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Accidental Tourist

Via Roma, 647, 50010 Florence, Italy
+39 348 6590040
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Ranked #15 of 297 Activities in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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... more » 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. « less
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

Alex drove us thru the beautiful hills of Florence and told ua about the farming. Next we arrived ata villa where he gave us a tpur of how olive oil and wine. Very interesting. Next was wine tasting and we learned to check color and smell the wine before tasting. It was very imformative. We had a fantastic time. Next... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I looked at tons of reviews of different winery tours and tasting options, and was nervous about going just on the basis of TA reviews. But I need not have worried. We loved the day we spent with Maija and 2 other couples driving out to the Tuscan countryside, visitng the ancient castle,cooking and eating an amazing meal. The winery... More

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We highly recommend this cooking class. The setting is beautiful, the people are lovely and making pasta is fun, It's something I have never thought to do but since returning home I have bought a pasta machine and I am loving it. The wine, food , company and scenery make this a definite do. We are so pleased that we... More

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

My husband and I, who have traveled extensively and taken many cooking classes throughout the world, stayed in Maija's watchtower. It added to our cooking experience. We had our happy hour on the top, with wine and fresh bruschetta and local bread. Then, Maija showed us how to make pasta in a slightly different way than we learned at a... More

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Kaufman, Texas
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Luca picked up my daughter and I on time in the designated spot. He apologized for his lack of English but assured us our host spoke fluent English. Actually his English is better then he thinks it is. We did the evening stroll tour. We drove up in the mountains to a lovely olive oil tree and vineyard estate. We... More

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