Enjoy an Eating Italy Food Tour of Florence (+ a 15% discount)
If you love food and want to experience the best of Italy’s regional cuisine, you should consider booking a Florence food tour with Eating Italy (also known as Eating Europe) as part of your itinerary. All of their tour guides are locals who know and love food.
I’m a huge fan of Eating Italy’s culinary walking tours in Rome so I was thrilled to learn they had launched these new food tours, bringing their total number of food experiences in Florence to three.
Overview of Eating Italy’s Florence Food Tours
While Florence is best known for its incredible museums, churches and galleries such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia, one of the other top things to do in Florence is to explore the city’s culinary scene.
Taking a food tour, sampling regional cheeses, sipping rare wines, browsing markets and chatting with producers and shop owners offers a tasty immersion into Florence’s local cuisine, and is an experience you can’t create on your own.
After all, a visit to Florence isn’t complete without sampling Tuscan cheese, sipping Chianti, munching on cantucci (also known as biscotti) and exploring many other delicious regional dishes.
The most famous regional dishes of Florence include bistecca alla Fiorentina, panzanella (the renowned summer salad with sun-ripened vegetables and chunks of bread), lampredotto (cow stomach), papardelle al cinghiale ( wild boar) and many more.
There’s no better way to discover the best of these Florentine regional specialities than with a local guide. With Eating Italy, the guides also know many of the families who have been producing the ingredients for and preparing these regional dishes for generations.
Here are the Eating Italy food tours available in Florence in 2019:
Food Tour #1 – Other Side of Florence
During the Other Side of Florence Food Tour, you’ll begin your food walking tour near the Carraia Bridge over the Arno River, exploring Oltrarno a bohemian neighbourhood with a rich artisanal heritage and contemporary, hip vibe that’s away from the tour bus crowds.
This Florence food tour features food and wine tastings at eight different stops. You’ll get to sample Tuscan cheeses such as pecorino made with milk from local farms, using centuries-old techniques and processes handed down over the centuries.
Other treats include finocchiona, a fennel-spiced salami and Italian cantucci (cookies). You’ll also enjoy a tutoured tasting Chianti, produced in the Chianti region of central Tuscany.
Unlike other walking tours where wine might not be included, Eating Europe’s food tours are all-inclusive which means you don’t pay extra for wine and spirits featured in their tours.
Food Tour #2 – Florence Sunset Tour
Florence is absolutely magical when the sun begins to set and the crowds disappear. If you’re looking for things to do at night in Florence, you might be interested in Eating Europe’s new Florence Sunset Food Tour.
This 3.5 hour food tour begins at sunset and features the best restaurants and wine bars in Florence. You’ll learn how to make a Negroni, Florence’s most famous cocktail and nibble on artisanal truffle cheese and cured local meats.
Watch a live demonstration of how to cook the famous Florentine steak, the Bistecca alla Fiorentina and then eat it. Another classic food experience in Florence is sipping vin santo along with biscotti. This is also included in the Florence Sunset Tour at no extra cost.
If you’re a solo traveller, a culinary walking tour is one of the best ways to experience Florence if you want to explore the city and don’t want to eat or hang out in bars alone.
During my solo visit to Rome, I participated in the Twilight Trastevere tour offered by Eating Italy Food Tours and it was fun to be with a group at Rome’s best and most happening bars.
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Food Tour #3 – Authentic Florence Home-Cooking Class
This 4.5 hour Florence Home Cooking Class begins with shopping for ingredients in the tiny shops and markets of the bohemian neighbourhood of Oltrarno. Then, you’ll have a hands-on cooking class in a local chef’s Tuscan home.
During the class you’ll learn how to make various types of pasta, you’ll sample appetizers, sip wine and then craft your own panna cotta dessert. Your foodie experience will wrap up with a leisurely Tuscan lunch with your group.
Like all other Eating Italy tours, this Florence cooking class is all-inclusive which means you don’t pay extra for the wines enjoyed with lunch.
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How to Get Our Special Eating Italy Discount Code
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