The Other Side of Florence Food Tour

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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 special and unique within Italy. Through countless food and wine tastings at 8 authentic stops, you’ll learn how to make Italian cantucci (cookies), you’ll sample the local salami, and you’ll experience the neighbourhood’s Bohemian vibe – full of students, artists and lively culture. You’ll meet the families that have been serving up the foodie treasures locals have savoured for generations. Come and join us for an unforgettable day of food and fun in Florence!


Mon to Fri



  • €75

    Adult From 18
  • €64

    Adolescent 13-17 years
  • €45

    Child 4-12 years
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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

Step into a local restaurant's kitchen and watch a baking demonstration of homemade cantucci (Italian cookies, often known as biscotti) – and of course taste the freshly baked batch!

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

Sink your teeth into a typical Tuscan Crostino, washed down with a glass of the region’s famous wine: Chianti

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!

For the adventurous foodies, try Florence’s famous Lampredotto (cow stomach sandwich) – better than it sounds!

Wander down cobblestone streets as your expert guide makes the city’s history come to life

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. 



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



Upon booking you get our food lover's guide to Florence, then your local guide will give you his/her tips and picks 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 takes place in the neighborhood of Oltrarno which is well connected by public transport. Exact meeting address and detailed directions are provided with your booking confirmation. The food tour starts near the Carraia Bridge 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.



Daily at 10:00am except Sundays.

Check Out TripAdvisor Reviews From Our Happy Guests

Janice A (Tripadvisor Review)

A wonderful way to see a unique part of the city and sample terrific food. I’ve taken food tours with this company in Rome and Florence and now Amsterdam. Each tour has been unique and truly outstanding. Our guide Estephen shared interesting information about the Jordaan area and the foods we sampled. Highly recommend!

Janice A (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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