REAL FOOD. REAL PLACES. REAL PEOPLE.
Florence – birthplace of the Renaissance and home to Michelangelo’s famous statue of David, not to mention the world-renowned Uffizi Gallery. But did you know that Tuscan cuisine holds its own among the tastiest regions in Italy? Or that Florentine people are more likely to eat a bowl of bread and bean soup than a plate of pasta?
On our 4-hour walking food tour through Oltrarno – the Florentine equivalent of Paris’ left bank – you’ll get to taste what makes this city’s cuisine so special and unique within Italy. Through countless food and wine tastings at 8 authentic stops, you’ll learn how to make Italian cantucci (cookies), you’ll sample the local salami, and you’ll experience the neighborhood’s Bohemian vibe – full of students, artists and lively culture. You will meet the families that have been serving up the foodie treasures locals have savored for generations. Come join us for an unforgettable day of food and fun in Florence!
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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE
Plus: Experience hidden historical and cultural sights and surprises that make it more than “just a food tour”.
EATING ITALY’S FOODIE GUIDE TO FLORENCE
Our Foodie Guide to Florence offers you insider’s tips on how to make the most of your visit. We’ve gathered together our favorite attractions, restaurants, bars and places to stay in Florence, as well as our very own shortlist of not-to-be-missed food and drinks!
Good to know
The price includes all 8 food tastings, and an always entertaining and personable English speaking guide. You’ll also receive our Food Lovers’ Guide to Florence: a printed guide full of insider’s tips about where to eat in the Tuscan capital, as well as details about each of our tour stops.
Transportation to and from the food tour is not included, and we are unable to arrange this for you. Detailed information for how to arrive to the meeting point will be provided at time of booking. At the end of the tour, our guides are always more than happy to call a taxi for you or point you in the right direction.
WHAT TO BRING
Please bring a bottle of water or you can purchase one at the meeting point. While the area is quite flat, we recommend you wear comfortable walking shoes and if rain is forecast, bring an umbrella as we will be outside for most of the tour.
Daily at 10 am except Sundays. The food tour takes place in the neighborhood of Oltrarno which is well connected by public transport. Exact meeting address and detailed directions are provided with your booking confirmation. The food tour starts near the Carraia Bridge over the Arno River, and ends about a 10-minute walk from the meeting point.
All Sundays, Italian National Holidays and some weeks in August – see Calendar for available dates. If the Other Side of Florence Food Tour is showing as fully booked or unavailable, try our Florence Cooking Class or the Florence Sunset Food Tour.
Cancellations made 2 weeks prior to the scheduled tour date are fully refundable. Our food tours run regardless of weather conditions – rain, hail or shine!
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