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Food Lover's Guide to São Paulo

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Food Lover's Guide to São Paulo
São Paulo may be known for its maze of skyscrapers, but throughout the metropolis you’ll find fascinating neighborhoods filled with delicious eats and drinks. Culinary roots run deep in this Brazilian city, whose population consists largely of Portuguese, Italian, and Japanese descendants. Here are a few foods and activities you should be sure to check out.

Must-Try Dishes
Breakfast in São Paulo typically includes tropical fruits and pão de queijo (cheese bread), accompanied by coffee with milk. Later on, join the midday business crowd and sink your teeth into bobó de camarão (shrimp chowder) or feijoada, the national dish made of stewed beans and meat. Do as many Paulistanos do, and fortify yourself before a late dinner with a snack such as coxinha de frango (fried dough filled with seasoned chicken) or lanche de mortadela, a sandwich stacked high with sliced meat. If you need a pick-me-up, sip from a tiny but caffeinated cup of cafezinho, or indulge in a sugary treat—pudim (flan) is a favorite, as well as pastel de nata, a custard tart commonly dusted with cinnamon. When evening falls, order a caipirinha or frothy chopp (draft beer) with newfound friends.

Must-Do Experiences
  • Check out the produce stalls and gourmet treats on a tour of the São Paulo Municipal Market, aka Mercadão.
  • Sample the best bites on a food tour that includes stops in the Pinheiros district.
  • Stroll like a local around Paulista Avenue and the Largo da Batata public square. 
  • Order Japanese sweets and tea at the Japan House cafeteria, or follow a guide to Liberdade, home to the largest Japanese community outside of Japan.
  • Get hands-on with a cooking class in São Paulo’s bohemian neighborhood, Vila Madalena. 
  • Stick around for a bar-hopping tour of the area’s hippest nightclubs, and learn to samba while you sip.
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Campos do Jordão - Brazilian Switzerland departing from São Paulo

Campos do Jordão - Brazilian Switzerland departing from São Paulo

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Visit the small town of Campos do Jordão on a day trip from São Paulo. This amazing little area is one of the highest cities of Brazil and is decorated with German architecture. Spend the day exploring the town with a range of activities including sightseeing, hiking, and people watching. Enjoy private round-trip transportation from your hotel in São Paulo to Campos do Jordão.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$160.00
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$160.00
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Brazilian Cooking Class

Brazilian Cooking Class

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With its melting pot of cultures and customs, Brazil enjoys a varied cuisine with influences from around the globe. One of the best ways to learn about typical Brazilian dishes is to make them and eat them. Do both during this hands-on cooking class in São Paulo’s Vila Madalena neighborhood. Pick up tips from a professional chef as you prepare three different dishes and a caipirinha cocktail.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00
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$79.00
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Tasting Tour of São Paulo: Municipal Market And Cheese Boutique

Tasting Tour of São Paulo: Municipal Market And Cheese Boutique

Want to know the best in São Paulo, you can count on a specialized Chef, who will take you to taste and teach about the origins of local ingredients in English, French, Spanish or German.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$107.70
Price varies by group size
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$107.70
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Private Traditional Brazilian or Paulistano Cooking Class with a Chef

Private Traditional Brazilian or Paulistano Cooking Class with a Chef

Enjoy a private and authentic cooking class in a local home with Chef Clovis who studied gastronomy at Sao Paulo's Mackenzie University, earned a doctorate in toxicology, previously owned a restaurant in the city and now cooks for select private groups in his own house. This is a perfect experience for anyone looking to connect with local culture over food. Your cooking class will take place in a local home kitchen where Chef Clovis will teach you how to make traditional Brazilian dishes from their family recipes. After cooking, you will enjoy your meal together in your host's beautiful Brazilian home. • Cooking lesson in a local home • Introduction to Brazil cuisine • 100% private activity • Experience Brazilian hospitality in a residential Jardim da Glória neighborhood • Vegetarian and gluten free options available
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$105.65
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$105.65
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Sao Paulo Private City Night Tour

Sao Paulo Private City Night Tour

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Explore São Paulo's vibrant nightlife with a local guide during this 4-hour private tour. Get acquainted with Vila Madalena, a historically bohemian neighborhood known for its vivacious São Paulo nightlife. Admire the city views from the top floor of the Unique Hotel, sip a cocktail at Skye Bar or say 'saudade' as you clink beers with the locals at Bar Brahma. Enjoy the company of your local guide, who will stay by your side to teach you local etiquette, customs and make sure there are no language barriers. Round-trip transportation from São Paulo hotels is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$110.00
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$110.00
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Private 3-hour Gastronomy Tour of São Paulo with Market Visit

Private 3-hour Gastronomy Tour of São Paulo with Market Visit

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Get a true taste of Brazil during this 3-hour culinary tour with a local guide. Stroll through São Paulo's vibrant food markets, including a typical local market and the legendary Municipal Market of São Paulo. Learn about traditional Brazilian dishes and their secrets from your local guide as you stroll past stalls filled with the colorful, fragrant produce. Head to the market’s Gourmet Lounge for an opportunity to sample tasty dishes, including lanche de mortadela (bologna sandwich), and discover the ingredients used in the preparation of feijoada.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.00
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$90.00
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Santos: Beach life with Coffee, Football and Port

