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Florence Aperitivo Time: Let’s meet for Drinks and Food, the Italian Way

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Florence Aperitivo Time: Let’s meet for Drinks and Food, the Italian Way
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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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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
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Friendly Local English-speaking wine expert and guide
3 Food and Drink Stops
Learn about the ritual of aperitivo on 2.5 hours tour
Sip a glass of Nobile di Montepulciano Wine with Tuscan prosciutto and pecorino cheese
Enjoy a glass of of local white wine Vernaccia or an excellent bold Tuscan red with petit panino
Savour (and learn about) Italian mixology and enjoy a local cocktail and some snacks
Get personalized tips for the area’s best bars and eateries
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities
Piazza della Repubblica , Piazza della Repubblica, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

Piazza della Repubblica in front of the Tall marble column situated in front of Gill Cafe & Rinascente Department Store. Find the exact meeting point with what3words: ///devotion.wounds.topping

5:45 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Piazza della Repubblica
We will visit a local wine bar in a typical Florentine district for a tasting of Nobile di Montepulciano with pecorino cheese, prosciutto and typical Florentine bread.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Ponte Vecchio
In this area, we stop in a historical delicatessen owned by an ancient wine family for a tasting of local white wine Vernaccia di San Gimignano or Tuscan red or Prosecco with petit Panino and crostini. At this venue, we will also see a historic wine door.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Ponte Santa Trinita
In this area, we will visit a bar that showcases Italian design at its best. This is an elegant cocktail/piano bar where we will learn about Italian mixology and taste small pizza squares, olives, bread, and crisps.​
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children can enjoy cheese, prosciutto and bruschetta with fresh fruit juice
  • Travellers 18+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Children 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or lateral flow) conducted maximum 72 hours prior, proof of recovery dated up to 9 months or proof of vaccination.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Please note that starting February 1, 2022, the additional activities, including day tours, previously allowed with a basic green pass now require a super green pass. A Super Green Pass is valid up to six months from the time of the most recent vaccination (fully vaccinated). Please check your vaccine certificate and make sure you are within the 6-month time limit from your second dose or booster shot, before joining the tour.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • We can accommodate vegetarians, vegans, gluten-free, and other dietary restrictions.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Intrepid Urban Adventures - Italy
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Florence Aperitivo Time: Let’s meet for Drinks and Food, the Italian Way?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Florence Aperitivo Time: Let’s meet for Drinks and Food, the Italian Way.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Florence Aperitivo Time: Let’s meet for Drinks and Food, the Italian Way?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Florence Aperitivo Time: Let’s meet for Drinks and Food, the Italian Way.

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Good time
Jessica_G
, Jun 2022
Great guide, enjoyed the experience very much! It was nice going to non-tourist places and experiencing more authentic Florence.
star-5
A great guide and a great evening!
Thomas_H
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide Laura was fantastic . She took us to great local places, pointing out interesting sights along the way. And the food, drinks and wine were terrific. It was a fun way to spend our last evening in Florence. Thanks Laura. If you have a chance book this.
star-5
Great Italian eve!
Lovisa_H
, Jun 2022
The guide was really nice and experienced with the city and traditions. We had a great eve and a good time with other travelers. Pricing was perfect!
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Outstanding guide!
Penny_K
, Jun 2022
Meeting our guide Laura. She did an amazing job! Offered our group a lot of interesting information on wines, etc.
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Amazing night out!
ketan
, May 2022
Great way to explore the city! Laura did a great job showing us around, we got learn a lot about the local driving culture and went to some great places and felt like we got the VIP treatment while there. Thank you so much!
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Great trip and make sure you get the local tips where to eat / drink
Stephen_D
, May 2022
Laura our guide was great Gave very good local knowledge to us on places to eat and drink, which we followed and had meals with wine for 30 - 40 Euros, with the locals
star-5
Amazing tour!
Jolie_S
, Mar 2022
We had a great time on our tour! Linda is so knowledgeable and went out of her way to make sure we had the best possible experience in Florence
star-5
Best aperitivo tour in Firenze! Stefania was awesome!
Anyamacias
, Nov 2021
The tour could have been ruined by weather when suddenly the temperature dropped into the 30sF and the hail started. But luckily the winds stopped and the rain ended as we met with our guide. Stefania. I cannot say enough wonderful things! Her knowledge of the atras was impressive and her choice of places for aperitivo very special. I have spent considerable time in Firenze and typically do a few of these tours just to get ready for my vacation. I am SO glad I picked this one! Do NOT hesitate, cancel any other plans and sign up for this tour and if your lucky to get stefania, you will be even more glad you did! Grazie mille amica Stefania!
star-5
Best Booking We Made!!
Blake_S
, Dec 2019
Linda led us on an amazing Aperitivo tour through the city while giving a brief history of Florence. The three places we stopped were great and very busy - so a good sign! Linda was personable and such a delight.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review about our Aperitvo Tour of Florence. We are so thrilled that you enjoyed the experierience. It was a pleasure to have met you Best Regards Linda
star-5
Great fun night..
Belinda M
, Oct 2019
Had a great night... Thanks to Francesco for all your guidance and advice. Met some lovely people too, drinks were great and food very tasty.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review about our Aperitivo Tour of Florence It was a pleasure to have you on our experience
star-5
Great walking tour
Canadian-CH
, Sep 2019
Sarah was a great tour guide. She met us promptly, was knowledgeable of the wines, aperitifs, food and the city. The bars and restaurants were perfect and everyone was very friendly. I highly recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review about our Aperitivo Tour of Florence It was a pleasure to have you on our experience
star-5
Wonderful tour even with kids!
Mirielys_N
, Jul 2019
Stephania was wonderful - she took us to some great places - all different styles and around the city. She was so sweet and caring. This was our first afternoon in Florence after a long 28 Hours of travel. She made sure all of us including my two very tired 7 & 10 year old kids had a great experience!! Our 20 year old enjoyed it and so did my husband and I. We very much recommend this tour, great introduction to the city and its aperitivo tradition!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great tour!
Nancy_B
, Jun 2019
Our guide Nemi was excellent! She took us to interesting places, some historical, some with great views and some just fun. The food and drinks in each location were perfect and she was filled with interesting information that she shared with us along the tour. We also visited her husbands pizza shop ( Mangie Pizza) the next day near Ponte Vecchio. Great pizza!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Awesome!
Yang_Y
, Apr 2019
The guide Anna was really good. She took us to 3 shops. They were full of locals and have delicious drinks and snacks. I'm very satisfied with the whole thing.
star-5
Awesome tour of Florence
Richard_N
, Mar 2019
Our guide Anna was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. I would highly recommend this tour when visiting Florence
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Appertivo Tour Florence
spvansan
, Jul 2018
Had a great time. Learned about how to find the best gelato, chocolates, local cheeses, cured meats, and wine. Visited several great spots and sampled the above.
star-5
A great tour and fun night. Linda...
Lisa C
, 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.
star-5
We had a fantastic time on the...
Melinda_P
, 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.
star-4
I was alone in Florence and this...
Wendys Travel
, 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.
star-5
Absolutely brilliant. We had an...
Liane T
, 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.

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