Florence and Chocolate Secrets Tour

Florence and Chocolate Secrets Tour

Find out ancient chocolate recipes in Tuscany

Tour type: Private , Duration: 5 Hours

Product ID: 5286
Description

Learn about “Granduke recipe”, jasmine chocolate and Italian deserts and ice creams, visiting and tasting some of the most important laboratories in Florence with this half-day chocolate tour in Florence,
Italy played a small but important role in the history of chocolate, the Italian Antonio Carletti being the one that revealed in 1606 the secret of cocoa beans to the Italian artisans. This was the beginning of the chocolate mania in Italy, and as in many other domains Italian confectioners excelled.
Tuscany and Florence were important centres, chocolate used to be drunk here as a hot drink and was one of the favourites of the Medici family. Lots of others recipes appeared around this new exciting flavour, so important families of the time were gathering scientists to create special blends, considered "state secrets". 
You will visit the Coccole e Cioccolato laboratory and enjoy a guided chocolate tasting.
Next, visit L'Arte del Cioccolato laboratory. Here you will enjoy a video demonstration before a guided chocolate and ice-cream tasting.
Enjoy a delicious lunch at Gastone Restaurant with its fabulous desserts before a final visit to Vestri’s or Carapina chocolate laboratory and another chocolate tasting.

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Learn about “Granduke recipe”, jasmine chocolate and Italian deserts and ice creams, visiting and tasting some of the most important laboratories in Florence with this half-day chocolate tour in Florence,
Italy played a small but important role in the history of chocolate, the Italian Antonio Carletti being the one that revealed in 1606 the secret of cocoa beans to the Italian artisans. This was the beginning of the chocolate mania in Italy, and as in many other domains Italian confectioners excelled.
Tuscany and Florence were important centres, chocolate used to be drunk here as a hot drink and was one of the favourites of the Medici family. Lots of others recipes appeared around this new exciting flavour, so important families of the time were gathering scientists to create special blends, considered "state secrets". 
You will visit the Coccole e Cioccolato laboratory and enjoy a guided chocolate tasting.
Next, visit L'Arte del Cioccolato laboratory. Here you will enjoy a video demonstration before a guided chocolate and ice-cream tasting.
Enjoy a delicious lunch at Gastone Restaurant with its fabulous desserts before a final visit to Vestri’s or Carapina chocolate laboratory and another chocolate tasting.

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About this activity
Tour Timings
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Group size
2 - 8
Languages
English, French, Spanish, German
The meeting point
Dante monument in S.Croce Square or at your hotel in Florence

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Includes
  • Visitsw to three chocolate laboratories
  • Three chocolate tastings
  • Ice-cream tasting
  • Delicious lunch at Gastone Restaurant
  • Private tour guide

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Cancellation Policy

In case of cancellation we have the following terms:

  • Till 15 days before the date of the program, we send you back the advanced payment.
  • From 15 days to 24 hours days before the date of the program, we keep the advanced payment.
  • In the last 24 hours, we ask for the payment of the full amount.

Organized by

Andrea Moradei

Andrea's project was born in 1980 right after finishing his master in Philosophy. This is when he started a collaboration with other teachers to create Koinè, an Italian language and culture centre for foreigners. In 1996 they opened the Enoteca de’ Giraldi, offering a cultural approach to Tuscan wine and food. The Enoteca was launched as a wine restaurant and a meeting point for keen wine tasters, travellers, cooking lessons and wine tours. Since 2003, Andrea and his team have been operating a wine and food service which offers the best of Italy's wine and food culture whilst guaranteeing fun and professionalism.


Product ID: 5286

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