Explore Florence with your taste buds on a walking food tour that showcases the flavors of three distinct neighborhoods. Learn how to steer clear of tourist traps as you sample authentic Tuscan cuisine in the medieval city center, the elegant and artistic Oltrarno district, and the Sant’Ambrogio market area — a favorite among locals. From gourmet fare to street vendors and wine bars, savor the best of the city’s food and drink like a true Florentine.
Discover what makes Tuscan cuisine unique with the help of trained foodie guides
Go beyond the city center to eateries and markets in less-explored districts
Learn how to order and eat like a local, avoiding touristy meals while in town
Great way for food and wine lovers to get off the beaten path
Professional local guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Meeting And Pickup
Monument to Dante Alighieri
Piazza di Santa Croce, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
You'll meet your Food Ambassador at Dante Statue in Piazza di Santa Croce
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Minimum drinking age is 18 years
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Most travelers can participate
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
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 good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
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.
This tour is an excellent value and a delightful way to spend an evening.
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Excellent Food Tour with Local History As Well
Sarah_W, Mar 2023
This was a an excellent tour. Our guide, Guido, was friendly, relaxed and informative. The food stops were good and covered a range of dishes, the wine pairings were also very good. Would recommend.
A bite of Florence
Wendy_O, Mar 2023
Our guide Irene took us to many places to try delicious Florentine dishes, pointing things out about Italian culture on the way, teaching us about Italian food culture. Would recommend!
great guide; food was not edible
Craig_M, Mar 2023
none of the food was what we expected; there were many options in florence however what we were served was very disappointing
Food, Wine, Knowledge, and Fun
Kathryn_C, Mar 2023
Federica gave interesting history and insight about all yhe locations and foods we shared. We greatly enjoyed the tour and recommend it to others!
Best way to see the city
Louis_S, Mar 2023
Our guide did a wonderful job showing us around the city. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with recommendations. The food was great.
Awesome food tour
John_W, Feb 2023
Irena was wonderful! She showed us what italian hospitality was all about and the food and wine were wonderful. Thanks Irena!
Rosanna_M, Jan 2023
What a wonderful experience! Our guide was fantastic! She was very personable and gave us lots of information about the history of the food and the restaurants we visited. As expected, the food was delicious! This is a must tour!
The perfect way to taste and see some of Florence.
Tara_M, Nov 2022
A fantastic way to taste and explore a part of Florence! The entire experience was perfect. The food on this tour was just wonderful, and our guide was interesting and fun. Highly recommend this!
James_F, Nov 2022
Our guide was great, the tour was very informative, and the choices of food/restaurants was fantastic!
Experiencing the Italian culture through food
Timothy_M, Nov 2022
Lucia was a delightful host during our food tour. The dishes offered at each stop were both authentic and flavorful. The wine selections were unique and paired well with the food.
Jess_a, Nov 2022
This was the best way to kick off our vacation. Our guide was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. I felt like I was hanging out with a friend. The food and wine were devine and I learned a lot!
Our host seemed very...
Mary_A, Oct 2022
Our host seemed very genuine about the places and we went to somewhat smaller places that we probably wouldn't have visited. Very worthwhile.
Irene was very...
Anne_B, Oct 2022
Irene was very knowledgeable and interesting. Food was really good especially the gelato. Great thing to do
Incredible cultural and history of Florence and it's food
Hengky_S, Oct 2022
I am so happy to have taken the tour! Irene has made my night the most magical night in Florence, her story telling, her friendliness, and everything about the culture and history behind the food! Please do yourself a favor and sign up for her tour!
Thank you Martina!
Terra_M, Oct 2022
Martina was great! She gets into the "real" deal, eating-like-a-local kind of thing. I enjoyed the information she shared about the locals, the way the food is prepared, and the history of the food, as well as the hidden spots she showed us. She was very lovely, kind, and friendly... and the food was GREAT and GENEROUSLY PORTIONED! Definitely worth the money; arrive hungry!
Good food tour of Florence
Olivia_H, Oct 2022
Nice tour of the non touristy area of Florence. Fascinating market area and the guide did a good job
Martina was amazing! So...
mackenzicox, Oct 2022
Martina was amazing! So educated and genuinely passionate about local food and wine. My entire group loved the experience and would 100% recommend if you’re in Florence! We did this tour our first night and it was so helpful in finding more authentic places to eat while we are here.
A Memorable Evening.
William_C, Oct 2022
A nice mix of food, wine and great company.Philomena had wonderful stories and history to share. Food was outstanding. Quite a memorable evening.
The best tour we had in Florence, highly recommend for English speakers
Diane_D, Oct 2022
Staying outside of Florence in Chianti, we went to the city for this tour last minute. We had previously visited Florence a few years ago and by the time we took this tour we had already done several others in the area on this trip and were a bit "Florence-d out". This changed when we came in for this tour. We met Martina who arrived and was very upbeat, lovely and had that effortless Italian style.
She was an excellent tour guide and has speaks English better than every other non-native speaking tour guide I have ever had. Martina was a very charismatic and engaging tour guide who took pride in her work. She did such a good job teaching us new things and showing us new areas that made it seem like it was our first day in Florence ever.
Notwithstanding that fact we also tried a bunch of foods and left the day authentically stuffed afterwards. If I have one suggestion, it would be to skip breakfast (or any meals) before the tour, you will have plenty to indulge yourself with.
If you have the opportunity to take this tour you should jump on it as quickly as possible. Martina was so great herself that several in our group are planning on taking more tours with her in the future next time we visit the area. When we summarized our trip, we all put this tour on the top of our list of about 10 different tours we took while in Italy.
Best intro to Florence.
Marita_R, Oct 2022
What a great way to see Florence as the locals see it. Great food wine and information about the area and way of life.