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Florence Sant’Ambrogio Market Tour with Food Tastings - Lonely Planet Experience


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Discover the taste of Tuscany on this Sant’Ambrogio Market small group tour. Indulge in delectable delicacies made in or near Florence, from fine Chianti wine and pecorino cheese to salami and prosciutto. Learn about the production from the growers. Partake in a gastronomical adventure through Florence's hidden gem, the Sant’Ambrogio Market, on this unique experience curated by Lonely Planet, the world's leading travel publisher. On top of the tour, you'll get 6-month free access to Lonely Planet’s Guides App which includes over 8,000 destinations guides and discounts to Lonely Planet Guidebooks. As the capital of the famed Tuscany region, Florence boasts good food and fine wine. On this market tour, you'll revel in delicious Tuscan delights like prosciutto di parma, wild boar salami, finocchiona, Chianti wine, Italian coffee, biscotti, and more! Get an immersive experience as you learn about how the food is grown and produced from the growers themselves. You won't have to worry about missing a word from your guide as you explore the market on this small group tour of 12 participants or less.

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made after 10:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

Activity Detail


  • Food tasting
  • 6 months of free access to Lonely Planet’s Guides App (with 8000 destination guides)
  • Exclusive 25% discount to the Lonely Planet store
  • English-speaking guide

Min/Max Quantity To Book

  • Max Qty: 12 (Maximum tickets can be booked)

Start Timings

  • 10:00


  • 2 (hrs)

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • The Church of Saint Ambrose (Chiesa di Sant’Ambrogio) is located at the left side of the FACADE.

Additional Notes

  • The tour will go ahead in all weather conditions. However, if cancelled due to extreme circumstances, your leader will contact you to move your tour to another day. You will be informed via email or local contact number.
  • This tour operates with a maximum of 12 people.

Dressing & Items to Bring

  • Walking shoes
  • Comfortable clothing


Florence Sant’Ambrogio Market Tour with Food Tastings - Lonely Planet Experience
09:45:00 Check-in at the Church of Saint Ambrose, Piazza Sant'Ambrogio

Day: Day1
10:00:00 Introduction to Florence Delicatessens
Admire the colorful variety of fresh local produce on display and kick-start your gastronomic adventure by learning about the market straight from the owners of its deli shops.
Day: Day1
Florence Market
Get to know an award-winning third-generation butcher before heading to try delicious cheese at an artisanal cheese store, which is one of the few places left in Florence that sells an ancient grain bread called montespertoli.
Day: Day1
Food Store and Fresh Pasta
Visit C BIO, a food store owned by the popular Florentine chef Fabio Picchi whose famous cafes are all located in the district. Then, head to a market stall that offers 15 different types of fresh pasta and learn what sauce to use for a perfect combination.
Day: Day1
Food Tastings
Interact with a local baker and try some delicious fried polenta and coccole, a savory donut. Enjoy tastings of platters of Tuscan and Emilian specialties, such as Pecorino Toscano, Parmigiano Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma and more. End your tour with an Italian-style coffee at an indoor bar nearby.
Day: Day1
12:00:00 Tour Ends at Piazza Sant’Ambrogio

Day: Day1

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