This wonderful tour will satisfy your curiosity and your palate.
Two professionals have come together to offer you a memorable day of knowledge and enjoyment of the best food.
Simple cooking recipes and the best recipes for the most famous family of Tuscany I Medici.
After visiting the main "streets of the Medici family", you can taste the specialties taken from the recipes of Caterina de Medici served in family style.
You will walk and know you will not have a moment to get bored
More than 5 hours immersed in the culture and flavors of the Renaissance.
Passion, love, knowledge and culture have inspired this new tour.
Prepared by a professional chef and culinary archaeologist, experience a dinner with flavors and scents from Florence’s ancient tables.
The walking tour was designed and is performed by an Authorized guide and graduated in History of Art.
We will meet (3:45pm) in front of the San Lorenzo Church and we will walk to the Medici Family introducing the Medici family history and talking about the importance of this building as a symbol of a new mentality and society. San Lorenzo church, the best example of Renaissance religious architecture, created by Filippo Brunelleschi, the genius of the 1400, and then we will talk about Medici chapels, where there are their tombs.
Let's talk about the Piazza del Duomo and we'll talk about the crazy conspiracy and the Giuliano's death, this horrible crime changed the history of Florence and the family's destiny.
Walking along the Main Street we will find Piazza della Signoria, a political center of Florence from the 13th century, let's talk about Cosimo and I laugh at the power of the age of 17 !!
We will learn about the construction of the Uffizi Palace and the Vasari corridor, we will follow this private walk to the palace, rumors, scandals and lovers (around 6:45pm)
You will have plenty of time to head to the chef's house.
A short walk (about 5 minutes) so you will have 35 minutes just for you!
At 7:20 at the meeting point and after 1 minute you will be seated at the Chef's house
From this moment begins the second part of the Medici tour ... Dinner
Taste the culture of an Historical Florentine Dinner Feast.
The Dinner menu is centered on the revival and recreation of old world dishes and you will get a taste of Renaissance history with a meal fit for the Medici family.
The Chef will share rich food stories including the famous "duck with oranges" that was beloved by Caterina de Medici and the garlic croutons made for the Emperor Charlemagne.
All organic ingredients include ancient grains and fragrant fresh herbs and all dishes are entirely prepared from scratch, from bread to dessert.
Other dishes include (Sample Menu):
- Ravioli with wild field greens
- Fresh home-made Pasta
- Chocolate mixed with meat as it was enjoyed when the Spanish explorers first brought it to Italy from the New World explorations
- Wild game from the Tuscan countryside
- Roast pork with star anise and cloves
- Soup with potatoes and cinnamon
- Sweet cream flavored with saffron
Dinner includes discussion of the history of each dish and online access to the recipe.
This experience is recommended for foodies, history and art lovers, Slow Food movement followers. Dishes may include meats such as rabbit, boar, pork, pheasant, quail, duck, partridge, pheasant, lamb or liver. The chef always uses the freshest organic ingredients based on what’s best at market.
Because of the historical presentation, substitutions cannot be made, however the chef will omit any undesired ingredients and accommodate food allergies if notified in advance.
This event you will experience authentic cuisine and meet new friends around a shared table.