Florence for Foodies
Florence for Foodies
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Join either Nat or Sam, two passionate and fully licensed guides on Foodilicious tours packed with Florentine food, traditions, facts & fun memories. We´ll show you Florence’s hidden gems and the best that Florence has to offer.We also offer an Uffizi and Aperitivo tour, walking tours and aperitivo tours! Choose your guide, open your tastebuds and let the fun begin.
Florence, Tuscany, Italy

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KathyPTC
Georgia151 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Two years ago, we did the Nude and Food tour with Nat. For two years, we have talked about how FABULOUS it was! It was our favorite thing we did during our 17 days in Italy! So, when we booked a return trip to Florence, the first thing we did was to book another tour with Nat. This time we did the Ufizzi and Apertivo tour. It was fabulous! Mama Nat is the most enthusiastic, fun, and knowledgeable person you will ever meet. She makes history come alive! We learned so much about the artists and their greatest works.
Whatever you do, don’t miss spending time with Nat. I promise, your time with her will be one of the very best parts of your trip!
Written March 3, 2020
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Juliafost
Holland119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Easy to book online and quick responses via email. This ended up being a private tour since we booked it during the low season. And it was wonderful! Lena was our tour guide and she was great! We started with a cappuccino and sweet (so good). Had a great sandwich from Nerbone. We thought it was better than those huge ones sold everywhere. From there we did a tasting at Conti Tuscany Flavours where we sampled olive oils, balsamic vinegars, various spreads and some wine. We also had pasta from the market place, a wine stop and ended up with gelato from Antica Gelateria where we had the best “vanilla” (or cream) I have ever had, which was a surprise since I’m a chocolate girl. Very informative and fun tour!!
Written February 18, 2020
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LakeHighlandsMom
Dallas, TX139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
This is a first class organization. We first used Florence for Foodies in 2012. We had such a great experience that I wanted to use them again. I contacted Natalie and she provided detailed instructions for getting tickets and doing our tours of the Accademia and the Uffizi. Dina did our tours and we all adored her. She was so kind to my older parents and my aunt (all over 80). Dina had great information to share and we all loved listening to her. The food we ate was excellent as well. Next time in Florence, I'll ask for her again!!!!
Written April 19, 2022
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Chelsea N
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
The Florence for Foodies tour with Dina was the absolute highlight of our time in Florence. Dina was so kind and knowledgeable and the food was fantastic!! We would highly recommend booking this trip for the best tour of the ufitzi and up close look of the David and some of the best snacks you can find. They aren’t kidding when they say join the tour hungry - so much to taste and you won’t want to waste a bite!
Written June 11, 2022
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Juliafost
Holland119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
My husband and I did this tour in Feb. ‘20 and enjoyed it so much, we took it again. This time we brought our adult children and my sister (6 total). Dina was our guide and she was fantastic!! It was very similar to the original tour, but we did go to different places since Covid affected some of those restaurants. We had a lovely tasting of wines, olive oils and balsamic vinegars. The gelato place was closed, so she took us for tiramisu and that was SO good!! This is a great tour to do when just arriving to Florence.
Written January 17, 2023
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Go699365
Florence, SC20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
This was our second trip to Firenze. My friend and I also visited in 2012. When planning out trip 10 years later with our husbands, we knew the Florence for foodies was a must do as we had such a lovely time in 2012. The tour was just as amazing as it was so many years ago. Very small groups(we had 6 total people and our party made up 4), very personalized, and the guides are so knowledgeable about all things Firenze. The food is excellent! You will want to follow the instructions and come hungry! If we ever come back to Florence, we will definitely do the tour again as they find the best food and wine in Florence. Also, Nat helped us find a place for dinner when I emailed her after our tour. The team is lovely(Thank you Lena!), and you can truly tell they have a passion for Firenze and food!
Written September 2, 2022
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NL B
West Kelowna, Canada18 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Solo
This was not a 'Foodie Tour'. This was Italian Food 101. If you know NOTHING about Italian food, then this is the tour for you. If you have never eaten salami, prosciutto, red pepper jelly, truffle pate, tapenade, then you might enjoy it.
Nothing was specific to Tuscany. It's not 1970.
People on the tour asked questions such as ' What is the white stuff on the edge of the prosciutto?. ....and recoiled in horror when they discovered it was indeed 'fat'.
I found this tour quite absurd.
People in my group spat out the salami or refused to eat it, popped all 5 cheeses in their gobs at once, and made ridiculous faces when sampling quite everyday food. I felt sorry for the guide because she had to endure a bunch of plebs, and sorry for me because I doled out quite a bit of money for a tour that most 12 year olds could do.
Viva Est Side Mario's!!!!!!
Written August 7, 2012
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ksv1312016
Trenton, NJ84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Family
Picture making plans for 3 city tour of Italy, (it had been over 20 yrs) over Spring break with 17 yr old triplets and husband with a bum knee. Belgium bombing had taken place a week before causing concern. In all that, I forgot to followup an email inquiry with FFF and actually book the tour! Spent first 3 nights in Rome arriving in Florence on Easter Sunday when it occurs to me I didn't reserve a booking. Everyone looking to me as if to say, now what? More museums and churches? A quick email and text found an accommodating Mama Nat willing to take us on for the next morning! There's always a skepticism of the unknown but keeping an open mind, rallied all 5 of us to the meeting point the next morning. Let's just say, Mama Nat had us at ease within minutes of meeting her and the other 4 people who had started their portion of the tour at the Academia museum. We booked the FOOD TOUR (69Euro) which started with cappuccino and a breakfast pastry at a long established shop and then she hit us with the culture. Immediately my clan leaned in to hear her every word. They loved hearing the history about the area and we were excited to hit the next stop, the central market at which point my hardest to please child leaned in and whispered "This is #@%* awesome". Here we learned about the curing of meats and lack of salt in Florence. Then we were schooled/sampled truffles (whole, in oil, in honey, yum), then onto Stefano & Yvonne Conti's shop for balsamics, oils, and wine. (Even the 17 yr olds!) We finished with gelato! We made friends! We learned a new appreciation of Florence! We wanted to do it again! Nat even gave us referrals for restaurants which we tried later and loved. We were so impressed we discussed booking a museum tour with them for the next day. I really can't say enough good things about this business. Personable, conscientious, comfortable. Made us wander around Florence afterward with more confidence. And all because Mama Nat is a wonderful ambassador for her hometown. Mimi was our guide for the Uffizi which was a different tour but equally as compelling. We learned through her eyes what transpires in a painting, the emotion, the history at the time it was painted. We truly gained an appreciation for art that I wish we had when we were in Rome and the Vatican. Mimi's enthusiasm helped us gain a new respect for the artists and the era. Another wonderful experience. We wished we had more time to take all the tours.
Written April 7, 2016
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BestNCTravel
Raleigh, NC9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Friends
I was SHOCKED! I booked this highly-rated food tour as a private tour for my friends and me -- primarily to provide some variety among all of the city tours we had planned in Italy. Quite honestly, I was a little skeptical that a "food tour" could be so fantastic, but I trusted the TripAdvisor reviews. And I'm glad I did! This turned out to be one of THE MOST AWESOME tours of our entire trip to Italy!!! Sam (Samantha) was informative, energetic, funny, sensitive to the desires of our group and so enthusiastic about showing us around her home city of Florence. She is a well-trained, licensed tour guide and a superb hostess. Sam even convinced some of the more conservative members of our group to push the boundaries of what they were willing to taste. The food and wine we tasted on this tour were OUTSTANDING! Sam had expertly planned the sequence of venues, timing of the tastings and the portion sizes so that we enjoyed every bite & every sip (and every "spray" -- you will see what I mean on the tour), and we never felt too full or bloated. YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY BOOK THIS TOUR. IT IS AWESOME. You will be SO glad you did!
Written March 25, 2015
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Raul Duke
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
It's not often I'm moved enough to review something on the Internet, but I will make an exception for this.

