Florence is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. Founded by 59 BC, this city’s streets breathe history from every corner. Florence is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, receiving over 16 million visitors every year. But the factor that is bringing each day more and more visitors into this city is its gastronomy. Florence has some of the best restaurants and wineries in the world, so we suggest that you to discover this city with a gastronomic tour.
Discovering Florence by its food and wine
Florence has one of the richer gastronomies in the world. This city has everything you could think of in order to please even the pickiest gourmet, from traditional italian cuisine to international food restaurants, all accompanied by the best wine in the world. And the best thing is that you will be able to enjoy these Florence experiences in one of the most beautiful places in the world, since the most important restaurants in Florence are nearby stunning monuments.
If you are a wine lover, you can taste the classical Tuscany’s wines in most restaurants in the city. However, if you want to go further and go to wine tasting sessions, you can join tours like Tuscany Wine and Olive Oil Trail. During this tour you will be able to taste the best wines from different wineries of the region, as well as the region’s famous oil, always guided by an expert sommelier who will assist you while you discover all these new flavours. This tour includes transportation services that will take you from Florence to this winery (with an english speaker driver) as well as a visit to the oil mill, winery and a typical Tuscan meal with wine tasting.
However, if you prefer a more luxurious winery tasting session, we recommend you taking an aperitif on the five star hotel Bernini Palace. This 15th century hotel is the perfect mix between history and luxury. On its exclusive Lounge Bar you will be able to enjoy the most exquisite wines, as well as tasty and modern dishes.
But Florence is more than delicious wines. If you truly want to experience Italian culture, you can not stop trying its food. Italy is famous worldwide for its delicious gastronomy. And there is no better way to discover this gastronomy than by learning how to cook Italian dishes yourself. Courses like Healthy Organic Cooking Course & Meal at MaMa Florence will teach you how to prepare all the traditional Tuscany recipes, while courses like Pizza and Gelato Making Cooking Class will teach you how to cook Italy’s signature meal and dessert. By learning how to cook these local dishes, you will be able to bring a small part of Italy with you back home.
Visiting Florence’s surroundings
One of the perks of visiting Florence is its idyllic location. Florence’s surrounding area has a lot of options available for you to uncover during your trip.
Florence is located near the Chianti region. Chianti belongs to the Tuscany region and it is one of the most charming areas in the world. On this region you will be able to discover historical small villages, landscapes full of vineyards and forests and a lot of wineries that produce the worldwide famous Chianti wine.
You can also use this opportunity to visit the city of Pisa. This city is located only one hour away from Florence by train. Pisa is full of monuments, but we especially recommend taking a cup of coffee in one of the bars near Piazza dei Miracoli during your visit, which will make up for an once in a lifetime experience.