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Florence Food Tour

Key Details

  • City: Florence
  • Duration: 3hrs 30mins
  • Start Time: 5PM

Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy an authentic meal in Florence just as the locals do, seeking out local specialties where they are best – be it a local bakery or a renowned restaurant.

  • Based in the more local neighborhoods of Oltrarno & Santo Spirito, this Florence food tour lifts the hood on a part of town most visitors never see (led by a local).

  • You’ll start with cold cuts, cheese & wine (including a Super Tuscan); move on for bruschetta and more wine; sit down for two traditional starters and a taste of Florence’s famously meaty cuisine; enjoy a digestif; then finish with gelato and a stroll.
Traditional Italian aperitivo Cheese - one of Florences great loves Artichokes and roast vegetables are prolific in Tuscany Mozarella & prosciutto panino Traditional bruschetta & wine Sample delicacies at our favourite local bakery Your tour includes plenty of wine, including a Super Tuscan! Enjoy a meal of Italian tomatoes Visit a traditional Italian market Learn what makes Tuscan food different Chatting with our favorite restaurant owner Pour your own wine - like a Florentine Wine like this is quintessentially Florence Learn about wine from your expert local guide Put your skills to the test with tastings Eat like a local on our Florence Food Tour Learn to pick the best wines Queuing for a strange local snack Sample lampredotto (tripe!) if you dare Enjoy a tasting at our favorite gelateria

EXTENDED TOUR DESCRIPTION

Dine like a Florentine on this authentic dinner experience.

Our Florence food tour gives you an authentic evening of Tuscan cuisine with a local expert guide. It includes wine, small plates, classic dishes, and of course, gelato, sprinkled with tons of great information and a delightful city stroll.

From starters to gelato, you'll enjoy a full Tuscan meal.

Your Florence food tour starts in the lovely Oltrarno neighborhood of Florence, a step or two off the well-trod tourist path. Here you’ll stop in various places (the order changes according to the night) to taste cheese, cold cuts, truffles and Florence’s answer to focaccia, along with various olive oils and balsamic vinegar. Your expert guide will talk you through this, explaining how and why these key ingredients differ so much from one end of Italy to the other.

From there it’s a walk through the Piazza Santo Spirito to every Italian’s favorite time of day – aperitivo hour. Visit a local enoteca (wine bar) for a tour of the cellars and a wine tasting experience, including either one of the region’s famous Super Tuscans or a very special surprise wine, and local crostini (bruschetta).

Passing artisan shops and local bakeries along Via Santo Spirito, you’ll stop in one of our favorite restaurants for an authentic, sit-down dinner. Here you’ll try a classic Tuscan soup, a typical starter, plus a meaty second course that differs according to the season and what's available in the markets.

Finally, you end your meal as the Florentines do, with a gelato (invented here in Florence) and stroll back to the other side of the city.

Travel with a local guide and small group of just 14 people or fewer.

Throughout your Florence food tour, you’ll be accompanied by an expert (fun) local tour guide, who will teach you about local ingredients, seasonality and why there’s no such thing as “Italian” food. With a small group of just 14 people or fewer, your experience will be relaxed and casual – more like an evening with friends than a tour.

Sites visited

  • Oltrarno neighborhood
  • Santo Spirito Piazza
  • Local Gelateria
  • Traditional Restaurant
  • Cheese and Meat shop
  • Enoteca (Wine bar)

Included

  • All tastings, including food, wine & gelato
  • Expert Walks of Italy tour guide
  • Small groups of 14 people or fewer

Reviews

5-stars from over 345 Customer Reviews

Elena was great! Tour was a lot of fun, had some history, and great food/wine. Already gave positive trip advisor review.
This was a great tour. The Gelato spot was a little off, but the rest of the experience was great and the company was enjoyable.
Laura was excellent & very good at explaining the neighborhood as we went along. Very knowledgeable on wine & the food was excellent!! Really enjoyed this experience.

Important information

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements

For those with food allergies or other special requirements, please notify us prior to reserving your visit and then again, as soon as you meet your tour guide. We will do our very best to accommodate you and find suitable alternatives.

Also note that the order of the sites visited may vary.

