On our Small Group Tour dedicated to Food and Wine in Florence, you will savor the best wines and snacks of the tradition and learn all about them. After walking through San Ambrogio Market, you will have a typical lunch in a traditional trattoria, and end the day with a traditional Italian gelato.
Florence has certainly the most amazing artistic, cultural and architectural heritage that you can ever imagine.
But the Italian Cradle of the Renaissance has a lot to offer when it comes to food and wine tradition, as well. Discover it all with our Small Group Tour Food Experience around Florence.
Peasant food of Florence
The tour starts at a local enoteca, an informal restaurant, where you will taste the region’s wines straight out from the barrel, accompanied by some traditional snacks like crostini, olives and olive oil.
As you are introduced to the humble origins of Florentine food with their traditional Cucina Povera or “peasant food”, your guide will teach and show you how the history of Florence shaped this type of cuisine. But beware, dishes like Lampredotto, a favorite of the locals is made from cow’s stomach, might be only of the braves!
You could also taste Pasta e Fagioli, consisting of pasta and seasoned cannellini beans, Crostini Toscani, made from chicken liver spread on slices of bread, and some traditional simple salads.
Discover Sant'Ambrogio Market
From there, we will move on to the local market that is both precious to the locals and the Florentine chefs, the Sant’ Ambrogio Market located in Piazza Ghiberti. As we wander the teaming stalls of fruits, meat, fish and vegetables, stepping in and out of the best local food stores of bread and pastries, you’ll taste a variety of Tuscan delicacies from cured meats like finocchiona (fennel salami) and cinghiale (boar) to cheeses like the world-famous pecorino.
Later, we will stop by a local trattoria where you will sample some of the city’s finest primi (starters), such as Ribollita, Pappa al Pomodoro, Pappardelle ala Lepre.
Polishing it off with Gelato
We cannot end this tour without tasting the finest creation of Florence, gelato. A birthplace of gelato, Florence doesn’t disappoint with a huge variety of handmade intensely flavored gelatos. Combinations of unexpected ingredients burst out unusual flavors making Florence, the home to masterpieces!
More food-themed tours in Florence
If you are fascinated about Florence's food and wine traditions, you might want to live a more intimate experience with a Private Food Tour of Florence, or enjoy a lush Dinner in a Chef's House. Or if you want to get your hands dirty, try or Pizza and Gelato Cooking Class in Florence.