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Food and Wine in Florence

Food and Wine in Florence

Imagine days spent sipping Chianti and biking through olive groves, or strolling festive market stalls in search of the perfect tomato. To experience Tuscany’s flavorful cuisine, here are some of the best ways to dine and drink around Florence.

Must-Try Dishes & Drinks

Aside from the famously red-tiled buildings and fantastic abundance of art, Florence is known as a place where you visit to eat, drink, and be merry. Nibble on chunks of pecorino, a cheese from the village of Pienza, and pair it with slices of thinly cut salumi and a glass of Chianti wine. Learn what makes a Chianti Classico, and don’t leave Florence without also sampling some pizza, pasta, and gelato.

Must-Do Experiences

  • Learn about different Tuscan reds on a 6-hour wine tasting tour.

  • Try your hand at making homemade pasta from a professional Florentine chef.

  • Take a small-group tour to nearby villages and sample their tasty specialties.

  • Get hands-on experience with a cooking class in a Tuscan farmhouse or villa.

  • Pedal through vineyards and olive groves that spring from Tuscan hillsides.

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Chianti Safari: Tuscan Villas, Cheese, Wine and Lunch from Florence

Chianti Safari: Tuscan Villas, Cheese, Wine and Lunch from Florence

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Get a true taste of Italy's famous Chianti region on this full-day wine and food tour departing from Florence. Led by a guide, travel through the Tuscan hills by a 4x4 off-road vehicle, stopping to visit a wine estate and historic villa, and a cellar specializing in bottles of Chianti Classico. Sample the finest specialties at each stop, and save room for a 3-course meal in the Chianti countryside before making the return trip to Florence.
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  • 9 hours
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$193.22
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Cooking Class and Lunch at a Tuscan Farmhouse with Local Market Tour from Florence

Cooking Class and Lunch at a Tuscan Farmhouse with Local Market Tour from Florence

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Learn your way around an Italian kitchen during this full-day experience, including a market visit and cooking class, topped off with a 4-course lunch. Search for fresh ingredients at a Florentine market before venturing to a Tuscan farmhouse in the countryside. Take your cue from an expert chef as you create Italian dishes such as bruschetta, pasta, roast pork, and tiramisù. Then sit down to enjoy the fruits of your labor, complemented by Tuscan wine.
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  • 7 hours
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$128.82
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Florence Cooking Class: Learn How to Make Gelato and Pizza
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Florence Cooking Class: Learn How to Make Gelato and Pizza

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Learn how to make traditional Italian pizza and gelato on this cooking class in Florence. Led by a chef, sample a variety of flavors before getting to work on your own creations. Afterward, bring home your newfound skills in the kitchen to impress your friends. This class is limited to 25 people to ensure you receive personal attention from your instructor.
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  • 3 hours
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$74.07
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Wanna Be Italiano - The original Cooking Class & Market Tour in Florence
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Wanna Be Italiano - The original Cooking Class & Market Tour in Florence

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Try your hand at Florentine cuisine on this cooking class. Journey first to the city’s Central Market alongside expert chefs to select local ingredients for your lunch. Then head to the cooking school to learn how to make Tuscan favorites such as bruschetta, homemade pasta, and dessert. Afterward, sit down to enjoy the fruits of your labor, complemented by Chianti wine.
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  • 5 hours
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$106.27
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Tuscan Country Bike Tour from Florence, Including Wine and Olive Oil Tastings
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Tuscan Country Bike Tour from Florence, Including Wine and Olive Oil Tastings

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Saddle up for a scenic ride through the Tuscan countryside on this half-day bike tour departing from Florence. Led by a local guide, leave the city streets behind and pedal out toward the country hills, as the landscape changes to scenic vineyards and olive groves. Hop off at a winery located in a Renaissance villa for a delicious tasting of wine, olive oil and other Tuscan specialties. After satiating your palette, travel back on your bike to Florence.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Small-Group Siena and San Gimignano with Dinner in a Boutique Winery
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Small-Group Siena and San Gimignano with Dinner in a Boutique Winery

