The Florence Food Tour is the perfect way to orientate yourself in the Tuscan capital while enjoying some of the best gastronomic delicacies the city has to offer.
The tour begins right in the historical center not far from Piazza della Signoria where you will meet up with your local guide who will accompany you for the next 3 hours or so.
Your first stop is a morning coffee or cappucino in the bar of Massimo.
The best way to begin the day and Massimo will answer all your questions about this most Italian of customs and why Italian coffee remains the best in the world.
Now we are into the heart of the tour and Florence culinary traditions with a visit to the San Lorenzo Market. Here you will enjoy tastes of cheese, olive oil, salami and cold cuts.
You will also learn the secrets of authentic Bistecca alla Fiorentina.
To help you digest all this a Vin Santo with cantuccini or perhaps a limoncello.
Last but certainly unmissable any time of the year, is the best ice cream or gelato in Florence.
Here you will learn why Italian ice cream is so famous and how Florentine food lover and architect Bernardo Buontalenti is said to have invented modern ice cream in 1565.
Fattoria di Palazzo Vecchio is a genuine Tuscan hamlet surrounded by vineyards producing Nobile di Montepuciano wines.
As well as the cultivation of autochtonous and rare vines, the estate also features rose bushes, a vegetable garden, orchard as well as olive, jujube and pomegranate trees.
The latter were all planted on the occasion of an important event, as per local tradition, and today they supply the ingredients for jams, preserves and jellies.
But Palazzo Vecchio has created a special course for anyone interested in finding out more about these valuable fruits and entitled "L'Erboristeria".
They are run by Anna Maria Bianchi in the ancient stables of the winery and will allow you to learn techniques and secret recipes perfected by the monks who worked the land here until the middle of the last century.
You will discover a culture of perfumes, wild aromatic herbs and their important therapeutic properties.
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Stai minimum 2 nights...you will receive a 20% discount and a bouquet of flowers in room on arrival! Continental buffet brekfast included. This offer is valid from. 1st of March 2013 until 30th of June 2013 conditions and booking here
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The Florence tour is a historical ride through the Renaissance capital in the company of an expert tour guide or tour leader.
Among the jewels you will admire which also includes a wonderful view of the River Arno:
• Palazzo Strozzi
• Orsanmichele Church
• Basilica of San Lorenzo
• Piazza del Duomo
• Giotto Tower
• The Loggia dei Lanzi
• Dante Alighieri's House (only guided tour)
• The Baptistery
• The Uffizi
• Santa Croce Square
• New Market Square (Porcellino)
• Piazza della Signoria
• Repubblica Square
• Santa Maria Novella