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Accidental Tourist

#18 of 339 Tours in Florence
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Address: Via Roma, 647, 50010, Florence, Italy
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+39 348 659 0040

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.

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A taste of Tuscany you can take with you

My husband and I both loved this excursion, in which we were driven through the beautiful countryside, enjoyed the views from (and on!) a hilltop with a centuries-old tower, and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
San Francisco, California

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I both loved this excursion, in which we were driven through the beautiful countryside, enjoyed the views from (and on!) a hilltop with a centuries-old tower, and made two kinds of pasta for our delicious lunch (with wine). Steve led the pasta-making with panache, Luisa prepared the delicious eggplant and scallion spread, the fabulous potato and artichoke... More 

Thank WeartheHat
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the highlight of our trip! We learned how to make our own pasta and had a beautiful lunch with what we made. The property was amazing, tucked away from the tourists. Our 13 year old daughter loved this as well. She even got to try a little of the wonderful wine we were served!

Thank Robyn S
Bedford, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent experience with wonderful sightseeing and food! Would recommend to a friend as the locations and staff were authentic, friendly and very entertaining. The one critique I have is I wish we got to try a few more wines at the vineyard, but overall we had a great time!

Thank Sidney136
1 review
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have been to Florence three times and every time I spend a day with the Accidental Tourist. This is an amazing opportunity to see and explore a beautiful part of Tuscany that is off the beaten path. Be prepared to take dozens of pictures! You will be welcomed into a family home and be taught how to make fresh... More 

Thank Tracey W
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

Convenient pick up in Florence, nice ride to an absolutely incredible location on top of a beautiful hill with a historic defensive tower. We had a fantastic time learning to make pasta from scratch and it turned out PERFECT! We were then treated to a lovely lunch with some additional dishes, things I hadn't seen or tasted before and really... More 

Thank Craig33viaje
Columbia, Maryland
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Majla and Steve once again provided a experience my students will never forget. From the scenic location to the perfectly delivered lesson on pasta making followed by the best meal we had in Italy and concluded with a game of soccer with some local children, this was a day of pure magic. Whether you are traveling alone, with friends or... More 

1 Thank georgelovera
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

As soon as we arrived at their home we were blown away by how beautiful it was and the stunning the scenery. We loved having a leisurely chat over a coffee hearing about the history of the house before diving hands-first into pasta making. Not only did Majla teach us how to cook delicious pasta, we also learnt a lot... More 

1 Thank Jake S
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

One of the best parts of our time in Italy. Steve guided us through the beautiful Tuscan countryside to a very cool winery and olive oil farm. He was very knowledgeable about wine and olive oil making. It followed with a fantastic pasta making class that made it seem like we were all pros. Marco then cooked up a wonderful... More 

1 Thank Andrew M
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing cooking class with Steve. There were four of us and everyone had a great time. Beautiful house and grounds. Highly recommend this experience.

Thank Stephanie M
Houston, TX, United States
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

We opted for a half day afternoon wine tour our first day in Florence. Accidental Tourist was referred to me by a work colleague. My boyfriend was not much of a wine drinker and while I drink wine, my knowledge was minimal. On a monday afternoon at 2:30, we ended up being the only people on the tour. We were... More 

1 Thank Jamie M

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