A day as a sommelier in Florence

Florence, Italy

Experience hosted by Elisabetta

2 hours, Hosted in Italian and English
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Up to 6 people
Includes drinks

What you'll do

We will start with a tour of the center of Florence to discover all the traces related to grapes and the production of wine that are normally under the eyes of all but that only a few can recognize. Mythology and history: we will observe fundamental monuments of the city, we will talk about the production, the sale through the "wine windows". We will describe the most important Florentine families linked to the production of wine and finally we will end our experience with a wine tasting: how to uncork a bottle, the right temperature for each wine, the techniques to better appreciate the tasting and finally:
are you ready to get involved? You will have to taste wine from a bottle whose label has been obscured. For the more experienced you will have to guess the grape for beginners it is enough to understand if it is white or red!
Other things to note
Children under 18 can participate if accompanied by their parents.
We will start with a tour of the center of Florence to discover all the traces related to grapes and the production of wine that are normally under the eyes of all but that only a few can recognize. Mythology and history: we will observe fundamental monuments of the city, we will talk about the production, the sale through the "wine windows". We will describe the most important Florentine families linked to the production of wine and finally we w…

What's included

  • Drinks
    A glass of wine to taste poured from a bottle with the label blacked out. A...

Meet your host, Elisabetta

Host on Airbnb since 2013
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I am a tour guide in Florence and a successful host of a historical experience about the Medici family: "Learn about the Medici dynasty" rewarded with more than five hundreds 5 star reviews. Please check the following link :https://www.airbnb.it/experiences/95829?s=67&unique_share_id=77089b73-3796-4997-baa3-18a59f7ee87e
History is my main passion but as a Florentine food and wine come in second place. Since I was a child I used to play in my father's vineyard, fascinated by how a bunch of grapes could become such a mysterious liquid, and after a year of study the dream of becoming a sommelier finally came true!
I am a tour guide in Florence and a successful host of a historical experience about the Medici family: "Learn about the Medici dynasty" rewarded with more than five hundreds 5 star reviews. Please check the following link :https://www.airbnb.it/experiences/95829?s=67&unique_share_id=77089b73-3796-4997-baa3-18a59f7ee87e
History is my main passion but as a Florentine food and wine come in second place. Since I was a child I used to play in my father's vineyard, fascinated by how a bunch of…
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Where you'll be

We will explore the center of Florence but from a new perspective , Piazza Duomo in Florence, Giotto's bell tower, Via delle Belle Donne, Palazzo Antinori, via dei Fiascai, Oratorio dei Buonomini di San Martino and finally we will end our experience talking and drinking a glas of wine.

1 review

Suzanne
July 2021
It was a lovely walk around the city followed by a wine tasting at one of the oldest markets in the city. The history of wine is as important as the leaders here. Elisabetta is knowledgeable in both the history and wine, and she has excitement and pride for her beautiful city. Lovely experience!
It was a lovely walk around the city followed by a wine tasting at one of the oldest markets in the city. The history of wine is as important as the leaders here. Elisabetta is kno…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

wear comfortable shoes

in the summer wear a hat to protect you from the sun