About Us

Curious Appetite curates bespoke culinary experiences in Florence and Tuscany.


What does Curious Appetite offer?

...Travel experiences that will enrich the curious traveler while promoting the best that Italy has to offer. Our sincere hope is that after tasting with us, you'll take home a heightened understanding of regional food, Italian culture and cuisine with warm memories.

The on-the-ground expert for food tours in Florence, cooking lessons and wine tours in Tuscany is the Italian-American gourmet writer Coral Sisk, creator of the Curious Appetite food blog. Besides being passionate about all things Italy, Coral holds a B.A. Degree in Italian Studies from the University of Washington (Seattle, USA) with a strong background in food and wine. Read about Coral Sisk of Curious Appetite HERE as well as food & drink articles she has written. 

Our walking tours in Florence are very small groups (usually 6), are available daily and so are our escorted wine adventures. These are not your classic food tours- these are gourmet tasting experiences. We are obsessed with quality and authenticity. All tastings are led by friendly experts (coined "culinary ambassadors") who live and breath food, drink and Italian culture- not lecture-style tour guides. We take an enormous amount of pride and responsibility in providing the finest experience possible. Our team of specialists speak English and Italian and are on top of the latest in Italian cuisine while deepening their knowledge of its historical legacy. And above all, we have lots of fun while indulging, exploring and creating.

In addition to providing euphoric tasting experiences, we support the small guys. We visit independent shops and promote purveyors who toil ardently to procure traditional, handmade goods. Our cooking lessons enlist women cooks and chefs. We care about artistry, sustainability and protecting the traditional recipes behind regional products. Rest assured that any food tour, wine cellar tour, event or cooking class utilizes wholly seasonal, artisan goods and sustainable production methods. By choosing to experience Curious Appetite Gourmet Tours, you are in effect supporting small businesses and local independent artisans.

Who are these experiences for? These unique, boutique tastings are intended for food lovers who want an authentic culinary experience in Italy. We welcome anyone curious about Italian food and drink culture to experience one of our truly bespoke foodie activities in Florence or wine cellar adventures in Tuscany. 

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