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Address: Via Roma, 647, 50010 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 348 6590040
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Description: The Accidental Tourist was born in the spring of 1998 offering the first...
The Accidental Tourist was born in the spring of 1998 offering the first single-day hands-on cooking class in Tuscany. We welcome the curious and open-minded traveler in the heart of our Tuscan homes, for an authentic yet magical experience. We take a maximum of 8 people, but will go with as few as one: we never leave the solo traveler behind. We welcome families with children as we know how challenging it can be to travel with the young ones in the Old Country. AND, we charge for our tours only if our guests are happy to pay for their day with us.
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Delightful aftenoon making pasta . . . then eating it & more

The Accidental Tourist cooking class in Florence (really, in a rural area about a 30-minute ride outside of Florence and Accidental Tourist does the driving to boot!!) was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The Accidental Tourist cooking class in Florence (really, in a rural area about a 30-minute ride outside of Florence and Accidental Tourist does the driving to boot!!) was a delightful and relaxing afternoon where we actually learned a lot, and ate even more. We're not interested in making pasta from scratch at home, but we learned what goes into making... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

When I booked our stay at the tower, a pasta making class, and a dinner I had no idea how much we were going to enjoy this part of our holiday. Majla and Marco make you feel welcome in their home, and spoil you with amazing home cooking and good wine. They also went out of their way to drive... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We really enjoyed the experience. Steve was an excellent guide, the views were sensational, and the food was good and we had fun making it. A few things that could be better. First, it would have been great to tour the villa. We walked around it and saw the cellar, just seemed odd we couldn't walk through the house. Second,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We were told about Accidental Tourist by a friend who visited Florence. She raved about what a great time they had and it was the best part about their entire trip to Italy and I TOTALLY agree. Both hosts were extremely friendly. We were picked up on time and told about the history of the city they live in as... More 

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Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Wanted to do something different after a week of seeing the art in Florence. Found this attraction on Trip Advisor and asked my husband if he'd be interested. Was picked up with another charming couple by Maila and taken for a whole day of wine, olive oil tasting and delicious meal. It was great having almost a private tour. We... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

What a WONDERFUL experience our day with Accidental Tourist was!! My husband and I chose to do the wine tasting and cooking class and absolutely loved it. It was such an intimate experience with just two other couples and our guide. The private winery was beautiful and had the tastiest wine and olive oil I have ever tried. And Cristiana's... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I recently took 17 students to Italy for a winter term short course "Culinary Science in Northern Italy." During our whirlwind tour of Italy, we participated in several cooking classes, including the Accidental Tourist program. This was the first of the cooking classes where our group, which also included our college's president and his wife, went to the homes of... More 

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Oklahoma City
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

Our family decided to take our second trip to Florence and stay at the Accidental Tourist again. We have young children and this was a perfect location where we could get up, feed the kids and start our day. The first time we stayed we opted for the included breakfast, which made life very easy with our kids. Both times... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Fun, interesting tour in the rough terrain of Tuscany. The staff are very educated and easy to chat to, ask questions etc. The wine was free flowing and even though it was a half day I did not feel rushed.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Accidental Tourist provided us with a most interesting & fun experience of wine & olive oil estate tour and pasta making. My husband, a bourbon & fast food kind of guy, had as much fun as I on this excursion. Alex, our guide was so knowledgeable, fun & patient. We traveled in a van, driven by Alex to a beautiful... More 

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