Private Florence Food Tour
LivTours Private Florence Food Tour is one of the best ways to experience the birthplace of Renaissance art. Eat your way through Florence on this private foodie tour. Along with your expert culinary guide, you will taste hearty foods typical of this region such as the popular street food sandwich lampredotto, quality cured meats and cheeses local to Tuscany, regional pasta dishes, gelato and of course Tuscan wine!
Tuscany is often thought of as the cradle of delicious cuisine with dishes like bistecca alla fiorentina and renowned wines such as Brunello di Montalcino that characterize the culinary wonders of this territory. The region is home to a plethora of dishes coming from this agriculturally rich area. LivTours Private Florence Food Tour gives you a complete overview of this generous region’s culinary delights!
- Feast on fresh traditional pasta at a local restaurant on this private experience
- Enjoy a wine tasting with a heavenly selection of local cured meats and cheese
- Learn about typical Florence street food and enjoy a delicious lampredotto sandwich
- End your day off the Italian way with a proper Florentine gelato in the city center
- Admire the charming historical sites of Florence like the Piazza della Signoria
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Your LivTours Private Florence Food Tour begins with a historical introduction to the city and the history of its dishes as you walk along the charming streets of Florence with your local expert guide. Your first stop is at a historic enoteca wine shop and bar. You will learn all about the most typical local grapes, the Sangiovese, a hearty variety with timeless appeal, while you enjoy a platter of local cured meats and regional cheeses and Tuscan wine. The Sangiovese grape used to make fine wines such as Chianti Classico and Brunello di Montalcino. With your guide’s explanations, you will understand the certification system used in Italy coming to understand what a DOC certified wine is and how it contributes to ensuring that Italian wine remains some of the best in the world.
Next, you will take to the streets to find your next dish – a lampredotto sandwich, this local treat made of cow stomach, has been popular since the Middle Ages. Other local street foods include porchetta, roasted pork, or a simple mozzarella and tomato sandwich.
TASTE TUSCAN SPECIALTIES
Before making another food stop, your guide will make sure you take in the beauty of this stunning Renaissance city. You will see some of the most important parts of the city, including the outdoor museum that is the Piazza della Signoria.
Your next foodie stop on your Florence Food Tour is a local restaurant specializing in Tuscan dishes, you will be offered a variety of pasta choices. Linked to the season, you might be able to try the famous pici al pomodoro, a traditional pasta noodle topped with a tomato, basil, and black pepper or ravioli gnudi, a dumpling filled with spinach, ricotta cheese, eggs, and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. These mouth-watering dishes will help you fall in love with Tuscany!
You will end on a sweet note as your guide takes you to one of the best gelato places in town. You will learn what makes this treat so fluffy and delicious. Other food tours focus on many small samples, we prefer to offer a true dinner experience so you truly get to experience sharing a meal with friends and family, the Italian way!
- Tuscan wine tasting
- Local cured meats & regional cheese
- Lampredotto sandwich
- Traditional Tuscan pasta dishes
- Italian gelato
- Fully guided experience
- We can accommodate dietary restrictions such as vegetarian or gluten-free. Please specify your food needs under “Additional Notes” after booking.
- In order to book this experience, you must be at least 2 participants.
- Due to these unprecedented times and ongoing safety and regulation changes, some sites may have limited accessibility if the venue can not guarantee social distancing which may lead to unforeseen tour modifications. Thank you for your understanding.
- LivTours’ group size of max 6 participants is and always has been based on sustainable travel and especially in these new times, we are proud to be at the forefront of the innovation, changes, and challenges that are presented to us during this post-pandemic time. At the moment, due to COVID-19 safety regulations, the museums and sites visited on this tour require wearing a mask while on the site. Please bring one for every participant over 6 years of age.
When you book a LivTours Private Tour or Experience, you are guaranteed a dedicated, expert guide that allows you the flexibility to start your tour at a time which is convenient for you, making planning easy. Our private tours ensure that you will get a tailored experience to meet all your needs so we go at your pace, perfect for families with younger children, elderly, or individuals with accessibility needs. Please be advised that all private tours begin at a base price starting at two people*. Prices are inclusive of entry tickets where applicable.*Our Tuscan motorcycle tour and some Ferrari private experiences are inclusive of one person only.
Wonderful evening with Giulia
"I cannot recommend this food tour enough! Giulia, our guide, was very passionate about Florence and very knowledgeable about all the traditional dishes that we tried. We had alot of fun learning about this city and this region through its food and wine. Would do it again in a heart beat! Thanks so much Giulia!"
Barbara - UK
A great tour in Florence
"What a lovely evening in Florence. Our tour not only consisted of excellent food but also interesting information as we strolled from place to place. I was impressed with not just the food knowledge that our guide had but also her profound knowledge about the city and its history. Of course, the best part was still the food! Definitely recommend when visiting Florence."
Josie - USA
Delicious food and a fun evening
"Our guide was very knowledgeable, patient and fun to be with. The tour was not only about regional dishes and culinary traditions, but also about history of the streets and buildings as we were walking around. The entire experience was fun and well arranged."
Darmen - UK
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