Search for the local culinary specialties of Florence from neighborhood wine bars to famous restaurants. Enjoy the company of a local guide who will delight in sharing their regional cuisine with you. Discover some of the most authentic local neighborhoods in Florence; Oltrarno and Santo Spirito, where many tourists never visit.
Start your tour on the iconic Ponte Vecchio as you cross into the artisanal mecca of the Oltrarno neighborhood. Stopping at some favorite local haunts, sample Tuscan charcuterie, cheeses, and fresh-baked bread along with regional olive oils and balsamic vinegar. As you eat, your guide will explain why Florence has become recognized as one of the world capitals of good eating. Next, you'll cross the bustling plaza of Santo Spirito and head into an enoteca, or wine bar, where you'll be able to sample three local wines then followed by two authentic starters tuck into the steak that is the culinary pride of every Florentine, the bistecca Fiorentina, a thick hunk of red meat that is every carnivore's dream.
Guests thought the wine and food were wonderful. The small group size made it very interactive.