and, if the season is right, gelato. All the while, your guide discuss local agricultural products, their origin, and how they differ from foods in other parts of Italy. You will also touch on the current restaurant scene in Florence for those interested in deepening their culinary experience while in town.

Tuscan Cuisine Through Time

As you make your way through the markets of this historic city, your guide will craft a tale about the integral role that food has played in Florence in the past. The history of the Florentines is represented in the foods they consume today. The Tuscan region is famous for its ample farm lands, which produce much more than the characteristic wines they are known for. Wild truffles grow on the hills and in the forests, while the rich soil produces not only fine grapes, but all manner of produce representative of Florentine cuisine. This rich history produces even richer food, all of which can be found in the markets of Florence.

Looking to learn more about Florentine cuisine? Check out our Florence Market Tour and Cooking Class with a Local Chef. 

Take Aways

Though the focus of this tour is on the food, the group will also quickly learn how Florence's gastronomy is deeply intertwined with its social and political history. The tour will celebrate and delve into multiple facets of Florentine life. If you have a food allergy or other dietary requirements, please let us know in advance so that we can take this into account.

FAQ

What is a private tour?
Our private tours are limited exclusively to travelers in your party. They are designed to provide a learning experience that is completely tailored to you and your traveling companions. Private tours give you more flexibility with scheduling (you decide when the walk best fits in your trip), the ability to tailor your itinerary (we'll work to match the itinerary to the interests and dynamics of your group), and more personalized time with your guide.

What is a small group tour?
Our small group tours cover many of the same itineraries as our private tours, but they place you with other travelers in groups of 6 or less. They operate on a pre-scheduled calendar, and are designed to provide an opportunity to engage with and learn from other travelers. Most of our small group tours require at least three (3) participants to run, although there is some variation from walk to walk. As you sign up for a tentative walk we display the minimum number required in order to confirm.

Is this tour walking-intensive, and/or wheelchair accessible?
While we don't cover a large distance on the tour, nor do we take a fast pace, some streets in the city center of Florence are cobbled. Please contact us with any mobility questions; we will be happy to advise if this walk will be appropriate for you or propose modifications where necessary.


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We loved this tour and wish we had done it first thing so we could get Adrienne's advice on food for the rest of our stay - avoid the fake gelato!
This tour was fantastic! Adrienne made adjustments to fit us perfectly! What a great tour guide, taught us so much about the history of the food and the wine of the region. Would recommend high!
This was a great and informative tour. Patriza was a knowledgeable, pleasant and fantastic guide. She made me feel like I was out with a friend@