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The Walking Food Tour starts in front of Santa Croce Basilica, the Pantheon of Italian glories where the mausoleums of artists and scientists like Michelangelo or Galileo are found, and continues through the neighborhood of Sant’Ambrogio.
All the morning versions of the tours – from Monday to Saturday – include a visit to the local market of Sant’Ambrogio (closed during holydays).

During this food walking tour travelers will have the possibility to discover the Florentine food tradition sampling some of the most representative dishes.
Together with our Food Ambassador, a licensed local guide and food expert, travelers will taste some Florentine street food (schiacciata) in a local bakery, where clients are mostly locals.
The neighborhood of Sant’Ambrogio is very central yet it is not, like other parts of Florence, crowded with tourists, and retains a very local flavor.

The Food Ambassador will show some hidden corners of the area and will tell about Florentine and Italian everyday life. In the local market students will enjoy some food tastings like vegetable crudité or local cold cuts and cheeses, and will hear about Florentine lifestyle.

For students the highlight of the tour is often the food challenge. The Food Ambassador will offer a sample of a local dish and will dare travelers to taste it and guess what it is made of.

The tour includes tastings of pan sciocco (silly bread), a main dish (usually a local kind of pasta) and ends with a delicious gelato in the oldest gelateria in town.

  Highest quality food
  A real Italian meal
      Food Challenge
  Food Ambassador, a licensed local guide and food and wine expert
3 hours
2 km/ 1.5 miles
Florence
Sant'Ambrogio
English - other languages available upon request. Contact us before booking the tour!
  • 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.



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What they say about us

Tom Owen
Tom Owen
5
Off the beaten track to get authentic tastes of florence. Matteo the guide kept conversation flowing and was an excellent guide, balancing the food and history and showing us the real florence. We left absolutely stuffed - DONT EAT BEFORE!
Samantha R
Samantha R
4
The tour was great!! The streets were so picturesque! The guides were amazing, of course, and very knowledgeable and friendly! We were able to try many authentic Italian courses, wine, and we had great gelato!!! Highly recommend!
josch2554
josch2554
4
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.
JLouiseH82018
JLouiseH82018
5
Our guide Lucia was very personable and knowlegable. We had scheduled the tour for our first night in Florence, which turned out to be a great idea. Not only did we walk through different areas of the city, but Lucia took us to an organic grocery store and a bakery, and we went ahead and bought the few food items we wanted for our three day stay. All the places we visited were very nice and had excellent food.

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