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The real flavors of the capital of Tuscany
The Food Tour of Florence is a dive into the rich heritage of Florentine food. It starts with a wine tasting in one of the most popular wine shop of Santa Croce neighborhood. Your Food Ambassador – a local guide and food lover – tells you about the varieties of Tuscan wine and the story behind the producer of the wine you are sipping, before moving toward Sant’Ambrogio district.
This area is very loved by the locals because it is away from big crowds yet in the city center, considered to be the culinary and cultural heart of Florence because of its restaurants, markets, shops and theaters. In a local bakery you can sample some Tuscan bread known as Pane sciocco, which literally means silly bread.
During the tour you have the chance to savor local cold cuts and cheeses, crostini and the famous lampredotto, that can be found only in Florence!
To make your experience remarkable, the main course is served in a family-run restaurant where you can feel the Italian hospitality and taste two samples of home made pasta paired with some great wine.
And what best to end our food tour than to enjoy an artisanal gelato in the simplest yet most renowned gelateria of Florence, that has been around for almost 90 years?

  From 89 Eur
  Minimum of four food stops and three top-shelf wines 
  Highest quality food and wine
      Typical Florentine restaurants
  Food Ambassador, a licensed local guide and food and wine expert
3,5 hours
3,5 km / 2 miles
English. Other languager are available upon request
Piazza di Santa Croce
5:00 p.m.
Monday to Saturday
  • Vegetarian,non-alcoholic alternatives and for any dietary restrictions can be provided. Please specify it at time of booking.

  • Our food tour is in English but tours in other languages are available upon request. Contact us!

  • The exact address of meeting point will be provided via email few days before the tour.

  • The experience can be tailored and private upon request. Contact us!

What they say about us

We highly recommend this tour! We were taken to places that definitely felt "off the beaten path"...hidden gems where we were treated as VIPs and never would have stumbled upon them on our own. We enjoyed delicious food and wine. Wonderful experience from start to finish.
Great experience. The tour exposed us to different foods. Lots of food! We enjoyed the neighborhood and went back for dinner at one of the restaurants later in the week.
Lucia was great- After meeting we set out to several restaurants in several locations for different courses at each. Started with an appetizer and a glass of wine and some wine education. As we navigated through Florence she told us the history and other interesting tidbits about art, sculpture, and Florentine local life. Arrive hungry and you won’t be disappointed.
This was a wonderful evening tour with Lucia. She explained the history and production behind all the different foods we tasted, going to places I would never have found on my own. We sampled brushetta, two kinds of pasta, charcuterie, delicious wines, sweets at a local bakery, and gelato. We even explored a small bio/organic grocery store. Several of the stops were in the neighborhood of Sant'Ambrogio, which is adjacent to the historic center but a "regular" neighborhood off of the beaten tourist track. Lucia was thoughtful and excellent company, and made me feel most welcome in Florence. This tour is an excellent value and a delightful way to spend an evening.

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