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Taste Florence like a Local: Food Walking Tour

Taste Florence like a Local: Food Walking Tour

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Explore Florence through its food culture and sample local produce from earthy truffles to olive oil and gelato on a 2.5-hour walking tour.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Get an insight into the best local food stores, restaurants, and wine bars in Florence
  • Sample delicious local fare, including earthy truffles and artisan chocolates
  • Learn about the local extra virgin olive oil, and sample some too
  • Enjoy a localized food history lesson before sampling the best gelato in town
  • Join a carbon neutral tour, organized and led by an eco-certified tour operator
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Enjoy a 2.5-hour food tour of Florence, and experience the Cradle of the Renaissance through its culinary culture. Your tour begins at a delightful food store specializing in earthy truffles, where you’ll enjoy a glass of Prosecco with a truffle Panini. An artisan chocolate tasting is next, followed by a visit to a local olive oil boutique. The owner, Andrea, will host a balsamic vinegar and olive oil tasting, and enlighten you about the virtues of extra virgin olive oil. Learn about the history of Florence’s local and regional cuisines, while exploring the city’s small alleyways, walking through charming local suburbs. Along the way, indulge yourself with tastings of the best gelato in town, and end with a glass of Chianti served with tasty focaccia bread.
  • Local English speaking guide
  • 5 food stops and a glass of chianti wine and prosecco:
  • 1st stop - sweet delights tasting
  • 2nd stop - bread with savory toppings
  • 3rd stop - olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting, Tuscan prosciutto and other typical salumi tastings, bread with local pecorino cheese, Truffle petit Panino, and a glass of chianti and prosecco, expresso
  • 4th stop - gelato
  • 5th stop - delicious chocolates
  • Tips and gratuities for your guide
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Piazza della Repubblica, in front of the tall marble column situated in front of Gill Cafe and Rinascente Department Store

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  • This tour is organized and led by the world's largest travel B-Corp certified company. B-Corp Certification measures a company’s social and environmental impacts and responsible tourism practices
  • For children from 6 years of age to 11 years, please select the child rate when booking
  • Children below the age of 6 can join the tour for free. Please inform the supplier when booking if you will be bringing a child under 6
  • Tours are conducted in small groups of no more than 12 people
  • Your tour is confirmed at the time of booking
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3.8 /5

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What a fabulous tour, we had a wonderful time with Linda (our guide) and the other passengers who joined on this tour. Me and a female friend enjoyed a few days in Florence, our first time and this tour provided a great insight into some local foods and wines from the area. The food samples we tasted were very tasty a good variety including breads, meats, cheeses, Olive Oil and chocolate, perfect for a sweet tooth like me. It felt we had a real "local" experience which made the tour even better. The wine which accompanied most of the food samples were also delicious. Linda pointed out some interesting buildings and facts about Florence throughout the tour which topped it off perfectly. I'd certainly recommend this tour to friends and family should they ever visit this beautiful city.

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May 2, 2022

Best on first day in Firenze

Would be PERFECT for your first day in Firenze/Florence as it helps you see the area and learn more. There was plenty of little snacks along the way as well :)

January 22, 2017

August 4, 2019

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