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Accidental Tourist

Address: Via Roma, 647, 50010 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 348 6590040
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Ranked #14 of 322 Activities in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: The Accidental Tourist was born in the spring of 1998 offering the first single-day hands-on...
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Owner description: 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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Oklahoma City
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

accidental tourist is a great way to spend my wife and I were picked up right by our hotel and taken up the tuscan countryside which was beautiful. We stopped at villa with olive trees and wine vineyards it was also equally beautiful and interesting. Steve does an outstanding job and was a gentleman, his knowledge made the trip that... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We left Florence in the morning and just a short drive later were in the Tuscan countryside to visit Villa Grignano to see how they make olive oil and Chianti wine and do some taste testing. Another short drive to a private home where Steve taught us how to make ravioli. Lots of laughs and wine and then we got... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Okay, here we go. I was lying on the examining table in my urologist’s office as he was about to violate my body. We were talking about a trip my wife and I were planning for the next year in Italy. He asked, “are you going to Florence?” We responded in the affirmative and he said that we absolutely had... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Majla is an excellent host, spending the morning walking us through the production of wine and olive oil and showing us the "behind the scenes" of the entire process, then guiding us through tastings of the wines and olive oil. Even along the drive she was chatting with us in a relaxed manner about the lifestyle in Tuscany - it... More 

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Skaneateles, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We were met by Alessandro in Florence for the "wine/cook tour" and were first driven to a fabulous Villa in the Tuscan countryside that is a working vineyard/winery/olive oil farm. The tour of the facility was outstanding and Alessandro was extremely well informed about olive oil production and wine making. We then had a fantastic wine tasting tutorial and shared... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We made pasta with the Accidental Tourist 2 years ago and had such a great experience we wanted to do it again. This time my grown daughters came along. The ride to the tower house was beautiful and our guide, Steve, was very informative about the countryside's history and agriculture. We made the pasta in the 1,000 year old tower's... More 

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Perfect break to your visit in Florence, if you wish to get away from the touristy hustle and bustle. Seems a bit pricey at first but actually it'll be a day you'll remember a long time. Alessandro was such a fascinating guide, being really quite young but very intelligent and passionate about Italian food and history. And, as we found... More 

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