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“Very informative, great if you like wine” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Florio

Florio
Marsala, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 20 Activities in Marsala
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Activities: Wine tasting
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Colchester
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16 reviews 16 reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Very informative, great if you like wine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

This was a great way to kill a couple of hours and their new shop was great. Be ready for the super cheesy film at the end of the tour though!

Visited August 2012
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nottingham
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210 reviews 210 reviews
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
“Decent tour of Marsala winery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

We paid 10 Euros each for the English speaking tour.
We learnt a good deal about Marsala production, the Florio firm's history and had a tasting at the end of three of their products.
I was expecting some more anecdotes, rather than a fairly textbook history. Considering the important role of the British navy in creating a market for Marsala and the connection with Nelson, I would have expected a bit about that rather than some of the fairly unexciting family history of the Florios.
The tasting was rather nicely done, with a flashy video introduction to each wine and bits of food to go with each wine.
It obviously ended with a shop where it would have been stupid not to buy a bottle of the "cooking" Marsala for 4 Euros!

Visited August 2012
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Magnificent Marsala tasting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012 via mobile

Paid 10 Euro for each adult to tour Florio winery. We had a guide called Viviennah who was excellent, informative and passionate about the history of the company. She answered all queries and encouraged us to take photos. Tour finished with a classy tasting of three wines with a small food accompaniment. Then to an impressive cellar door for purchases. Overall a very professional operation.

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Nocera Umbra, Italy
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful so we ended up buying quite a selection!

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New York
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“A winery experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

We do not usually enjoy winery tours but this was special. The guide was very knowledgeable and explained at length how Marsala wine was made and exactly what it was. The tasting room was one of the nicest we have ever visited. The tour was both interesting and good value for the money spent.

Visited April 2012
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