Tastes & Traditions of Florence: Food Tour with Sant'Ambrogio Market Visit

16 reviews

3.5 hours

Max 12

Why take this tour?

Devour are the food specialists in our family, running all of our food tours. They're obsessed with finding the most authentic and tasty food and the biggest characters at the local market. We think that passion makes them the best at what they do.


  • Leave the crowds and lines behind and discover a more local side of Florence.
  • Visit an enigmatic market in the heart of the city where mouthwatering delicacies are served.
  • Explore two of Florence’s irresistible districts that many visitors miss.
  • Meet the people that are keeping Italy’s foodie heritage alive and hear their stories.
  • Dine in places that are impossible to find without a local guide.
  • Sites Visited
  • Mercato di Sant'Ambrogio
  • Piazza Santa Croce
  • local bakery
  • local enoteca
  • Via delle Conce
  • Tour Includes
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • 8 tasting stops with 9+ food tastings
  • 3 glasses of wine and 1 coffee

Enjoy the dishes and delicacies that inspired some of the world’s greatest minds during the Renaissance.

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Total Customer Reviews: 16

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4.8 /5
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Lorenzo was an excellent guide. Small group of 5 others so we could maneuver the busy streets and other tourists easily.
Verified · Amy · Sep 10, 2023 · USA · Female · 65 to 74 years
we loved the tour and got a really great helping of local food and traditions (in addition to history along the way). Highly recommend and applaud our guide Paulo F.
Verified · Carson · Aug 24, 2023 · USA · Male · 25 to 34 years
Lorenzo is a really knowledgeable and fun tour guide. He really made you feel welcome from the start and shared all kinds of knowledge and facts about both food but also about other life in both the area in question and elsewhere in Italy with us. I enjoyed all the places we visited and all the food we tasted, but my favorite was the little wine shop. I wish I had made it back the next day, but it will have to be next time.
Verified · Kaire · Aug 03, 2023 · Norway · Female · 35 to 44 years
Tiadora was an amazing guide and gave us historic pints of reference for the food and wine we tried but also took us to places we would have never found without her expert guidance. We were able to get a true sense of what makes Florentine cuisine so unique and also see where Florentine residents shop, eat and drink! Such a wonderful and authentic experience! We walked away full, happy and far more knowledgeable regarding Florentine and Tuscan cuisine and wine than when we started! Grazie!
Verified · Colleen · Jul 25, 2023 · USA · Female · 35 to 44 years
What I look for in a food tour like this is an experience that will enrich my experience and understanding of the place. This did exactly that. We not only had a lovely walk through Florence but also gained a deeper respect for its food culture and the importance of putting effort in to have an authentic local experience. Our tour guide Lorenzo was an absolute delight, brimming with fun, contagious energy and sincere passion and respect for Italy, its food, and its people. We stopped at some real gems and had memorable interactions with local makers and sellers that provided a unique experience we will cherish. This was definitely one of the top highlights of our stay in Florence and in our trip to Italy. Thank you!
Verified · Nicole · Jul 16, 2023 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years

Meeting Point

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Meeting Point

Meet your guide in piazza Sant'Ambrogio in front of the church staircase. Your guide will be holding a red Devour bag and a red Devour sign. 

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.

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