Duration: 3.5 hours
Start Time: 10:00 AM
- Enjoy nine food tastings, three glasses of wine, and a coffee at eight family-run businesses on your Florence food tour.
- Venture away from the tourists and explore Florence like a true local in the city's most authentic neighborhoods.
- Unearth an alluring market in the heart of town, full of mouthwatering delicacies produced right here in Tuscany.
- Meet people passionate about preserving Italy's culinary legacy and hear their inspiring stories firsthand.
- Visit eateries that are impossible to stumble upon without the guidance of an in-the-know local.
Please note that this description is an example and stops or tastes may vary depending on the season, day of the week, and group size. Regardless of where your tour goes, you always have a delicious experience.
Step off the beaten path and into the heart of Florence's food scene on a local-led food and market tour.
Known for its wealth of art museums and galleries, Florence also has an incredible food scene—if you know where to go and what to eat. With a knowledgeable guide who's eaten their way through the city many times over, this Florence food tour will show you hidden tastes and textures that most visitors miss. This is your chance to truly enjoy a taste of Florence without having to search for it on your own.
Experience the sights, sounds, scents, and tastes of a Florentine food market.
In Italy, coffee is an art form. So there's no more fitting way to begin your Florence food tour than with an espresso and pastry in an old-world neighborhood café.
From there, you'll make your way to the captivating Sant'Ambrogio Market—the heart of Florence's food scene. As locals do their grocery shopping for the day, you'll stop off at several of our favorite stalls and meet our friends who proudly provide Florentines with top-quality food products. Taste fresh regional produce at a fruit stall, learn how Italian butchers cut their meat with expert-like precision, and chat with a charismatic cheese shop owner as you savor samples served alongside charcuterie and wine.
Continue your Florence food tour with wine, cantucci, and more Tuscan delights.
After the market, we'll head to a cozy wine shop, where you'll get a brief introduction to the wonderful world of Tuscan wine. Taste two delicious varieties paired with the region's traditional bread soup and bruschetta.
Craving something sweet? Next on the menu are cantucci, Florence's beloved biscotti-like cookies. We'll taste them at a renowned local bakery that specializes in them and even get a peek at how they're made.
Our next stop is tucked down a tiny alleyway, making it easy to miss for those not in the know. Here you'll have the opportunity to taste the specialty of the house: flavorsome Florentine lampredotto, or tripe. Not your thing? No worries—they also make incredible coccoli, or fried dough balls stuffed with prosciutto and cheese.
Save room for dessert—the sweet side of Florence awaits.
Ask any Florentine and they'll tell you their city has the best gelato in the world. To wrap up your Florence food tour, you'll decide for yourself at a family-run gelateria open since the 1930s. Let your taste buds enjoy flavors that have been perfected at this shop for four generations—bellissimo!
Get ready to explore a city that's full of life, with an alluring culture and delectable food. On this culinary tour through Florence, you'll meet friendly locals, uncover intriguing secrets from the past, and experience charming customs. Embark on this food and market tour and get an entirely new perspective of one of the world's most beautiful (and delicious) cities.
- Sites Visited
- Mercato di Sant'Ambrogio
- Piazza Santa Croce
- Eight tasting stops
- Eight tasting stops with at least nine food tastings & four drinks
- Local English-speaking guide
- Expertly guided walking tour