The Other Side of Florence Food Tour

Meet some of the locals behind the real food favourites in Oltrarno, and see for yourself why Tuscan cuisine is so unique.

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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. Did you know that Tuscan cuisine holds its own among the tastiest regions in Italy? Or 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.

 

Departs

Mon to Fri

10:00am
Duration

4

hours
  • €75

    Adult From 18
  • €64

    Adolescent 13-17 years
  • €45

    Child 4-12 years
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  • Free Cancellation. Full refund up to 48 hours before the tour.
  • Save on Winter Dates. Discounts up to 7% applied during booking.

Tour Highlights Include

Get exclusive access to a restaurant kitchen and learn the secrets behind making cantuccini biscotti (Italian almond cookies) 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 famous Lampredotto (cow stomach sandwich) – it's better than it sounds!

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 quintissential cafes

NEW! Get three additional drinks during your tour with our Premium Drink Package for only €15 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. 

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 receiving our food lover's guide to Florence, your local guide will give you his/her tips and picks 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 takes place in the neighborhood of Oltrarno. It starts near the Carraia Bridge 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

Daily at 10:00am except Sundays.

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)

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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