3 - 3½ hours
8 stops
Local food and culture
10 people maximum
English
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If you have any issues with payment, please email us at [email protected] with the city, date and time of tour, and how many adult and child's tickets you need so we can assist you.

If a tour is fully booked, or you are looking to book a *Group or Private Tour - please email us about Group & Private Tours options.

*Please note - Group & Private Tours are specifically organised for your group and therefore subject to a premium price.

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What you'll do

On our Secret Food Tour: Florence, we'll introduce you to the real Florence, away from the tourist traps and the museums, where you can visit the local market, taste the local olive oil, sample a selection of the best traditional salamis and cheeses paired with the best local wines, and more.

At the end of your tour, you'll have sampled some of Florence's most delicious dishes and gained a better understanding of our culture and history.

All the food will be served with quality drinks or if you prefer, non-alcoholic beverages. A thoughtfully curated Upgraded Drinks Package is available.

  • We'll stop by one of the most beautiful cafès in the city to learn how local Florentines do breakfast.
  • We'll then visit one of the oldest bakeries in the city (1849), and try a traditional schiacciata.
  • Next, you'll meet the owner of a local wine shop, while he explains all the varieties of Tuscan wine, we'll taste his perfumed olive oil.
  • You'll then try lampredotto, which is paired with a glass of Chianti wine.
  • You'll feast on goods from the Sant'Ambrogio Market.
  • We'll try a selection of tasty Tuscan cheeses, salami, prosciutto, and Tuscan ham while you sip a Tuscan wine.
  • You'll dine on a famous stewed meat dish and ribollita, a local vegetable soup.
  • We'll cool off with a fresh gelato and a cacao seed.
  • As with all our tours, there's our delicious Secret Dish.
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When you purchase our Upgraded Drinks Package, you'll enjoy the following in addition to what is already served on the tour:
  • An extra glass of Chianti served with the lampredotto
  • An extra full glass of top-quality Tuscan red wine (Morellino di Scansano, Chianti Riserva DOCG)
  • Vin Santo with cantuccini (dessert wine served with Italian cookies)


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*Please note: the itinerary and menu is subject to change, based on the locations' availability, weather, and other circumstances.


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Fresh produce stand Florence workers Pappa al pomodoro Lampredotto Toasted bread Sandwich Artichocoke Dessert Chibatta
What you'll taste
THE FOOD
  • Florentine pizza, "schiacciata"
  • Lampredotto
  • Extra virgin olive oil tasting
  • Seasonal fruits and vegetables
  • Tuscan Pecorino cheeses
  • Tuscan ham (prosciutto)
  • Cured sausages
  • Ribollita or pappa al pomodoro
  • Peposo or ragù al cinghiale
  • Our delicious Secret Dish
DRINKS
  • Water
  • Coffee or cappuccino
  • At least three glasses of the best Tuscan wines
  • Non-alcoholic options
  • For more drinks see upgrade above


Due to the nature of creating a well balanced and thoughtful gastronomy experience, many of our tours are unable to accommodate certain dietary restrictions. Please contact us prior to booking your tour to see if we are able to accommodate your dietary needs.

Health & Safety Standards

At Secret Food Tours we take your health and the health of our staff very seriously. To be sure that you can enjoy our tours with the maximum protection we have put in place some strict measures.

  • We have been certified by We're Good To Go
  • We make sure that all our partners and our own places are disinfected after each tour
  • All our guide have been trained on health and safety measures
  • Masks and hand sanitizers should be used on all our tours by our guides
  • Guests must bring their own mask
  • We keep our group small and we offer private tours

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Meeting Spot
We'll meet in the Piazza di Santa Croce, at the bottom of Dante's Statue. If you have any questions. Please email us.

Mon - Sat 10:00 a.m.

Piazza di Santa Croce

Your guide will be waiting with an orange umbrella so they are easy to spot.

If a tour is fully booked, or you are looking to book a *Group or Private Tour - please email us about Group & Private Tours options.

*Please note - Group & Private Tours are specifically organised for your group and therefore subject to a premium price.

WHY SANTA CROCE AND SANT'AMBROGIO?

These two districts are the only ones where you can still find the real Florentine people. Away from the museums and crowds, you'll find a moment to relax, experience a still thriving atmosphere, and meet local people in their shops.

