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Lonely Planet Experiences: Private Morning Food Tour Of Sant’Ambrogio Market

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Firenze, Italy
Lonely Planet Experiences: Private Morning Food Tour Of Sant’Ambrogio Market

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Enjoy a guided visit through the markets of Florence to sample some of Italy's finest culinary products. Meet local food vendors to learn about Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, balsamic vinegar, and prosciutto. Taste traditional porchetta and mozzarella, followed by an Italian cappuccino and some chocolate at a boutique chocolatier before sipping some Italian wine.
  • Explore Florence’s most vibrant local grower’s market
  • Meet local vendors of traditional Italian food such as pecorino cheese, prosciutto di parma, wild boar salami, finocchiona, Chianti wine, typical Italian coffee, biscotti and fresh fruits
  • Meet local food experts and growers and find out about how some of these delicious products are grown, made and or produced
  • Discover the local secrets behind one of the most well-known food scenes in the world
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Local English-speaking guide
Food tastings
Gratuities
Piazza Sant'Ambrogio , Piazza Sant'Ambrogio, 50121 Firenze FI, Italy

Piazza Sant’Ambrogio at The Church of Saint Ambrose (Chiesa di Sant’Ambrogio) on the Left side of the FACADE. Find the exact meeting point with what3words: ///devotion.wounds.topping

10:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour: You will enjoy a walk around a local farmers' market where locals shop for their daily food. Each farmer sells a specialty from their farm, like Armando and his selection of mushrooms from the hills of the Garfagnana mountains close to Lucca.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • You'll also see local butchers, fishmongers, bakers, and family-run salumi & cheese stands, which helps promote local producers in the region and gives you more insight into local products.
  • Effective Sept 1, 2021, travellers 18+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Children 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or lateral flow) conducted maximum 72 hours prior, proof of recovery dated up to 9 months or proof of vaccination. View full policy at urbanadventures.com/vaccine
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Urban Adventures Italy
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the social distancing policy during Lonely Planet Experiences: Private Morning Food Tour Of Sant’Ambrogio Market?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Lonely Planet Experiences: Private Morning Food Tour Of Sant’Ambrogio Market?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Lonely Planet Experiences: Private Morning Food Tour Of Sant’Ambrogio Market.

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Kicked off our vacation with the perfect food/market tour!
mmcgonegle
, Jan 2020
Stefania was an amazing tour guide, she took us through Market food tasting in Sant' Ambrogio and it was fantastic! My whole family, 6 of us, hands down loved it and would recommend it! This was a great way to kick off the vacation, we got a sense of where to purchase our food for the house we stayed in!
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Florence Markets
clange7
, Oct 2018
We actually could not find the meeting place and there was no number to call to find out where it was, so we missed it. Very disappointed .
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I had communicated with the tour...
4bunde
, Mar 2018
I had communicated with the tour that we may be just a few minutes late due to our transfer from the ship. When we arrived, no one was there so we thought we'd catch up. I called two different numbers and no one ever answered or returned our call. Extremely disappointing.
star-5
Our guide Isabelle was fantastic. If...
JB
, Dec 2017
Our guide Isabelle was fantastic. If you book this walk, get her as your guide, she is the best.
star-5
Excellent tour, great guide who even...
Bernadette G
, Oct 2017
Excellent tour, great guide who even stopped to help a tourist who was missing a guide, you don't usually see that they just say not my tour well done LUCA you are a champion. He was very knowledgeable and the food really great lots of it made sure everyone was happy and knew what each taste was all about, even threw in some site information too thanks Luca great start to a day
star-5
This was a wonderful tour. Linda...
Cindy S
, Jul 2017
This was a wonderful tour. Linda, our guide, lead us through Florence telling us the history while sampling the local cuisine. She didn't rush us through our tour but leisurely strolled through the streets of Florence. It was obvious that she loves her job and loves sharing her city with people. I highly recommend this tour. It is worth every cent.
star-5
This was a fun and informative tour...
Joanne D
, Jun 2017
This was a fun and informative tour. We went to several markets, tasted a lot of yummy things from chocolate to cheese and meat. We stopped for pastries and coffee or chocolate, which was paid for as part of the tour. Isabella was our guide, and she was helpful and answered our many questions. I would highly recommend this tour.
star-5
What a blast! Lots of fun and...
Monica
, Jun 2017
What a blast! Lots of fun and interesting variety of food stops along the way. Our guide was superb.
star-5
We took this tour on the first day...
s.kashbara
, May 2017
We took this tour on the first day of our vacation... and what a way to start ! When we met our guide, Isabelle, she informed us us that we were the only 2 people on the tour, what a wonderful surprise... she not only took us to the most amazing food markets, she provided information on culture around the various types of foods and wines. We sampled so many wonderful things ... coffee, pastries, chocolate, cheeses, charcuteries... and more. She even provided us with some great restaurant suggestions! Isabelle was a great guide.... the tour was well worth it ... I would absolutely recommend it ! What a way to start a vacation!
star-4
Friendly nice guide who provided the...
Gail H
, Apr 2017
Friendly nice guide who provided the flavors of Florence. His restaurant and food recommendations were great. A nice tour of the everyday people shopping venues-the marketplace and food carts.

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