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Join me on an exclusive Food, Fashion, Artisan or Design tour around Florence and discover the favourite local places where the Florentines shop, eat and did I mention shop?
Are you a foodie who wants to taste all of the typical Florentine foods while learning about their origin and how they are made or maybe you would prefer to visit the artisans whose creative talents are what makes this city so special.
Do you love fashion and want to take home a few original designs from the best contemporary fashion boutiques in the city? Or maybe you would like to visit some of the Florentine fashion and design icons.
Taste your way around Florence learning about traditional foods & wine.
Fashion, Artisans & Icons
Paint your own Postcard while enjoying a glass of Prosecco
(no experience necessary)
Walk around Florence visiting traditional & historical locations starting with a welcome coffee and typical pastry. We'll visit a boutique delicatessen founded in 1885 for a gourmet panino accompanied by a glass of prosecco followed by a visit to an iconic trattoria that uses a 118-year-old wood-fired oven where we will taste two traditional Tuscan dishes accompanied by a glass of Chianti. You will also learn about the favourite street-food of all Florentines before enjoying traditional cantuccini (biscotti) with a small glass of vin santo. We'll then finish off our tour with gelato from a gelateria that has been attracting local Florentines since 1939 with its traditional techniques and recipe!
4 hours - 1/2 day
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Whether you prefer to shop the latest fashions at the most stylish contemporary boutiques, view some fabulous vintage or learn about the icons that this city is famous for, I’ll curate a perfect bespoke fashion and shopping tour for you.
You might prefer to explore the Oltrarno artisans, admiring them at work in their workshops while learning about the history of their craft.
You might be surprised to know that Tuscany is also known and highly respected for its excellent perfume houses. With origins dating back to the 13th Century, these fragrances are the perfect gift for yourself and you can even take part in a private workshop where you can create your very own personalised scent.
4 hours or full day including lunch
*price upon request
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Watch the artisans at work or take part in your own creative workshop and take home your very own masterpiece. Perhaps you prefer to take part in a cooking class and learn how to make fresh pasta or a special Tuscan dish depending on the season.
Marbled paper, painting restoration, a personalised leather journal, letterpress or basket weaving. Olive Oil Soap making or creating your very own perfume....
These are a few of the options available depending on availability. Each bespoke experience will be created for you based on your interests and schedule.
3 - 4 hours depending on workshop
price upon request
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Paint your own postcards in this fun, relaxed workshop where, weather permitting we will paint outdoors in a garden overlooking the beautiful city of Florence.
No drawing or painting experience necessary - you will receive 2 postcards ;
one with an outline of an iconic Florentine or Tuscan scene and the second, a blank canvas to paint whatever inspires you based on our location.
All materials supplied including Winsor & Newton watercolour travel set.
This experience includes a light aperitivo.
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"I highly recommend this gift to yourself!!"
An afternoon with Lisa is a perfect blend of Florence, Food, Fashion and Friendship! I couldn't have enjoyed it more and it resulted in a deep love for Florence (and Lisa)! Lisa does a great job personalizing the experience to match your interests and tastes and at the same time giving you secret morsels of history along the way.
"Lisa was fantastic- very knowledgeable and friendly"
A wonderful way to spend a morning in Florence. Lisa was delightful and a great resource about Florence, food and other activities to see while in Florence.
It was a truly memorable evening and Lisa was an outstanding and knowledgeable guide.
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"We started with a Negroni mixing class which really got the party started!"
Lisa was delightful, accommodating and full of great information about Florence and food. The walking was a perfect amount and it was a wonderful experience!
I will never forget my joy when many years ago, I found my very first porcino mushroom. I really couldn’t believe my eyes when after what seemed like endless hours of climbing up and down a mountainside in the hills above Pistoia, about an hour from Florence.
On a clear day in late February, just before Italy went into lockdown, I set off from Florence to Podere il Casale, an organic, family-run farm located in the breathtakingly beautiful area of the Val D’Orcia. The property, located about ten minutes from the Renaissance town of Pienza has been owned by Swiss-born, Ulisse Braendli and his wife Sandra, for the last thirty years.
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