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Get a true taste for the Tuscan countryside with this day trip to Siena, San Gimignano and a Chianti winery for dinner. Departing from Florence, venture first to the city of Siena for a guided tour through the Piazza del Campo, the site of the renowned Palio horse races, as well as a surprise food tasting. Afterward, wander the hilltown of San Gimignano before heading to a Chianti winery for a delicious 3-course dinner, complemented by fine local wine. Your trip is reserved to 16 people to keep the experience intimate.
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  • 8 hours
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Private Tuscany Wine Tour Experience from Florence
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Private Tuscany Wine Tour Experience from Florence

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Experience the world-famous flavors and beauty of Tuscany on a private wine tour from Florence. Travel with a knowledgeable sommelier guide through the landscape of rolling hills and vineyards, stopping at three different estates to sample top-rated regional varietals and olive oil. At a family-owned winery, you’ll also enjoy a traditional Tuscan lunch featuring an array of fresh local products paired with wine. Learn about traditional winemaking processes from your guide and during a cellar tour and chats with vintners.
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  • 8 hours
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$317.21
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From Florence: Small-Group Tuscany Wine & Oil Tour with typical Tuscan Meal

From Florence: Small-Group Tuscany Wine & Oil Tour with typical Tuscan Meal

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Soak up the flavor of Italy on a wine tasting tour in Tuscany. Departing from Florence, a sommelier guide will lead the way to the heart of the Chianti region, beloved for its deep-red wines and breathtaking scenery. Visit two wineries, sipping and swirling six local blends. Afterward, enjoy a traditional Tuscan lunch and a stop at a charming Italian village before returning to Florence. Numbers are limited to 16 to keep this experience as intimate as possible.
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  • 6 hours
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Florence Typical Dinner & Renaissance Music Concert in Oltrarno district

Florence Typical Dinner & Renaissance Music Concert in Oltrarno district

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The welcoming and intimate atmosphere of un' “Osteria” , located in the coolest district of Florence called “Oltrarno”, is embellished with countless works of art. Its authentic Tuscan cuisine with unique recipes, is inspired by tradition and made with passion. A few steps from the Restaurant, talented performers exhibit in the intimate, old setting of the Anglican church of Saint Mark. This unique event will be a a journey in the Medici Florence, time in which music is transformed into the suggestive expression of feelings like love, joy, melancholy and passion. The musical notes of the pieces in the program are selected from the works of the greatest composers active in Italy in the Renaissance period, such as Monteverdi, Frescobaldi, Caccini. Unique concert with performance techniques and musical instruments of the 1500s and 1600s, accompanied by soprano voices. Absolutely not to be missed! 3 perfomers: Soprano – Harpsichord - Renaissance lute and theorbo
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Private Cooking Class in Florence and Market Tour
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Private Cooking Class in Florence and Market Tour

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Learn how to cook like an Italian on this full-day culinary experience from Florence. Led by an expert guide, shop for fresh ingredients at a Florentine market before traveling to the wine region of Chianti. There, begin your cooking class inside the walls of a historic villa under the guidance of a prominent Florentine chef. Prepare a delicious 4-course meal and then sit down to taste the fruits of your labor, complemented by top Chianti wine. Numbers are limited to 12 to ensure an intimate experience.
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  • 5 hours
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Private Tour: Top Brunello di Montalcino Wine Tour
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Private Tour: Top Brunello di Montalcino Wine Tour

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Discover some of Tuscany’s most sought-after wines on this private, full-day tour to the home of renowned Brunello di Montalcino. Departing from Florence or Siena, travel in a private luxury vehicle through a landscape of vineyards and cypress groves that surround the charming medieval town of Montalcino. Stop at three different wineries to tour the cellars, learn about production methods and taste many different regional wines, including coveted Brunello and Rosso varietals. Complete the tasting experience with a gourmet lunch of farm-fresh Tuscan specialties. 
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  • 9 hours
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$415.12
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