Visit the food and goods markets of central Florence with a local who knows the ins and outs, and taste the local cuisine, learn the local ways and see what all the tourists are missing! This is a completely custom and unscripted tour.
Your private native English and Italian speaking guide will meet you at your hotel at the agreed time. From there he will guide you through the streets of central Florence, explaining the city and its ways as you reach the first of our market visits.
There will be several markets visited throughout the day ranging in focus from gourmet foods to local eateries to antiques and general goods. You will sample some local dishes at a local market during the tour.
Florence is a historical trading post. It was the center for Medieval and Renaissance merchants in the region and it remains so today. We explore that history through taste and sight.
There is no set time limit and no script for the tour and we will continue until it finishes and we will focus on what interests you as an individual.
I grew up in NYC where I graduated Hunter College HS and Columbia University and studied art, literature, European cultures and foreign affairs. I am an EU (Italian) citizen as well as US and have spent about half my life living, working and traveling throughout Europe. I have lived in Italy for many years as a writer, guide and volunteer and in Venice for 3 years as a local expert and guide. My background is split between US and Italian cultures and as such I am able to relate to the American traveler with ease, zero language barrier and with an approach and style that makes the entire experience more comfortable and engaging than the typical guide. Add to this my avoidance of anything scripted and my pledge to make every private experience unique and custom to the personality and interests of the traveler and you have the formula that I believe provides the best experiences possible. Full profile ⋅ Leave a Review
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