Santos: Beach life with Coffee, Football and Port

This is a program suitable for those who wish to know this historical city with an expert, born in Santos. Santos hosts the biggest port of the south hemisphere and has a gorgeus beach garden, wich was included in the Guiness Book. Pelé´s history, the “King of the Football” is other atraction and in the historical city center you can feel de importance of the coffee business for the country.
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  • 10 hours
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$200.00
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$200.00
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Pinheiros and Vila Madalena Food Tour

Pinheiros and Vila Madalena Food Tour

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Come and take a nice walking tour in the most bohemian and interesting neighborhoods of São Paulo! From Fradique Coutinho Subway, you will try various Brazilian snacks and sweets in six carefully selected places for a real and delicious immersion in Brazilian gastronomic culture. And we will cross the Batman Alley, famous urban art center, and the Benedict Calixto square, which has a very interesting antiques fair!
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  • 3 hours
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$25.00
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$25.00

Tasting Tour Sp: Municipal Market And Brazilian Sweets

Tasting Tour Sp: Municipal Market And Brazilian Sweets

Want to know the best in São Paulo, you can count on a specialized Chef, who will take you to taste and teach about the origins of local ingredients in English, French, Spanish or German.
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  • 1 day 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$107.70
Price varies by group size
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$107.70
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Tasting Tour: Municipal Market And Cachaça Bar

Tasting Tour: Municipal Market And Cachaça Bar

Want to know the best in São Paulo, you can count on a specialized Chef, who will take you to taste and teach about the origins of local ingredients in English, French, Spanish or German.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$107.70
Price varies by group size
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$107.70
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Hectic SP: Food and Drinks in Vila Madalena and Pinheiros

Hectic SP: Food and Drinks in Vila Madalena and Pinheiros

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Taste your way through eclectic, delicious São Paulo on this 5-hour food and drink tour. With your local foodie guide, explore the city's traditional favorite snacks, meals, and drinks through stops at several local favorite bars and restaurants. Purchase some of Brazil's famous exotic fruits at the Pinheiros Market and taste beers from the country's first microbrewery. Munch on a coxinha, a traditional snack that's a local favorite, and visit a local cheese shop. Along the way, hear samba music and take in some urban street art while you walk between food stops.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.00
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$129.00

Coffee Farm with Meal and Organic Coffee Tour de São Paulo

Coffee Farm with Meal and Organic Coffee Tour de São Paulo

Sensational!!! Spend the day at a typical centennial coffee farm in the interior of São Paulo. Explore nature, taste the typical food of the region and enjoy the unique coffee from São Paulo. Fazenda Concórdia is one of the oldest farms in the municipality of Itu (built in 1595). The Fazenda still preserves the slave quarters (the place where the slaves slept and lived) and the coffee bins.
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  • 8 hours
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$154.49
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$154.49
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Private 7-hour Coffee Plantation Tour from Sao Paulo

Private 7-hour Coffee Plantation Tour from Sao Paulo

The coffee production was determining for the change and growth of the economy of the city and the state of São Paulo. Due to this production, thousands of immigrants from all around the world came and contributed to the formation of an identity, which was unique in the city and state of São Paulo, which was the recipient of diverse nationalities, religions, cultures, etc. Visiting a coffee Hacienda is submerging in this fascinating part of history! You will be able to learn about the stages of production of the coffee, historical facts linked to this activity as well as the important role it had in the transformation of the state and city of São Paulo.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$265.00
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$265.00
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Beer Experience in São Paulo

Beer Experience in São Paulo

Enjoy the craft beer, look what a good opportunity: a tour to the German factory from Shopping Mooca Plaza Shopping on Saturday in a comfortable interstate tour bus to Vinhedo (near Campinas). There you will be welcomed by the brewing master of the largest microbrewery in Brazil and + a team of professionals who will take you through the entire manufacturing process, and drink various types of beer under the beverage tanks. Then a tasting with matching beers and cold / cold cuts. At closing you will receive various gifts (mug, cap, certificate etc) and you can buy the German products under very special conditions.
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  • 10 to 17 hours
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$56.16
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$56.16

Feijoada Class - Learn How to Make Feijoada

Feijoada Class - Learn How to Make Feijoada

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Unique experience of Brazilian cuisine. Classroom of feijoada. Participants will have contact with the products for the elaboration of this traditional dish, besides learning the step by step to prepare.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$14.17
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$14.17

Iluska's Private Tour Guides - Sao Paulo

Iluska's Private Tour Guides - Sao Paulo

The Iluska's Private Tour Guides are more like close friends than guides. They welcome you into their world, they share focused private time with you and seek to explore the city. All at a pace that you desire. No two tours are exactly the same because you direct what you wish to do and can make changes along the way. When your guide shows up, together you will create a plan that meets your personal needs. You can even plan it ahead before you arrive if you want to. Your guide will meet you at your hotel or another location if you desire.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$400.00
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$400.00

