|Francesca in Venice|
so on this recent trip to Florence I had to book another trip with Urban Adventures. This experience is called their Aperitivo Time! Florence Wine Tour. Even if you know Florence, a tour like this makes you feel like you are "a part of" the city. The history and knowledge is more interesting and real than anything you'll find in a guide book.
(QUICK NOTE: On this trip we stayed in a beautiful Airbnb but if you prefer hotels, check out the amazing Portrait Firenze and many others.)
Our host for this wine tour was Gemma Corti from Chianti Classico. Why are they all looking in different directions?
|Bud, Gemma, Zak, and Emily|
|The Cathedral and Bell Tower|
|The Cathedral and Dome|
Just a few blocks away, Gemma's first stop was the elegant Procacci. Opened in 1885, it's located on the very fashionable Via de' Tornabuoni.
|Fresh black truffles.|
|Prosecco and truffle cream sandwiches.|
...the vastly different but just as delicious and exciting, La Prosciutteria on Via dei Neri This is not so much a restaurant as it is a meeting place for friends to enjoy food and drink.
And there's plenty of both with a splash of colorful characters, both visiting and working there.
|An Italian charcuterie extraordinaire! (Pardon my French.)|
And if you prefer, the deli is more than happy to make you any combination of sandwich you would like, to go!
Our final stop was across the Ponte Vecchio Bridge...
|Ponte Vecchio Bridge|
|Caffe Degli Artigiani|
I don't usual mix wine with hard alcohol but heck, it's Florence and I'm on vacation with Urban Adventures...so Negroni it was! Now let's revisit the pic when we started the evening...
...and now let's look at the pic at the end of the fantastic tour!