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Celebrating Birthday in Florence - Sant'Ambrogio
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The Birthday Stroll begins in the shadow of the Basilica of Santa Croce, in the omonimous square, where the FoodAmbassador – a local guide expert in food and wine – welcomes with a glass of Vernaccia wine. This wine is produced in Tuscany and in surrounding areas and it is the first white wine of the region to have received the DOCG label. Wine is paired with Tuscan crostini, the most famous are those stuffed with chicken livers, capres, oil, onions and anchovies. There are simpler versions too, such as those with cherry tomatoes, olives and truffle patè. The stroll goes on entering the Sant’Ambrogio area. Next stop takes place in a venue that recalls the ancient Tuscan cellars and where the wine is served directed from the exposed wooden barrels. Tuscan cold cuts and cheeses are paired with a white or red wine of your choice. Among the tastings there are Tuscan ham, coppa, lard of Colonnata, finocchiona and different types of pecorino. Stepping into Sant’Ambrogio neighborhood – the most authentic heart of Florence – you can meet locals going shopping at the market. A small family-run restaurant iks the next stop of the Walking Birthday Party. The restaurant offers fresh pasta everyday, which can be combined with a traditional Tuscan sauce of your choice – Tuscan ragù, truffle dressing, wild boar sauce or duck sauce. A selection of two types of pasta are served and matched with an excellent Chianti wine. A wine that is appreciated in Italy as well as abroad due to its appearance in movies like James Bond and Sherlock Holmes. The walk ends at a local pastry, where you can blow the candles out on a personalized cake and uncork a bottle of sparkling wine to celebrate the special day.
  Birthday cake and final toast
  Minimum of four food stops and three top-shelf wines 
  Highest quality food and wine
      Typical Florentine restaurants
  FoodAmbassador, a licensed local guide and food and wine expert
Private tour
3.5 hours
2 km/1.5 miles
Florence
Sant'Ambrogio
English - other languages available upon request. Contact us before booking the tour.
  • Vegetarian, non-alcoholic alternatives and for any dietary restrictions can be provided. Please specify it at time of booking.
  • The experience is in English but other languages are available upon request. Contact us!
  • The exact address of meeting point will be provided via email few days before the experience.
  • The experience can be tailored and private upon request. Contact us!



Important information about Covid-19 (coronavirus)

The Covid-19 emergency requires everyone to be careful and therefore it is necessary to comply with the following rules while on tour.
  •  Wear a mask covering mouth and nose during the whole experience. It is especially important when in crowded areas and inside shops and venues. It is not required when eating or drinking.
  • Keep a safe distance of at least 1 metre (3 feets) unless you belong to the same family an/or if you live together with the persons you are travelling with.
  • Regularly clean your hands with an alcohol based hand rub or wash them with soap and water: they are available by law inside restaurants and commercial venues.
  • Avoid touching your own eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Avoid shaking hands, hugging and other physical contact with people you don't live with.

 

Green Pass

Green Pass is required for museums, events, fair trades and to dine indoors in restaurants. It is your own responsibility to have it with you and show it when you're asked during your experience. You can find further information on Green Pass in Italy on the official website (https://www.dgc.gov.it/web/)

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What they say about us

jeannevanvey
jeannevanvey
5
We had the most incredible experience. Our tour guide Sylvia was exceptional. Highly recommended this experience!
josch2554
josch2554
4
Lucia was great- After meeting we set out to several restaurants in several locations for different courses at each. Started with an appetizer and a glass of wine and some wine education. As we navigated through Florence she told us the history and other interesting tidbits about art, sculpture, and Florentine local life. Arrive hungry and you won’t be disappointed.
JLouiseH82018
JLouiseH82018
5
Our guide Lucia was very personable and knowlegable. We had scheduled the tour for our first night in Florence, which turned out to be a great idea. Not only did we walk through different areas of the city, but Lucia took us to an organic grocery store and a bakery, and we went ahead and bought the few food items we wanted for our three day stay. All the places we visited were very nice and had excellent food.
Henry Grant
Henry Grant
4
It was a very nice surprise, finally a guided tour that I will remember for very long time! I did appreciate the knowledge of our guide Mateo and his passion for the city of Florence and for the places he showed us. I have definitely gone way out of my comfort zone, I have tried food that I would have never ordered by myself and I am glad I did it! What to say I really enjoyed it and I will do it again in the next place I visit.

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