Tastes of Florence
This tour is a great overview for those of you who wish to know our best local products and our best receipes. For the brave, some ‘trippa alla fiorentina’ or ‘lampredotto’…in Florence we make the best one! Come and discover what it is…
Duration: 3 hours
Period: All year round except Sundays, 1st Jan and 25th Dec
Languages: Italian or English
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Please do not have breakfast as we will start our tour with a delicious coffee and pastry in a local historic coffee bar. Continuing through the medieval section of the city where Dante lived and past Santa Croce church, we reach the market of Sant’Ambrogio, the oldest market in town and open since 1873. You will find a lot of locals buying fruits and vegetables in the colorful stalls outside the market. Inside the building we will start our tasting experience with cured meats, cheeses, a glass of wine and ‘schiacciata’.
Leaving the Sant’Ambrogio market we will walk through the nice neighborhood tasting pizza and porchetta (or trippa and lampredotto if you prefer) in local street stalls.
We will end our morning at the Mercato Centrale, our other historic food market built in 1874, where we will taste top quality balsamic vinegars, truffle products and cantuccini (biscotti) and sweet wine.
We will end the tour with the best gelato in town!
If you are vegeterian/vegan or have any dietary restrictions, we can arrange personalized alternatives.
Upon request we can organize cooking lessons, pizza and gelato making or wine tastings.
What is included:
Private walking tour with Chiara or Adri
Coffee, pastry, tastings as specified in the above itinerary, ice cream
Anything not specified in the above itinerary
No museum entrances
Your hotel in central Florence or other location if you are transferring from out of Florence
Please contact us. Our tours are personalized and rates vary according to number of participants
Discounted rates for families
10% discount for multiple bookings
Wear comfortable shoes and start with an empty stomach!
All of our tours are private and customized so we can be flexible regarding meeting point as long as centrally located, and timed according to season and type of tour.