Florence Artisan Food Tour

Florence Artisan Food Tour

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Duration

3 hours

Departs

Wed and Thurs 9:30am

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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

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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

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

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

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

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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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