Florence Food AdventureFew countries in the world have Italy’s reputation for fine food, and Florence is one of the most fascinating food cities in the whole country. This four-hour tour will highlight Florence’s greatest tastes, from cheeses and meats to wine and gelato. Learn about the history of Florence’s food scene as you sample Italian delicacies.
The Florence Food Tour Experience
What are the best reasons to come to Italy? Of course, art, architecture, and food! This four-hour tour of Florence will introduce you to the best culinary treats in all of Italy, provided by local farmers and merchants. An experienced guide will lead you to several “eating stations,” each one with a significant historical or cultural background to heighten your experience. As you taste your way through the Tuscan capital, you’ll learn about the history of Italian cuisine, various cooking techniques, and what makes fresh Italian ingredients stand out from other global food hotspots.
Fresh Food from Local Markets
While many travelers look forward to dining in fine Italian restaurants, you may find that your most satisfying meal comes from a simple neighborhood market. Our Florence Food Experience will introduce you to marketplaces that sell popular street snacks like cheese and cured meats, as well as non-perishable items that you’ll want to take home and enjoy. Make room in your suitcase for fresh pasta, flavorful coffee, and the world’s best olive oils.
Taste Italy’s Exquisite Wines
While it may not have the name recognition of Brunello or Chianti, Florence is also a prominent “wine city.” Each stop on our Food Adventure will give you the opportunity to try a different Italian wine, as even the smallest markets and cafés offer a menu of top-notch wines. For red wine drinkers, there is of course the well-known Chianti Classico; white wine enthusiasts will want to try the Pomino vin Santo. As you finish up your adventure with gelato and other Italian desserts, try concluding your wine exploration as well with a sweet wine like Moscadello. If you find a variety that you like, consider purchasing a bottle to bring home – just be careful about luggage limits!
An In-Depth Look at Gelato
Nothing is as refreshing on a hot Italian day as a delicious serving of gelato, Italy’s famous ice cream. Your Florence Food Adventure will provide an interesting glimpse into the process of gelato making, as you learn how different flavors are combined for this outstanding dessert. Of course, tasting is obligatory! Gelato flavors range from pistachio and hazelnut to lighter fruity varieties. Don’t worry about tasting more than one kind; gelato is lower in fat, sugar, and calories than comparable ice creams around the world.
A Premiere Experience
Our Florence Food Adventure was created to offer the best representative sample of Italy’s finest tastes and treats. Our guides rely on a depth of knowledge about the history of Italian cuisine and the sources of each ingredient; be sure to pick their brain if you have questions. All of our guides are native Italians, ensuring that they can help you pick the best food souvenirs to bring home and negotiate with shopkeepers for a fair price.
This tour begins at 10:00AM and lasts for four hours.