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Let me tell you a little secret: although my tours mainly focus on art and history, I absolutely love doing tours focused on Italian food as well. I am a true foodie at heart, and love to learn about and taste all the mouthwatering typical foods when traveling. Come join me for a private three-hour walking tour in English exploring all the best foodie finds in Florence’s historic city center. I will come to get you directly at your hotel or we can meet in front of a great local café. Just like any typical day for me (and for millions of Italians!), a foodie tour must start with an Italian espresso or cappuccino (of course standing up at the bar like a local) and a casual chat about Florentine coffee and pastry culture. Then I will take you around the city to experience the best foods that Florence has to offer. We will definitely explore the historic Mercato Centrale (central market) where vendors often offer samplings of their products like prosciutto (ham), pecorino (sheep milk cheese), sundried tomatoes, and extra virgin olive oil. The market is a foodie dream filled with fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, fresh meats, salt-cured meats, and cheeses. It is a true Italian farm-to-table experience with most products being locally grown and raised. I can even guide you through the purchasing of food gifts to take back home with you or to enjoy later at your hotel. Your private tour will end near the Duomo with a little tasting of artisanal chocolate … Yum!!!

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Duration: 4 hours.
*The approximate costs of the tastings will be specified at the time of your request
Important: The tour can be requested for any morning during the week except Sunday.


  • Begin your day like an Italian with an espresso or cappuccino and pastry
  • Private food-loving guide who also knows the history of Florence
  • Taste your way through Florence city center and learn about local products
  • Visit the Central Market and an artisanal chocolate producer


  1. Florence