Florence at Sunset: Hidden Gems and Traditions of Aperitivo

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  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover how the locals do happy hour in Florence on a 2-hour tour. Join a local guide to explore neighbourhoods often missed by tourists, uncovering historic wine families and stopping at historic wine windows along the way. Mingle with locals and immerse yourself in the authentic Florentine lifestyle, where every moment is a celebration of wine, friends, and good times. Numbers are limited to 12 people to ensure an intimate experience.
  • 2-hour evening aperitivo tour of Florence
  • Stroll around some of Florence’s most beautiful and historic neighbourhoods, including ones often missed by visitors.
  • Learn about the ritual of aperitivo, Italy`s answer to happy hour and its importance as a pre-dinner ritual in everyday Italian life
  • Stop for a glass of wine at a ‘Buchette di Vino’, small windows dotted around the city through which the locals sell wine.
  • Finish the tour in style in an amazing bohemian square with a glass of red or a spritz.

What's Included

  • Friendly Local English-speaking wine expert and guide
  • 2 Drink Stops
  • Enjoy the daily tradition of aperitivo
  • Explore the stunning, historic neighborhoods of Florence
  • Savour a taste of local wine from a traditional Buchette di Vino window
  • Have a drink (Wine or Cocktail Spritz, Negroni) with snacks in a vibrant bohemian square
  • Get personalized tips for the area’s best bars and eateries
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Piazza della Repubblica
    Piazza della Repubblica, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

    Piazza della Repubblica in front of the Tall marble column situated in front of Gill Cafe & Rinascente Department Store.

Start time

06:00 PM

End point

  • Piazza Santo Spirito
    Piazza Santo Spirito, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy

    Piazza Santo Spirito

What To Expect

Your tour begins in the heart of Florence, at Piazza della Repubblica. This square is surrounded by historic buildings and cafes, making it an ideal starting point for your tour. Your local guide will be there to meet you and introduce you to historic establishments like Gilli Café, which dates back to 1733, and Caffe Paskowski, established in 1904.

As you leave the original Roman Forum, you'll be amazed by the breathtaking Liberty-style palaces of Florence. You'll see the 1922 Cinema Centrale Gambrinus, which is now the Hard Rock Cafe, and a cocktail bar and restaurant dedicated to the famous Italian actress Sophia Loren. You'll also have the chance to see a mesmerizing mosaic created from recycled bottle caps by Neapolitan artist Luigi Masecchia.

On your stroll through the back alleys of Florence, you'll come across a number of small wine windows, known as ‘Buchette di Vino’. You'll have the chance to sample a glass of wine at one of these historic windows and learn about the local wine families who still own many of the city's noble palaces.

As you cross the Arno River and enter the artisan districts of Florence, you'll see locals enjoying the city's famous "Happy Hour," with wine glasses in hand. In the neighbourhood of San Frediano, known as one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world according to Lonely Planet, you'll experience the city's thriving bar scene for yourself.

Be sure to take a moment to capture some memories at Fotoautomatica, one of the few vintage photobooths in the city. These photobooths, which take black and white passport photos, were restored by local Matteo Sani, who has dedicated himself to repairing original photo booths. These photobooths are a unique and fascinating part of the city's history.

Finally, you'll make your way to the lively Piazza Santo Spirito, where you can mingle with the locals and enjoy a glass of wine at one of the many local wine bars. This is the perfect opportunity to soak up the atmosphere of the city and savour the flavours of Italy. Your Happy Hour Tour in Florence will leave you with a deep appreciation for the spirit of this beautiful city.

Piazza della Repubblica

Your tour begins in the heart of Florence, at Piazza della Repubblica. This square is surrounded by historic buildings and cafes, making it an ideal starting point for your tour. Your local guide will be there to meet you and introduce you to historic establishments found in the square.

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Caffe Concerto Paszkowski (Pass By)

