Sample the gourmet foods of Italy and Tuscany on a 3-hour walking tour of the San Lorenzo food market in Florence. Learn about the city’s culinary traditions, and immerse yourself in the historic art and architecture of the “Cradle of the Renaissance.”
What to Expect
Visit the San Lorenzo food market in central Florence, and taste delicious local produce, such as almond cookies (cantuccini) dipped in sweet vinsanto wine.
Next, sample the wines of the Chianti wine lands paired with tasty cold cuts, such as finocchiona (a salami typical of southern Tuscany), salame and pecorino cheese. Along the way, appreciate the beauty of Florence and its artistic heritage at monuments such as Brunelleschi’s imposing Dome, the Church of San Lorenzo, and Piazza della Signoria.
End your tour with a bang as you sample 2 of the most popular “poor” dishes from the Florentine culinary traditions. Taste some pappa al pomodoro and ribollita, both made using Tuscan bread and organic vegetables.
- Earphones for larger groups
- Tasting of typical produce, such as "santucci," salami and "finocchiona," wine, "schiacciata," "ribollita" and "pappa al pomodoro"
- The chance to buy local produce
Meet at the "Tourist Point" kiosk in Santa Maria Novella Square, Florence
Know Before You Go
• Please wear comfortable shoes