The food markets of Florence: San Lorenzo and Sant'Ambrogio
A true paradise for food lovers, the market of San Lorenzo is one of Florence's most emblematic buildings and features food stands offering premium and unusual ingredients. If you happen to be looking for a 50-year-old aceto balsamico di Modena or freshly bottled oil, this is definitely the place to find it. The smaller version of San Lorenzo can be found just a 10-minute walk from the Hotel at the Mercato di Sant'Ambrogio. Both are truly worth a visit.
The Chianti region is only a 30-minute drive from Florence. There you will find the famous Super Tuscan and Chianti Classico wines. Our Concierge can arrange a wine tasting in one of the many vineyards, where you will be guided through the cellars and taught about the production of fine Tuscan wines.
Italian Cooking Class
There is no better place than Florence to learn about Italian dishes, the secrets of this exquisite cuisine and its key ingredients, all from true connoisseurs. Our Concierge can help tailor your lesson based on your taste or interests.
In addition to the magnificent wineries of the Chianti region, you can find several family-owned olive oil producers who are delighted to show you their grounds and explain the process of pressing olive oil. This activity is a perfect complement to wine tastings in the Chianti region.
If you are looking for something sweet, try learning about the art of making chocolate. Our Concierge can arrange an exclusive visit to one of Florence's best known chocolate factories. Taste, make and take home your very own delicious chocolate creations.
In the summer months, spend an afternoon in one of Florence's emblematic gelaterie, learning how professionals create the most original and delicious ice cream flavours. Then it's your turn to make and enjoy your own creation.
Balsamic of Modena
The aceto balsamico di Modena, Italy's celebrated balsamic vinegar, is one of the country's most exquisite gastronomic products. Only a short drive from Florence, you can spend a day in the countryside, visiting some of the best producers and learning the secrets of their centuries-old tradition.
100 KM Tiramisu Cocktail
With the popularity of farm-to-table dining still growing as fast as the produce itself, “eat local” is now a state of mind rather than a trend. But Four Seasons Hotel Firenze has put a lusciously liquid new spin on the idea with a drink made from ingredients found within 100 kilometers (that’s 62 miles) of the historic hotel.