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Duration: Three Hours

Type of Service: Discover Florence Walking Tour - private tour

Explore the most important sites in Florence with your very own privately guided walking tour. Your English-speaking guide will meet you inside your hotel lobby, and then you will embark on an adventure and learn what it’s like to live as a local in the Renaissance city. With your guide, they will bring you around to the most important sites including the following:

  • Piazza Signoria, with the gorgeous outdoor sculpture gallery – the Logia dei Lanzi
  • The Ponte Vecchio, the oldest and most gorgeous bridge in Florence, dotted with little artisanal gold jewelry shops
  • Via del Corso, the famous shopping street
  • The Duomo, the famous church of monumental proportions, featuring Brunelleschi’s famous dome
  • The Accademia, where you can see the David by Michelangelo, we will provide skip-the-line tickets
  • Church of Orsanmichele, with its gorgeous architecture and outdoor sculptures
  • Admire the Palazzo Vecchio on one side of the square, once the Medici family home, and the many sculptures that surround the piazza – including a replica of Michelangelo's 'David' where the original once stood
  • Piazza Santa Croce, an important piazza and church in Florence in which many famous Florentines are buried – including Michelangelo and Galileo

Things to know:

  • 3 hour central Florence walking tour, led by an expert local guide
  • Explore the San Lorenzo neighborhood and learn about the Medici family
  • See the Medici Chapels and the Basilica of San Lorenzo
  • Walk around the Duomo Complex
  • Stroll through Piazza della Signoria
  • Visit Florence Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell’ Accademia) 
  • Skip the line tickets for Accademia Gallery - tickets must be bought 10 days in advance
  • Choose morning or afternoon tour time frame (3 hours)
  • Most Popular and Highly Rated tour
  • The Accademia Gallery is closed on Mondays, therefore the tour will visit an alternate museum 
  • Tour offered 7 days a week, based on availability / no tour dates available December 24 - January 2)
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes
 

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Florence
  • Duration 3 Hours
  • Highlights

    Discover the rich culture, history and architectural gems of Florence on this most popular tour.Explore the rich history and top attractions of Florence on a 3-hour walking tour. Led by a local expert guide, hear about the rule of the influential Medici family during the Renaissance as you stroll through the neighborhood of San Lorenzo. Travel past the Medici Chapels, admire the iconic exterior of the Duomo and see the historic Ponte Vecchio bridge.

     

  • Note

    Perfect tour for first-time visitors to Florence!

  • Pricing & Booking

    $310.00 for 2 people and each additional guest at $50.00 not to exceed 8 guests for a 3-hour private guided tour with Skip the line tickets/registration fees for Accademia Gallery. Please inquiry at janetThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

    The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking following the procedures below. Please be sure to review the pricing upon booking.

    Booking Procedures and details: Upon hitting the “book now” button, you can choose your date and time, and look over the cancellation policy (terms and conditions), and preview the precise pricing. Once you have entered your details, L&B Italian tours will request your credit card number. We will not charge your credit card until we have confirmed the details for your reservations, this usually happens within 24-48 hours for tours and up to 4 days for trip packages. Once the card is charged your reservation is confirmed. Along with the confirmation, you will get a complete recap of your booking that includes maps, meeting places, times and contact numbers.

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price 310.00 for two people and $50 for each additional person not to exceed 8 guests

Duration: Two hours

Type of Service: Gourmet Wine Tasting and Food Pairing Class

Take a wine and culinary tour of Italy without ever leaving Rome. Our gourmet Rome food and wine tours introduce you to the best of the country's wine regions with an expert sommelier as your tour guide. You’ll sample the most popular and most prized Italian grape varieties and enjoy carefully selected local delicacies paired with each wine.

Our tour takes place in the specially designed, private tasting library of a famous local Roman restaurant and wine store. Surrounded by rows of books, olive oils, vinegar, and wines.  You will sit at a table with a small group of 20 people or less. In this beautiful, intimate space, your sommelier will be easy to hear and happy to answer all of your questions.

Our tasting menu of the day may change from time to time; our sommelier is always looking for something new. Our sampling will usually include wines like the famous Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, a Rosso di Montalcino, and a Barolo. As you sip your wines, your sommelier will help you define their flavors and explain the science behind wine - such as how different flavors affect different tasting centers of the tongue. He’ll disclose a few trade secrets. Did you know that famous doesn’t always mean good nor does good always mean famous in the wine world? Last but not least, he’ll give you tips on finding Italian wines to suit your palate.

Your Rome food and wine tours are about indulging the senses, and our gourmet tasting experience isn’t limited to wines. Your sommelier has paired a series of regional delicacies, so if you’re drinking wine from Tuscany you’ll sample local specialties like Pecorino sheep's cheese and salami. You'll even try real Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and pesto to see for yourselves what these famous foods are really supposed to taste like. You’ll also enjoy virgin olive oils as well as crostini and bruschetta.

Whether you’re an intrepid novice or a serious wine enthusiast, you’ll enjoy this sophisticated but informal food and wine adventure that takes you around Italy…without having to leave Rome.

Things to Know:

  • This small-group activity is limited to 20 people or less for a more personalized experience
  • Private wine tasting in library in a famous Roman restaurant with expert sommelier
  • Meet the owner and sommelier, and take a seat at your table to learn about the wines and cuisine of Italy’s Lazio region
  • Enjoy a selection of specially paired foods for each individual wine and learn which of their traits exalt the flavors and why
  • You’ll also enjoy virgin olive oils as well as crostini and bruschetta
  • Wine Pairing activity is offered on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday @ 5:30 pm (1730)
  • Meeting  - San Carlo di Catinari Church (more details are given upon booking)

Additional Info

  • Region Lazio
  • City Rome
  • Duration 2 Hours
  • Highlights

    Experience an expert-led wine class in a specially designed, private wine tasting room at a famous Roman wine bar.