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Elena was great! Tour was a lot of fun, had some history, and great food/wine. Already gave positive trip advisor review.
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This was a great tour. The Gelato spot was a little off, but the rest of the experience was great and the company was enjoyable.
Laura was excellent & very good at explaining the neighborhood as we went along. Very knowledgeable on wine & the food was excellent!! Really enjoyed this experience.
Laura was wonderful! So knowledgeable, friendly and made for a very fun evening. Highly recommend this tour with her!
Loved the whole evening, so much so we went back the next day to some of the sites we visited. Knowledgeable and engaging guide with plenty of variety along the way.
What a fantastic evening we had . Bernardo was knowledgeable and funny . Would highly recommend
All round enjoyable evening despite the torrential down pour.
It was an amazing wine and dine tour. Anna Maria was an incredible guide. Her zest for life and passion for Italian food, were addictive. Towards the end of the evening when we were on our way to our last restaurant it rained cats and dogs. The unexpected thunderstorm however, did not ruin our good mood. We were all enjoying ourselves so much that it made us giddy with excitement. All of the participants were a joy to be with and together with Anna Maria we all felt a kindred spirit. It was one of the best wine and dine tours that I have ever been on.
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Our guide was very well versed in the food and wine of the area and it was a delight to be with here.
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All around great night! Great food and great tour!
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This was one of the most fun things that we did on our entire vacation. Laura was awesome and each place she took us around the city was amazing. We had great food, fantastic wine and made several new friends in the group thanks to the engaging conversation and truly enjoyable atmosphere. We would rate this higher than a 5 if we could.
Our first night in Florence and this was perfect to introduce us to the city and all the great food. Thank you for a wonderful experience
loved the tour, the choices and Anna maria's guidance. the wine choices and food were excellent, highly recommend it
Laura was very knowledgeable. She gave us tons of good info and had an amazing personality. Loved her!!
Everything was wonderful and Laura was terrific! I would very much have liked to see a map of where we went, even if it was after the tour, and also a list of the places we visited, or else a business card from each establishment. We would have enjoyed returning to one or two of them to enjoy them even more! Even a small map indicating the route we took together, handed out at the end. Hmm...maybe you cannot do that because we might share it with others and they would not purchase your tour??? No, no! Laura made all the difference...you cannot duplicate this tour with only a map! The character, personality, and knowledge from Laura is what made us want to go back.... It was a wonderful experience and we'd love to go back to the neighborhood. We happened to pass the gelateria as we took a taxi to the other side of Florence, and we would have enjoyed taking other family member to the places they missed because they had not yet arrived in Florence.
Eriza is amazing! Her love of Florence was apparent with every word she spoke! Those are the best tour guides as their enthusiasm is contagious. She was very informative as well as fun!,
Anna was delightful. We had a group of 15 and she managed to keep all of our attention throughout the tour. Great insight into the Oltrano neighborhood and the food and wine was fantastic. I plan on booking a walks tour on my next vacation! Thank You Anna for a wonderful evening💕
Excellent tour! Loved the spots we went to. Laura was so kind, informative, and fun! Wouldn’t change a thing!
Anna was WONDERFUL! She took on a much larger party to keep our group together and the tour was spectacular! Thank you so much...
We booked this tour at the last minute and we're so glad we did! Federica gave us so much helpful information. We ended up trying out all of her recommendations later in the trip and they were all great! We enjoyed all the food, wine, and places she took us.
Our tour guide, I'm so sorry I don't remember her name : ( was charming, interesting, funny and very knowledgeable. It was a hot evening but it didn't seem to matter as we made our way from one establishment to the next. She kept us moving and entertained! We thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish!
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Cool places. Good wine and food. Love that it was not crowded
Eriza was AWESOME! Great information as we moved from place to place. She was exceptionally willing to let the members of the group mingle. We had a blast and enjoyed the opportunity! Highly recommend Eriza!
Anna Maria was terrific! She was very knowledgeable, friendly and spoke English quite well. The places we visited were fantastico!
EriA was a great guide for this tour. She was pleasant and had some interesting tidbits to share. Very informal and relaxed. We enjoyed the “real” feel of Florence and the true neighborhood experience! Sherry & Cris Anghel
Our guide Laura took my wife and I on a wonderful tour round the local areas in Florence that we simply would never have found or had access to without Laura. Celar tasting experiences surounded with vintage wines and delightful Tuscan snacks. Hoping between bars with eats at each before moving to a restaurant for the main meal. Laura was engaging and informative throughout making the evening fun with the rest of the tour
We had a wonderful time. Our guide was fun and informative. The food was delicious
I so enjoyed it. Our guide was incredible.
We loved our tour. The food and wine was fabulous and our guide, Erie, was friendly and most informative. I was most impressed with how she took special care to ensure that all of the group heard, moving within the group and relating the information to everyone. This was a most amazing introduction to Florence that I will recommend this tour to everyone, no matter their age. Thank you for a wonderful experience.
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The food tour was lovely and Annamaria was a fantastic guide. It was a perfect evening in Florence.
The guide was superb, support servic from walks of Italy was good too— I was late, but still able to join tour and they accommodated my meal requests. Wonderful work and pass my tanks again to our fantastic guide and support person who answered my phone call at 5 pm.
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Trip was great, we went back to three of the restaurants our tour took us to.
He was a great guide. Good historical information. Good stops. I highly recommend. We have commented that our two food/wine tours were the highlights of our trip. This one and another in Rome.
We had a lovely tour! . Our guide, Nebojsa was on time and even though one of the participants was kate (finally didn’t make it) he waited for them before leaving. He was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about both the food and the wine and was full of useful tidbits and stories about the history of the area and the different foods in the Tuscany area. All the three places he took us to had some very delicious tastings and wine; loved the pesto at our first stop! We had some slight rain but that did not dampen the enthusiasm of the group. It was a small but lively group and at the end of it we were all relating like we’d known each other forever! And of course the gelato at the end was just a perfect ending to a lovely evening. Nebojsa was also very helpful with recommendations for where to eat and helped us with directions for getting back to our hotel. An all around pleasant guy who certainly knows his stuff and knows how to make everything interesting and above all, fun.
Lots of fun and terrific guide. Delicious too.
Lots of fun and terrific guide. Delicious too.
Everything was so well organized! We really enjoyed our tour, our time, our guide, and the food!
This tour was my favorite aspect of visiting Florence! Annamaria was so sweet and so knowledgable about the places we visited as well as just facts while walking around. She took us to amazing places to wine and dine, and even called me a cab for when I had to go home! If I could book another tour with her specifically, I would!
Eriza was such a wonderful guide on this fantastic food tour in Florence! We had an outstanding evening, a real highlight of our trip, with Eriza leading a fun group of people around to different places to try the food and the wine! We highly recommend this tour. So fun!