Florence: 2.5-Hour Aperitivo Tastings

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Florence: 2.5-Hour Aperitivo Tastings

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Experience a pre-dinner tradition in Florence on a 2.5-hour aperitivo tour. Explore local neighborhoods and enjoy wines from robust Tuscan wineries. Taste typical wines, such as Chianti and Brunello, with food pairing advice from a local sommelier.

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  • Experience aperitivo time at neighborhood spots in Florence
  • Taste a typical local red wine such as Chianti, as well as a more modern Tuscan wine and a favorite Italian cocktail
  • Enjoy an array of Italian delights, including Tuscan prosciutto, pecorino cheese, bruschetta, crostini, and pizza squares
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Upon meeting your local guide, you’ll take a stroll through the city, chatting about national and local aperitivo traditions. Your first stop will be a typical wine bar that serves tripe, the most well-known street food in Florence. If you are game you can have a taste in the form of a small petite panino. A tasting of pecorino from southern Tuscany, Tuscan prosciutto, and local foccacia bread called schiacciata will be served next, street food-style, alongside your first glass of traditional Chianti.  Up next, you’ll take a stroll along one of the city’s most beautiful streets and indulge in a spot of window shopping as you gaze at sumptuous displays of Italian fashion. You’ll arrive at a historic wine bar that’s owned by a family who have been making wine for thirty generations. Here, you’ll taste a full-bodied super Tuscan red and soak up the old world atmosphere. We’ll then take you to the secret palace drive-through that used to sell wine in a similar fashion to the way burger chains sell their wares now.  The last but certainly not least stop is at a local cocktail bar where you will meet professional Florentine mixologists who really know their stuff when it comes to mixing a killer blend. Choose from a selection of classic Italian cocktails, and your guide (who is an expert on all things wine and gin) will fill you in on local stories related to the bar’s vast cocktail selection. More local snacks will be served, paired perfectly with your choice of drink, of course.  After a fun-filled crash course in Italian aperitivo, hopefully you will feel ready to try it on your own. Your tour will end with a stroll back to the meeting point but before you head off, don’t forget to ask your local guide for more tips on what else to see, do, and eat during your time in Florence.
  • All tastings and samples
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Tips and gratuities for the guide
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Piazza della Repubblica, in front of the tall marble column situated in front of Gill Cafe & Rinascente Department Store.

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  • Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour
  • Tours are conducted in small groups of no more than 12 people
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The tour was amazing. Received very information about the local area and Maria gave us details on the different wines and regions for all the food. She was accomodating and added extras as and when we asked for them. Would highly recommend

March 19, 2019

Short wine and food walking tour, with friendly guide!

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