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Gastronomical Florence

Half Day- 3 hours

The group will meet your guide and then head off for an unforgettable gastronomical tour through the characteristic cobble stones and shop filled streets of Florence, sampling and enjoying many delectable delights.

Tucked away in one of the oldest areas of Florence our guide will taske you along to one of the most well stocked gourmet supermarkets in the city, where you can find everything from caviar, to truflles , lots of chocolates and of course a huge selection of wines. From here you will skirt around the outside of the giant Duomo and continue on to visit a butcher and a pasticcerria, learning more about the 'typical' day in ther life of an Italian. Did you know that coffee is drunk standing at the bar? Did you know that lots of italians enjoy a creamy pastry and capopuccino EVERY morning yet they dont get fat? The food culture enjoyed is italian is really one that is lived to the 'nth' degree and our guide will enjoy sharing some inside truths with you.

The next area you will journey through is the Florentine quarter known as 'San Lorenzo'. Here, hidden amongst the many vendors selling leather jackets , handbags and various assorted handicrafts and the family run delicatessans, bakery and small goods shops you will find one of the most typical fresh produce markets in Italy. Opened in 1865 this energetic market has seen many visitors through its doors. The hawking of wares and the general bustle of both the locals and tourists is what characterizes all the streets of this neighborhood. You'll want to browse all the stands and see everything they have here, from meats, fish, cheese and bread to fresh flowers, olive oil and wine. You will have many chances to taste various things and there are also vendors here who are happy to ship their products. Here is a great place to finish the tour with a traditional lunch and rub shoulders with the locals who may be bankers, truck drivers, local merchants, doctors or tourists. There are a few digfferent places to choose from inside the markets and then surrounding you also have a lot of choice.

Florence- Gastronomical Tour - Half day

Euro 115 per person