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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.
insider knowledge for exploring the city on your own
the table, food and company of like-minded global travellers
stories you will find yourself retelling over and over
Let's make one of your favourite Italian memories together
As long as you give us 48 hours notice, we can change or fully refund your booking
In addition to getting our food lover's guide to Florence, your local guide will give you his/her tips to the best spots in town
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 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.
You can cancel at any time, up to two days (48 hours) before your scheduled tour and receive a full refund.
Departs at 9:00am on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Check Out TripAdvisor Reviews From Our Happy Guests
The food was amazing but what made the tour really special was to learn about the stories behind the food and get to meet the people that prepares it. It was amazing to have a chat with the owners of the places and see how much they love their food.
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.
Savour Florence like a local with our expert food tour guides.
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!
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
Born and raised in Florence
My favorite dish is ossobuco
Don't eat the neon colored mountains of gelato, get the real stuff!
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.
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!
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!
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!
Born and raised in Florence... but half Egyptian!
Favorite food is Pizza
Look out for the street art, which is all over the city
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.
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
EATING EUROPE INC. CANCELLATION POLICY
Small Group Tours
A tour can be cancelled with a full refund up to 24 hours before tour departure.
A private tour can be cancelled and fully refunded up to 7 days before tour departure
Gift Cards, Travel Vouchers & Flexi-Pass™
Gift cards, travel vouchers and Flexi-Pass™ are non-refundable.
LATE ARRIVALS AND NO SHOWS
Due to extremely strict time slots for entry into attractions and for food preparation, both in-person & virtual/online, we recommend you show up 15 minutes before the scheduled starting time of the tour or experience. Our group tours begin & depart precisely at the scheduled tour or experience start time. If you show up late or cannot find the meeting point, for any reason, refund requests are not honored per policy. If you are having a hard time arriving on time we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible so we can do everything in our power to assist you with arriving at the meeting point at the scheduled time or reschedule to the next available tour.
CANCELLATION DUE TO PLANES, TRAINS, AUTOMOBILES OR ILLNESS
Inside of 24 hours, your spot on the tour has been reserved exclusively for you. Since we are unable to fill your spot if you’re unable to attend for any reason (including transportation or illness), we do not offer refunds after that time. Please plan ahead so that you are able to join us and don’t miss out!
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We would be happy to assist you with rescheduling your tour, free of charge, with any requests made more than 24 hours of 8am CET on the date of the tour. We reserve the right to charge an amendment fee should you request to reschedule within 24 hours of 8am CET on the date of your tour . Once again, this is subject to availability and price changes. In general, we only charge you for any additional costs that we incur such as tickets. We have no intention of profiting from disruptions to your vacation and will work with providers and suppliers to get this cost reduced to a minimum.
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