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Florence Markets & Delis

Highlights / General details Italy does a mean cured meat, bread, and cheese combo. Find out for yourself on this Florence tour filled with the good stuff, namely: vino, porchetta, ricotta, mozzarella, and other items of cheesy goodness. Explore Florence’s most vibrant market. Sample local foods like fresh olives from the Amalfi Coast and produce whipped up by local vendors. Savor the best of Italy’s cuisine the way locals do. Discover the local secrets behind one of the best food scenes in the world. Inclusion Local English-speaking guide; All tastings. Exclusion Items of a personal nature; Tips & Gratuities for guide. Hours of operation Departure date: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat; Start time at 10:00am. No tour departures: 15-25 Aug 2014; 1 Nov 2014; 25-27 Dec 2014; 1-7 Jan 2015; 31 Jan 2015; 4-6 Apr 2015; 1 May 2015; 2 Jun 2015; 4 Jul 2015; 14-23 Aug 2015; 8 Dec 2015; 25-27 Dec 2015. Duration Approximately 2 hours. Location Meeting Point: Piazza della Repubblica in front of the Tall marble column situated in front of Gill Cafe & Rinascente Department Store. Finish Point: Piazza della Repubblica. Itinerary Jump right in to the local Florence food scene by checking out typical delicatessens where Florentines do their daily shop for fresh produce. Most of the vendors in the delicatessens are the actual owners of the shops, and they usually specialise in the specific products that they sell, making them the ultimate food experts. For instance, you'll meet Lorenzo at his fabulous food store that specialises in Parmigiano Reggiano, balsamic vinegar, and prosciutto (hello!) from some of the best areas in Italy. If you're going to make friends with anyone in Florence, make friends with Lorenzo. As if that's not enough, we'll enjoy a cappuccino at the best boutique chocolate shop in town, and, of course, nab a chocolate or two while we're there! And right by the iconic Duomo is the oldest wine cellar in Florence, which we'll be sure to check out. Your Florence tour will continue by paying a visit to one of Florence’s most vibrant marketplaces and getting to know it the way locals do. See locals shop for their daily meals and witness how every stand at the grower’s market displays a selection of mouthwatering products. We’ll make stops at local farmers’ stands and check out fresh buffalo mozzarella, ricotta, and other cheeses. We’ll taste cured Tuscan prosciutto sliced by hand, fresh bread, and roasted porchetta, as well as sample olives direct from the farmer’s home on the Amalfi Coast. This Florence market is packed with so many delicious goodies that you could spend all day wandering around sampling them! Plus, with a local to guide you, you'll learn all about the traditions behind these foods. In the indoor part of the market we’ll feast our eyes on handmade pasta, cheese, fish, meat, and poultry. Tempt yourself as we wander between stand upon stand of incredibly delicious, fresh, local fare. We’ll end this Florence market tour on yet another high note, with a glass of wine (or Italian soda) accompanied by delicious toasted bread and seasonal toppings made by Marco, the owner of our final stop. Many come to Italy to savor the cuisine, here’s your chance to savor it the way locals do! Participant restrictions This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour. Children younger than 6 are permitted at no extra cost, but please make sure you inform our guides of this before you take the tour. Additional Information Standard dress and comfortable walking shoes is recommended for this tour. Policies For your Florence Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people. If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher. **All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**
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