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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
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 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.
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!
Discount codes are valid for new bookings only. They are not eligible for pre-existing bookings and can not be applied retrospectively.
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.
CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
From time to time, the terms of this policy may change at the Company’s discretion.