Santa Croce Basilica is one of the most important monuments for the history of both Florence and Italy. Also known as "the Temple of the Italian Glories", it's a must-see, and the perfect meeting point from where we start our great food tour. Walking through the streets, you'll understand how important this district has always been, from its time as the leather district, which has made a fortune for many Florentine families since 12th century, to becoming the symbol of Italy as a unified country.

After this, we continue into Sant'Ambrogio Market, which is the city's food market, full of locals buying and talking in their own colourful way. You'll try some of the freshest foods Florence has to offer, and meet the proud locals who love their city and their culture. Eat and drink as the Florentines do.


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Frequently asked Questions
How do I order?

That is very easy! Go to our "Book Now" page, where we detail our tours. Select your tour and the time of your tour and book it! Are you looking for something special or are you organizing an event? Just email us at Group & Private Tours and we will do our best to arrange something that suits you. After your booking is made, we will send you an automatic email confirmation. If you have any questions before booking, feel free to contact us via email.

*Please note if you are using a special promo code then enter it in the "Voucher Code" section before you select the amount of tickets you would like to purchase*

What is included in the food tour?

The foods and stops may have some variations during the different seasons, but do not worry, no matter the season, you will always end the tour happy and full. If you want more alcohol (and who doesn't?) We offer a upgraded drinks package that gives you 3 drinks.

Where is the meeting spot?

You can find the meeting spot here and if it's not clear you can always contact us.

Is your food tour suitable for a vegetarian or someone with other dietary requirements?

Due to the nature of creating a well balanced and thoughtful gastronomy experience, many of our tours are unable to accommodate certain dietary restrictions. Please contact us at [email protected] prior to booking your tour to see if we are able to accommodate your dietary needs.

I am traveling with my family, is the tour ok for infants/children?

Children are more than welcome to our tour and it's free for any child 2 years or under! We have had many families attend from all over the world and everyone enjoyed the tour.

I don't drink alcohol. Can I book your tour?

This is not a problem. Just inform our guide before the tour starts.

Is there enough food during your tour?

Our tours provide our customers with a lot of food. Trust us, you will not need to eat a meal after our food tour!

Where do I add my discount voucher?
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I would like to take your tour but it is already fully booked. Is there a way I can do the tour?

Our tours are often sold out very quickly. If the date you requested is not available, please do not hesitate to email us and we can see if there is anything we can do.

Is there a lot of walking?

To join our food tour, you must wear comfortable shoes. There will be around 1 hour walking but it's not too difficult and there are no hills or stairs. If you walk slowly, then our guide will walk slowly as well.

How many people max are on this tour?

We take 10 people maximum. If you are more than 10 people, please do not hesitate to email us and will try to see if we can accommodate.

I cannot find a way to print the confirmation. Is it OK if I have it on my phone?

You do not have to print your voucher. A confirmation on your phone will be fine!

If I purchase a voucher as a gift, or am given a voucher how long is it valid for?

All of our vouchers expire one year from the date of purchase.

Can I choose my own cheese and meat?

Our guide will take care of everything. Should you wish to try something special, please inform our guide and they will do their best to make you happy.

Where does your food come from?

We work with small shops in both Florentine and Tuscan area. The food and drink we buy is top-quality, fresh and local!

What if it rains or I change my plans?

Unfortunately, the weather is unpredictable in Florence. Bring an umbrella and we will try to be more indoors than out. We do not issue refunds as per our terms and conditions. We also inform you that we never cancel a booking even if we have only 2 people! However we do reserve the right to cancel the tour if we feel the weather is extreme, and we cannot run the tour due to this for more info see our Terms and Conditions: https://www.secretfoodtours.com/terms-and-conditions/

Can I pay the tour in cash?

You must book directly on our website. We do not accept cash payments. Our online payment is safe, secured and SSL protected.

Why do we need to pay for booking fee?

The booking fee that you have to pay is up to our ticket provider and we can't change it. All our clients need to pay for it upon booking. The booking fee charged contributes to the cost of the ticketing system to provide an excellent service to our customers.

Foreign Transaction Fees

A few banks have charged their customer an extra fee while booking with us (this isn't the booking fee but another fee added by the bank). We think this is unfair, if this happens let us know by showing us in your bank statement and we will refund this fee as a gesture of good will.

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