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Florence Wine Academy

Address: Viale Magalotti 25, 50125 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 3318749912
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Ranked #29 of 73 Food and Drink in Florence
Type: Wine tastings & tours, Sightseeing Tours, Food & Drink
Owner description: Held in the heart of Florence, this class is designed to help participants approach the marvellous...
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Type: Wine tastings & tours, Sightseeing Tours, Food & Drink
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Mon - Fri 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Owner description: Held in the heart of Florence, this class is designed to help participants approach the marvellous world of wine through a comprehensive programme based on the first-hand experience of tasting numerous wines. You will have the opportunity to taste 5 different Tuscan wines and learn about their origin, production, and fundamental wine tasting techniques.

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North Babylon, New York, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Castles and Chianti was a great day for Me and my Family. Vittorio Del Bono Venezze explained things about Chianti, Grappa, La Cinta Senese and honey that we would have never known. The proper way to taste wine and what to look for. He was a pleasure to spend the day with what a great tour. I recommend this tour... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

we took a cooking class at the Food and Wine Academy in Florence. (Florencecookingclass.com). this class was great. it was taught by two cooks, Daviud and Alex. we made pasta, boulagnese sauce and tiramisu. i'm a chef myself and i can tell you that this class is worth the effort. if you're in Florence this is a must. Ciao Baby!

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

About 5 hours together making pasta (ravioli and wide fettuccini) and a bolognese sauce and tiramisu. Yum. Lot's of fun. Great chef/teachers. Reasonably priced. Close to the center of Florence. What more can you ask for? Online reservations were easy. Close to touristy shopping if you need a fix afterwards. Starts at 10 AM and ends about 3:30. Includes a... More 

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

My wife and I were lucky enough to have a private wine tasting. Vittorio gave great information about the wine regions within Tuscany, and we sampled 5 different Chiantis. He taught us the correct way to open, pour, swirl, smell, and taste the wine. He also taught us how to pair food with different types of wine. It was a... More 

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Arlington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

The "Tuscan Wines" wine tasting at the Florence Wine Academy was my favorite activity in Florence! It was a fabulous way to learn more about wine in a fun and relaxed environment. Vittorio the sommelier was incredibly animated and personable-- none of the snobby affect that sometimes comes along with wine tasting. The 65 Euro tasting was well worth it... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

What an amazing experience! In the most elegant, relaxing atmosphere and warmth of a typical Florentine home overlooking the Arno, sampling the most delicious wines from the region. Our host was super gracious and explained everything you ever want to know about Tuscan wines in excellent English. Was prepared for any question at all and always made us feel comfortable.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

What a great class we had learning about Tuscan wines! Vittorio was such a knowledgeable and friendly teacher. We are from Northern CA and have done many wine tasting courses both in Napa and Sonoma and have been in Tuscany before and have tasted Tuscan wines before, so even though we had a good understanding of tasting wine, Vittorio brought... More 

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

Attending one of Vittorio’s wine tasting classes has certainly been a highlight of my time in Italy! While I’m a wine novice, I took this 2 hour class with two very experienced wine lovers. Vittorio was able to make the class enjoyable for all of us, despite our different levels of knowledge! In a an enjoyable and relaxing two hours... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

We had a wonderful few house learning about wine and tasting some lovely red wine. I was not such a red wine before this but now I know how to appreciate it I enjoy it more often. My husband loves his reds and now loves them even more. Is that a good thing? I'm not sure but at least now... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

As we did not have time to visit the wine areas, we joined Vittorio on a wine tasting evening in town and it turned out to be one of the best evening in Florence. His knowledge and tips changed our Tuscan dining experience (pairing food with Tuscan wines) right away -- not to mention about his generous pour of the... More 

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