We took the Original Evening Walk, after a not sure which to take! The tour really depended on the originality and talkability of Andrea. Her job was to walk around with us, pointing out different things on the oltrarno. Her ability to chat helped, so I wonder about the tours that didn't have such outgoing personalities. She pointed out little things about the area that we'd never had known, of course, and kept up the talking throughout.
We ended our tour at Obsequium, where we were taken to the back of this boutique store to taste the following: a white wine, a red wine, balsamic, olive oil, and chocolates with the dessert wine. Andrea is an expat having long lived in Tuscany, and was very open with her observations and discussions on the cultural and food differences one may find in Tuscany. We did very much enjoy her conversation and again, it made the tour due to the fact she was able to separate any stereotypes with reality of her life in Tuscany.
The wines were great, as was the discussion on how balsamic is aged, and the differences between olive oils. We learned alot. The folks at Obsequium were then available for assisting any purchases (no pressure at all.) We went back later in the week to buy gifts so perfect from Florence.
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