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Aperitivo Time! - Small Group Florence Wine Tour

Experience the oh so Italian pre-dinner drinks ritual aperitivo, the Florentine way, with a glass of local red Chianti (or a Negroni) and a plate of delectable Tuscan snacks. We’ll try three different versions of aperitivo as we explore some of Florence’s best neighbourhoods and drop in on our favourite wine bars and cocktail establishments. Did someone say wine o’ clock?!

Upon meeting your local guide, we’ll take a stroll through the city, chatting about national and local aperitivo traditions. Our 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 southen Tuscany, Tuscan prosciutto and local foccacia bread called schiacciata will be served next, street food-style alongside our first glass of traditional Chianti.

Up next, we’ll take a stroll along one of the city’s most beautiful streets and indulge in a spot of window shopping as we gaze at sumptuous displays of Italian fashion. We’ll arrive at a historic wine bar that’s owned by a family who have been making wine for thirty generations! Here we’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.

Our 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, 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.

Experience Includes

  • Stroll around some of the prettiest neighbourhoods in Florence with a local by your side
  • Taste a typical local red wine, such as Chianti, taste a more modern Tuscan wine and enjoy our favourite Italian cocktail
  • Taste an array of Italian delights, including tripe panini, Tuscan prosciutto, pecorino cheese, bruschetta, crostini and salami
  • Learn about the ritual of aperitivo and its importance as a pre-dinner ritual in everyday Italian life
  • Stroll passed some of the city’s iconic sights such as the Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Ferragamo and Santa Trinità Church
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 people for a more intimate experience

Experience Excludes

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Additional refreshments
  • Optional gratuities

Departs

Daily, year round.

Departure location

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

Start times

5.45pm.

Duration

2.5 hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • You will receive a voucher for this tour, which you will need to present to your tour guide.
  • There is no need to exchange the voucher for a ticket.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes before the departure time.
  • This is a child-friendly tour. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6.
  • Please note, each tour has a maximum group size of 12, thus ensuring a personal experience.