Small-Group Florence Food Walking Tour

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From $86.85

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Indulge in a true taste of Florence on this food and walking tour. Led by a foodie guide, travel through the streets of the Renaissance city and stop at the top local haunts. Check out the fresh produce at the San Lorenzo Market, try the bold flavors of an Italian coffee, and peruse a Florentine delicatessen. You’ll sample plenty of specialties along the way, including cheeses, breads, olive oils, gelato, and Italian wine. Numbers are limited to 12 people to ensure an intimate experience.
  • Small-group walking tour through Florence to sample gourmet Italian cuisine
  • Sample delicious regional specialties including coffee, breads, cheeses, olive oil, Tuscan wines and gelato
  • Discover the charm of the city and learn about Florence’s culinary scene from your expert guide
  • Visit the San Lorenzo Central Market and a local winery
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of twelve people ensures a more personalized experience

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Food and wine tasting
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Via dei Cimatori, 9R
    Via dei Cimatori, 9R, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

End point

  • Basilica di San Lorenzo
    Piazza di San Lorenzo, 9, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

What To Expect

Your tour will begin in central Florence, where you’ll join up with your guide and head straight to a local coffee bar. Fuel up with samples of two different roasts and learn about the production process.

Next up, enjoy a true taste of Florence with a truffle pâté sandwich (panino tartufato) at a delicatessen dating back to 1885. Your guide will provide historical commentary and local lore about the passing city sights as you continue to your next haunt.

Wander through the San Lorenzo Market, learning some of the secrets behind fresh Florentine ingredients and recipes. Treat your taste buds to high-end olive oils with crostini, toasted Italian bread, and sweet balsamic vinegars.

Afterward, follow your guide to an enoteca, or local wine shop, to swirl and sip two Tuscan blends, complemented by regional cheeses and meats. Complete your 3.5-hour foodie experience with a visit to one of city’s best gelaterias, where you’ll please your sweet tooth with a delicious helping of Italian ice cream.

Fat Tire Tours - Florence

Meet your local guide in central Florence and begin your 3-hour gourmet tour of the city! Italians usually start their morning at a café with a strong cup of coffee, so follow your guide to a typical Italian coffee bar, where you can try two types of delicious coffee and learn about the local roasting process. Continue to an old delicatessen founded in 1885, where you’ll enjoy a panino tartufato, a delicate, truffle pâté sandwich made with the truffles for which the deli is famous. As you continue to your next food stop, listen as your guide illustrates the history of Florence’s most important squares where Florentines used to buy their food. Learn about typical local dishes and ingredients, but don’t expect detailed how to’s – Italians would never give away their secret family recipes! Your tour continues to a local wine shop, known as an enoteca, where you'll savor two Tuscan wines, accompanied by delicious regional cheeses and local meats. While you enjoy your tasting, learn about the origins of the food and wine from your guide. Top it off with something sweet at the final stop of your tour, one of Florence's best gelato shops where you’ll indulge in freshly made gelato!

Admission Ticket Included

Mercato Centrale

To understand how Italians prepare their delicious plates, take a trip to the San Lorenzo Central Market, one of the main shopping centers in Florence known for fresh, locally grown ingredients. Taste some of the region’s best balsamic vinegars and extra virgin olive oils with crostini, traditional toasted Italian bread. At the end of your Florence food walking tour, you’ll leave feeling like a local.

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Customers who have not reached Italy's legal drinking age of 18, will not be served alcohol
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Operated by Fat Tire Tours Holdings LLC - Italy

