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Address: Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 389 850 8036
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9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Voted Best Food Tour by The Culinary Travel Guide, this is a delicious way...

Voted Best Food Tour by The Culinary Travel Guide, this is a delicious way to begin your stay in Florence.

We are Sommeliers, Culinary Professors, and Licensed Guides- but no worries, you'll have fun while tasting your way through Florence.

Join our four hour Taste Florence Food Tour, and taste cheeses, balsamic vinegars, olive oils, antipasti, wine, gelato and several more local specialties.

Featured in the Washington Post, The Dallas Morning News, The Toronto Star, The Boston Globe, The Newcastle Herald, on the CBC, on Voice of America, Deutsche Welle and more.

Taste Florence with us and get the insider's edge on what to eat and where to find it.

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Awesome experience!

The guide (Karen) was terrific. Great personality, very knowledgable and helpful. All the people we met were great. And the food AWESOME! I only wish I had done this my first... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The guide (Karen) was terrific. Great personality, very knowledgable and helpful. All the people we met were great. And the food AWESOME! I only wish I had done this my first day in Florence, then I would have been more educated about my food choices. Really helpful to get a list of what we ate, where we went and other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The best way to see the city. Extremely knowledgable tour guide. Food was amazing. Variety of offerings. Unique authentic venues.

Thank Rlkjehl
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am so sorry it has taken me this long to share what a GREAT tour Taste Florence was! Great guide and the experience was the best I had when I was in Florence - Enjoy!

Thank Gina H
Hartwell, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most enjoyable days of our 5 week Italian holiday ! So much fun and the food is great ! My husband is not a cook and was reluctant to go on this tour but he laughed, chopped and stirred the pot like everyone else,. We made new friends, ate a great dinner and learned some things about... More 

Thank mkh2016
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

We just returned from a lovely morning with Alex and 5 other people :) I'm a vegetarian and wherever we went that served meat, I got an alternative like cheese or bread with spreads. There prosciutto, a nice bakery (I got bread filled with artichoke), we visited the great central market to which we will definitely return, and saw a... More 

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Marietta, Georgia via Boston USA!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

We took the advice of other reviewers and booked this tour early in our trip. It was fantastic advice! It was my husband and I and a lovely solo traveler along for the tour. The small group made for a special time. The rain did not dampen our spirits as we met up with Alex at the old butcher shop.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

My husband and I did a food tour in Florence on our honeymoon with Alex. He was knowledgeable and funny. We got to try amazing proscuitto, cheese, wine, breads, pastries, sandwiches and gelato. Worth the time and money. Also- love that they give you a printout map so you can go back to those locations again while in town. You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

We celebrated my wife's birthday today by going on the Taste Florence walking tour with another couple. The tour starts at La Nocinera, a wonderful place to try prosciutto. Our guide ALEX was fantastic and was very knowledgable about all aspects of the foods we tried while walking throughout the city of Florence. He really loves what he does and... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We recommend that if you can, schedule this tour early in your visit to Florence: you learn the best choices for great food and the nearest places to enjoy them - over and over if you like! Our most competent and entertaining guide, Alex started our tour by providing us with a printout listing the foods we could be eating... More 

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Sarnia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

We have done 3 food tours now and this one by far surpassed the others. Right from the start we knew it was going to be great. Alexandro (I hope I have his name correct) started off by giving us a printout listing the foods we could be eating and circling the ones we actually would be tasting. Also on... More 

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San Lorenzo
San Lorenzo’s lively merchants shout out from behind stalls with an array of products in one of the most traditional neighborhoods in Florence. Different ethnic groups join together in the large outdoor market of San Lorenzo and in the Central Market, a vast multi-floored building. Visitors are bound to fall in love with this area and in particular, with its variety of food, especially those focusing on Florentine dishes as well as international selections. Nobody leaves San Lorenzo without a shopping bag in hand or with an empty stomach.
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