Private Italian Food and Wine Pairing 101

Curious about Italian wine and what foods match best with them? Take our sommelier-led Food and Wine Tour in Florence! Learn the art of gourmet food and wine pairing and deepen your appreciation of Italian wines and their producers in charismatic wine bars. This is perfect for wine lovers of every level. As this is apart of our private collection, we can bespoke this experience to your precise tastes and curiosities- whether you are a professional drinker or a novice wine lover. This food and wine tour in Florence is meant to empower your future Italian wine selections- not make you feel intimidated! Travel though time and modern buzzing streets to end up in wine bars tucked away in hidden corners for guided wine tastings with revered sommeliers and food experts.


  • Taste with a Local Sommelier, enjoy the exclusivity of a private format

  • Perfect for team building, hen and bachelorette gatherings, chef or sommelier traveling groups, etc

  • 3 flight stops: Sparkling wine, Red/White wines and dessert/sweet wine

  • Each flight stop includes 2 wine tastings

  • All stops and their respective wine flights include food matching

  • Sparkling wines with gourmet crostini (i.e. melted cheese and truffle sausage)

  • Red/White wines with cured meats and artisan cheese pairings

  • Dessert wines and chocolate pairings

  • Exclusive time/guided tasting with the on-site sommeliers

  • Demystify Italian wines in less than a day

  • Crack the DOCG code

  • Learn about regional specialty products and Tuscan wines

  • Guided lesson in Italian wines and food pairing tips

Start time: 12:30pm, 3pm, 4pm Days: Monday-Saturday Duration: 3 hours Inclusions: All visits, drinks, food pairings and personable, bilingual food + drink expert. Please note: This experience is apart of Curious Appetite’s private collection and is not a join-in group tour with other travelers. Your private party can be 2-10 but the minimum ticket purchase is 6. The specific tastings listed are subject to season and availability, each private group will have the opportunity to bespoke this experience to their wishes. 

Ticket Cost:  $115 (equating €95eu) per person. Private Experience Cost: 6 ticket minimum for groups up to 6 and up to 10 tickets may be purchased at a time. For private groups larger than 10 please send us a note via “request additional info.”

Costs to groups larger than 8 depends on group size and request.  Not included: Travel insurance, transport, additional tastings and trip cancellation insurance. Optional add-ons: Luxury wine tasting options for wine collectors. I.e. Fine wine tasting and pairing of cult and unique producers of collector items such as Barolo, Taurasi, Brunello di Montalcino and more.


Additional Notes:

In order for us to curate this experience personally for your group, please let us know your wine knowledge, any professional work or coursework taken, preferences, and what you’d like to gain from an Italian food and wine themed experience. Also, if you’d like a custom time apart from the listed options

We can accommodate virtually any food lifestyle.  Just let us know how we can help. As this experience is private, we can bespoke to your interests and make a flexible start time. If you would like to bespoke your experience, please be as detailed as possible in the booking process.

We quote in EU€ for comparative purposes, based on yearly average estimates but process all payments in USD plus online merchant/ticketing fees. As we charge our USD listed price- regardless of € exchange rate.

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