Flavors of Florence Food Tour

A food and wine tour-taste Florence’s central food market and best local dishes.

Explore traditional Tuscan food and visit Florence’s local central farmer’s market. Our food tour will have you tasting your way through centuries of rich cuisine and food culture. We’ll take you to historic wine bars and family-run bakeries that date back over a hundred years. We’ll bring you to bustling market halls and meat counters run by expert butchers. We’ll introduce you to traditional trattorias and local gelaterias and ice cream parlors.

Savor Florence

Our food tour will take you through Florence’s historic streets. This includes the unique Florentine “buchette del vino”! These little wine windows date back to the 17th century, and no food tour is complete without them. Have your first sample in a century-old cafe, and enjoy a classic Florentine breakfast. Choose your preferred Italian coffee and pair it with a classic cornetto or other pastry. After, sample your way through the San Lorenzo central food market. Enjoy over a dozen Florentine specialties, including local jams, cheeses and regional wines.
 

Learn from our passionate foodies

Why do Italians take their food so seriously? Real extra virgin olive oil. Protected designation of origin balsamic vinegar. Bronte pistachios, the emerald green gem of Sicily. We won’t just tell you what separates quality products; by the end of our tour, you’ll see it for yourself. If there’s one thing we’ve heard clients say again and again, it’s that it’s like they’ve never eaten before.
 

Local lunch, local recipes

We’ve timed our food tour perfectly so that we end just in time for a delicious lunch in a local trattoria. We’ll walk you through the Italian meal, from antipasto, to primo, to secondo and contorni. And, of course, we’ve saved the best for last: gelato!

The Flavors of Florence Food Tour-Private?

You can choose to do the Flavors of Florence Food Tour as a private or small shared group experience.

Tour Details

Flavors of Florence: A Food & Wine Tour

Taste your way through the history and culture of Florence.

Explore traditional Tuscan food and Italian food culture as you taste your way through Florence’s historic centre and age-old eateries, market halls, wine bars, and more. This lively tour will introduce you to local flavors and traditions, with a passionate guide to take you to family-run establishments dating back over a hundred years, meat counters run by expert butchers, tripe vendors (a Florentine specialty), wine bars, delicatessens, and gelato shops! From prosecco and wine to cheeses, antipasti, and olive oil, and gelato, our Food & Wine tour of Florence is unrivalled in its quality – and quantity – of delights. Take home ideas from the farmer’s market, rich with seasonal ingredients and traditions. The tour concludes with a lunch menu tasting and glass of wine. Followed, of course, by gelato.

Highlights of the Flavors of Florence: A Food & Wine Tour include:

  • Explore the foods of Florence in a small group, visiting Florence’s best sanctuaries of delectable tastes
  • See Florence’s central food market with an avid foodie, an expert in fresh local ingredients who is highly skilled at creating typical Tuscan recipes
  • Visit local butchers, bakers and grocers for an authentic Italian food and wine experience like no other
  • Sample over a dozen of Italy’s greatest delicacies including scrumptious cheeses and top-quality balsamic vinegar.
  • Learn why Italians are so passionate about extra virgin olive oil
  • Enjoy a taste of dishes from a complete, traditional meal of appetizers, entrée and main course
  • A sampling some of Italy’s most popular ‘vino’
  • And finally, to conclude your tasting experience, savour in the most loved dessert of all – gelato
Sites Visited

Central Food market in Florence, several typical foodstores

 

Included

A great English-speaking guide, more tastings than any other food tour with samplings of great traditional foods and wines, small groups.

  • Explore the foods of Florence in a small group, visiting Florence’s best sanctuaries of delectable tastes
  • See Florence’s central food market with an avid foodie, an expert in fresh local ingredients who is highly skilled at creating typical Tuscan recipes
  • Meet local butchers, bakers and grocers for an authentic Italian food and wine experience like no other
  • Sample over 15 of Italy’s greatest delicacies including scrumptious cheeses, top-quality balsamic vinegar and bread baked fresh in the traditional ways
  • Learn why Italians are so passionate about extra virgin olive oil
  • Enjoy a taste of dishes from a complete, traditional meal of appetizers, entrée and main course
  • A sampling some of Italy’s most popular ‘vino’
  • And finally, to conclude your tasting experience, savour in the most loved dessert of all – gelato!
Not included: Extra courses, Extra drinks or wine, tips
Start Location: Florence
End Location: Florence
Dress Code: Easy going
Important information

Please let us know eventual dietary restrictions

Meeting Point

In our Office on Via Sassetti 1, Florence.

FAQ's

Knees and shoulders must be covered to enter the churches! Travelling in hot weather? Don’t worry, you can drape a shawl over your shoulders.

If you enjoyed your tour and would like to give your guide a token of appreciation, tips are happily accepted. When asked, the office staff recommends whatever amount you feel comfortable with giving.

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Save time by browsing our website for ideas on romantic getaways, historic residences, palace and castle stays, beautiful views, good value vacations, classic Tuscan country holidays and top attractions. Stop by to chat with us about the best shopping and restaurants in Florence and Tuscany!

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