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The Other Side of Florence Food Tour

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

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As recommended by 99% of users on TripAdvisor // with over 300 5-Star Reviews!

See and taste what makes Tuscan cuisine so special…

Florence – the birthplace of the Renaissance and home to Michelangelo’s famous statue of David, not to mention the world-renowned Uffizi Gallery. Tuscan cuisine holds its own among the tastiest regions in Italy. But, did you know that Florentine people are more likely to eat a bowl of bread and bean soup than a plate of pasta?

On our 4-hour walking food tour through Oltrarno – the Florentine equivalent of Paris’ Left Bank – you’ll get to taste what makes this city’s cuisine so unique. The experience includes eight unique food or drink tastings, including a cookie-baking demonstration in a restaurant kitchen, and a hearty soup or stew at a local trattoria.

We’ll take you along the perfect route in Oltrarno for you to experience the neighbourhood’s easygoing charm. And even introduce you to families that have been serving up foodie treasures there for generations, so you can enjoy authentic interactions during the experience.

Note: itinerary & tastings subject to change due to seasonal availability, individual closings or local holidays.



  • €79

    Adult From 18
  • €69

    Adolescent 13-17 years
  • €59

    Child 4-12 years
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Tour Highlights Include

Get exclusive access to learn tips and tricks to making cantuccini (Italian biscotti) before tasting a freshly baked batch!

Sample typical Tuscan cheeses and our deliciously fennel-spiced salami, Finocchiona.

Sink your teeth into a typical Tuscan Crostino, perfectly paired with a glass of the region’s famous Chianti wine.

Visit an authentic Italian trattoria and taste one of their seasonal soups or stews.

Try real-deal Gelato – we promise you’ll never look at frozen treats the same way again!

This is your chance to try Florence’s legendary lampredotto sandwich – you won't be disappointed!

Hear fascinating stories about the city's history as you wander the streets of Florence’s must-see Oltrarno neighbourhood.

Experience Florence’s Bohemian side in one of Oltrarno’s quintessential cafes.

Get three additional drinks during your tour with our Premium Drink Package for only €16 per person!

Enhance your taste of local life with three additional alcoholic drinks expertly paired with your food tastings. On the Other Side of Florence Tour, the Premium Drink Package includes:

  • A glass of locally produced house wine paired with lampredotto – just as the locals do!
  • Taste the famous combination of biscotti dipped into a glass of Vin Santo.
  • Taste and learn the difference between a traditional Chianti and a Super Tuscan wine.

You can add the Premium Drink Package to your booking during checkout.

Note: this option is only available for ages 18+; Eating Europe reserves the right to substitute a non-alcoholic drink should the guest become inebriated. 


Max. 12 People






Cobblestone lined streets.


Adaptable for Vegetarians


24 Hours in Advance for Full Refund

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 or just select the private upgrade option during booking.

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The tour had a great variety of drinks and dinner items that represent the uniqueness of Italy and Florence. Omar our guide has a true understanding of not only the food but also the culture and history of Florence.

- Jim&Jane (TripAdvisor Review)

Beatrice was full of stories on our walking food tour. The foods (and drinks) were interesting and part of the good memories of our time in Florence. Meeting some of the shop owners made it very authentic. Thanks!

- Marsha L.

Francesco was awesome and did a great job explaining both the food and history of the great city of Florence. We enjoyed our time and tastings.

- BroBent (TripAdvisor Review)

Touring Oltrarno with our knowledgeable guide Omar was an excellent experience. The tastings of true local foods, meeting the authentic owners of most of the shops & learning about the historical background of the food was very enjoyable.

- Twinmon (TripAdvisor Review)

Awesome experience! Highly recommend. Great for families as well. We have done several Eating Europe tours in other cities and they never disappoint.

- Jenna McGoldrick

Our guide Lisa was incredible and the food stops were all delicious. I will definitely recommend this to my friends.

- Katie Morgan