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Host: Linda

Florence, Italy

USD
$90-$280 per person

Guided Food Tour in Florence with a Wine Expert

Host offerings
  • Cooking studio
  • Home cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking class
  • Market visit
  • Food tour

Meet Linda

Linda is a local tour operator, guide and wine expert based in Florence. She is originally from Australia, but has lived in Florence for 21 years. And for the past 20 years, she has been offering food and wine walking tours in Florence. She is an expert in private, small group, and multi-day food and wine experiences. On days Linda is unavailable, her team of equally talented and passionate sommeliers and guides will host this experience.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

Food tour: (1-5 guests) Your guided Florence food tour is the perfect introduction to Florence. Learn about the food and culture while exploring the city's charming districts and small alleyways. Your first stop on this food tour, is a local bakery. Here you will taste a few sweet delights and focaccia, while you learn about bread making using ancient grains. Then take a stroll along Via Tornabuoni, to meet Alessandro, the owner of a farm to table delicatessen, just by the Ponte Vecchio. Here you will taste a charcuterie with Tuscan prosciutto, finocchiona, pecorino cheese, paired perfectly with a glass of Chianti. Also learn all about extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Next stop is Ciro’s gelateria, one of the best in town, as they make them fresh every day. Then continue your tour to a chocolate store to taste some delicious chocolates. Tasting will include the blood red Sicilian orange rind dipped in dark chocolate. And your fun tour ends with a glass of prosecco and truffle panino at a historical wine bar.

Notes: In case you're vegetarian, vegan or gluten free, please let Linda know in advance, at the time of booking this experience.

Languages spoken: English

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Bread with savory toppings, seasonal cake, biscotti
  • Salumi, Tuscan prosciutto, pecorino cheese, Chianti wine
  • Balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil tastings
  • Gelato
  • Chocolate
  • Prosecco and truffle petit panino

Traveler reviews

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Linda

$90-$280 USD

per person
100% VETTED
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  • 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Credit card is not charged until the host confirms your booking
  • Private experience
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
Food Tour
$280 $144 $90
Alcohol
$0 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
Food Tour
$280 $144 $90
Alcohol
$0 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
Food Tour
10:00am-1:00pm 3:00pm-6:00pm

Meet Linda

Linda is a local tour operator, guide and wine expert based in Florence. She is originally from Australia, but has lived in Florence for 21 years. And for the past 20 years, she has been offering food and wine walking tours in Florence. She is an expert in private, small group, and multi-day food and wine experiences. On days Linda is unavailable, her team of equally talented and passionate sommeliers and guides will host this experience.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

Food tour: (1-5 guests) Your guided Florence food tour is the perfect introduction to Florence. Learn about the food and culture while exploring the city's charming districts and small alleyways. Your first stop on this food tour, is a local bakery. Here you will taste a few sweet delights and focaccia, while you learn about bread making using ancient grains. Then take a stroll along Via Tornabuoni, to meet Alessandro, the owner of a farm to table delicatessen, just by the Ponte Vecchio. Here you will taste a charcuterie with Tuscan prosciutto, finocchiona, pecorino cheese, paired perfectly with a glass of Chianti. Also learn all about extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Next stop is Ciro’s gelateria, one of the best in town, as they make them fresh every day. Then continue your tour to a chocolate store to taste some delicious chocolates. Tasting will include the blood red Sicilian orange rind dipped in dark chocolate. And your fun tour ends with a glass of prosecco and truffle panino at a historical wine bar.

Notes: In case you're vegetarian, vegan or gluten free, please let Linda know in advance, at the time of booking this experience.

Languages spoken: English

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Bread with savory toppings, seasonal cake, biscotti
  • Salumi, Tuscan prosciutto, pecorino cheese, Chianti wine
  • Balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil tastings
  • Gelato
  • Chocolate
  • Prosecco and truffle petit panino

Traveler reviews

This is a new host who does not yet have any reviews. You can see reviews of our other Florence Traveling Spoon experiences on TripAdvisor:
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
Food Tour
$280 $144 $90
Alcohol
$0 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
Food Tour
$280 $144 $90
Alcohol
$0 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
Food Tour
10:00am-1:00pm 3:00pm-6:00pm
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