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Aperitivo Tour of Florence

Highlights
  • 2.5-hour evening aperitivo tour of Florence
  • Walk across the Ponte Vecchio and visit a gelato parlor in the Oltrarno neighborhood
  • Enjoy aperitivo in two top Florence bars
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Aperitivo Tour of Florence
From US$89.47
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Aperitivo Tour of Florence
From US$89.47
Overview
Get a taste of aperitivo, Italy’s popular happy hour tradition, on a 2.5-hour tour in Florence. Begin the evening at a gelato shop with a palate-pleasing taste of mojito sorbet before heading to two wine bars to partake in happy hour Florentine-style. Sample a delicious spread of Tuscan cheeses and salami while sipping some regional vino. Numbers are limited to 12 people to ensure an intimate experience.
What to Expect
A popular social tradition in Italy, aperitivo comprises snacks and drinks to be enjoyed in a bar before dinner. Milan is believed to have started the tradition in the early 1920s, and other Italian cities quickly caught onto the trend.

Your aperitivo tour will begin at Piazza della Repubblica in central Florence, where you’ll join up with your guide and set off across the Ponte Vecchio to the Oltrarno district. First head into an artisanal gelato parlor to treat your taste buds to a mojito sorbet. While you sample, your guide will fill you in on the aperitivo scene in Florence.

Stroll to a wine bar for a flavorful glass of Chianti Reserve or Brunello di Montalcino, two top-notch Tuscan blends. Your wine will be complemented with local prosciutto, an array of creamy cheeses and wild boar salami. Learn about the characteristics of each wine from your guide as you sip and how they pair with your snacks.

Continue toward the Piazza Pitti, where you’ll enjoy a house cocktail with snacks at another wine bar. The aperitivo dishes tend to vary, but typically include Tuscan favorites such as bruschetta drizzled with garlic and tomatoes. Your tour will conclude at the bar, where you can continue drinking and sampling, if you wish.
Reviews (60)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Great experience!

We had a wonderful evening with our guide, Lisa. She was very informative and took us to several different types of food and wine restaurants. It was a great introduction to Florence.

Thank nancyge58
Florence U, Owner at Florence Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Nancy Thank you for taking the time to write a review about our Aperitivo Time! Florence Wine Tour. We are really happy to hear how much you loved our Tour and our wonderful guide Lisa

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great intro to the city and food

Good wine, snacks and info about the city and culture. We walked and stopped at 3 places and each one had it's own specialty drink and appetizers. Our guide Viola was super friendly and informative. I would do another tour with her in the future.More

Thank Joanne M
Florence U, Owner at Florence Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Joanne Thank you for taking the time to write a review about our Aperitivo Time! Florence Wine Tour. We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed the tour with our wonderful guide Viola along with the interesting aperitivo stops we have included...More

Reviewed 2 October 2018
The hidden gems we would have missed

I was not sure what to expect with this tour, but it was fantastic. We saw some places that we would NEVER have known existed. Martina was great and extremely knowledgable.

1  Thank rangerfan12
Florence U, Owner at Florence Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! it makes our day to know how much you enjoyed our Aperitivo Time! Florence Wine Tour and all of the hidden gems it will take you with our wonderful Martina Kind Regards

Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile
A night on the town with Sarah

Sarah provided the means to a thoroughly enjoyable introduction to some of the regional foods, wines and drinks of Florence. She graciously shared her knowledge of gelato, cheeses ,prosciutto , salamis and Chianti. She led us on a merry tour of three establishments where we...More

Thank Linda S
Florence U, Owner at Florence Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Dear Linda Thank you for taking the time to write a review about our Aperitivo Time! Florence Wine Tour. We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed the tastings and our wonderful and knowledgeable guide Sarah Best Regards

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Did not live up to its poetntial

Sure, hitting a few venues to take in the "aperitivo" experience is a great way to end the day but I expected more than just visits to three venues. I took this tour on my first full day in Florence and was a bit disappointed....More

Thank Wayne800
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