Taste the culinary specialties of Florence during this four-hour food, wine, and sightseeing tour. Follow a local guide to seven different locations in the Tuscan capital including restaurants, trattorias, wine bars, gelaterias, and pastry shops to sample traditional foods and taste regional wines. The tour passes by interesting monuments and attractions including the Duomo, and offers the chance to explore the food vendors of the popular San Lorenzo Market. Sign up for this tour early in your visit to Florence to learn where to eat and drink throughout your stay.
This four-hour food, wine, and sightseeing tour begins at 11am at the obelisk in Piazza dell' Unita Italiana. Based in the historic heart of Florence, home to the Duomo and the popular San Lorenzo Market, this walking tour includes seven different stops at restaurants, trattorias, wine bars, gelaterias, and pastry shops.The first stop is a typical wine bar for an authentic Italian aperitivo experience, including the opportunity to taste traditional Tuscan snacks such as olives and cheeses. You will also sample several Tuscan wines and the English-speaking guide will answer questions on winemaking and viticulture in Tuscany. You will learn about different areas where wine is produced and the main characteristics of each wine including color and aroma.Throughout the tour, each stop will showcase one of the region's classic dishes from hearty Tuscan soups to delicious pasta to meat specialties. Your guide will detail what makes Tuscan cooking special, including secret family recipes and the quality of local produce. Between stops, you will walk through the charming streets of the heart of Florence and learn about the history of the city's piazzas, many of which were originally open-air markets where Florentines shopped on a daily basis. This tour includes a moderate level of walking and wraps up around 2:30pm. Guides are happy to share tips for restaurants and wine bars to check out during your trip to Florence.