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

Alessandro was a terrific guide. He is very knowledgeable about food and taught us so much along the way. We tasted meats, cheeses, sandwiches, pastries, chocolate, gelato, wine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Randolph, NJ
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Randolph, NJ
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Alessandro was a terrific guide. He is very knowledgeable about food and taught us so much along the way. We tasted meats, cheeses, sandwiches, pastries, chocolate, gelato, wine, balsamic vinegar, etc, etc. Everything was delicious and probably the best of what Florence has to offer. The group size was perfect at 12 and we never felt rushed or herded. There... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Alessandro was fabulous - very knowledgeable and fun! The combination of tasting and learning was really great. Later in our stay in Florence, we made a point to revisit several of the shops we visited on the tour. (One suggested improvement would be to have the written information/notes more exactly match the places we visited.) Also, we had a wonderful... More 

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ToniTravelerFirenze, Manager at Taste Florence, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us in Florence. We absolutely agree about the map and we're working on it. As time has gone by, we've added extra places to our recommendations map, which has rendered it a bit too full of stops. We will soon have one that is easier to read and use after you join us. If you have... More 

Regina, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Allora, we had a great time with Alessandro. Were introduced to the distinctions of Tuscan meats versus their lesser cousins, the authentic vendors, the ways to eat like you're a Florentine, and some fine wines and vinegars. Four hours flew by and it was nice to graze on small amounts of food at each stop. Well thought out itinerary with... More 

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ToniTravelerFirenze, Manager at Taste Florence, responded to this review

Thank you for joining Alessandro and for your great review. (And thanks for noticing the bathroom breaks- it is no easy feat in Italy!) :) More 

New York City, New York
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We had the best time with Alessandro! He took us to places we never would have even noticed that were delicious. We learned so much about the food and cultures in Florence and it was so fun! This is a must for all ! Best tour in my whole two weeks in Italy!

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ToniTravelerFirenze, Manager at Taste Florence, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us in Florence. We always consider it a compliment when someone joins us during their trip to Florence- so when we receive even more compliments like the ones you've written here- we are extra grateful. Hope to see you again on your next trip to Florence, and a warm Ciao! from Alessandro. More 

Rowayton, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We booked this tour based on a suggestion from our travel agent! It was a very fun, informative way to understand and appreciate some of the Florentine diet! Martina was not only knowledgable, she was entertaining as well! A real delight!! Definitely consider joining her on a Taste Florence tour!

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ToniTravelerFirenze, Manager at Taste Florence, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us- and for recommending the tour to future guests. Martina enjoyed meeting you and says hello! More 

London
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Fantastic thing to do at the start of your trip. We had a gear morning, fantastic food, and were set up with excellent restaurant recommendations for the rest of or time there.

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ToniTravelerFirenze, Manager at Taste Florence, responded to this review

Thank you for your compliments, and for joining us in Florence! We hope to see you again upon your next Florence trip. More 

Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

What a wonderful start to our visit; this tour should be done as soon as possible if you are at all interested in eating, ordering pastry, sandwiches, wine, anything! The tour was well structured and the guide, Martina, was very knowledgeable. For example, we tasted different kinds of prosciutto, then had those in a different shop while tasting balsamic vinegars... More 

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ToniTravelerFirenze, Manager at Taste Florence, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed the tastings and hope the rest of your stay in Florence was delicious. Thanks for tasting Florence with us! More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Really enjoyed the tour, was recommended to me and I'll be doing the same to anyone I know who's coming to Florence. It was well structured and flowed through from the first to the last session, really enjoyed the pastry shop and learnt a lot about olive oil and balsamic vinegar that no-one had told me before! Highly recommended. Thank... More 

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ToniTravelerFirenze, Manager at Taste Florence, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review- we love the title! If you visit again from London we hope you'll join us. The pastries will still be warm. More 

Livingston, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

What a great day we had with Alessandro! We only went to food places where the locals shop. He was very entertaining and informative during our time with him. We had some great local meats, awesome pastries, a visit to the great local food market and had awesome brisket sandwiches, really good local gelato as well as amazing homemade chocolates.... More 

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ToniTravelerFirenze, Manager at Taste Florence, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with other travelers. We're glad you enjoyed the tour with Alessandro- and appreciate that you chose to Taste Florence with us during your stay. More 

Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Communication with the company was promptly answered, which when you book anything overseas like this months in advance, it is always appreciated. When we booked the tour we specified that one of us cannot drink alcoholic beverages, the request was accommodated along with a discount on the tour price. The tour gave a good overview of local delicacies, including learning... More 

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ToniTravelerFirenze, Manager at Taste Florence, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We strive to reply promptly to our guests, and we're glad you had a positive experience corresponding with us- and taking our Tour! Thanks for joining us, and for taking the time to review the tour. More 

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