It is no secret that during the Renaissance, Italians were culinary and artistic masters, paving the road to contemporary excellence. On the tour, you will roam through streets and squares, surrounded by the tales and secrets of Florence. Your guide will recount important historical people and places, connecting their stories to the importance and love of food. You will explore the details of monuments such as Orsanmichele and the Duomo, as well as the unique personalities of Lorenzo the Magnificent, Leonardo Da Vinci and Caterina de'Medici’s impact on the culinary world (just to name a few)! Our city has always mixed craftsmanship, culinary expertise and love for beautiful things ... literally, our art is on the table. To understand an Italian city means savouring its delicious tradition. After your tour, we will explore the traditional Florentine cuisine featured in your guided tour at our home in the city centre! Together, we will prepare a multi-course meal for you with locally sourced ingredients, which can vary depending on the season. We look forward to taking you away on this culinary adventure with us!
Welcome to our world! Alessia is a third generation chef, raised in the kitchen of her family’s restaurant where she was taught the secrets of Florentine cuisine. Michelle is an Italian American transplanted in Florence who worked in hospitality and marketing for some of the most beautiful properties in Italy. We have been friends for a long time, carefully planning our new adventure and truly believe that the road to happiness starts with the stomach!
A traditional Tuscan dinner, starting with an aperitivo of local delicacies, followed by a first, second and dessert course…
Drinks include local wine, still and sparkling water, coffee and local liquor.
The tour will finish with a dinner in our home. Any additional transportation is not included in the experience.
All equipment will be provided.
We will start in Piazza della Repubblica then discover the sites of Orsanmichele, Dante’s neighbourhood, the Duomo, and Palazzo Medici to explain how Florentine’s lived and ate hundreds of years ago, as well as how it has influenced contemporary cuisine. We will revel at how some things change, yet how many have stayed the same throughout history in this small, bustling city.
Comfortable shoes and clothing and the excitement to learn!
The walking tour will last 2 hours. Please let us know if you have allergies or dietary restrictions. The house and the beautiful terrace are on the third floor without a lift.