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Small-Group Florence Food Walking Tour

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Firenze, Italy
Small-Group Florence Food Walking Tour

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Indulge in a true taste of Florence on this food and walking tour. Led by a foodie guide, travel through the streets of the Renaissance city and stop at the top local haunts. Check out the fresh produce at the San Lorenzo Market, try the bold flavors of an Italian coffee, and peruse a Florentine delicatessen. You’ll sample plenty of specialties along the way, including cheeses, breads, olive oils, gelato, and Italian wine. Numbers are limited to 12 people to ensure an intimate experience.
  • Small-group walking tour through Florence to sample gourmet Italian cuisine
  • Sample delicious regional specialties including coffee, breads, cheeses, olive oil, Tuscan wines and gelato
  • Discover the charm of the city and learn about Florence’s culinary scene from your expert guide
  • Visit the San Lorenzo Central Market and a local winery
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of twelve people ensures a more personalized experience
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Local guide
Food and wine tasting
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Via dei Cimatori, 9R, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Return Details

Piazza di San Lorenzo, 9, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
Your tour will begin in central Florence, where you’ll join up with your guide and head straight to a local coffee bar. Fuel up with samples of two different roasts and learn about the production process.

Next up, enjoy a true taste of Florence with a truffle pâté sandwich (panino tartufato) at a delicatessen dating back to 1885. Your guide will provide historical commentary and local lore about the passing city sights as you continue to your next haunt.

Wander through the San Lorenzo Market, learning some of the secrets behind fresh Florentine ingredients and recipes. Treat your taste buds to high-end olive oils with crostini, toasted Italian bread, and sweet balsamic vinegars.

Afterward, follow your guide to an enoteca, or local wine shop, to swirl and sip two Tuscan blends, complemented by regional cheeses and meats. Complete your 3.5-hour foodie experience with a visit to one of city’s best gelaterias, where you’ll please your sweet tooth with a delicious helping of Italian ice cream.
Stop At:  
Fat Tire Tours - Florence
Meet your local guide in central Florence and begin your 3-hour gourmet tour of the city! Italians usually start their morning at a café with a strong cup of coffee, so follow your guide to a typical Italian coffee bar, where you can try two types of delicious coffee and learn about the local roasting process. Continue to an old delicatessen founded in 1885, where you’ll enjoy a panino tartufato, a delicate, truffle pâté sandwich made with the truffles for which the deli is famous. As you continue to your next food stop, listen as your guide illustrates the history of Florence’s most important squares where Florentines used to buy their food. Learn about typical local dishes and ingredients, but don’t expect detailed how to’s – Italians would never give away their secret family recipes! Your tour continues to a local wine shop, known as an enoteca, where you'll savor two Tuscan wines, accompanied by delicious regional cheeses and local meats. While you enjoy your tasting, learn about the origins of the food and wine from your guide. Top it off with something sweet at the final stop of your tour, one of Florence's best gelato shops where you’ll indulge in freshly made gelato!
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Stop At:  
Mercato Centrale
To understand how Italians prepare their delicious plates, take a trip to the San Lorenzo Central Market, one of the main shopping centers in Florence known for fresh, locally grown ingredients. Taste some of the region’s best balsamic vinegars and extra virgin olive oils with crostini, traditional toasted Italian bread. At the end of your Florence food walking tour, you’ll leave feeling like a local.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Customers who have not reached Italy's legal drinking age of 18, will not be served alcohol
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Italy Segway Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small-Group Florence Food Walking Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Small-Group Florence Food Walking Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Florence Food Walking Tour.
What is the social distancing policy during Small-Group Florence Food Walking Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small-Group Florence Food Walking Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Traveler Tips

  • "The market area is very good, and worth a visit on its own for the variety of food available there." See review
  • "Slightly lacking in food variety, but helps with learning how to get around the city." See review


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Foodie heaven
, Oct 2021
Our guide was excellent- very knowledgeable and personable and had lots of interesting information to share. The walk was well organized and lots of fun. The bakery treats and coffees were yummy. I would go on the tour again and could spend a week in the Market. If you’re a foodie, the market is your dreams come true.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Grazie Nancy!
Wine, snacks, wine!
, Sep 2021
The wine cellar was awesome! Both pastry shops were delicious. The Central Market is amazing between 10-2. The walk to all the stops was very comfortable and easy. Florence is amazing.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thanks Karen! Florence is amazing and we know all the best spots ;)
An excellent tour, not to be missed when in Florence. Our tour guide Benna was outstanding! Great value for $$
, Aug 2021
This was an amazing tour and an excellent way to get a 'taste' of Florence and Italy. Starting with coffee and pastry, the tour progressed through the morning culminating with a wine tasting and charcuterie at lunchtime. Each stop was filled with wonderful information about Where the food came from, how it was grown/created, how the locals enjoy it, and of course, a tasting. I was amazed at the number of stops we made and the variety of items we were able to sample. At several points along the trip I was able to purchase small quantities of various items from the local vendors to take home which we found delightful. Our Tourguide, Benna, was very informed, but easy to talk to. It felt more like a day with a friend as she explained different customs and cultural aspects of the food. She is not only great at giving the food tour, but she also provided much history as we meandered through the city. I would strongly recommend this tour for anyone traveling to Florence as a way to learn some history and live 'like a local' for a bit. By the way, all the food was delicious and the tour helped us make our selections at various subsequent meals. We were also given some recipes to try at home as well. An excellent morning.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Grazie Barbara! Our Food Tour Guides are also professional and qualified historical guides, making sure you get the best possible context for your delicious food adventure. And Benedetta is particularly wonderful :)
Simply the best
, Sep 2020
Antonio was engaging and informative. We tried coffees, wines, truffles, pasta, pastries and gelato and I couldn't eat another thing all day! I learnt a lot too - simply the best food tour I could imagine.
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Fabulous Tour with Vanessa
, Oct 2019
A group of 5 of us went on this tour and we all loved it. Our guide "Vanessa" was a doll showing us around the city while tasting wine and different food examples. I have nothing but high praise for this tour.
Small group Florence Food Walking Tour
, Oct 2019
This was incredible. Vanessa is the kindest sweetest most charismatic tour guide ever. This was 10 stars! Do not miss the food, the people, the history
Fun Tour
, Oct 2019
This was a fill-in tour as we wated for our room. It turned out to be a good choice. The guide was fun and the walk through the back-streets was fascinating
Great way to see the city!
Marilyn K
, Oct 2019
The food walking tour took us to places that my husband and I have walked past, but never noticed before. The food was good and the history / information provided gave us a better insight of the city of Florence.
Great tour!
, Sep 2019
We really enjoyed this tour. Bernadetta was a great tour guide and the food was very good. The wine was very tasty. I’m a savoury guy and the tour was kind of sweet oriented but otherwise enjoyable.
, Sep 2019
Our guide was very passionate about wine, food and Florence. Food was good and just enough. The market area is very good, and worth a visit on its own for the variety of food available there.

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