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Florence Food Tour

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Eating Florence Like a Local

Share the most iconic dishes and meet the wonderful artisans behind them at Florence’s favourite local hidden gems. Savor the delicacies Florence is famous for and immerse yourself in centuries of incredible history and lore. Experience Florence like a local as you explore the city’s fascinating neighbourhoods and local eateries.

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Florence Sunset Food & Wine Tour

Tuscan specialties, Stanley Tucci’s secret wine window, a Negroni demo and so much great wine!!

Duration:

3.5 hours

Location:

Oltrarno

Group Size:

Max 12

From €109
Morning Pleasures
(724)
The Other Side of Florence Food Tour

Experience the side of Florence where locals go to eat, drink and shop away from the crowds

Duration:

3 hours

Location:

Oltrarno

Group Size:

Max 12

From €94
Includes a private wine tasting!
(86)
Florence Central Market Food Tour

A one-of-a-kind experience in the most famous Florence market, where tradition and taste come together!

Duration:

3 hours

Location:

San Lorenzo

Group Size:

Max. 12

From €69
Unlimited Wine!
(278)
Authentic Florence Pasta-Making Class

A hands-on cooking experience set in a local chef’s beautiful home. Shop your own ingredients, roll up your sleeves and get cooking!

Duration:

3.5 hours

Location:

Oltrarno

Group Size:

Max 12

From €89
Luxury Transfer Included!
Tuscany Truffle Hunt

A once-in-a-lifetime gourmet culinary adventure set in the Tuscan countryside. It begins with a truffle hunt and it ends with a truffle-based home-cooked meal on a spectacular farm.

Duration:

5 hours

Location:

Florence Countryside

Group Size:

Max 8

From €295
Family Fun
(97)
Pizza & Gelato Making Class in Oltrarno

A fun and family-friendly cooking afternoon set in Florence’s easygoing Oltrarno neighbourhood. Source all your ingredients locally and learn handy new skills to impress your dinner guests back home.

Duration:

2.5 hours

Location:

Oltrarno

Group Size:

Max 12

From €69
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Looking for a special activity for your company, family or friends? Our private food tours will take you off the beaten path and immerse you in local history and culture. A friendly guide will take...

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Meet Your Local Florence Tour Guides

Savour Florence like a local with our expert food tour guides.

Gaia
Gaia
Born in the Tuscan countryside but now I live in Florence.
I like the parts of the cow you usually throw away...tongue, stomach, udder, etc!
Don't miss the sunset from Piazzale Michelangelo - grab a beer and a seat on the staircase!
Elisa
Elisa
Born and raised in Umbria, but Florence is where my soul belongs
Name a carb food. Anything. I love it!
💡When I sit on Ponte Santa Trinita and I watch the sun light going down behind Ponte Vecchio I know there is no other place I want to be. Give it a try
Francesco
Francesco
Born and raised in Florence
My favorite dish is ossobuco
Don't eat the neon colored mountains of gelato, get the real stuff!
Lisa
Lisa
Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia but I have called Florence home since 2006
Difficult because I really do like everything - if I had to name one thing I would say roast lamb and vegetables
Enjoy an aperitivo on a rooftop terrace and admire the view.
Chiara
Chiara
Tuscan countryside girl, but Florence always has been in my heart and now I can call it home.
Schiacciata is my obsession! The salty one filled with mortadella or the sweet one "alla fiorentina"... yummy, with cream!
Relax yourself wandering around the historical gardens of Florence, true open-air museums.
Sara
Sara
Proudly born and raised in the Valdarno hills.
I love ricciarelli al cioccolato and almond paste in general. But I have to go with my mum's lasagna - that touches a very soft spot in my heart.
Try the Bargello: the oldest public building in Florence in which you can also find Giotto's first portrait of Dante Alighieri.
Beatrice
Beatrice
Born in Florence but now I live in Pistoia
Can't go wrong with pizza and ice cream
Don’t plan too much - wander through the tiny alleys full of magic!
Eva
Eva
Born in Siberia, nowadays a happy dweller of Oltrarno in Florence
No pizza and pasta, but meat and vegetables. Wine and Gelato lover!
Slow down, take a glass of wine and just enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of Florence!
Antonella
Antonella
Born in Naples, but my heart was stolen by Florence.
I love pizza and cantucci biscotti
Don't miss all the flea markets and street vendors scattered around the city. You will find anything from food to antique objects and clothes!
Sara
Sara
Born in Florence, and raised in a quiet town just 10 kilometres from the city
I could live eating just cheese, pizza and pappa al pomodoro (don't tell this to my nutritionist!)
Don't miss the details of the reflection of old Florentine buildings on the river Arno
Caterina
Caterina
Born in Florence and have lived in a Chianti countryside olive oil farm since I was 12 years old.
I like traditional Tuscan food like what my mother raised me with: simple and genuine! Quality and sustainability are the most important values for me and usually those values equate to the most delicious food ;)
Don't miss the beautiful art we have! One of my favorite places is the Church of San Miniato, a medieval Romanesque church located on the hill overlooking Florence, a couple of minutes from Michelangelo Terrace.
Omar
Omar
Born and raised in Florence... but half Egyptian!
Favorite food is Pizza
Look out for the street art, which is all over the city
Esther
Esther
Born and raised in Utrecht, Holland. Have been calling Florence home since 2017 and here to stay!
Anything baked really, sweet or savoury. As long as it contains dough or pastry, I’m your girl!
Explore the artisan shops in the Oltrarno area or in the Santa Croce area. And don’t plan too much! Allow yourself to wander and explore.
Martina
Martina
Born and raised on the hills of Florence, I live in the pristine Chainti countryside
Deep fried Porcini mushrooms, bluechese and artisanal dark chocolate are my soft spot, possibly paired with a glass of wine - or two!
Enjoy the golden hour and breathtaking view sipping a chilled drink on the terrace bar of Forte Belvedere

