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Florence Food Tour: Home-Made Pasta, Truffle, Cantucci, Olive Oil, Gelato

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Firenze, Italy
Florence Food Tour: Home-Made Pasta, Truffle, Cantucci, Olive Oil, Gelato
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icon2 to 3 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Explore Florence cuisine with a local foodie on a 2.5-hour culinary tour of the city that includes tastings at markets, shops, and cafés along the way. Sample Florence foods that range from fresh pasta and truffles to gelato and pastries. This 3-hour tour is limited to 15 people for individual service from the guide, and in between treats, you’ll walk by some of the city’s most beloved landmarks and local neighborhoods.
  • 2.5-hour Florence food tour led by a local guide
  • All-inclusive tour with tastings of local specialties
  • See some of the city's landmarks and neighborhoods
  • Small group ensures personal service
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Food tasting
Local guide
Home - Made Pasta
Truffle tasting
Cantucci
Gelato
Drinks
Piazza dell'Unità Italiana , Piazza dell'Unità Italiana, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

You will meet the guide in Piazza Unità Italiana, in front of "Grand Hotel Baglioni"

11:00 AM
Santa Croce , Santa Croce, Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy

The end points is near Santa Croce church

Make your way to Piazza dell' Unità, where this tour begins, then learn the basics of Florence cuisine as you walk to the first stop of the day, a local market. Taste freshly rolled pasta, extra virgin olive oil, truffles, and cantucci biscuits, crunchy almond cookies that are beloved in Tuscany. Whet your appetite for the rest of the tour with small bites that combine prosciutto, cheeses, and seasonal garnish—as you nibble, your guide will share the delicious history of eating appetizers before meals.

Continue to the next foodie destination to try typical Florentine dishes and get the scoop on the ingredients, history, and preparation of each. Throughout the tour, you’ll see a combination of classic Florentine highlights and lesser-known destinations, walking past the Duomo, the Santa Croce Basilica, San Lorenzo Market, Palazzo Vecchio, and the Piazza della Signoria.

Finish the tour with a sweet note, capping off the meal with a dish or cone of Italian gelato: the beloved treat has been a favorite with Florentines since the Renaissance. This food tour of Florence concludes at the Santa Croce Basilica.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Food Tours of Florence
Try the best of the florentine cousine while touring the centre of this Medieval city.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Mercato Centrale
Taste the extra-virgin olive oil, the balsamic vinegar, fresh baked cantuccini, the peposo del Brunelleschi and the fresh pasta
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Piazza San Giovanni
Pass by the San Lorenzo Church to enter piazza San Giovanni, where the Battistero and the Dome of Santa Maria del Fiore will capture your attention.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Arco di San Pierino
Stop and taste some of the typical florentine dishes: pappa al pomodoro, ribollita, finocchiona, pecorino and more!
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour cannot accomodate vegans, gluten or dairy-free diets.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Raphael Tours & Events
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Florence Food Tour: Home-Made Pasta, Truffle, Cantucci, Olive Oil, Gelato?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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What is the social distancing policy during Florence Food Tour: Home-Made Pasta, Truffle, Cantucci, Olive Oil, Gelato?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Florence Food Tour: Home-Made Pasta, Truffle, Cantucci, Olive Oil, Gelato?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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  • "This is the best way to taste local food and to get more insight into the history and culture of the city." See review

