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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?!

Enjoy a late afternoon stroll around town to learn about the ritual of aperitivo and its importance as a pre-dinner ritual in everyday Italian life.

We will stop at three locations in the historical centre, with our first stop being at a local bar/gourmet store. This is a family run eatery that is packed with locals during the day enjoying Mariano's panini and delicious cold starters. The owner is known for his white truffle paste made with 90% white truffle. Enjoy a glass of Nobile di Montepulciano with Tuscan prosciutto and pecorino cheese.

We will then continue down the Via dei Tornabuoni to a local wine bar where the owners have been producing wine for over 30 generations. We will pass by their private palace just metres away from the bar to check out their ancient take-away wine door. We have around 25 historical wine doors around the city centre where at one time, you could purchase your flask of Chianti wine after hours. Enjoy a glass of Chardonnay or an excellent bold Tuscan red with petit panino.

Our third and final stop will be to savour (and learn about) Italian mixology and enjoy a cocktail. The historical cocktail of Florence is a Negroni, although you can choose from a sensational selection while enjoying some snacks and the ambience of this elegant bar. Your tour ends here, but before you go, don't forget to ask your local guide about where else to eat and drink in Florence.

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 except Mondays.

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.
  • Cancellation Policy: If you cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 48 hours of the scheduled departure or do not show for the tour, there is a 100% cancellation fee.
  • Please note, each tour has a maximum group size of 12, thus ensuring a personal experience.