FLORENCE FOOD MARKET TOUR

Florence Food Market Tour

Foodies traveling to Florence will enjoy this fun, informative and tasty walking tour of one of the largest and oldest food markets in the region. Join your guide, an English-speaking native of Florence who has been shopping at this local market for over 10 years, as she leads you on a two-hour tour of the San Lorenzo market.

Along the way you’ll see stands serving up the popular local street food specialty lampredotto, which is made with tripe. Smell, see and touch the colorful seasonal fruits and vegetables as your guide explains how the locals prepare and use them in traditional Tuscan recipes.  Explore the countless varieties of fresh pasta.

Meet the friendly purveyors who will offer up tastings and samples of local Italian cheeses, salumi, prosciutto, olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

You can follow your tour with lunch (not included in tour price) at a local trattoria, steps from the market, which serves traditional Florentine fare, including the thick and juicy Bistecca Fiorentina, a Tuscan delicacy.

The food market tour was great. We all really enjoyed it!  – Ashley Shepherd

COST:

€ 130 for up to 6 people

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FLORENCE ENOTECA WINE TASTING

enoteca florence wine tastingMeet your English-speaking sommelier, who is a native of Florence, at a local enoteca where she will guide you through a tasting of five different Italian wines in a fun and convivial setting.

Together, you’ll enjoy a selection of red, white and dessert wines while learning about Italian wines, with a special focus on the Tuscan region.

Your wines will be accompanied by a bruschette, salumi, local olive oil and cantucci, which will marry perfectly with your wine selections.

Wine selections will include:

  • Terlano, white from Alto Adige
  • Chianti, a Tuscan red
  • Nobile Montepulciano, a Tuscan red
  • Amarone, a red from Veneto
  • Vin Santo, a sweet white Tuscan dessert wine

As a souvenir, she will provide you with a list of the wines sampled so that you can shop for your favorites when you return home!

Our wine tasting was fantastic! She was so knowledgable about the wines, their purposes, food pairings….amazing! I learned more than I had ever hoped for (including how to hold a wine glass without looking like a cavewoman)! My husband enjoyed himself too. He seems quite proud of his newfound knowledge. -Miranda

COST:

2 -3 people € 75 per person | 4-6 people € 55 per person

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NORTHERN TUSCANY WINE TOUR

Chianti Classico Wine Tour

 

Imagine touring the beautiful Tuscan countryside with locals on a private tour of the Chianti Classico wine region.

Your native English-speaking guide will pick you up at your hotel or villa in Florence or the surrounding area and show you around Northern Tuscany where you’ll see verdant emerald-green hills, winding dirt roads lined with cypress trees and tightly packed vines.

Your tailor-made experience will include:

  • visits to hand-selected wineries that only locals know about
  • cellar tour and wine tastings
  • exploring a charming small village
  • plenty of time for photo ops of the spectacular landscape!
  • a fabulous typical Tuscan feast for lunch, with local specialties (full day tour only)

You get to tour, taste, sip, eat, learn, relax and enjoy – all without the stress of driving or finding your way around. It’s the way to see the authentic northern Tuscany, with friends who’ve been touring the area for years.

 

COST:

Full day – 2 people, 8 hours from €530 (includes tastings, lunch)

Half day – 2 people, 4 hours from €320 (includes tasting, no lunch)

rates available for up to four people

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SOUTHERN TUSCANY WINE TOUR

Southern Tuscany Wine Tour

Your day begins with pick-up at your hotel or villa in Siena or surrounding southern Tuscany area by your English-speaking guides.

You’ll explore the beautiful Val d’Orcia and southern tuscany wine region with its golden rolling hills, isolated hilltop towns, vineyards and olive groves on a private tour which can include places like Montepulciano, Montalcino and tastings of Nobile di Montepulciano and award-winning Brunello.

Your tailor-made experience will include:

  • visits to hand-selected wineries that only locals know about
  • cellar tours and wine tastings
  • exploring a charming small village
  • plenty of time for photo ops of the spectacular landscape!
  • a fabulous typical Tuscan lunch, with local specialties (full day tour only)

You get to tour, taste, sip, eat, learn, relax and enjoy – all without the stress of driving or finding your way around. It’s the way to see the authentic southern Tuscany with friends who’ve been touring the area for years.

COST:

Full day – 2 people, 8 hours from €530 (includes tastings and lunch)

Half day – 2 people, 4 hours from €320 (includes tasting, no lunch)

rates available for up to four people

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  • Don’t see the type of tour you are looking for?  I can custom design a tour or set up a private guide for Florence or elsewhere in Tuscany as part of my ala carte services.