Curious Appetite Gourmet Tours

Curious Appetite Gourmet Tours

Curious Appetite Gourmet Tours
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Curious Appetite Travel offers bespoke, half-day walking gourmet food & drink tours in Florence, hands-on cooking classes, escorted wine tours to Tuscany and more! Our tours have been listed and recommended in travel books such as Frommer's and Lonely Planet's guide to Florence and Tuscany! For more information regarding any of our tasting adventures, visit our website. We hope to eat and drink with you soon!
Florence, Tuscany, Italy

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2023

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Catherine E
East Haddam, CT24 contributions
Sep 2021
We loved that on our second night in Florence, we were introduced to some really great bars that we then revisited during the rest of the month long visit. Valeria was a pro, personable and knowledgeable, and my husband was elated to be able to discuss wines with her in depth. Our favorite moment was when my husband got a one on one Negroni making lesson with a local bartender. The evening was perfect! I would ask for Valeria again.
Written October 5, 2021
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Valerie L
Buhl, ID50 contributions
Mar 2022
This tour was a highlight of our time in Florence. Adrienne was a fantastic hostess sharing her vast knowledge of typical italian food experience. The food and wine were amazing but the experience of moving through the less traveled paths of the city really made the experience. I highly recommend booking this experience and found Coral and her team willing to go above and beyond to make sure that we had a top notch experience.
Written March 22, 2022
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Grazie Valerie!!!! Thank you for taking the time to provide this valuable insight. From Adrienne, Coral and the rest of the team... we look forward to hosting you again in the future! Arrivederci! The Curious appetite team
Written April 7, 2022
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tommcmaho
San Diego, CA15 contributions
Feb 2020
I have been on quite a number of food tours, some good, some not so good. This one was great. First our tour guide, Valeria, was great. Personable, with a compelling personal story and someone with great insights. Second, she brought up to places that were not just examples of local foods but of places truly run by purveyors with a passion for what they do. Gelato, Meats, a Lampredotto sandwich,(not something I would have known to try) and a variety of other foods and wine. One of the highlights or out trip to Florence.
Written February 28, 2020
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Ciao!!!!! GRAZIE MILLE! We work really hard to know our stuff and that is the value we hope to provide! Thank you so much for appreciating our work, and the partners who absolutely love what they make! We are lucky to have such "curious" appetites. Valeria sends regards! The Curious Appetite team
Written March 24, 2020
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Scott H
Winston, OR14 contributions
Jan 2020
Valeria met us and took us on a progressive dinner journey we will never forget. No stressful guesswork. The night is fully planned and you just enjoy learning about Florence, the Italian way of dining, sample various wines at each stop, treated like VIPs each step of the way. Each restaurant was unique and had a completely different vibe from the last. This is by far one of the best ways to be introduced to Florence by someone who has the inside scoop on the city. Loved every moment!
Written January 25, 2020
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Dear Scott, Thank you so much for your kind words and feedback on your personalized experience! We're happy to hear you had a great time with Valeria, she is one of the most prepared experts we know and we are lucky to work with her:). It's always a pleasure to hear that our clients feel treated like VIP's. Best wishes from Italy. The Curious Appetite team
Written March 24, 2020
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Daniel J
2 contributions
Jan 2020
My wife and I were celebrating our First Anniversary and on our first night in Florence we went on the Progressive Tuscan Dinner Tour with Adrienne. The night was well planned, fun, and casual.