Frequently Asked Questions

Do the tours accommodate vegetarian or gluten-free diets?

All of our food tours are vegetarian friendly. However, it may not always be possible to serve vegan, gluten-free, or kosher foods at many tour stops. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions upon booking so we can try to accommodate your needs.

What’s included in the price of the food tour?

All food and drinks are included in the price you pay for the tour. Some tours may have the option to upgrade to a more luxurious drink package.

Do you tip in Florence?

A gratuity service charge is generally included in your bill. Additional tips are discretionary and not required, though a 5-10% tip is appreciated.

I’m traveling alone. Do you offer single tickets or just group sales?

We love welcoming solo travelers! All of our tours are open to individual guests.

What is Eating Europe’s cancellation policy?

Private tours can be cancelled and fully refunded up to 7 days before tour departure. 

Small group tours can be cancelled and refunded up to 24 hours before tour departure. See our complete cancellation policy here.

Is a food tour in Florence worth it?

Absolutely! There’s no better way to experience the beautiful city of Florence and its culture than a food tour with a local guide.

Customer Reviews

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Killian Coyle
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A phenomenal experience as always from Eating Europe. Do NOT miss this tour. It'll be the best thing you do on holiday. Lisa our guide was absolutely phenomenal!! She made our evening.

Adam Penick
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My only wish was we made this reservation on our first night in Florence instead of our last night. Each stop and owner made us feel like a welcome local. Lisa’s personal investment in the community peeled back the curtain for us where we felt a genuine welcome from an old friend we just met. That combination left an indelible mark on our memorable trip. Thank you for doing all the hard work to make us feel at home and welcome. We will forever love Florence.

Nina M. Perry
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This was our second eating tour in Florence & our 4th tour in Italy (2 in Rome) & Francisco did not disappoint… he was friendly & knew the neighborhood well… we were a small group of 7 which was perfect & we walked away with new friends, having sampled great local foods & great wine & drinks. I highly recommend Eating Europe food tours to enhance your European experience.

France Lauzon
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What a great introduction to Florence with this wine/food tour. Elie (Elisa) was a great guide with many stories, taking us to to quaint little spots and making sure we all have plenty of wine during our tour. Our group was filled with great people which made the tour that much more fun!

Maxwell Wasscher
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and cheese shop, a full on restaurant, all the way to a gelateria. The walking wasnt too much either. Everything we had was delicious and authentic and we were given great detail what seasons the food was, any interesting history, etc. Antoneela was passionate about the places we stopped and the food we ate. She even provided ideas for other things to try in Florence, and we are looking forward to those suggestions.

Yi Suo
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Great food and wine tour with Elly as our tour guide. She was very knowledgeable about the history and lore of local Florentine cuisine and took us to multiple local spots including a cheese shop, a wine window, a Medieval wine cellar, many more and ended the tour with some authentic Gelato for everyone. Her sense of humor and energy was simply incredible!

