Florence Christmas Food Tour


This season over Christmas, we're adding a festive twist to this already delicious 3-hour walking food tour. Ready to hear the secrets of the Italian traditions at Christmas? Alongside your local guide, you’ll get to meet the best merchants in town and discover 8 Tuscan Christmas specialties in a friendly small group tour.

From the Signoria Square to the Central Market, discover the city’s must-see sights and must-have bites! In the heart and belly of Florence, your guide will show you where to get the best cappuccino, Chianti wine, local cheese or cured meats the season has to offer! You’ll be left with an unforgettable experience, a happy stomach and a heightened knowledge of Italian cuisine.
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    Why you'll love this

  • Walk your stomach through Florence & its historical Central Market
  • Sample 8 festive delicacies from local top artisanal producers
  • Feel like a local at a traditional market restaurant for a 1-hour seated lunch
  • Learn about the ancient secrets of Florentine festive cuisine from your expert guide

    What's included

  • 8 festive tastings of the city’s top-quality Chianti wine, cheese, cured meat, olive oil, pici pasta, gelato, and more!
  • A convivial small group tour led by a knowledgeable local expert
  • A walking tour inside the iconic Mercato Centrale and central Florence

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Your guide

Our Florence food tours are only run by local foodies, by which we mean experienced food and wine industry professionals devoted to sharing their passion of Tuscan cuisine. Experts on the local gastronomic traditions and trends, they will take you to their favorite markets and artisanal producers, unveiling the stories and the processes behind each mouthwatering Tuscan delicacy.

Why book with us
  • Flexible cancellation policy
  • Easy & secure booking experience
  • Real-time assistance with a local team
  • VIP skip the line access

  • Duration 03h00

  • Group Tour

  • Group Size
    8 max

  • Refund up to 48 hours

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€85.00 per person
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Total price incl. taxes €170.00

The itinerary

Looking for more dates? Localers also offers here an alternative Florence private food tour running outside the Christmas season!

You'll meet your guide and your small group at the heart of Florence: Piazza de Signoria. Right around the corner, you’ll pick up some schiacciata bread freshly out from the oven and wake up with some real Italian coffee as the locals do, and your guide will start to demystify each seasonal mouthwatering product you'll find on the way.

Passing by the city hall and the cathedral, you’ll arrive at the city’s beloved gastronomic center: Mercato Centrale (Central Market, or San Lorenzo Market). Forget about the upper-floor food court catering to tourists, the genuine local producers are hidden on the ground floor of the market. Your food expert will first take you to meet a passionate family who has been selling olive oil and balsamic vinegar for generations. You’ll sample some of their premium products artfully paired with local cheese and fruit.

After an optional lampredotto (tripe) tasting for the adventurous, rest your feet and have a seat at the local’s favorite osteria in the market. You’ll enjoy a warm welcome and some copious assortments of Florentine specialties, such as artichoke pickles, pici pasta, ribollita stew, cheese and salumi platter, paired with a glass of Chianti wine for each guest. Enjoy the convivial company as the guide explains to you the stories and culture behind these stars of local cuisine.

The savory meal is followed by an aromatic coffee and an ultra-fresh gelato. You’ll go back to the charming streets of Florence for a much needed stroll and search for the best handmade gelato. Besides a satisfied belly, you’ll end up with a list of great addresses in mind to explore or to come back again and again for the rest of your stay!

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