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The market area is very good, and worth a visit on its own for the variety of food available there.
Slightly lacking in food variety, but helps with learning how to get around the city.
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Susan_K, Mar 2023
Superb tour, so pleasant and personal!! Loved Bene! Great food and an abundance of history! Gracie mille!!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Grazie Susan, we love Bene!
Had a great time. We got...
Steve_D, Mar 2023
Had a great time. We got there early so they asked us if we wanted to start early. Went from coffee to truffles to olive oil and vinegar to pastry to risotto to wine and finished with gelato. Bernadeta was great not only with the food we also got a wonderful history lesson. Highly recommend
Highlight of Florence!
Kara_H, Mar 2023
We should start by saying we upgraded our tour to a private tour, and are so happy it worked out! We thoroughly enjoyed meeting and spending time with Nadia, our tour guide, who brought us to several charming and off the beaten path enotecas, trattorias and pasticcerias, with lessons at each stop about the food and wine we were tasting and how it was made, from her extensive knowledge such as olive oil, balsamic vinegar, wine and local customs. She also shared some tidbits as we were walking from place to place, which had us understand the culture of Florence even more, and we felt like she had become a friend by the end of the tour. She also left us with a recommendation for a meal in Rome at Trapizzino, which became a highlight of our trip when we arrived a few days later. Thank you so much Nadia!!
Fabulous Tour!
Lisa_M, Mar 2023
Francesca was the best!! The food was fabulous, and the information about the town was exquisite! We loved the tour!
Nadia was a fantastic...
Charles_H, Mar 2023
Nadia was a fantastic guide for a fantastic introduction to the food and the city of Florence. She took us off the beaten path and we got to have bites at some hidden gems. She was entertaining and insightful, and even gave us some great recommendations for other restaurants to try while in Florence.
Florence's best, and some secrets, too!
Joseph_P, Mar 2023
This tour was a fantastic, expected, and unexpected treat!! This tour had so much food that you won't need dinner afterward! Christina was our tour guide, and she spoke fluent English. She took us to some of Florence's best and most well-known areas and then showed us some surprises! We have visited Florence several times, but Christina opened a new world. Our favorite spot had to be the wine shop! We stepped into a magical world of wine and history. We were treated to food throughout Florence and introduced to the owners of the shops we visited. The Market was such a wonderful surprise! We would go back to eat from any of the vendors in this building. Christina fed us and told us stories about Florence and the food. This was a fantastic tour made special by our experiences and our guide. We would take this tour again!
Definitely a must do!
Jennifer_A, Feb 2023
It was excellent! Nadia was phenomenal and so friendly and knowledgeable. Enjoyed every stop of the tour!
Jerry_D, Feb 2023
We had an amazing experience. Our guide exposed us to the true local cuisines of Florence. We will recommend this tour to all our friends.
Great tour!
snegley317, Jan 2023
Our guide, Nadia, did a wonderful job! Very knowledgeable and great food choices. we highly recommend this tour if you are in Florence!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Fantastic food and wine tour
Gaye_S, Jan 2023
Thank you Guido for our amazing street food walking tour! We loved it! Food, wines, cheeses, pastry, gelato, everything!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Grazie Gaye!
Not a "typical guidebook" tour
Maiko_M, Dec 2022
Cannot say enough great things about our Small Group Florence Walking Tour led by Guido tonight. He led us to multiple non-tourist local spots. Places that you may have walked past on our own, places frequented by locals and not overrun by large groups of tourists. Our progressive meal ended with multiple samples of food and wine - I was stuffed by the end. Guido did a fantastic job not just explaining the food but also linking it back to historical references and cultural traditions for a very well rounded and engaging experience.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Grazie Maiko!
Excellent tour guide
Aliris_L, Dec 2022
Our tour guide was fantastic. Explained the history of the food and restaurants. Also, gave good tips
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Grazie Aliris!
Wonderful food tour
Allison_M, Nov 2022
Our food tour was great! It was just me and my wife with the tour guide, Victoria who was absolutely wonderful!! Learned a lot about the Florence culture and food! Would def recommend!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Grazie Allison!
Fantastic Florence Food Tour
Brenda_N, Nov 2022
We traveled through Italy, Greece and Spain for 22 days in October of 2022. Out of our 15 plus excursions the Small-Group Florence Food Walking Tour was one of the best. The history given and shown to us of Florence was amazing. Our guide was so incredible. The food was so good. We took this tour the first day that we arrived into Florence. We learned so many great tips from shopping to restaurants that were very useful for the remainder of our stay. Florence was my favorite city!
Great tour & guide!
Michael_C, Nov 2022
Cristina was a wonderful guide -charming, funny, and super knowledgeable about Florence. She gave some great dinner and shopping recommendations as well!
Great way to start vacation
Rhonda_O, Oct 2022
Do This Tour! We did this our first day in Florence and are so glad we did. It gave us a good overview of Florence and helped us get our bearings. And the food! We visited several establishments and sampled tastings, so much so, that by the end of the tour we were actually full. Nora was our guide and she was great. Really learned a lot and enjoyed the experience. Highly recommend
Great food tour.
Rick_M, Oct 2022
Christiana was great. She was enthusiastic about Florence and the food. She patiently guided us from one venue to another. The food and drink we consumed on the tour were very good. Our only issue was that we couldn't remember the names of all the food and drink. Maybe a one page write up would be beneficial. We would definitely recommend this tour to others.
Fabulous food tour with Christina
Meridith_A, Oct 2022
Christina was great. She was knowledgeable and entertaining. We had delicious espresso, gelato, fabulous wine and Proseco, pecorino cheese, truffles with delicious bread and at Forno’s fantastic prosciutto and cheese inside this fabulous bread served warm. WOW! The people we met on the tour were friendly and interesting. Christina took us to places that I think most tourists would never find. The whole experience was unforgettable. We loved it.
Excellent tour
Stuar_R, Oct 2022
Our guide, Nora was excellent, very friendly and gave us lots of information on the tour (not just about food but local historical facts along the way). There were very generous amounts of ‘tastings’ and all very enjoyable! There were 7 of us in the Group. Would definitely recommend this tour - great way to get to know Florence and try local food in ‘off the beaten’ track places!
Well worth the cost!!
Karen_T, Oct 2022
Great experience!! Would highly recommend this tour. I went hungry but came home full. Wonderful variety of foods to sample