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Explore Florence cuisine with a local foodie on a 2.5-hour culinary tour of the city that includes tastings at markets, shops, and cafés along the way. Sample Florence foods that range from fresh pasta and truffles to gelato and pastries. This 3-hour tour is limited to 15 people for individual service from the guide, and in between treats, you’ll walk by some of the city’s most beloved landmarks and local neighborhoods.
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.
Follow your senses on a 3-hour walking tour of authentic markets and street food vendors in Florence. After a traditional café breakfast to start the day, see where Florentines shop at the bustling Sant'Ambrogio market. Follow your foodie guide through the maze of vendors hawking fresh fish, cheeses, salami and produce, stopping to sample local specialties like ‘lampredotto’ and learn about ingredients used in traditional Tuscan cooking. Sip Chianti wine at a ‘vinaino’ shop, and finish with bites of more local delicacies at a gourmet deli.
Experience the best of Tuscan cuisine on a guided tour of Florence. Enjoy local meats and cheeses, with a glass of Chianti. The comprehensive tour continues with other dishes that may included ribollita (traditional soup), and coccoli (fried dough), and cantucci e vin santo (biscuits and sweet wine). Leave with a full stomach and a myriad of suggestions for places to eat for the rest of your tour.
Enjoy our small group tour led by a professional and local guide. Walk through history and art in Florence. You will visit the Central Market and you will try home-made pasta, schiacciata with balsamic vinegar, cantuccini, truffle. Then our expert guide will show you some of the beauty of Florence such as the Cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower (outside) then while you are surrounded by history and while our guide will tell you anecdotes and traditons you will continue eating: pappa al pomodoro and the most traditional dessert: coccoli and the famous italian gelato.
Please note that drinks are not included.
Taste your way around Florence’s postcard-perfect historic center, the perfect culinary journey for first-timers and veterans alike. Stroll through local food markets and sample traditional dishes like pasta, lampredotto, gelato, and more. You’ll also listen to insider cultural background as you cover the city’s main landmarks along the way, from Santa Croce to Palazzo Vecchio.
Taste your way through Florence's local cuisine during this 3-hour small-group food tour. Follow your culinary expert guide to local food purveyors in the streets and alleys of Florence, listening to stories and interesting facts about the city as you stroll. Start your day with an authentic Italian espresso, then stop Central Market of San Lorenzo to walk among the stalls of fresh produce. Taste some local Chianti, Ribollita (Tuscan soup) and fluffy pastries at a Florentine bakery. Finish your tour with a classic gelato. All tastings are included.
If it’s your first time in Florence, you cannot miss this informative and tasty tour. Thanks to the help of a professional local guide you will pass by the main attractions of Florence and taste the typical street food that you can eat on the go.
Some of the delicacies you will try are fresh pasta, pizza, gelato, truffles etc. You will eat all this on the go while marvelling at Florence’s main beauties such as: the Cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Basilica of Santa Croce and so much more.
The real treat of the tour will be the the visit at the local food market, a true authentic experience where you see locals shopping for their daily food. This tour is perfect if you want to be introduced to the culture and traditions of Florence and want to share with fellow foodies the love for Italian food.
Most of tourists spend their time having bites at the touristy market of San Lorenzo. We take travelers to the real Florentine food market of Sant'Ambrogio, where locals have their daily shopping and fill up their belly with some tasty and sometimes challenging bites!
Your guide will explain you seasonal recipes and give you insights on locals' daily life.
You will have the chance to try foods not available in restaurants and often not even mentioned in guidebooks. We offer whatever is local, seasonal and traditional. no tourist traps of any kind!
All guides are local. They present their own city from locals' perspective without filters of any kind.
Discover delicious Tuscan foods in Florence on a half-day food tour led by a food-loving guide. Visit places that locals love including the Sant'Ambrogio market, Piazza della Signoria, and Piazza del Mercato Centrale to taste delicatessen meats, cheeses, Tuscan breads, sweet treats, and wines, with enough food tastings to make up a lunch. Top off your food tour with an authentic gelato, which was invented during the Renaissance.
Come hungry to this 3-hour walking tour of Florence that showcases the city’s rich history and cuisine. In between tours of the Duomo Cathedral and San Lorenzo Basilica, sample authentic street food and taste fresh products at Mercato Centrale. Going with a guide means you won’t be overwhelmed by choice in the bustling streets and market—and that you learn facts and anecdotes often missed by visitors along the way.
Enjoy tastings at some of Florence’s most local establishments on this small-group gourmet food tour, led by a professional chef.
Throughout the tour, you’ll visit a combination of classic Florentine highlights and lesser-known destinations, San Lorenzo Market, Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio.
First Stop the San Lorenzo Market, walk through the market and have a taste of the most delicious product from florence and tuscany.
Rather than just eating Florentine food, you meet local vendors and taste delicacies like traditional charcuterie, cheese’s parmigiano reggiano and pecorino, balsamic vinegar tasting, Extra virgin olive oil tasting, espresso tasting, wine tasting and gelato.
Snack your way through the heart of Florence on a 2.5-hour small-group walking tour. The short excursion is the perfect opportunity to get a quick overview of Tuscan cuisine. Culinary highlights include schiacciata (flat bread), cantuccini (biscotti), and fresh homemade pasta. Follow your guide to the bustling San Lorenzo Market. A favorite with locals, the vibrant market offers a wide range of fresh ingredients and popular dishes.
