Florence, Italy
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2 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English

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 typical Florentine-style wine bar to indulge in Tuscan cheeses and salami while sipping some regional vino. Then, head out to explore some of Florence's most charming neighborhoods, before stopping off at a cocktail bar for a true Italian aperitif. Numbers are limited to 12 people to ensure an intimate experience.
  • 2.5-hour evening aperitivo tour of Florence
  • Stroll past some of the city’s iconic sights such as the Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Ferragamo and Santa Trinità Church
  • Learn about the ritual of aperitivo and its importance as a pre-dinner ritual in everyday Italian life
  • Taste an array of Italian delights, including tripe panini, Tuscan prosciutto, pecorino cheese, bruschetta, crostini and salami
  • Taste a typical local red wine, such as Chianti, taste a more modern Tuscan wine and enjoy our favourite Italian cocktail
  • Stroll around some of the prettiest neighbourhoods in Florence with a local by your side
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. As you meander through the streets, 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.

Finally, head to meet a Florentine mixologist at a local cocktail bar. Choose from a selection of classic Italian cocktails to sample, then enjoy as you hear local stories related to the bar's cocktail selection. Your tour will conclude back at the meeting point, where you're guide will be more than happy to provide tips of what else to see, do, and eat in Florence.

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P
, Sep 2018

Great start to my time in Florence. Greta, our guide was very good and friendly.

L
, Feb 2018

A great tour and fun night. Linda our guide took us to some spots in Florence and told us some of the history of wine in Florence. The wine bar establishedI think around 1870 was a highlight.

m
, Feb 2018

We had a fantastic time on the Apertivo Tour!! Linda is a friendly, knowledgeable, and exciting tour guide. It was our anniversary and Linda not only suggested a perfect dinner recommendation she called and made the reservation for us. The conversation flowed naturally as we learned all about apertivos, Florentine food culture, and wine!! I would recommend this event to everyone interested in eating delicious food and meeting wonderful people. I would definitely take this tour a second time when I make it back to Florence!!! Linda is fabulous and the tour is absolutely worth doing, one of my favorite activities of our Italian vacation.

W
, Nov 2017

I was alone in Florence and this was a fun way to spend my first night there and venture around the streets of Florence. Do this tour early on when you visit Florence.

L
, Nov 2017

Absolutely brilliant. We had an amazing tour, learned much more than expected and had fun. One of the best food/drink tours I've done in my years.

B
, Nov 2017

This was a fun tour! Enjoyed the wine and the food at each stop! We started out at Greta Milopulos, which was a small quaint sandwich shop with fantastic wine and local meats and cheeses, next was a liquor store that also had some amazing hors d'oeuvres, and finally stopped at GILO Restaurant and tried some of their personalized specialties! Thoroughly enjoyed the tour! Worth the money!

F
, Oct 2017

we did not enjoy this tour...drinking is not our thing. we were expecting to learn about the historty of aperitivo and the food. Very ordinary...biege.

l
, Oct 2017

Very nice tour...good eats and good wine and excellent company.

S
, Oct 2017

This tour was amazing!

M
, Oct 2017

We took this tour our first night in Florence. We had so much fun with our guide and the others on the tour. We had three stops for drinks and appetizers...each venue was quite different yet all excellent. I highly recommend this tour.


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