Discover Tuscan cuisine at its delectable best with a gourmet tour in the heart of Florence.
The pleasures of fine food in good company are among Italy’s most cherished traditions – as you will see.
This gourmet tour through the heart of Florence will immerse you in the culinary history of this great city and enrapture all your senses.
You will learn about a typical delicacy of central and northern Italy – the truffle, a rare and exquisite fungus that gives countless dishes an extra dimension – including how and where it grows. You will sample tempting creations infused with the century-old secrets of the Savini family, truffle producers par excellence from Pisa. You will visit the Mattei family biscuit museum, to coincide with the bakery’s 160th anniversary. Your tour will also introduce you to the delicious almond biscuits from Prato, made to a traditional recipe by Antico Biscottificio Mattei.
Along the way, you can soak up the fascinating charm of Palazzo Davanzati, the famous museum of the period Florentine townhouse. It is bedecked with mediaeval and renaissance furnishings – from chests and ceramics, tapestries and strong-boxes to paintings, sculptures and everyday household and kitchen objects.
Your tour of the city’s gourmet heritage concludes with a tasting of superb teas at La Via del Tè. Established in 1961, the firm has been selecting the finest leaves from around the world to create unique blends of innovation and Florentine artisanal tradition.