My wife and I did the "Nude and Food," tour today. (11/06/16) We're not usually fans of tours and prefer to do our own thing, but as we had limited time in Florence we decided we'd do this.

We were met by Sam outside the Academia and introduced to two other ladies who were part of our group. A nicely small group!

Then we went in to see Michelangelo's 'David.' We were among the first wave of visitors to the Academia, and while they all rushed off to crowd round David, Sam hung us back to tell us a little about Michelangelo himself and his difficult relationships with the Medici's, Florence, the church and pretty much everyone.

This made viewing the statue (nicely timed so the crowds had gone down) a much more interesting experience than looking at a nicely shaped lump of marble.

Sam certainly knows her stuff and has a real gift for sharing information in an entertaining way.

After the academia we went to a coffee shop for possibly the best coffee I've ever tasted and an introduction to a typical Italian breakfast, (minus the cigarettes) and also Italian coffee etiquette. (When you can and can't have a cappuccino.)

After the coffee we went to the Mercato Centrale which would be a daunting experience to someone new to the city, but Sam seemed to know all the stall holders by name.

First stop was Da Nerbonne for their famous sandwiches (and breakfast wine!)

Sam not only explained about the food, but again about the Italian etiquette of ordering said sandwiches, which is surprisingly complex, and she also had fun teasing the owner!

Then we went to try various (delicious) meats and cheeses at another stall where Sam new about all the products in great detail.

After this we moved on to biscotti, which is both much more delicious and much softer than anything you find outside of Italy. The dessert wine sample for dipping was brilliant!!

Next we went upstairs to a truffle stall to learn a bit more about truffles and sample some.

After this Sam took us to the Enoteca of Italy's champion Sommelier 2014, who gave us a crash course in pairing wine and Tuscan food. After this he took us through various olive oils (which I had no idea could be so different!) and balsamic vinegars which were both surprisingly interesting and delicious.

Then we moved on to a vineria where we sampled (BIG glasses) of Prosecco and tried Grappa in a new (and I think much more pleasant) way! This was a very fun part of the tour, and the owner clearly enjoys doing this!

Finally we went to a Gelato shop where Sam showed us how to look out for the "Tourist Trap," gelato and we sampled some wonderful flavours. Try the hazelnut and the very dark chocolate if you get chance!

I can genuinely recommend this tour without hesitation. Sam was a wonderful and entertaining guide who will educate you not only about the art and food (which she is an expert on) but also Florentine culture, which is something you won't get anywhere else.

Just don't have breakfast, Italian samples are much more generous than most other places....

Written June 11, 2016
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