Food Walking Tour of Florence including Local Markets, Tastings, Wine and Gelato Instant Confirmation
Visit Florence's most authentic markets on a food walking tour and taste local street food. Visit two authentic local eateries for food and wine before a behind-the-scenes visit at a gelateria.
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Food Walking Tour of Florence including Local Markets, Tastings, Wine and Gelato
A walking tour of Florence taking you into the heart of Florentine cuisine. Experiencing the smells, tastes and sights of the city like a local. Enjoy a more intimate experience with small groups (12 people or fewer). Visit Italian enoteca wine bars, trattoria (Italian style eating establishment, less formal than a restaurant) and local markets where the presence is unobtrusive & more authentic.
- Duration: 4 hour(s)
- Available: Wed, Sat
- Pick-up: Not available
- Inclusion: All food tastings throughout the tour / Expert local foodie to give you insider tips & tricks / Small groups of 12 people or fewer
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Schedule & Location
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Time & Location
09:15 Check-in: your guide will be holding a Walks of Italy sign
Explore a local produce market with special tastingsYour discovery of Italy’s food starts in one of Florence's liveliest markets: Sant’Ambrogio. Understand local food from market to plate – to show you why Tuscan food, wine and gelato is considered some of the best in Italy. Come hungry and plan on leaving with a big shopping list!
Taste of ItalyAfter your local insider has given you an introduction to the market and neighbourhood, you’ll sit down in a lovely enoteca (informal Italian restaurant), where the owner has prepared some of Florence’s best snacks for you. You can choose an excellent Tuscan wine to try!
Eat and Drink like a Local at Enoteca Winebars and Local MarketsLearn about the other side of Florence food culture: cucina povera or ‘peasant food’. Delve into the heart of the Sant’Ambrogio market. Learn how a local would shop as you experience the market’s many stalls—and, of course, enjoy tastings!
Behind the scenes at a GelateriaThe next stop is at a trattoria, one beloved by locals, where you’ll get to enjoy a tasting of traditional primi (such as pastas and soups) and Italian coffee. Top it off with a tasting of delicious gelato, Italy’s famed answer to ice cream and you have yourself the perfect Tuscan meal.
Impress your friendsLed by an expert local foodie, you’ll learn all the tricks to finding the best places to eat in Italy and how to recreate the magic once you get home.
13:00 Tour Ends
Requirement(s) - Others
- Please inform us if you have any food allergies, dietary restrictions, or other special requirements at the time of booking.
- Unfortunately a coeliac diet cannot be catered for as the kitchen in the Pizzeria uses flour products.
What languages are your tours conducted in?
- English. This tour does not operate in multi-language, which means you’ll never have to wait for translations.
How will I recognize my tour guide?
- Either your tour guide or a tour coordinator will be waiting at the tour meeting point 15 minutes before your tour start time. They will be holding up a sign with the Walks of Italy logo on it.
What If I’m running late to my tour?
- We ask all guests to arrive at the tour meeting point at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time of their tour. If you have difficulty finding the meeting point or are delayed along the way, please call the emergency phone number, (Italy) +39-069-480-4888 not the regular customer service number.
How far in advance should I book my tour?
- It’s hard to say. We recommend booking as soon as you can as these services often sell out in advance and have limited-availability. If you know what tour you want to book though, we would always say to book as soon as you can.
The tour description says tour is 'all-inclusive'. What does that mean?
- It means the tour price listed on our website includes all ticket, reservation and entrance fees. There won’t be any nasty surprises on the day of your tour, so you could leave your wallet at home (unless you felt like tipping your tour guide).
Do you accept last-minute bookings?
- When we have space! Check the website for availability first. If you can’t find what you’re looking for there is a chance that it's sold out or it may just be off-sale because it's within a day or two of tour running time.
Should I tip my tour guide?
- It’s really up to you. If you enjoyed your tour and feel like you received exemplary service from your guide, it is customary to leave a tip at the end of the tour. It’s not obligatory though and we won’t hold it against you if you don't – nor will your guide.
Can I take your tours if I have walking difficulties or require a wheelchair?
- Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate wheelchairs on most of our group tours for a variety reasons. That said, in most cases we can serve wheelchair users on our private tours, to allow the guide to adapt the route to their particular requirements. Please get in touch with us before you book, however, and be aware that guests are responsible for propelling their own chairs – guides will be unable to do this.
I am traveling with a small child – can I bring a stroller with me?
- Not on all tours. Please get in touch with our us before bringing a stroller on your tour. Some sites will not allow you to bring a stroller inside and we may not have suitable storage options. If you let us know in advance we can help you to arrange a suitable solution.
What should I bring on my tour?
- We recommend all customers bring photo ID with their date of birth listed plus the confirmation voucher. For all tours involving walking, we would recommend that you wear comfortable shoes. If you’re visiting in warm weather (May – Sep) we recommend that you bring sunscreen, a bottle of water (which you can refill along the way) and a hat. During the cooler months we would recommend that you bring a coat and possibly a rain jacket and/or umbrella.
It’s raining, is my tour still running?
- Yes! The tours run rain or shine. On some very rare occasions, when the weather is particularly dramatic, some outdoor sites may be closed. On these occasions we will try to contact you in advance, where we have warning.
What’s the difference between a ‘group’ and a ‘private’ tour?
- A group tour is one where you join a group of other travellers and a single guide – our groups are usually around 12 people, although they can be a little larger, particularly on day trips. Because our groups are so small, you’ll still find it easy to hear and interact with your guide and it's more effective than a private tour, which is when you pay to have your own personal tour guide (and/or transfer) just for you.
Is your Florence Food Tour suitable for people with dietary requirements?
- With enough notice, the guide can tailor the Florence Food Tour to suit most dietary requirements. Please advise at time of booking to allow us to prepare. While the guide will do their best to accommodate guests with food preferences or allergies, please note that it will not always be possible to make a substitution, so that guest may enjoy fewer tastings than others. As you are visiting local businesses, they cannot guarantee that there may not be traces of some ingredients. If you have a very severe allergy, we recommend that you do not take our food tour and that you are particularly careful in Italy, where food is often not marked clearly.
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