Immerse yourself in the food, wine and culture of Florence on a 4-hour walking tour with tastings. Explore the hidden treasures of the “Cradle of the Renaissance” at sights such as the Piazza dei Ciompi. Stop to sample the gastronomic delights of Tuscany.
What to Expect
Enjoy an intimate, half-day food and culture tour of Florence, and see the major sights of the “Cradle of the Renaissance,” as well as some hidden treasures along the way.
Meet your guide on Piazza della Repubblica, glorious site of the city’s 1st forum. Then, stroll over to the Duomo, and marvel at the iconic dome engineered by Filippo Brunelleschi. Pass the world’s largest Franciscan church at the Basilica of Santa Croce, along with some more off-the-beaten-path attractions, such as the Canto dei Bischeri, Sasso di Dante and Piazza dei Ciompi.
As you journey through history, stop at traditional eateries, such as a vineria that serves authentic Italian appetizers of olives, cheese and seasonal produce. Learn the story of their origins and preparation. Taste local wines as your guide gives you a lesson in viticulture and how to identify wines by their bouquet, color, region and different techniques.
Go to the thriving marketplace of Piazza Sant’Ambrogio to see locals buying farm-fresh goods. Hear about traditional recipes that are handed down from generation to generation. Meet friendly innkeepers, and savor a robust Tuscan soup that will warm your heart as well as your palate.
End with a generous serving of homemade gelato, and experience first-hand why Italian ice cream is world renowned.
- English-speaking guide
- Food tastings (Florentine specialties at 7 different traditional eateries)
What's Not Included
- Transfer to the meeting point
Meet your guide in front of the central column on Piazza della Repubblica, Florence
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Know Before You Go
• Vegetarian options are available
• Please wear comfortable shoes
• Please notify the local supplier of any allergies on booking