Theo Moser
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Francesco was an amazing tour guide and very knowledgeable of the local cuisine in Florence. Highlights were the biscotti, balsamic vinegar and cheese tasting. The indoor marketplace was a hit with the adults and kids on our tour.

Margaret Corio
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Our first food and drink tour and will not be our last. A great opportunity to experience different locations and enjoy local cuisine. Our guide Lisa was fantastic. We travelled with our adult sons and they too wbjoyed the experience. So glad that we added this experience our trip.

Julie Ansley
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We have done many tours in Italy and this was by far the most fun we have ever had. The truffle hunting was authentic, the wine tasting and cooking class was delicious and the farm was something out of Tuscan storybook. Our hosts Camilla and Fabrizio are genuinely warm and welcoming. We didn’t want to leave. This is going to be a treasured memory we take home from Italy. Don’t miss it!

Janice Parsons
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We had a wonderful time . It was informative as well as fun. The wine and food were delicious and it was extremely well organized. Francesco Weber was our guide today . He was entertaining as well as considerate and knowledgeable .We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon and highly recommend it!
Thank you

Penny Moore
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Ahhhhmazing tour! Francesco gave us a personal introduction to each store/restaurant/street food vendor/ and bakery owner. He did a superb job of explaining the history and understanding of why the people of Florence eat what they eat! He kept the tour feeling very quaint and everything was local and had a neighborhood “vibe”. We truly loved every bit of this tour and especially his charming upbeat personality.
What a treat to spend a morning experiencing these great finds in Florence up close and personal!!
PS - come hungry ready to try new things, you won’t be disappointed!!

Emma Watkins
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Fantastic food tour of ‘the other side of Florence’ away from the main tourist area and a joy to meet so many lovely locals. Elisa P was our guide and we were lucky enough to have her to ourselves! We got to meet amazing locals, learn so much from our guide, taste different and delicious food and wine and have some real fun. Elisa was delightful and we highly recommend doing this tour if you are in Florence. You won’t regret it.

We have been lucky to do tours with Eating Europe in Amsterdam (Jordaan), London (East End) & Rome (Testachio x 2) and it’s a company we know we can book with confidence wherever we travel. We’re from the UK and still learned plenty on our home turf! Perhaps Berlin next?

Bill Mauke
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Our food tour with Eli was terrific! Very relaxed, fabulous food and wine shops in the Oltrarno. Eli was a great hostess with a good sense of humor and spoke excellent English. Enjoy!

Mercedes Alzaga
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Amazing food tour around the local market, street food and Chianti wine! Thanks Francesco for all the info you gave us and to answer all the curiosities we had ( even about history!). This tour is a must!

Nina M. Perry
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This was our second eating tour in Florence & our 4th tour in Italy (2 in Rome) & Francisco did not disappoint… he was friendly & knew the neighborhood well… we were a small group of 7 which was perfect & we walked away with new friends, having sampled great local foods & great wine & drinks. I highly recommend Eating Europe food tours to enhance your European experience.


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The Tastiest Food Tours in Florence

Florence isn’t just the capital city of Tuscany or the birthplace of the Renaissance, rather it is a world class culinary destination. Full of family legacies and modern imaginings, Florence is a city to savor. If you’re lucky enough to travel here, pour yourself a glass of Chianti and start planning your food tour in Florence!

As easy as it is to get a great meal in Florence, it is just as easy to sit down in a crowded touristy restaurant and eat a pre-made or even frozen dish warmed in a microwave. Joining a Florence food tour gives you a deep dive into the food culture of Florence and the opportunity to taste some of the most iconic dishes of this one of a kind city. From the mouthwatering lampredotto sandwich to artisan breads, traditional cheeses, and a variety of seasonal specialties, our Florence food tours are designed to paint a full picture of Florence’s vibrant culinary landscape.

Our entertaining local food tour guides will regale you with stories, fascinating history, and a unique glimpse into the best part of Florentine life – the food of course! No visit to Florence is complete without tasting the iconic flavors of this Tuscan capital. Our Florence food tours have been designed for all those passionate food lovers who want to leave their comfort zone and taste the real local foods in real local places.

We’re confident that not only will you leave our Florence food tours stuffed, but also ready to explore the history and enjoy the architecture in Florence with the confidence of the locals.