Florence Foodies Walk

Gelato. Chianti Wine. Olive Oil. Very local Tuscan dishes. All the essentials of the food pyramid are included on this Florence tour. Leave the diet at home and embrace the feast that is Florence.


  • Gain insight into the best local food stores, restaurants, and wine bars

  • Learn and sample some of the amazing Cucina Povera Toscana dishes

  • Learn about local extra virgin olive oil (and sample some, too!)

  • Experience a localised food history lesson before sampling the best gelato in town

  • Relax with a glass of Vin Santo and cookies at the end of the tour

Local English-speaking guide
5 food stops and 4 glasses of Wine and a glass of Vin Santo
1st stop - A cold cuts platter (expect cheese, bread, sun dried tomatoes) with a glass of local Wine.
2nd stop -Local Cucina Povera Dishes (expect Ribollita or Panzanella, Pappa al Pomodoro, Lampredotto, Bread) with a glass of local Wine.
3rd stop -Tuscan Wine Tasting – 2 glasses of Wine with Fettunda
4th stop - gelato
5th stop - Traditional Almond Biscotti (Cantucci) with a glass of Vin Santo.
Food Inclusions are equal to a full meal. Please come hungry.
Additional food and drinks
Tips and gratuities for your guide
Important Information
Where do we meet?

Piazza della Repubblica in front of the Tall marble column situated in front of Gill Cafe & Rinascente Department Store

Where does the tour end?

In front of Cappelle Mediccee

What is the duration of the tour?

2.5 hours

What is the minimum group size for the private tour?

The private tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book the private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.

What If I have particular dietary requirements?

This tour was created as well-balanced and thoughtful gastronomy experience (Tuscan Cucina Povera) and features visits to establishments that are not always able to cater to all dietary requirements. Unfortunately, this tour cannot cater for vegans and gluten allergies, intolerances. For any specific dietary request, we need to know 24 h before the tour start time.

Are there any Covid-19 vaccination requirements?

While we strongly recommend that all travellers are vaccinated against COVID-19 to reduce the risk of transmission and avoid putting undue strain on healthcare services, vaccinations are not a requirement to join an Intrepid Urban Adventures tour. For further information, please review COVID-19 Health & Safety at https://www.urbanadventures.com/en/about-us/covid-19-customer-info

What if I can't find my guide?

If you have any issues on the day of your tour, please call +49 802 446 795 41.

Can I cancel my tour?

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity.


Local Impact: How you taking this tour will benefit the local community:

  • All the bars, restaurants and stores you visit on your tour are 100% owned and run by Tuscan families who pour love and attention into every recipe and will introduce the delicious simplicity of Cucina Povera Toscana.
  • Wines and dairy products are from local farms.
  • During your tour you will pick up some responsible travel tips from your guide, such as where to find freshwater when you need to fill up your bottle, or where to shop in a sustainable manner.
  • Get ready for the perfect introduction to Florence, especially if you love food! Join a food-loving local guide to learn about local Cucina povera and regional cuisines while exploring the city's small alleyways.

    Join us for a true a glance into a past full of love, hate, passion and chemistry

    Starting from Piazza della Repubblica you’ll be taken to savor some traditional and typical dishes as any Florentine would do! You’ll learn why we love our food! And soon you’ll be talking with your hands as well. Piazza della Repubblica used to be the Forum of the old Roman city when Florence was founded in 59bC by Julius Cesar. Here we will start our journey with the real typical Florentine food and wine. Walk through charming districts while strolling around the main squares and sites before taking a stroll along the Via Lambertesca to arrive at a farm-to-table delicatessen. Meet owner Alessandro who will welcome you to his store situated close to the Ponte Vecchio. Taste Tuscan prosciutto and other typical salumi, all of which come from the owner's free-range organic farm. Savour Tuscan Extra Virgin Olive Oil on toasted bread with our local pecorino cheese, perfectly washed down with a glass of Chianti.

    Say your goodbyes and head towards your next stop. On the way pass by Piazza della Signoria. This is the true “heart” of the city, where once all the power of Renaissance Florence was held. While there pass by the Porcellino statue to try your “luck” and get a sneak-peek of the magnificent Ponte Vecchio. The next stop is charming spot that offers the best of Cucina Povera Toscana. You can look forward to Ribollita or Panzanella, Pappa al Pomodoro, Lampredotto and bread paired with local wine.

    After that much food it’s time to visit a true iconic Enoteca, a real treasure trove of local products from the region, including wines, olive oils, and pastries. Think of it as a Tuscan food museum! As we delve into the food conversation, you will enjoy tasting two glasses of exquisite wine paired with fettunta and top-notch olive oil to cleanse their palate. And on the topic of wine, which is one of the threads that will guide our food journey today: let us speak of vineyards, sun, and Tuscan lands, but also of small windows where this nectar was served in dark times, like in Dante's inferno yet the light shined like the sun on the golden roof of the gorgeous Cathedral of the Florentine Duomo. We’ll pass by this quintessential landmark on our way to the next stop: the best gelateria in town. Because who can resist trying authentic Italian gelato while in Italy? Trust us, it's unreal!

    Continue to traditional sweets shop to taste some amazing Tuscan cookies. We will bid farewell with a glass of Vin Santo. It's a quintessential Tuscan ritual nobody should miss! Especially since we’ll be right next Cappelle Medicee, the final resting place of this all-powerful family. Before you go, make sure to ask your local guide where else to dine and drink in the city

    We reserve the right to change both the route and places visited within the tour. Food inclusions are subject to change, dependent on availability on the day.

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