Aperitivo Time! Florence Wine Tour

Adult (12+)
€77

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?!

Highlights

  • 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 past some of the city’s iconic sights such as the Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Ferragamo, and Santa Trinità Church

Language: English

Inclusions: All tastings and samples, Local English-speaking guide

Exclusions: Items of a personal nature and tips and gratuities for your guide

Schedule details

  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Meeting point: Piazza della Repubblica in front of the Tall marble column situated in front of Gill Cafe & Rinascente Department Store. Please note: Starting Jan 1, 2019 the new meeting time will be 5.45 p.m.
  • Starting time: 5.30 p.m.
  • Ending point: Piazza della Repubblica in front of the Tall marble column situated in front of Gill Cafe & Rinascente Department Store.
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  • 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 southern Tuscany, Tuscan prosciutto and local focaccia 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 has 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.

    After a fun-filled crash course in Italian aperitivo, we hope you 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.

    Additional information

    Inclusions: All tastings and samples, Local English-speaking guide

    Exclusions: Items of a personal nature and tips and gratuities for your guide

    Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people

    Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher

    Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page

    Local contact

    Office phone number: +39 345 088 2826
    Email address: [email protected]

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  • Mr. Stephen B. from USA travelled on 09 Nov 2016:

    We had the best time and WILL book a tour through your company on our next trip! Thank you!

    Mrs. Coralie C. from travelled on 16 Sep 2016:

    Having just returned from our trip to Europe where we experienced quite a few tours with Urban Adventures and everyone of them was absolutely above expectation. Greta was our tour guide in Florence and her knowledge of the history of the wine and food regions her vibrant personality and the wonderful places she took us made the tour one of the best

    Mr. Singh G. from USA travelled on 14 Dec 2015:

    This tour was the highlight of our trip! we learned so much about local food and wine. We are now drinking Spritz for aperitivo back home thanks to Chiara!!

    Ms. Rebecca S. from Australia travelled on 04 Sep 2014:

    Aperitivo Time! Florence Wine Tour was fantastic!

    Mr. Roger M. from USA travelled on 18 Jun 2014:

    This was my first tour when I arrived in Florence. Linda was a fantastic guide. She was great to talk to and was very knowledgeable about her city, the food, and wine. If I ever find myself back in Florence, I would definitely go on the Apertivo Time! Florence Wine tour again. It was that much fun!!