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Florence Artisan Food Tour

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Old-world tradition meets contemporary creativity in the bohemian Oltrarno – a neighbourhood with a rich artisanal heritage. Home to artists, foodies and free spirits, the hip ‘hood is known for its “botteghe” – workshops and studios where apprentices learn techniques passed down through generations from a master craftsperson or cook.

Venture off-the-beaten-path on our 3-hour walking food tour where our friendly, entertaining tour guides will introduce you to local carpenters, tailors, printmakers and leathersmiths, as well as our favourite eateries. Like the leather handbags, lithographic prints and bespoke furniture made here, the neighbourhood’s cuisine is also handmade using traditional methods. You’ll make your own panino using a selection of local ingredients, sample delicious Tuscan street food snacks, taste the region’s best wine, and watch how cantucci – also known as biscotti – are made before getting to try some. The Oltrarno is bound to charm anyone keen to explore its vibrant culture, fascinating botteghe, Renaissance architecture and fabulous food.

Departs

Wed and Thurs

9:30am
Duration

3

hours
  • €55

    Adult From 18
  • €45

    Adolescent 13-17 years
  • €30

    Child 4-12 years
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DISCOVER

the best local food places in real neighbourhoods

LEARN

insider knowledge for exploring the city on your own

SHARE

the table, food and company of like-minded global travellers

CREATE

stories you will find yourself retelling over and over

Tour Highlights Include

Start the day in true Italian style with a coffee and flaky pastry from a traditional café

Learn about the history of the “bottega” and how it has shaped Florence’s most creative neighbourhood

Watch how cantucci – also known as biscotti – are made at a family-run bakery then try a few from the fresh batch

Learn about the ancient process of lithography at one of the oldest printing workshops in Florence

Visit a traditional leather workshop where custom-made leather bags and accessories are crafted using tools from a bygone age

Sample some typical Tuscan street food snacks and wash them down with some of the region’s finest Chianti

Find out why Florence is famous for its panini, and make your very own 'panino' using delicious Tuscan ingredients

Visit the studios of talented artisans including carpenters, framers, tailors and more, nestled in the picturesque streets of the Oltrarno quarter

Memorable

Memorable

Let's make one of your favourite Italian memories together

Flexible

Flexible

As long as you give us 48 hours notice, we can change or fully refund your booking

Valuable

Valuable

Upon booking you get our food lover's guide to Florence, then your local guide will give you his/her tips and picks to the best spots in town

Accommodating

Accommodating

We are here for you from the moment you book, to provide you with local tips and help with any of your questions

How to arrive

How you get there is up to you (transport to the meeting point is not included)

When you reserve your spot, we’ll give you the exact location of the meeting point

At the end of our tour, our guides can point you in the right direction or call a taxi for you (or give you a recommendation of what to see next nearby)

The Schedule

Departure

Departure

The food tour starts in the Piazza della Passera (not far from the famous Ponte Vecchio) over the Arno River, and ends about a 10-minute walk from the meeting point.

Cancellations

Cancellations

You can cancel at any time, up to two days (48 hours) before your scheduled tour and receive a full refund.

Schedule

Schedule

Departs at 9:00am on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Check Out TripAdvisor Reviews From Our Happy Guests

Janice A – Tripadvisor Review

A wonderful way to see a unique part of the city and sample terrific food. I’ve taken food tours with this company in Rome and Florence and now Amsterdam. Each tour has been unique and truly outstanding. Our guide Estephen shared interesting information about the Jordaan area and the foods we sampled. Highly recommend!

Janice A – Tripadvisor Review

Private tours

Did you know that any of our food tours can be made into a private tour? A food tour just for you! If you’re visiting with a group or are a local in search of a unique day out with some great eats, head to our private tours page to fill out the form and we’ll help you organize the perfect tour for your needs.

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