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Florence: Discover Aperitivo Time with Drinks and Food

Florence: Discover Aperitivo Time with Drinks and Food

From US$ 78.51 per person

Experience a pre-dinner tradition in Florence on an aperitivo tour. Explore local neighborhoods and taste typical wines, such as Chianti and Brunello, with food pairing advice from a local sommelier.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
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Experience

Highlights
  • Experience aperitivo time at neighborhood spots in Florence
  • Taste a typical local red wine as well as a favorite Italian cocktail
  • Enjoy an array of Italian delights, from Tuscan prosciutto to pecorino cheese
  • Take advantage of a local wine guide and a carbon-neutral tour experience
  • Join a carbon neutral tour, organized and led by an eco-certified tour operator
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Local English-speaking wine expert and guide
  • 3 food and drink stops;
  • 1st stop - a glass of nobile di montepulciano with tuscan prosciutto and pecorino cheese
  • 2nd wine bar stop - a glass of local white wine Vernaccia di San Gimignano or an excellent bold Tuscan red with petit Panino
  • 3rd bar stop - a cocktail and some snacks
  • Tips for the guide
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
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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  • This tour is organized and led by the world's largest travel B-Corp certified company. B-Corp Certification measures a company’s social and environmental impacts and responsible tourism practices
  • Accommodations can be made for vegetarians, vegans, gluten-free diets, and other dietary restrictions
  • The tour route and places visited may be changed. Food inclusions are also subject to change, depending on the availability
Customer reviews

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3.7 /5

based on 6 reviews

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  • Service
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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!

A short wine and walking tour, with a knowledgable, friendly guide around Florence. At just two hours this tour, is fun and gives an overview the local wine and food.

September 25, 2017

Linda is a fantastic host and very welcoming. When I drop by Firenze again, I will book another tour

February 11, 2022

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