Pass by the iconic Caffe Paskowski, founded in 1903. This timeless venue has been serving up incredible coffee and live music for more than a century.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Small-group, personalised tour with max 12 passengers.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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A delightful evening...
THOMAS_W, Mar 2023
A delightful evening enjoying the history of Florence and sharing it with old and new friends. Great evening!
Guide Never Showed
Dennis_M, Mar 2023
Guide never showed up. We waited for over 20 minutes at the appointed location and sent 3 messages to the company during that time, but never got any reply. Finally gave up and went out on our own. Working to get a refund now.
Well worth the time and money
Geoff_C, Oct 2022
Sara (sp?) was a wonderful guide/host; as a local, she provided us with both the history but also the locals perspective on this amazing city. I was joined by three other solo travellers, all of us from different parts of the world. The bars/restaurants we visited were off the usual tourist map adding to a more authentic experience
A great tour!
Eileen_G, Oct 2022
Linda was very knowledgeable and very fun. She knew a lot about Florence and Tuscan wines and foods. We ate well and had great wine and aperitifs. I’d definitely recommend!
Apertivo like the Romans
Kimberly_D, Oct 2022
This was a lot of fun. Down side, we were supposed to visit three bars but only got to two. All in all we had a great time. Our guide was very informative and such a pleasure to get to know.
Wonderful way to experience the area while learning about Italian wines, rituals and history of appetitivo!
Vidabuena1010, Oct 2022
Our guide was extremely kind and knowledgeable. The whole experience was wonderful and we had a great time! Highly recommend!
Where were you
JeanK, Sep 2022
I could not find the guide. I was so disappointed. I even downloaded the app for more specific directions. You needed to include a number to call or text the guide.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are concerned to learn that you were unable to locate your guide and not able to participate in the intended tour. Joining point instructions are shown on our website, but you should have also received instructions with your booking confirmation. Our Customer Care team will resolve this with you directly if you could please email them at customercare@intrepidtravel.com.
A perfect first evening in Florence
Rick_S, Sep 2022
This was a great way to get acquainted with Florence! Lauda and Antonio were our guides and they showed us some amazing spots in Florence. More though, they were incredibly knowledgeable of the wines, food, and drinks we shared! In fact, we went on a wine tour in Tuscany the next day and we got better information and education from Lauda and Antonio! In an absolutely astounding display of kindness, we passed a restaurant my wife had wanted to get a reservation for and they helped us in the moment get one for the weekend. Their recommendations of gelato, restaurants, places to see, and wines to try ended up all being some of our favorites. If you are new to Florence, I highly recommend booking this for an easy introduction to some of the best things in the city!
Great evening in Florence
Massiel_L, Sep 2022
Had a great time having drinks and conversations around Florence. Our host was very very nice and very engaging. I loved all the anecdotes of such an amazing City.
Laughter with New Friends!!
Jennifer_K, Sep 2022
That was the best experience and met wonderful people! I loved the small off the beaten path places our tour guide took us. The wine was so good along with the foods that they brought to us. I learned so much and laughed so hard with the others in the group. I had such a memorable evening! I would HIGHLY recommend doing this tour.
Good time
Jessica_G, Jun 2022
Great guide, enjoyed the experience very much! It was nice going to non-tourist places and experiencing more authentic Florence.
A great guide and a great evening!
Thomas_H, Jun 2022
Our tour guide Laura was fantastic . She took us to great local places, pointing out interesting sights along the way. And the food, drinks and wine were terrific. It was a fun way to spend our last evening in Florence. Thanks Laura. If you have a chance book this.
Great Italian eve!
Lovisa_H, Jun 2022
The guide was really nice and experienced with the city and traditions. We had a great eve and a good time with other travelers. Pricing was perfect!
Outstanding guide!
Penny_K, Jun 2022
Meeting our guide Laura. She did an amazing job! Offered our group a lot of interesting information on wines, etc.
Amazing night out!
ketan, May 2022
Great way to explore the city! Laura did a great job showing us around, we got learn a lot about the local driving culture and went to some great places and felt like we got the VIP treatment while there. Thank you so much!
Great trip and make sure you get the local tips where to eat / drink
Stephen_D, May 2022
Laura our guide was great Gave very good local knowledge to us on places to eat and drink, which we followed and had meals with wine for 30 - 40 Euros, with the locals
Amazing tour!
Jolie_S, Mar 2022
We had a great time on our tour! Linda is so knowledgeable and went out of her way to make sure we had the best possible experience in Florence
Best aperitivo tour in Firenze! Stefania was awesome!
Anyamacias, Nov 2021
The tour could have been ruined by weather when suddenly the temperature dropped into the 30sF and the hail started. But luckily the winds stopped and the rain ended as we met with our guide. Stefania. I cannot say enough wonderful things! Her knowledge of the atras was impressive and her choice of places for aperitivo very special. I have spent considerable time in Firenze and typically do a few of these tours just to get ready for my vacation. I am SO glad I picked this one! Do NOT hesitate, cancel any other plans and sign up for this tour and if your lucky to get stefania, you will be even more glad you did! Grazie mille amica Stefania!
Best Booking We Made!!
Blake_S, Dec 2019
Linda led us on an amazing Aperitivo tour through the city while giving a brief history of Florence. The three places we stopped were great and very busy - so a good sign! Linda was personable and such a delight.
Response from Host, Feb 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review about our Aperitvo Tour of Florence. We are so thrilled that you enjoyed the experierience. It was a pleasure to have met you Best Regards Linda
Great fun night..
Belinda M, Oct 2019
Had a great night... Thanks to Francesco for all your guidance and advice. Met some lovely people too, drinks were great and food very tasty.
Response from Host, Feb 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review about our Aperitivo Tour of Florence It was a pleasure to have you on our experience