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Food & winery tours

Dine around Florence: an authentic evening food and wine experience

Availability: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays
Duration: 3 hours, 30 minutes
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
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Do this because
  • Seek out the local culinary specialties of Florence from neighborhood wine bars to famous restaurants
  • Enjoy the company of a local guide who will delight in sharing their regional cuisine with you
  • Explore some of the most authentic local neighborhoods in Florence; Oltrarno and Santo Spirito, where many tourists never visit
  • Taste cheese, charcuterie, traditional starters, the famous steak fiorentina, desert, a digestif, and a gelato to top it all off
  • As you eat, sip some of the finest wines in the region
What to expect

Until 28 February 2018:

In Florence, dinner isn’t just another meal, it’s a night-long symphony of food, flavors, and good friends. A celebration of regional cuisine and the flavors that make it unique. It’s not hard to find good food in Florence, but if you really want to eat as the Florentines do you need to come along with one of our local expert foodies to visit wine bars, restaurants, gelaterias, and more. For a culinary experience that introduces you to the very best of the city.

You’ll start your tour on the iconic Ponte Vecchio as you cross into the artisanal mecca of the Oltrarno neighborhood. Stopping at some favorite local haunts, you’ll sample Tuscan charcuterie, cheeses, and fresh-baked bread along with regional olive oils and balsamic vinegars. As you eat, your guide will explain why Florence has become recognized as one of the world capitals of good eating, even within Italy, and how the region of Tuscany is able to produce such quality foods.

Next you’ll cross the bustling plaza of Santo Spirito and head into an enoteca, or wine bar, where you’ll be able to sample three local wines, including one of the famous Super Tuscans, along with three types of crostini.

In between the the artisans’ workshops that line Via Santo Spirito you’ll pop into our favorite bakery in Florence for a snack, before sitting down at a local trattoria for the main event.

We hope you’ve saved some room because what comes next is the highlight of the evening. After two authentic starters you’ll tuck into the steak that is the culinary pride of every Florentine, the bistecca fiorentina, a thick hunk of red meat that is every carnivores’ dream (of course we’ll substitute that for the non meat-eaters in your group.)

But the night isn’t quite over. First enjoy a glass of dessert wine with cookies (cantuccio) then pop over to our favorite gelateria in Florence to grab a cup of your favorite gelato, invented right here in Florence. Finally, all that’s left is a stroll back to the other side of the city to help all the food settle.

Accompanied throughout by one of our local expert foodies, you’ll feel much more like you are spending an evening eating with friends than going on a food tour. Bring an appetite and an open mind and we’ll sort out the rest.

Sites Visited:

  • Oltrarno Neighborhood
  • Piazza Santo Spirito
  • Local bars and restaurants

From 01 March 2018:

In Florence, dinner isn’t just another meal, it’s a night-long symphony of food, flavors, and good friends. A celebration of regional cuisine and the flavors that make it unique. It’s not hard to find good food in Florence, but if you really want to eat as the Florentines do you need to come along with one of our local expert foodies to visit wine bars, restaurants, gelaterias, and more. For a culinary experience that introduces you to the very best of the city.

You’ll start your tour in the bustling plaza of Santo Spirito and head into an enoteca, or wine bar, where you’ll be able to sample some local wine and explore the underground wine cellars. You’ll sample Tuscan charcuterie, cheeses, and fresh-baked bread along with regional olive oils, balsamic vinegars and truffle. As you eat, your guide will explain why Florence has become recognized as one of the world capitals of good eating, even within Italy, and how the region of Tuscany is able to produce such quality foods.

In between the the artisans’ workshops that line Via Santo Spirito you’ll pass by our favorite bakery in Florence before sitting down at a local trattoria for the main event.

We hope you’ve saved some room because what comes next is the highlight of the evening. After a typical Florentine soup, you’ll devour your first and second course. Let us surprise you here...

Finally, our last stop will be at our favorite gelateria in Florence to grab a cup of your favorite gelato, invented right here in Florence. Our tour will end in a little square in the Oltarno Neighborhood.

Accompanied throughout by one of our local expert foodies, you’ll feel much more like you are spending an evening eating with friends than going on a food tour. Bring an appetite and an open mind and we’ll sort out the rest.

Sites Visited:

  • Oltrarno Neighborhood
  • Piazza Santo Spirito
  • Enoteca
  • Local shop
  • Restaurant
  • Gelateria
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What's included
  • All tastings, including food, wine and gelato
  • Expert tour guide
  • Small groups of 14 people or fewer
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
Reduced price
  • Infants (0-3): free (no reservation required)
  • Children (4-12): reduced price
Where

Largo Piero Bargellini, 14, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Meeting point:

Until 28 February 2018: By the Column In Piazza Santa Trinita.From 01 March 2018: By the statue of Cosimo Ridolfi in Piazza Santo Spirito.

What to remember
  • For those with food allergies or other special requirements, please notify us prior to reserving your visit and then again, as soon as you meet your tour guide. We will do our very best to accommodate you and find suitable alternatives.
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When
  • Meeting Time: 4:45pm
  • Departure Time: 5:00pm
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Provider
Walks of Italy
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 3 days before the activity begins.

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