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Learn to eat and drink like a local Florentine on this tasting tour through Tuscany’s most famous city. Sample Italian wine straight from the barrel at an ‘enoteca,’ and snack on favorite regional products like olives, crostini, cured meats and cheeses. You'll taste authentic Tuscan soup before indulging in a decadent first and second course. Finish on a sweet note with Italian coffee and gelato on this small-group tour limited to 12 people.
Taste the traditional flavors of Florence with a walking tour. Choose between a private or semi-private tour and set out with a guide for a city stroll. Visit the Market of San Lorenzo, the Mercato di Sant’Ambrogio, and a traditional gelato shop. Bring your appetite to taste snacks and wine along the route. Sample classic Florentine dishes and learn about local food culture.
Savored across the world, pasta is a simple delicacy with a strong place in Italian culture and cuisine. During this private tour, enjoy an immersive experience in the world of Italian cookery. Gather fresh ingredients among the grocery stores and supermarkets of Florence with your host, and step into the kitchen to prepare three pasta dishes with a dessert. When you’re done, enjoy the food you’ve prepared with care.
Immerse yourself in Tuscan gastronomy on this small-group food tour that circles through and around the central market of Florence. Going with a guide ensures you visit the market’s best vendors, as its sheer size can be difficult to navigate. Come hungry: The itinerary features Tuscan delicacies such as cheese, cured meat, bread, street food, dessert, and Chianti wine.
Immerse yourself in Florence’s food culture when you tour the Mercato Centrale with a professional chef. Then enjoy a hands-on cooking lesson in his home, using the produce you bought at the market. Share conversation while you prepare three traditional from-scratch dishes. Then sit down to enjoy your meal, followed by a sweet dessert.
For visitors to an unfamiliar city, it can be difficult to get a real sense of local life. This tour, tailored toward foodies, offers just that. In the company of a local cookbook author, explore a Florence food market then visit her home to prepare a meal to enjoy together.
At the Sant'Ambrogio Market and Borgo Pinti, you’ll go on a tasty tour of some of Florence’s best bites – like schiacciata, a flatbread covered in salt and oil, or lampredotto sandwich – boiled cow’s intestine in a herbed green sauce. At Alessi, a family-run wine bar, pair a Tuscan red with local bread and oil, then try visanto, a uniquely flavored dessert wine. Stop off at a cafe for coffee and cake (Torta della Nonna, a flaky custard tart, always goes down well), and end with a creamy Italian gelato in a unique flavor from Strega Nocciola.
Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.