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Accidental Tourist

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Address: Via Roma, 647, 50010, Florence, Italy
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+39 348 659 0040
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The Accidental Tourist was born in the spring of 1998 offering the first...

The Accidental Tourist was born in the spring of 1998 offering the first single-day hands-on cooking class in Tuscany. We welcome the curious and open-minded traveler in the heart of our Tuscan homes, for an authentic yet magical experience. We take a maximum of 8 people, but will go with as few as one: we never leave the solo traveler behind. We welcome families with children as we know how challenging it can be to travel with the young ones in the Old Country. AND, we charge for our tours only if our guests are happy to pay for their day with us.

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Can't begin to describe how INCREDIBLE this cooking lesson/experience was! Majla and her husband Marco are warm, welcoming and most of all genuine. First they pick you up on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Union City, New Jersey

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Union City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Can't begin to describe how INCREDIBLE this cooking lesson/experience was! Majla and her husband Marco are warm, welcoming and most of all genuine. First they pick you up on Florence and drive you to their home in Chianti. We were fortunate to have only four people in our group and ended up being treated to a side trip to a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found Accidental Tourist while flipping through my Lonely Planet guidebook while searching for a cooking class that my boyfriend and I could take during our trip to Italy. I reached out to Majla and she quickly responded with information about the experience and offering to accommodate around our schedule. She picked us up in Florence and while we were... More 

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1 Thank Reva L
Pembrokeshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth every penny. Had a great day with wine and food tour. Was a very special experience. Top quality ingredients. Would recommend to others. Can't wait to start making pasta at home.

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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

A bit late on the review, but a great experience -- again. Visited a few years back in 2012, came again in 2016 with our daughter and her friend after they graduated from high school. Terrific day, with a wine tasting following -- tried Vin Santo for the first time - what a treat. A day away from the monuments... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Our travel guide, Steve, was amazing. He was super friendly and so knowledgeable about not only the tour, but all about Italy! My boyfriend and I went on the Wine + Cook tour on our first full day here. It was an amazing way to start our trip. Pickup and dropoff was super convenient. The wineries were quaint and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

In a two week trip to four cities in Italy, this was hands down our favorite day. We did the wine tour and cooking class, a combo I highly recommend. Our small group of just four people made the experience felt more like a private tour. We were driven through the countryside to a stunning villa where we learned about... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

My husband and I did the wine and olive oil tour. It was absolutely amazing! We stopped at a bakery and picked up fresh bread, which we later dipped into the fresh olive oil! The wines were amazing and it really was just the best day ever. We traveled thru the cypress forest which was just stunning. If you are... More 

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Converse, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

My daughter Rachel and I took this class on our trip to France and Italy this past Sept. All I can say is Excellent.. the authentic meal that you helped prepare is worth the price and the view is something like you see in a movie.. the Host is impeccable. If you are looking for authentic Italian cooking it doesn't... More 

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Summerland, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Based on a recommendation from a friend, I booked our group of 10 for the Wine and Pasta Cooking Lesson Tour. We were picked up at our hotel at 9:30 in the morning and from that point forward a simply incredible day progressed from there. The passion of the wine maker, the skill of the host chef, the love of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We more than enjoyed our cooking class with Accidental Tourist... it was a definite highlight of our trip. From the gorgeous home that Majla and her husband opened up for the class to the actual group we had, my friend and I didn't want the day to end. We learned a lot about cooking pasta and about the history of... More 

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