An Insider's Guide to Florence's Local Food and Drink

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 4 km
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Duration 1h 30m - 2h
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After purchase, you will receive the link to download the app to take this tour
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Hosted by Alina
$9.75
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  • You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
  • Experience the taste of Tuscany and enjoy its incredible sights
  • Listen to curious stories about foodies who lived in Florence
  • Find out where to get the best Florentine steak
  • Learn how to choose olive oil and Chianti like a real italian
  • Discover the best secret gelaterias
This tour is for those who want to learn more about Florence and experience the taste of Tuscany. You will find out where the best gelaterias are hidden, where to get the best Florentine steak, what is the best olive oil and Chianti to choose from, and much more! Begin your tour at Piazza Santa Maria Novella where you will find one of the city's earliest landmarks – an incredible Dominican church. There you will learn who created the life's elixir and how you can purchase it now. Then experience local trippa and lampredotto street food as you stroll around the historic San Lorenzo Market. You will see the fabulous courtyard of Medicci-Ricardi palace, where Catherina lived. It is there where you will discover the fascinating stories about her food habits and how she stole Florentine recipes for the French court. Discover why Florentines eat pastries according to the season and why the only off-season dessert is a holy treat on your walk through Piazza Della Signoria – a home to the magnificent Neptune Fountain. Then from the Ponto Vecchio you will enjoy the best view of Florence and learn how it became the mecca of jewelers from the nasty butchy market. As opposed to other excursions, this tour will not give you boring lectures about those places, but rather tell you about who and what ate there. Remember: it is essential to try the local cuisine in order to truly understand the city!

What's included

  • Lifehacks and secret adresses to eat and drink like real italians!
  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • Food and drinks – purchased on your own at will
  • In-person tour guide

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
Santa Maria Novella
P.za di Santa Maria Novella, 18
Piazza della Repubblica
Piazza della Repubblica, 23
Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at support@wegotrip.com.
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Meet the host, Alina
On WeGoTrip since 2022
My career has been in tourism for the last 10 years, so I will do my best to give you a sense of Italy based on my personal experiences. I am one of the most cosmopolitan people on earth: native to Russia from georgian-russian...

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4 ratings & review

id76257
October 2022
5
Easy to understand and follow with evocatively told historical stories
jacopocarini
October 2022
5
This self-guided tour is amazing! It's full of interesting, unusual and local facts about Florence traditions that I would never know. It has been a pleasure to walk around the city in the company of the pleasant and clear voice of the guide. Highly recommended!
jacopocarini
October 2022
5
This self-guided tour is amazing! It's full of interesting, unusual and local facts about Florence traditions that I would never know. It has been a pleasure to walk around the city in the company of the pleasant and clear voice of the guide. Highly recommended!
x29gsc5xhd
October 2022
5
Magnificent Florence! Non-trivial presentation of information, a very pleasant voice! I am very happy, I recommend

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