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star-5
Great choice for a taste of Italy!
Matthew_N
, Jun 2022
We loved our guide! She made us feel included and gave us personal attention. The food experience was amazing! Highly recommended!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Indoor street market tour with a few tastings
Kristin_H
, May 2022
This was not the tour I expected. It was a walk through the indoor market of Florence, with a small number of stops to try merchant wares. In one hour, we tasted pasta, truffle oil/balsamic vinegar. I had hoped for more information about Florence and food and more carefully chosen tasting spots. The guide was very nice, but it didn’t teach us much about food in Florence, nor did it expose us to any hidden food treasures
star-5
Food Tour with Aurora.
Kelly_H
, Apr 2022
Aurora is the best!!! Her knowledge of food, history of the area and fun personality made for a great introduction to Florence. I will certainly request her on our next visit.
star-1
No tour no explanation. Do NOT book this tour
Thayer_B
, Mar 2022
We went to the meeting place earlier than required and waited 20 minutes past the meeting time We repeatedly called the contact number which just hung up after a few rings. We can get our money back but with only a few days in Florence, we can’t rebook or get that wasted Florence time back. So rude to not answer the contact phone or let me know the food tour that was booked long in advance was canceled. Very disappointing with this tour and company.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
Organiser cancelled on us 2 hours before the tour
Tiffanylecornu
, Mar 2022
We received a WhatsApp message on the morning of the Trip to tell us it was cancelled. We were travelling from Milano to Florence for the food tour and so were very disappointed to hear this news. We haven’t been given a refund and no one has contacted us since the WhatsApp message despite me messaging again to ask where the refund is.
star-1
Do not book - horrible experience.
Nimrah_K
, Mar 2022
We booked a tour for 11:30 am a month in advance. This tour was canceled at 11:45 am AFTER we had been waiting at the meeting place since 11:15 am. We called the phone number provided over 10 times and no one picked up. I would definitely NOT recommend booking this tour — we had a limited amount of time in Florence and this wasted the entire morning and afternoon as we scrambled to find another tour. Horrible experience.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
No Show
Paul_W
, Feb 2022
At my tour time I was told there was no record of my booking and there was no tour that day. They accepted payment though so they had to know something. A refund has been issued. If you book this make sure to confirm the tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Wonderful afternoon
Denise_B
, Jul 2020
Had a wonderful afternoon with a highly experienced guide. It was amazing. Would definitely recommend.
star-5
Delicious Florence Food!
Harry_S
, Feb 2020
Our food tour was wonderful, start to finish. Our knowledgeable guide met us at a convenient location, and she led us through a perfect blend of history and delicious, authentic food as we walked the city. The tour gave us the orientation we needed to better enjoy our stay in Florence.
star-5
Tasty, informative afternoon
Andrea_D
, Nov 2019
Started in the San Lorenzo market where we Tasted several kinds of delicious hand made ravioli and then stopped in a shop for tastings of truffles, olive oil, aged balsamic vinegars and pistachio cream. (We picked up a bottle of 10-year old balsamic to take home.) Next we walked through the city stopping at interesting historical points including the Duomo. Final tastings included authentic stops for lasagna, eggplant parmesan and the best place for hand crafted gelato. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable and this was a great way to see some Florence sites, learn about Florence and taste some authentic Italian food. We only had 4 people in our group so it was very personal tour. The meeting point was easy to find.
star-5
Savors of Tuscany
AnaMaria7401
, Oct 2019
Alice was a passionate and delightful guide. We discovered first in Mercato Centrale, than in a nice restaurant what are the specific dishes of Florence and Tuscany. We finished with a great gelato.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great!
CAROLINE_V
, Oct 2019
We met Alicia along with another group for our tour. Alicia was very knowledgeable and nice. We had a great time and it was nice touring Florence for our first day here!
star-5
Great Experience
Misty_B
, Aug 2019
My group ranged in ages from 10 to 60 and we all loved the experience! Our guide was very nice, knowledgeable, and made sure everyone was happy! Would definitely recommend.
star-5
Yummy!
lalapeg18
, Aug 2019
We had a great time with Caterina and she was very thorough. Yummy ravioli, outstanding truffle olive oil, and delicious gelato! She shared what real Italians eat and why. Lots of walking so wear your walking shoes!
star-5
Wish I had done this the first day!
Melanie_M
, Jul 2019
We had an excellent tour guide. I learned so much and I wish we had done this the first day we got to Italy. It would have definitely helped narrow down our choices of food we wanted to order. The food was great and our tour guide was happy to answer all our questions!!
star-5
Best way to discover Florence
GrandTour30285
, Jun 2019
Highly recommended. This is the best way to taste local food and to get more insight into the history and culture of the city. Also the perfect way to get to know your way around.
star-5
Amazing Tour!
katiewinslow
, Jun 2019
Our tour guide, Alice, gave us such an amazing look at classic, traditional Florence food, while talking about the history of the city as we traveled from place to place. We loved learning about the city and the food, as well as tasting several delicious samples from local spots. If you get a chance, make sure you try and schedule this tour for your trip!
star-5
Nice
Roving68328542654
, Jun 2019
Been to several locations. Tour was well explained. Guide was nice. Food was not standard and therefore interesting. price was ok though, as per usual, i'd prefer it a little lower.
star-5
Florence Street Food and Sightseeing Tour
Michelle_C
, Jul 2018
Our guide, Claudia was fantastic. Extremely knowledgeable and very nice. We sampled many different and unique types of food and learned the respective background.
star-5
This is a tour where you can eat the...
Andrew M
, Jun 2018
This is a tour where you can eat the real food of Florence and Tuscany. Claudia was an excellent guide, chatting to each visitor and making sure we all were enjoying ourselves as we made our way around Florence. The quality of the sampled food was really good and more plentiful than expected. It was excellent value and would strongly recommend.

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