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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. 

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
  • Snack on plates of Tuscan food like wild boar salami and ripe cheeses
  • Wash down the food with a glass of Brunello di Montalcino or a Chianti reserve wine
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 people ensures a more intimate experience

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What You Can Expect

Aperitivo Tour of Florence

Enjoy Tuscan wine on your aperitivo tour!

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.

Customer Reviews

James S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Fantastic Tour!

Our guide was Luca who was incredibly knowledgeable about local wines and wines throughout Italy. He took us to three wine bars where we sampled different wines, bruschetta, meats, cheese and brioche buns with truffle!

I would recommend this tour, it is the perfect length, very informative and an all round good time. Bring on my next trip to Florence!

Krystal M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The guide was an expert in all areas of wine and apps and really showcased a wide selection for us. She gave us a lot of history and information on the Italian culture and really made us feel like locals instead of tourists!

DivaJeri

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

So much fun. Went back to every place multiple times. Loved Lucca!

Mrs L R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Wow !!!!! Met on time by a lovely girl named gema only me and friend on tour , very informative and excellent food samples and wine well worth the money

Traci M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This tour was the highlight of the trip. After being rescheduled due to the guide being detained outside of the city, we went on it the next day with Linda the owner. My sister and I were the only two people on the tour so it was very private. The 3 places we went to were places that we never would have found ourselves and as we were walking Linda gave great tips for other places to eat. At the end of the tour when I mentioned that i wanted to have steak for dinner, she walked us to a restaurant where she knew that owners and got us a table for that night.

David M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

This tour was one of the highlights of our time in Florence. Not only did we come away with a great amount of knowledge regarding Florence, its foods, its customs and its wonderful aperitivos, we also came away with very full tummies! Our guide was spectacular, the tour was amazing and we would do it again for sure!

sbhanna.1957

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Good fun and Luca was amusing and informative.

Elizabeth P USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Lynda was just delightful and took us all around Florence for a flawless early evening. We had just met up with some friends from the states and she was such a good addition. Excellent variety of stops from wine cellar exploring to truffles to tasty gelato. Would book with Urban Adventures again!

Anthony P USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This is the tour that could've gone horribly wrong. Just as the tour was to begin, the rain started. I was then told I was the solo traveler. They could have cancelled but instead I had a lovely personal tour with Gemma hope I got the name right sorry if I didn't . We went to three different and interesting establishments and enjoyed the wine and appetizers. Along the way, I learned many interesting facets of Florence. This is highly worthwhile tour.

Kathryn B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Luca was awesome. He took us to some great places and gave lots of good info on Florence and wines

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