We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Accidental Tourist

#18 of 299 Tours in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Address: Via Roma, 647, 50010, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 348 6590040
Website
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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 360 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 343
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Wonderful time!!!

From pick-up to drop off this was an amazing experience with memorable people that genuinely enjoy what they do. They invite you into their home and treat you like family while... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
NorthernGAgirl

Similar Things to Do in Florence

Add Photo Write a Review

360 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 359: English reviews
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

From pick-up to drop off this was an amazing experience with memorable people that genuinely enjoy what they do. They invite you into their home and treat you like family while teaching you and enjoying the day together...This is a must do while in Florence as it gets you away from the hordes of people and into the Tuscan countryside... More 

Helpful?
Thank NorthernGAgirl
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not going to repeat what all have said. This is a fun day with delicious food, plentiful wine, beautiful setting, informative. And most of all hosted by a very lovely couple! Well done Maila and Marco!!! Don't hesitate, plan this and you won't regret it!

Helpful?
Thank Arlene M
San Carlos, California, United States
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My boss remembered visiting Accidental Tourist many years ago recommended this to me for my first visit to Florence. Since my visit was only for 3 days, I thought long and hard before committing to cooking with Majla and Marco at the Accidental Tourist. Majla picked us up and took us to her amazing house. We learned all about the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Linda L
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cooking Class with Wine Tour was absolutely amazing! We were in Italy on our honeymoon and this was by far our favorite experience of the whole trip. Being able to see a small winery and taste the wines and learn more about wine making was absolutely wonderful. Being able to cook our own meal from scratch and then enjoy... More 

Helpful?
Thank Niki I
Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's tough to put into words how spectacular this was. Maila and her staff are amazing. They pick you up from Florence and drive you back once the class is over. The trip to the winery is not only informative but very entertaining and you really get to understand how much of a passion their wine production is in Tuscany.... More 

Helpful?
Thank jdgebbie
Madison, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is such a great way to spend a day in Tuscany. Wine? Pasta? What's not to love. We met Steve easily at the designated place in Florence and after a short drive through the beautiful Chianti countryside, we arrived at the Castello Di Volognano. We learned about how wonderful and special the Tuscan olive oil is. Steve is very... More 

Helpful?
Thank wondering911
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took this tour on our honeymoon and it is one of our favorite highlights of Italy. Geting to make pasta in the heart of Tuscany cannot be beat. We did the combined wine tour which was also excellent and I am not even a wine drinker. I recommend this tour if you are looking for something different and a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Nathan A
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We could not have been more pleased with our time spent with Majla and Marco in their home/watchtower! If I could give this afternoon 10 stars it still wouldn't be enough. We enjoyed learning about the history of the vineyard, the watchtower, area, and of course the preparation of the pasta. It was undoubtedly the highlight of our tour through... More 

Helpful?
Thank Michelle N
UK
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I attended the cooking class with Accidental Tourist and it was absolutely amazing. If I could give this 10 stars, I would. The day was fun, informative, educational, friendly - everything you could ever want. If I had had more time in Florence I absolutely would have returned and am already considering if I can find a way to go... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Chuberry
Lenexa, Kansas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

My wife and I took our two daughters (22 & 24) on the winery tour and the cooking class and had a wonderful time. We tasted several local wines with olive oil and bread and then moved on to a nearby villa where we made ravioli and a couple of other dishes while the cook prepared several other side dishes.... More 

Helpful?
Thank ethulsekc

Travelers who viewed Accidental Tourist also viewed

Florence, Province of Florence
 

Been to Accidental Tourist? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Accidental Tourist and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Accidental Tourist staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?