As Florentines, we're extremely passionate about our local food, our city, and its history. As such, we love to share Florence's best foods and unique culture. When you book Secret Food Tours: Florence, you'll get to try delicious food and wine from across Tuscany, but more specifically from the Florentine tradition. Plus, we'll teach you how to find the best shops and restaurants, and provide other great tips to make your time in Florence truly memorable. Come and experience food and wine as expression of social life and relationships.
As a private tour, everything works around you! Our start times are much more easy going, dates can open up. It's a much more intimate and cozy experience. No need to shout over other tourists, you will have every question answered, and leave feeling like a native yourself!
See Florence off-the-beaten-path and discover the New Florentine Renaissance: the Street Art that you see in the streets, on the walls and the signs around the city center.
This is not the classic Florence walking tour: come with us to the Oltrarno, on the other side of the Arno river, and experience the real Firenze, its street food, wine windows and street art.
We will mix art with food which, when in Florence, are always a perfect match, and learn about the Oltrarno and its artists.
The Street Art & Food tour will last about 3 hours and, after 5 food stops, we are sure you will be satisfied.
Experience the incredible food and art of one of Italy's most illustrious cities on a two-hour Florence walking tour. Set out with an empty stomach and a mind for curiosity to learn about several of the city's culinary and cultural attractions. Sample fresh gelato in the area in which it was born, taste wine varietals with crostini pairings and see what goes into making traditional Tuscan dishes such as porchetta and trippa. You'll also have an opportunity to explore Florence's three main squares, including the L-shaped Piazza Signoria.
Secret Food Tours Florence - Ultimate Food Tasting Experience
A passionate and experienced English-speaking local guide
Great insight into Florentine and Tuscan food
Stories about Florence food culture and history
Secret local facts
Small intimate groups (10 people max)
What to Expect
A complete itinerary dedicated to discover the local food of Florence, taste and drink local wines
Come and visit the Central Market of Florence or "San Lorenzo" Market through a private guided tour, here you can create your culinary experience in the most exclusive way, through unique tastings, provided by the best local suppliers, discovering the origin, the history and flavor of every single product. Your private guide will accompany you within the market, trying to satisfy all your requests, telling you stories, anecdotes and cultures of the place, local producers and craftsmen who are an integral part of it. The tastings will be carried out exclusively within the market and will be included in the price of the visit, every single taste will be accompanied by the explanation of your guide. During the visit, you will have the opportunity to purchase all the products that have satisfied you most. We are waiting for you to savor the best of Tuscan and Italian cuisine, the one that the local inhabitants can taste every day
The best way to get in touch with the Florentine culture is to discover the local food and traditions.
Your guide will lead you in this journey through the Tuscany flavours - from the fresh pasta to the cantuccini biscuits, passing by the traditional pappa-al-pomodoro and the ribollita. A must is the lampredotto or trippa, and the "peposo del Brunelleschi" will be a feast for your papillas. Enjoy this tour of Florence with us and listen to the history and curiosities of the city that once was capital of Italy, while eating as locals do and enjoying every single bite!
Last but not the least, ask for the Buontalenti ice-cream flavour - you won't find it anywhere else but here!
Are you a foodie? If so, Florence will be heaven for you! Let me accompany you to the discovery of the genuine flavors of Tuscany in an unforgettable experience for your palate. During this tour you will explore our colourful local markets and you will find out where the locals go shopping and where they eat the best Lampredotto, the typical Florentine street food. You can drink a fine Chianti wine and taste an authentic Italian Gelato or taste our Cantucci almond cookies. You will taste plenty of different food, but you will also learn a lot about our traditional food recipees such as, what makes Tuscan olive oil so famous abroad and what are the main differences when talking about Italian cheese, why truffles are so expensive and how they can be tracked.....this tour will be a yummy experience that you won't forget!
Take a crash course in Florentine cuisine with a 4-hour journey through the best food and wines of Tuscany’s capital. Strolling around the center escorted by a gourmet local guide, you will visit colorful markets, family-run eateries, historic wineries and local producers that will introduce you to Florence’ culinary traditions and finest specialties. These include, among other things, Florentine steak, bruschette with various Tuscan spreads and schiacciata, a sweet grape bread. For those who like strong flavors, a sandwich with lampredotto is a must. It’s a typical Florentine dish made from the fourth and final stomach of a cow - surely to wash down with a generous glass of Chianti wine!
Enjoy a unique way to experience the food and drink of Florence during this private food tour with a lovely local Martina. Your first food stop will be at a "Forno", an Italian bakery where you will taste savory or sweet baked goods like biscotti and espresso. Next, explore the Sant’Ambrogio market, a local market frequently visited by Florentines and get an in-depth understanding of the way locals buy, eat and cook food. Martina will introduce you to her favored vendors that will show you the best of their wares (that you can sample) and provide advice on the right way to cook food, an interaction that is an important part of Italian food culture. After that you will enter an old trattoria, famous for their traditional Tuscan soups. Martina knows the owner personally so you can expect a very charismatic Florentine man to share funny stories along with your soup and a glass of Chianti. You will make 5 stops and try 5-6 different types of food and end your tour with gelato!