A local well established leading travel company in Florence has been appointed to handle visitor tour requirements and will provide ICSE 2015 delegates and their accompaying persons with services including a selection of tours.
Delegates can receive assistance with respect to planning tours for pre, during and post ICSE2015 events.
The company offers both:
A 5% discount will be offered to ICSE delegates that will reserve their tours from this page. We will provide links to the tours as soon as they are available.
An Help Desk will be available at the Conference Venue, also for on-site purchase.
Exclusive tour for ICSE delegates
May 18, May 19 and May 22
FLORENCE FOOD & MARKET WALKING TOUR
Taste traditional food is an essential part of experiencing the authentic flavours of a city. Experience Tuscan cuisine like a real local!
Meet your guide at the Conference Venue and departure for a fantastic walking tour! First tour stop in a charming Florentine Cafe where you can sip a cappuccino, eat a delicious local pastry and discuss this essential Italian morning ritual. Then proceed to the city's most authentic food market, Sant'Ambrogio, passing through the marvelous treasure and the innermost secrets of this incredible city. Sant'Ambrogio, another project by Mengoni, is a fascinating and colourful place to visit, to experience the authentic food and get a taste of Florentine life! Your guide will accompany you through its dizzying array of fresh produce, meats, cheeses (most notably the Tuscan pecorinos), fish and baked goods. Don't miss to taste the famous Florence's 'Lampredotto', a local institution rooted in the traditional tripe stalls, still present in the city. Connoisseurs recommend asking to be given a 'panino bagnato'.
Continue with a stop at a characteristic 'Vinaino' (an old street wine vendor) where you'll enjoy a glass of an excellent Chianti wine accompanied by local specialties like 'finocchiona', a special kind of salami aromatized with fennel seeds, and the typical Tuscan 'crostini' wine tasting with snacks.
The tour will end at a gourmet food shop, where you can enjoy food and discuss the ingredients that go into the traditional Tuscan dishes. Here you will have plenty of time to purchase unique gourmet food gifts to take back home or to enjoy later at your hotel.
This walk is a great opportunity to stock up on any Florentine ingredients you might like to bring home with you!
PRICE – Euro 30,00 each
DURATION - 3 hrs approx
DEPARTURE - 9.30 am from Conference Venue (departure with min 10 pax)
The tour includes:
- English-speaking tour guide knowledgeable about local products and gourmet food
- Wine tasting with light lunch at a local 'Vinaio'
- Visit to the Florence Market, a charming cafe, and at least one gourmet food shop (tasting not included).