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    Florence Street Food Tour

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    The Florence Street Food Tour is a mix of history, art and food. Get to know the flavors of the city and its traditions through the eyes of a local guide! Are you tired of visiting museums and seeing Renaissance art? Most of all, is it not the right time for a couple glasses of wine and a cone of ice-cream? This is a funny tour of Florence for foodies. You will find out everything about the history of Florence, seeing the most iconic places (such as the Cathedral, Ponte Vecchio, the Renaissance palaces, etc), getting to know about the culinary traditions of Tuscany. Nevertheless, we won’t forget to delight our palates eating a good bruschetta, drinking Chianti wine glass and, last but not least, having the best gelato of your life! This is a proposal of a possible tour. Fantastic Florence tours are nevertheless all private and completely customizable. Are you already familiar with the city and want to visit some of the galleries but without missing the Central Market? Do you want to do a shorter version of the food tour? Not a problem! Contact us and create together your own tour!


    With the Florence street food tour we will get to know Florence highlights:

    -Old Market (Piazza della Repubblica): we’ll step back into a Florence of street merchants, groceries, marketplaces and brothels, where selling meat without paying duty or revealing to foreign merchants the undisclosed secrets of silk dyeing could earn you a public flogging in the Old Market…
    -New Market (Piglet’s Market): this Loggia was built around 1547. Dishonest merchants and debtors were punished here with the so-called “acculata” (I’ll explain to you what it literary means in Italian, but nothing pleasant at all!).
    San Lorenzo Central Market: dried mushrooms, smoked cheese, hand-made pasta, fresh fruit. An explosion of flavors and smells! You’ll learn how to buy bread and you’ll taste our baked delicacies.
    -Piazza della Signoria: this area was once a popular area with narrow streets, poor people and brothels. Here we’ll stop for a gottino of wine (local measure glass) and eat a crostino or bruschetta.
    -Piazza del Duomo: on Giotto’s bell tower all the history of mankind is depicted in its many phases. Ready for another for another glass of wine?


    Meanwhile, we’ll look for some “buchette del vino” (wine hatches). They were special places where wine in the past was sold directly. Small doors were opened at the top of the cellars just large enough to place a small glass or a flask of wine. And we’ll drink some glass of wine too! Chianti Classico, Prosecco, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Brunello di Montalcino, Morellino di Scansano are amongst the most famous wines of Tuscany. Do you want to try the best gelato in Florence? My favorite flavors are croccantino, a crunchy cream with nuts, and Modica chocolate, a grainy and aromatic chocolate cream. Bernardo Buontalenti, mechanic, artist and architect in the court of Cosimo I de’Medici, invented a new dessert: a sorbet made with ice, sal, lemon, sugar, egg, honey, milk and a drop of wine. His cold cream was flavored with bergamot and orange and was the forerunner of modern gelato!


    Street Food Tour in Florence,Duomo Square

    Famous for the Baptistery's Paradise Gates, Brunelleschi's dome and Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral.

    Street Food Tour in Florence,Signoria Square

    Famous for its statues and Palazzo Vecchio (city hall).

    Street Food Tour in Florence,Piglet's Market

    Ancient silk market, then famous for its straw hats, today it's the market of leather.

    Street Food Tour in Florence,Republic Square

    Once market and jewish ghetto, today it's a cozy square full of old fashion cafes (and an Apple store).

    Street Food Tour in Florence,San Lorenzo Central Market

    Built in the XX century, it's the perfect place to soak up the Florentine atmosphere.

    Additional Info

    • Duration : 3 hours
    • Kids : Sure! Lots of fun!
    • Price : From 200 + 30 € per person for food and drinks.€
    • Location : Republic Square, Signoria Square, Duomo Square, Piglet's Market, Central Market of San Lorenzo, local eateries.

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