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If you are planning a visit to Florence for 2023 and adore the idea of trying authentic Italian cuisine, then we have some real treats in store!

Florence itself doesn’t really need a formal introduction, given it's one of the most well-known cities in Italy and possibly worldwide! When you mention Florence, you may think of romantic walks, the iconic Duomo at the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore or the famous statue of David by Michelangelo.

As for the passionate culinary visitor, there's an abundance of authentic food tours, fine-dining restaurants, bustling markets and artisan foodie stores. Explore the culture and flavours of Tuscan cuisine and gain an insight into the history behind the various popular dishes.

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Top 5 Food Tours in Florence for 2023

With the end of the year soon upon us, prepare to absorb yourself in true Italian cuisine with one of our top 5 food tours in Florence for 2023.

Local Foodies Walking Tour

No need to worry about the diet on this tour! Embrace the surroundings and all the indulgence that comes with a food tour in Florence. Including everything from the best food stores, restaurants and wine bars.

Sample treats such as earthy truffles and artisan chocolate, along with Tuscany-produced olive oil used to cook many of the regional favourites. The tour focuses on local food history, sampling the best Italian gelato as well as a glass of Chianti to send you on your way.

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Morning Street Food Tour

Discover the Sant'Ambrogio market, brimming with exciting delicatessens, greengrocers, butchers and bakeries. Stop at the food stands and sample the produce as you chat to the market stall owners.

Try out the popular ‘lampredotto’ a local speciality or a bowl of classic tomato soup best served along with some delicious ‘stracchino’ baked bread and stracchino cheese, which is simply mouth-watering. During the tour, your guide will also introduce you to artisan shops, local wines and various seasonal desserts.

Private Food and Wine Tasting Tour

Alternatively, how about a private food tour in Florence for 2023 with your own personal guide for a few hours? This all-inclusive food tour takes guests through the hidden gems of the city known as the ‘Cradle of the Renaissance’. Stepping away from more tourist areas ready to explore the pretty Oltrarno region.

Indulge in a selection of local Florentine and Tuscan delicacies. Visit a cheese specialist to explore the best cheeses accompanied by a glass or two of wine. Afterwards, refresh your palate with some delicious gelato straight from the freezer.

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Private Food Tour of the Central Market

At the time of writing, this private food tour of the Central Market in Florence is only available until the end of February 2023. However, if you're lucky enough to visiting Florence at the start of the year, it's a wonderful way to discover the local food with a wide selection of varied tastings.

Listen to the local salesman and hear anecdotes behind their products, along with stories of life in Tuscany while you stroll through the popular San Lorenzo Market. Although the best bit is certainly trying out the food and wine, as well as the chance to purchase anything along the way.

Evening Food Tour with Tastings and Steak Dinner

With dates now available for 2023, spend the evening on a food tour that provides the perfect introduction to Tuscan cuisine. Including a legendary Florentina steak dinner, after all steak isn't quite the same anywhere else!

Although that's not all, as your evening meal comes following a handful more tasting sessions throughout the tour. Including a family-run bakery where you can collect some sweet treats for later, as well as a taste for truffles and wines elsewhere.

Top 5 Food Tours in Florence for 2023

Join one of our chosen food tours in Florence for 2023 and delve deep into Tuscan cuisine ahead of your next trip to Italy. All the above tours are available for 2023 at the time of writing.

Alternatively, we also have a wider range of food and drink experiences in Florence available to review here.

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