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Other Side of Florence Food Tour: Oltrarno Neighbourhood, Food and Wine Tastings, Guide

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily except Sun

  • Duration

    4 hours (approx.)

  • Start time


  • Meeting Point

    Make your way near the Carraia Bridge over the Arno River. The food tour takes place in the neighbourhood of Oltrarno which is well connected by public transport.

    So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 mins early.

  • Ending Point

    The food tour ends about a 10-minute walk from the meeting point.

Key Highlights

  • Enjoy an enticing taste of Florence on a food walking tour in Oltrarno in Florence
  • Tuscany is one of Italy’s culinary capitals which makes this Florence food tour a must-do for all foodies
  • The food tour covers numerous food and wine tastings at eight authentic stops
  • Enjoy fun interactions with families serving up scrumptious Tuscan dishes popular with the locals
  • Learn how to make Italian cantucci (cookies), sample the local salami and more
  • Indulge in one of Italy’s most famous desserts, the gelato
  • Experience the neighbourhood’s Bohemian vibe – full of students, artists and flamboyant culture


Florence is a leading tourist destination not only for its history, heritage and culture but also for its mouth-watering local food which holds its own among the tastiest cuisines in Italy! Enjoy a delectable introduction to Florentine cuisine on a food tour through the bohemian Oltrarno neighbourhood – the Florentine equivalent of Paris’ left bank.

Enjoy 8 wine and food tastings stops and experience why Florence should be on every food lover’s bucket list. As you stroll through the bustling streets of Oltrarno, your guide will fill you in on the food culture of Florence, its history, witty anecdotes, fascinating stories and more. Learn how to make Italian cantucci (cookies), sample the local salami and explore the foodie treasures that locals have savoured for generations. Tantalize your senses and taste buds on this unforgettable day of food and fun in Florence!

What to expect on the Other Side of Florence Food Tour:

  • Watch how Cantucci are made and get to taste them
  • Sample typical Tuscan cheeses and the deliciously fennel-spiced salami, Finocchiona
  • Sink your teeth into a typical Tuscan Crostino along with Chianti
  • Taste Italian seasonal soups or stews
  • Try real-deal Gelato
  • Try Florence’s famous Lampredotto
  • Wander down cobblestoned streets
  • Experience Florence’s Bohemian side in one of Oltrarno’s quintessential cafes
  • Food Lovers’ Guide: full of insider’s tips and details

After the tour, your guide will be more than happy to call a taxi for you or point you in the right direction.

About the Supplier: Eating Europe offers "unparalleled, non-touristy, food-related experience in undiscovered neighbourhoods" in different parts of Europe, and is one of the top-rated activity operators. Their tours have featured in National Geographic, Lonely Planet, Fodor's and more!


  • Food tour
  • Food and wine tastings at 8 authentic stops
  • English-speaking guide


  • Transportation
  • Gratuities

Please note

Voucher Type: Paper

Age Restrictions: Young ones under the age of 4 will have to sit this one out. 

Always keep a photo ID handy for security checks.

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