Sant Ambrogio Market Tour

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Adult (12+)
€58
Child (6-11)
€58

The cured meats, breads, and cheeses produced in and around Florence are every bit as good as you think they are. See for yourself on this market tour that’s full of the good stuff, namely vino, pecorino, parmiggiano reggiano and other items of cheesy and meaty goodness.

Highlights

  • Explore Florence’s most vibrant local grower’s market
  • Try a mouth-watering assortment of local foods such as pecorino cheese, prosciutto di parma, wild boar salami, finocchiona, Chianti wine, typical Italian coffee, biscotti and fresh fruits 
  • Meet local food experts and growers and learn how some of these delicious products are grown, made, and/or produced
  • Discover the local secrets behind one of the most well-known food scenes in the world

Language: English

Inclusions: All tastings, expert guide

Exclusions: Items of a personal nature and tips and gratuities for the guide

Schedule details

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Meeting point: Piazza della Repubblica in front of the Tall marble column. Please note: Starting Jan 1, 2019, the meeting point will be Piazza Sant’Ambrogio at The Church of Saint Ambrose (Chiesa di Sant’Ambrogio) on the Left side of the FACADE.
  • Starting time: 10 a.m.
  • Ending point: Piazza della Repubblica. Please note: Starting Jan 1, 2019 the ending point will be Piazza Sant’Ambrogio at The Church of Saint Ambrose (Chiesa di Sant’Ambrogio).
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  • Prepare your taste buds for an epic foodie adventure around the local’s favourite market in Florence! This food tour offers an array of Italian treats (that’s breakfast sorted!) and an insight into local food and culture from a an expert local guide.

    Together we’ll check out typical delicatessens where Florentines do their daily shop for fresh ingredients. Most of these establishments are owned by local businessmen and women and they usually specialise in the specific products that they sell, making them the city’s ultimate food experts. For instance, on our first stop, we’ll introduce you to you to an award-winning third generation butcher, who is training his two sons to take over the family business.

    In keeping with the family theme, our next foodie stop will be an artisanal cheese store owned by a brother/sister duo. This is one of the few places left in Florence where you can still buy the ancient grain bread of montespertoli (your guide will explain) and enjoy a taste of their cheese accompanied by this delicious, traditional bread.

    We will also check out C BIO, an organic farm to table store, created by a famous Florentine Chef Fabio Picchi whose famous Cibreo cafe, restaurant, and theatre are all situated in this district.

    Fresh pasta is next and we’ll take you to a market stall that offers 15 different types daily, all made fresh on the premises. Here you’ll learn about our regional pastas including ravioli, pici, and tortelli, and you’ll see the wonderful homemade sauces that pair perfectly with each type of pasta.

    After the pasta maker we’ll head off to meet the baker to try some of the best fried polenta and coccole in town. A coccole is a savoury donut typically served with stracchino creamy cheese and prosciutto, perfect with a glass of Chianti.

    Platters of Tuscan and Emilian specialties follow, from another of our favourite market sellers, including Pecorino Toscano, parmiggiano reggiano (aged for 36 months), Prosciutto di Parma, wild boar salami and finocchiona.

    Your tour will end with an Italian-style coffee at a lively indoor bar, close to the market. Before you go, don’t forget to ask your expert local guide for more tips on what else to see, do and (most importantly) eat during the rest of your stay in Florence.

    Additional information

    Inclusions: All tastings, expert guide

    Exclusions: Items of a personal nature and tips and gratuities for the guide

    Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people

    Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher

    Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page

    Local contact

    Office phone number: +39 345 088 2826
    Email address: [email protected]

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  • Mr. Don M. from Australia travelled on 06 Oct 2018:

    As we were the only 2 guests we experienced a full immersion of the aspects offered – different meats, pastas, cheeses, wines, pastries, cakes, chocolate. We looked at different markets & farmers’ stands to see the full range of produce on offer.

    Ms. Kim F. from Australia travelled on 16 May 2017:

    Francesca was a great guide who made the tour very interesting. It was a great way to see the foodie side of Florence. Would definitely recommend this tour to friends and family.

    Mr. Elizabeth G. from Australia travelled on 08 Aug 2016:

    The Florence Markets & Delis was a lovely experience. We had 6 people attend the tour and all 6 of us really had a nice time. The tastings in the market were really great. My favorite part was the “winery” at the end. It was quite well-timed in my opinion. The guide had wonderful enthusiasm which was really appreciated on such a hot, summer day in Florence.

    Mr. Arno V. from Australia travelled on 06 Aug 2016:

    We loved visiting all of the local vendors and tastings delicious cheese, salumi, local breads and the cannolli at the local Sicilian Pastry shop was fantastic! Our guide was a local from Chianti she was very entertaining and we had a blast, definitely a highlight of our trip to Florence