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  1. Italy
  2. Tuscany
  3. Florence
  4. Mercato Centrale

Florence: Mercato Centrale & San Lorenzo Market Food Tour

Product ID: 271017
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Eat your way through Florence by focusing on the city’s best markets and food halls as your local guide takes you on a culinary adventure that you will never forget. Try Italian wines, craft beers, cheeses, breads, biscuits, pastries, and lots more.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore the most popular food markets in Florence
  • Discover the secrets of Tuscan cuisine
  • Taste a variety of mouth-watering local dishes
  • Drink Italian wines with an experienced wine expert
  • Visit one of the best food halls in the world
Full description
Your tour will start in an area that was originally the leather market of Florence where you will see many colorful local vendors selling leather goods and souvenirs. Your first stop will be an old, family-run wine store and bar owned by a proud Italian who knows Italian wine like the back of his hand. Here you will spend some time tasting wine and local products before making your way to the indoor market.

Next, you will stop at a local stand selling typical Tuscan street food where you will taste a panino with roast pork known as porchetta. Then it’s time for something sweet - a type of biscotto made with almonds accompanied by a chilled glass of Vino Santo dessert wine. Continue on to a cheese and salami stand to taste an unusual craft beer made locally with saffron, and sample Tuscan pecorino cheese with honey from the Casentino Valley. The top floor of San Lorenzo Market is next on your culinary adventure, which became the Mercato Centrale in 2014 and has quickly become one of the best food halls in the world. Here you can taste fried artichoke and zucchini flower.

You will then stop by one of Florence’s best bakeries to enjoy fresh breads with toppings including mozzarella di bufala, oregano and fresh tomato. To end your epic Florentine food discovery day, taste fresh cannoli (a delicious stuffed pastry) before leaving the market to visit a local coffee roaster to enjoy an espresso or caffe macchiato.
  • Local, English-speaking guide
  • Food and drink samples: Porchetta panini, wine, biscotti, local cheese (including Pecorino fresh and semi mature cheese), prosciutto, craft beer, fried vegetables, pizza, cannoli, and espresso
What’s Not Included
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and personal shopping
  • Gratuities for your guide

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

To the right side of the façade of the Basilica; Basilica di San Lorenzo, Piazza di San Lorenzo, 9, 50123, Florence.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• For your tour, you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people
• Please inform the supplier by email at the time of booking if you will be bringing a child under the age of 6