Florence Food Tour & Dinner

Join the local Florentines and experience this historic city through your tastebuds. This authentic evening food tour will take you to the best places to eat in Florence. Savor the region’s famed cold cuts and cheese, and sip on special wine varietals, including a “Super Tuscan” wine. End the night with an authentic multi-course Italian meal at a traditional restaurant with the group. 

Your tour begins in the lovely Oltrarno neighborhood of Florence, a step or two off the well-trodden tourist path. Here you’ll stop in various places to taste charcuteries with meats, cheeses, truffles, and the city’s answer to focaccia, along with various olive oils and balsamic vinegar. Your guide will lead you through your tasting, explaining how and why these key ingredients differ so much from one end of Italy to the other.

Next, stroll through Piazza Santo Spirito to every Italian’s favorite ritual: pre-dinner Aperitivo hour! Visit a local enoteca (wine bar) to tour the cellars and enjoy a wine tasting. While nibbling on local crostini (bruschetta), choose between the region’s famous Super Tuscan wines or a very special surprise wine.

As you pass artisan shops and local bakeries along Via Santo Spirito, you’ll stop in one of the most beloved restaurants for an authentic, sit-down dinner. Here you’ll try a classic Tuscan soup, a typical starter, plus a meaty second course that differs according to the season and the local ingredients at the market.

Finally, end your meal as the Florentines do, with a digestif and gelato (invented here in Florence) before strolling back to the other side of the city. Throughout your food tour, your expert guide will teach you about local ingredients, the importance of seasonality in Florentine cuisine, and why there’s no such thing as “Italian” food.

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