After breakfast, your Florence city tour is scheduled:
Select Florence Gastronomic Walking Tour
A three-hour tour dedicated to the flavors and the savors of Florence, a different way to get to know, through smell and taste, the heart of a city which has embodied, since the Renaissance, the perfect equilibrium between Beauty and Grandeur, Art and Power. This same equilibrium is nowadays to be found in Florence cuisine, constantly striving between the two souls of the city: the House of Medici, aristocratic, powerful and future-oriented, architects of Florence prominence, and the stream of artists, craftsmen and workers who gave the Medici ground and tools to build Florence splendor. All of them are still alive and kicking in Florentine food, and we will be proud and delighted to accompany you in its discovery. Meet our guide outside Bar Scudieri in Piazza S.Giovanni, and walk in locals' shoes by sipping a caffè, accompanied by a homemade, mouth-watering pastry, to balance the strength of caffeine. Head then for the Mercato Centrale, an imposing XIX century building where butchers, fishmongers and grocers display their goods in a triumph of colorful and lively bustle. Refreshed by some fruit or a smoothie, wander around to observe, breath and take in the life of the market and, before leaving it, stop for a fritto toscano, delicious battered, deep fried fish and vegetables morsels. From here, head for the very heart of the city and its lively tiny streets to taste a fragrant schiacciata with truffles. All these strong flavors require a sweet interlude, and a creamy gelato will serve our cause, accompanying us Oltrarno, across the Arno River, to pay a visit to one of the finest winehouses in Florence, where we will be served a cheese and cold cuts board accompanied by a goblet of Chianti coming from the hills around the city. Here, our guide bids you farewell.
After the tour, free time in the afternoon to explore Florence on your own. Consult your TripBuilder CityGuide to make best use of your time. At 5:00, arrive at the site of your wine-tasting experience:
Wine Tasting at Canova di Gustavino
Enjoy an interesting evening of wine tasting in the cozy wine cellar of a typical trattoria in Florence. The wine tasting will consist of 4 wines: one white, 3 red. These wines will be accompanied by small portions of meats, cheeses and breads. It is also possible to order dinner at the wine bar after the wine tasting for an additional cost.
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