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.

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Free cancellation

24 hours in advance for a full refund


the best local food places in real neighbourhoods


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

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



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 Schedule



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

Patricia (Tripadvisor Review)

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.

Patricia (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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