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Responsible local Italian guides with a love of our natural world are often mindful of providing eco-friendly food tours in Florence. Whether you’re interested in locally sourced produce, ethical eating or visiting stunning rural areas with a sustainable food program, there's a wide range of culinary tours and food experiences to choose from.

When travelling abroad, it's not always easy to off-set your carbon footprint given you may have just stepped off a plane. However, when it comes to booking tours that are environmentally friendly it's good to at least know your doing your bit. After all, when visiting Florence you don't have to travel around by coach or eat out in chain restaurants that can be found the world-over.

In fact, part of the fun is discovering where the locals eat, while giving something back to the community and helping to look after our planet.

Top 5 Eco-Friendly Food Tours in Florence

If you are planning a trip to Florence this year, be sure to check out our top five eco-friendly tours taking place in and around the city.

Discover Florence by Bicycle

What could be more environmentally minded than forsaking gas-guzzling taxis and mopeds than taking in the sights and sounds of Florence by bicycle? The Panoramic bike tour of Florence with gelato tasting offers this idyllic option for greener folks on the go.

As a guided tour, this excursion allows guests to pedal around the pedestrian parts of Florence while learning why the city is known as “The Cradle of the Renaissance”. Cyclists will witness numerous attractions including Santa Croce, the Santo Spirito church and the Uffizi Gallery among many other famous landmarks.

To extend the energy levels, this celebrated eco-friendly tour comes complete with a classic gelato tasting session. Here, guests can sample different flavours of the famous frozen treat of Italy with a classic espresso. Helmets and street bikes are both provided for the tour.

Explore Locally Sourced Food

Green-minded travellers looking to learn about sustainably sourced local food in the city will love the Private food tour of the Central Market in Florence. Offering a select guided food tour of Florence’s most revered market, guests are taken on a tasting odyssey amidst an exciting atmosphere.

Along with sampling a wide range of Florentine delicacies and enjoying the opportunity to purchase gifts for friends and family, tour guests can engage with local food producers. While picking up a bottle of organic olive oil or chianti, market visitors will hear from local sellers and producers from around Florence. Giving you an opportunity to discuss their attitudes towards sustainability and the environment from the perspective of local growers.

Enjoy the Best Vegetarian Breakfast in Florence

Florence is renowned for its hearty and warming foods, with breakfast as no exception. While it is true that there are many meat dishes offered in the morning around the city, those seeking vegetarian options won’t be disappointed either. The Florence: Morning Street Food Tour is a perfect way to begin your day and seek out some sustenance.

Led by an expert guide, this tour takes attendees to a bustling Florence market and surrounding streets to encounter plenty of food fit for an ethical eater. Fresh fruit from local greengrocers and baked masterpieces from nearby bakeries are easy to find, but colourful stands can also be seen selling fresh products for breakfast. For a traditional Tuscan start to the day, tomato soup served with Coccoli bread, black croutons and stracchino cheese makes for a local favourite.

Get Back to Nature with a Florence Wine Tour

Italians are known for their love of fine wine, and Florentines are no exception. While enjoying a glass of Chianti in a café or bar in the city can be beautiful, nothing beats appreciating a bottle in the environment where it was made. The Private Wine Tour of Chianti and San Gimignano takes attendees on a private trip beyond Florence. In picturesque Chianti, guests can enjoy a wine tasting in the famed Tuscan region where many wines sold in Florence are produced.

Amidst enchanting rural scenery of verdant hills and rolling vineyards, guest of the tour can reconnect with nature and appreciate an expert tour of wineries that are dedicated to the land they grow their grapes on. World-class wines from the historic Chianti Classico winemaker will be served at a family-owned winery alongside a traditional Tuscan lunch.

Choose a Truly Bespoke Eco-Friendly Food Tour

It's obvious that some of those looking for an eco-friendly food tour in Florence follow a vegan or vegetarian diet. To ensure that everyone can appreciate how Florentines dine, the Eat Like a Local Private Food Tour can be personalised to suit any personal preferences and dietary requirements.

This tour introduces travellers to the best-kept gastronomic secrets of the city and food infused with authentic flavours. From the hubbub of the 150-year-old Sant’Abrogio Market to Borgo Pinti, the tour will allow those attending to try a whole host of Florentine delights from custard treats and Tuscan dessert wines to flatbreads salted and oiled with herbs.

Book Your Next Ethical Adventure with tabl.

Whether you're seeking a personalised and eco-friendly food tour in Florence to suit your diet or a chance to talk to the locals about sustainable farming, book in confidence with tabl. Explore our exciting opportunities and start planning your next green getaway with our wide range of food and drink experiences.

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