Private Food Tour in São Paulo

Private Food Tour in São Paulo

Experience the flavors from Brazil in Sao Paulo, the epicenter of Brazil's cultural life in a 4-hour private tour with a knowledgeable tour guide onboard a private car.  Try local indigenous fruits, experience street food, have a shot and stop for a coffee accompanied by a passionate local guide that will introduce you to the Brazilian culture through it's gastronomy. Please note that food is not included in the price of the tour and you will be taken by a guide to try local flavors curated by us on your own expenses according to your preferences and budget
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$278.00
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$278.00
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4 Hour Customized

4 Hour Customized "Private Tour" Drinking, Dining and Entertainment

On Iluska's 4 Hour Private Tour you are more like close friends exploring rather than having just a guided tour. We welcome you into our world, we share focused private time with you and seek to explore with you. All at a pace that you desire. No two tours are exactly the same because you direct what you wish to do and you can make changes along the way. When your guide shows up, together you will create a plan that meets your personal needs. You can even plan it ahead before you arrive if you want to. Your guide will meet you at your hotel or another location if you desire.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$400.00
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$400.00

Iluska's Guide and Chauffeur Service 4 hours or 8 hours

Iluska's Guide and Chauffeur Service 4 hours or 8 hours

With Iluska's Guide and Chauffeur Service you have both a guide and a car available and waiting for you the entire time. Iluska will welcome you into her world, she will share focused private time with you and explore the city with you. All at a pace that you desire. No two of her tours are exactly the same because you direct what you wish to do and you can make changes along the way. When your car and guide show up, together you will create a plan that meets your personal needs. You can even plan it ahead before you arrive if you want to. Iluska will meet you at your hotel or another location if you desire.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$500.00
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$500.00

Sao Paulo - Pinheiros Gourmet Food Tour (4 hours tour + 3 dishes included)

Sao Paulo - Pinheiros Gourmet Food Tour (4 hours tour + 3 dishes included)

What about visiting a Market out of touristic paths, strongly local and incredible good? Even better if this place represent a perfect mix between local food and foreigns influences! ​The Pinheiros Municipal Market, located in the vibrant Pinheiros neighborhood, it is a point of reference for locals that lives around and seeks for high quality products. ​The neighborhoods itself (for some researcher the real first neighborhood of Sao Paulo) has an incredible mix of tradition and innovation, walking on its streets it is always surprising and fascinating! ★ What you'll get on this tour ★ ▲ 3 main dishes for share - Brazilian traditional cuisine - Neapolitan most veracious pizza - Fresh delicious seafood ♥ I'm a gourmet guide since 2015 - Wine and beer lover - a Neapolitan passionate about foreign as local food - a point of view of a migrant perfect to get a genuine inside and avoid tourist trap ;)
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.93
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$46.93

Liberdade & Bixiga Street Food Tour (Italian & Japanese cuisine and much more)

Liberdade & Bixiga Street Food Tour (Italian & Japanese cuisine and much more)

Did you know that Sao Paulo hosts the biggest Japanese community outside Japan and the biggest Italian community in the world? Liberdade, place with a strong and very long history, once place of executions and militar district, became about 100 years ago the place of settlement of the Japanese immigrants. ​Bixiga, once a area of Afro-Brazilian resistance was occupied around the 40's by Italians from Calabria, running away from the misery and the horrors of the II World War This 2 neighborhoods, very close to each others, are erroneously and simply considered the Japanese and Italian neighborhoods of Sao Paulo, while they're actually places of great ethnic diversity! ​All this diversity can be very well synthesized in its peculiar and different cuisine. ​Ready to taste Japanese pastel with sugar cane juice, discover about Brazilian sushi and get a sandwich of carne louca before to end with a cannoli ;)
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.09
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$59.09
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São Roque Wineries Route and Shopping Tour from São Paulo

São Roque Wineries Route and Shopping Tour from São Paulo

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São Roque known as the city of wine invites you to this incredible Rural Tour through the main wineries and farms in the region. In addition, there will be plenty of leisure and fun in an afternoon of shopping in one of the best Outlets in São Paulo, the Catarina Fashion Outlet, inspired by the best North American outlets, this shopping center has a wide variety of the best international brands stores.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$73.00
Price varies by group size
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$73.00
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Cooking Class in São Paulo

Cooking Class in São Paulo

Get hands-on experience with Brazilian cuisine during this cooking class in Sao Paolo. Go beyond simply dining at local restaurants with this class; you’ll watch a cooking demonstration and get the chance to try both making and eating some authentic Brazilian dishes. Your experience ends with a 3-course lunch, during which you can ask questions and get to know your chef/host.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$246.16
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$246.16

São Paulo Private Personalized Brazilian Gastronomy Experience

São Paulo Private Personalized Brazilian Gastronomy Experience

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This private tour of São Paulo’s food scene introduces you to the many cuisines of the city. Relax with a flexible itinerary that allows you and your fellow passengers to determine where to go and how long to spend there. A personal guide accompanies you by deluxe vehicle to sites like the Municipal Market and the three-story marketplace of Eataly.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$165.00
per group
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$165.00
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