Nourish your soul with a cultural immersion!
Our latest Italian excursion is an intimate stroll off the beaten path. This Food and Cultural Tour of Florence includes the exciting Duomo and the Santa Croce Basilica, as well as the lesser known Canto dei Bischeri, Sasso di Dante and Piazza dei Ciompi. Enjoy a refreshing jaunt through charming Florence. It’s beauty and hearty foods are invigorating!
Meet your expert English-speaking guide who will escort you to the first destination on the tour, a typical vineria that serves a true Italian aperitivo. A sumptuous array of appetizers including olives, cheeses and items in season will be presented to you. While you sample local delicacies, your guide will teach you about their origin and preparation.
This in-depth tour includes an informative lecture on viticulture and delicious local Tuscan wines. There’s so much to learn about bouquet, color, region and technique during this fascinating stop on the tour.
Walk leisurely and admire historic sights and beautiful squares. Visit the Piazza Sant’Ambrogio, a bustling daily market populated by purveyors of locally sourced merchandise.
As you walk the quaint streets and absorb the artistic vibe of Florence, your guide will tell you of the jealously guarded family recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation to prepare the rich, classic dishes of the region. Partake of a hearty Tuscan soup and savor the flavors and hospitality of Florence.
Cap off your tour with a dollop of homemade luscious Italian gelato. In ancient Roman times, ice and snow were stored in cellars to make this refreshing dessert.
The Food and Cultural Tour of Florence offers a unique combination of dining and sightseeing well worth adding to your Italian itinerary.
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