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Gourmet tours



The ancient shops in Florence

(every Friday)

This one-day tour will shed light on Florence's historical stores. In the mid 1800, period of time in which Florence was the capital of Italy, the city has seen the birth of big and elegant café, markets, fashion boutiques and beauty stores which are still in business and are now part of the city's history.

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am Meeting point in front of the Café Giubbe Rosse, an historical café located in Piazza Repubblica. The guide will offer a coffee in this antique and elegant place.
  • 11:00 am - 11:15 am Visit Gilli Caffè from the exterior. Gilli dates back at least to 1733.
  • 11:15 am - 11:30 am The group will walk towards the ceramic and terracotta workshop called Andreini.
  • 11:30 am - 12:50 pm Arrival at Andreini's workshop and visit.
  • 12:50 pm - 1:00 pm Walking towards the Enoteca De Giraldi.
  • 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Typical Tuscan lunch
  • 2:15 pm - 2:30 pm Walking towards the S. Lorenzo market.
  • 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm S. Lorenzo's market is open daily 8:00am-8pm. The biggest and most popular of the street markets sprawls all around the church of S. Lorenzo and into the adjacent streets.
  • 3:20 pm- 3:30 pm Walking towards the Vinaio (literally wine maker) Migliorini
  • 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm The Vinaio Migliorini is one of the oldest "vinai", he sells wine and offers at least 2 hot dishes a day.
  • 3:45 pm - 4:00 pm Walking towards the Pharmacy Santa Maria Novella
  • 4:00 pm - 4:15 pm Brief visit of this antique place, which has carefully preserved its style.
  • 4:15 pm - 4:30 pm Return back to Caffè Giubbe Rosse and end of the excursion



Picture by Kee-Ho Casati

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