We started at a wine bar to experience a proper apertivo, light cocktail/glass of wine with fresh cheeses and meats. It was a great way to meet the other couples on the tour and get an in depth history of where we were and insight into the food/traditions from Adrienne. We moved to a pasta bar and experienced a first plate with wine pairing, moved to a traditional Florentine steak house (very casual) and enjoyed a Florentine steak with wine and side pairings. We finished the night with incredible gelato. Overall, the experience exceeded our expectations and helped set us up for the next 4-5 days in Florence. Adrienne was an incredible resource for restaurants, recommendations and insight into all we ate and experienced. Highly recommended.
Written January 26, 2020
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Dear Daniel, thank you very much for your lovely words. We are happy to hear that you and your wife enjoyed all our stops and our amazing Adrienne! We love what we do and your words are an invaluable reward for us!! All the best and Happy Anniversary again! Take care, the Curious Appetite team
Written March 24, 2020
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Rachel W
3 contributions
May 2022
All I can say about this experience is WOW! If you travel to Florence this is a must. I contacted the company ahead of booking because we had several accommodations we needed (predominately because I am pregnant so I could not eat several common items). They were very responsive and found creative ways to ensure that none of the accommodations detracted from the experience. During the tour our guide Coral was informative and made the experience so much fun. We tried several items and locations we never would have otherwise and had an absolute blast. Anyone going to Florence without booking this is missing out.
Written May 17, 2022
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Heidi1169
Reedsburg, WI1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Friends
A really amazing experience with an expert on all things Florence, wine and food. Coral took the time to tell us so much about the wines and food we were trying and she clearly has forged a relationship with each of the spots we stopped at. I’ve been on a lot of tours and I would highly recommend this one.
Written September 27, 2022
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Hello Heidi! :) We're glad to read you enjoyed that much your food and wine experience with Coral. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you ever come back to Florence. Arrivederci!! The Curious Appetite team
Written November 2, 2022
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Navigator732304
3 contributions
Dec 2019
Our family celebrated Christmas in Florence this year and the highlight of our trip was our progressive Florentine Christmas Day dinner crawl with Adrienne. The evening exceeded our expectations in every way! Adrienne was such a generous and knowledgeable host for our evening and gave her personal attention to everyone in the group. The Christmas dinner was made even more festive with special Florentine holiday menu items, such as the sparkling wine with the aperitivo, the Cappone Bollito, panettone and a Vin Santo toast with the chef. We had one vegan in our group and she really appreciated having such a diverse and creative Christmas dinner and dessert too. We loved each of the restaurants on the tour and really enjoyed interacting with the other family who joined us for the dinner crawl. We can’t thank Coral, Mara and Adrienne enough for making our Christmas 2019 an unforgettable experience in Florence. Grazie Mille!
Written January 5, 2020
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Fantastic! a huge THANK YOU for this amazing and detailed review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our special Christmas night dinner tour, not only the special menu but also the company, our venues and of course Adrienne! She is so great right? Hope to have you soon with us again in Florence or Bologna, we will be more than happy to take care of your request! Grazie mille and best regards from Coral, Mara and the Curious Appetite team :)
Written March 24, 2020
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jheals
Rumson, NJ227 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
I always like to book a food tour in any city we visit & we have been on some exceptional ones. Our tour in Florence did not disappoint. The only night we could do was Easter & I worried it wouldn’t be possible but Coral arranged a great tour at restaurants around the city where we got to sample some Easter specialties. Adrienne was our guide and she was so much fun - we learned a lot and ate a lot! Had wine with aperatives at a modern wine bar, crossed the River to Santo Spirito for some fantastic homemade pastas, and walked again to a wonderful eatery for a homemade lamb dinner and dessert (with wine at every stop). Well planned and a great evening for our group of 8.
Written April 25, 2022
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NB
5 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
We loved our Firenze Curious Appetite Dinner Crawl! Mara was our host and she was incredible! Friendly, personable, knowledgeable, and just plain FUN! Our dinner and time with her was one of our trip highlights! The carefully crafted dinner included some unique and delicious stops. The proprietors were welcoming and spoiled us with attention and scrumptious food and drink. We highly recommend this tour! You will not be disappointed. I suggest scheduling early in your Firenze visit as the knowledge gained will make the rest of your time in this incredible city even more enjoyable!
Written May 19, 2022
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Hello dear Nancy, Mara here! It was really my pleasure to share with you such a lovely night and dinner :) I hope to meet you again soon, if you ever come back to Florence please don't hesitate to contact us! Wish you all the best, The Curious Appetite team
Written July 25, 2022
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