  • Pricing & Booking

    The cost for this two-hour tour is $84.00 per person.

    The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking following the procedures below. Please be sure to review the pricing upon booking.

    Booking Procedures and details: Upon hitting the “book now” button, you can choose your date and time, and look over the cancellation policy (terms and conditions), and preview the precise pricing. Once you have entered your details, L&B Italian tours will request your credit card number. We will not charge your credit card until we have confirmed the details for your reservations, this usually happens within 24-48 hours for tours and up to 4 days for trip packages. Once the card is charged your reservation is confirmed. Along with the confirmation, you will get a complete recap of your booking that includes maps, meeting places, times and contact numbers.

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price $84.00 Per Person
Published in Rome Half Day Tours

Duration: Eight hours

Type of Service: San Gimignano, Siena, Chianti Wine Tour and Lunch

With your driver/guide, you and your small tour group of 4 -7 people, will leave from Florence city center 9:00 am.  From there you’ll drive through the gorgeous Chianti countryside. The first stop is at Siena – a beautiful Tuscan hill town with its famous Piazza del Campo ( Campo Square ), where the famous Palio, a horse race, is held twice a year - spend time in Siena touring the city and experiencing its medieval narrow streets. 

From Siena, you’ll then drive to a well-known winery in the Chianti area - spending two hours or so there. You’ll be able to find out a little about how the popular wines from this region are produced. And then, it’s time for lunch! You’ll enjoy a selection of Bruschetta, salamis, and cheeses accompanied by three superb Chianti wines plus VinSanto. 

After lunch, you will then travel to San Gimignano one of the most charming and picturesque Tuscan hill towns. It boasts medieval towers that were built for the richest families of that period. You can visit the cathedral, climb the ‘Torre Grossa’, take pictures of the stunning scenery which will be surrounding you and enjoy gelato in Cistern Square. 

After leaving San Gimignano, the tour returns to Florence via the Chianti area once again. We will stop at the medieval and charming villages of Castellina in Chianti and Monteriggioni, one of the most important and preserved walled castles in the area. Such was its importance – it was mentioned in Dante Alighieri in his most famous work - the Divine Comedy.

Things to know:

  • The first stop is at Siena – a beautiful Tuscan hill town with its famous Piazza del Campo, where the famous Palio, a horse race, is held twice a year - spend time in Siena touring the city and experiencing its medieval narrow streets. 2-hour tour with licensed guide in Siena
  • From Siena, we’ll then drive to a well-known winery in the Chianti area - lunch at a Chianti winery
  • 1 full wine tasting with light lunch in a selected winery in the Chianti area
  • After lunch, you will then travel to San Gimignano one of the most charming and picturesque Tuscan hill towns.  You will have free time to visit the cathedral, climb the ‘Torre Grossa’, take pictures of the stunning scenery shop or enjoy gelato in Cistern Square. 
  • After leaving San Gimignano, the tour returns to Florence via the Chianti area once again and you will stop at the medieval and charming villages of Castellina in Chianti
  • Air-conditioned Mercedes vehicle or similar make
  • Local expert English-Speaking Driver Guide
  • Tour operates with a minimum of 4 and maximum of 7
  • Tour operates on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
  • Tour begins at 9:00 am  (8-hour tour)
  • This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. However, please contact us directly and we will be able to take you on alternative routes suitable for you.
  • Meeting point location - Piazza Republica (more details are given upon booking)
  • Wear comfortable walking or tennis shoes

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City FlorenceSan GimignanoSiena
  • Duration 8 hours
  • Highlights

    Enjoy a small group food and wine tour of the Chianti wine area featuring a 2-hour tour of Siena, lunch and wine tasting at a Chianti winery, and the visit of the famous hill town of San Gimignano.

  • Note

    We will provide a private chauffer to drive you throughout the day.

  • Pricing & Booking

    Starting at $245.00 per person.  Inquire within about special rates to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking.

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price $245.00 Per Person

Duration: Three hours (morning or afternoon time)

Type of Service: Your Own Personal Shopping Tour in Florence

Florence’s city center is the place to shop with stores retailing everything from stylish clothing to used books. Florence has a number of elegant shops and open-air markets. Take the opportunity to enjoy this tour with your tour guide/personal shopper. She will assist you with a level of individualized attention and help you find just the right gift based on your suggestions, whether it be leather jackets, handbags, shoes, gold jewelry, Florentine silk scarves, ceramics or wine.  Your personal shopper guide can also take you to a world-famous perfume store.  Visit an artistic perfumery, with a demonstration of the historical setting, the products, and the laboratory.  Opportunity to browse the store with the personal guidance of a staff member specially dedicated to your group.  Besides smelling exotic things at can at this location, you can take classes on perfumery or have them make you up a scent tailored to who you are and how you smell normally.  The personal shopping tour is designed specifically around your preferences and it's a great way to shop in Florence.

Things to Know:

  • Discover the famous shopping streets in Florence
  • Buy with the help of a local expert guide
  • Save time and email us your shopping list. We will chart the course for your allotted time in order to maximize every shopping minute
  • Designed for those in a search of extraordinary style to bring home authentic Florence Style gifts and clothing
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Exclusive visit to perfume laboratory/shop – one of a kind in Florence – a must visit
  • Opportunity to make your own personal fragrance
  • Soak up the atmosphere on this walking tour
  • Shopping tour is for both men and women
  • This shopping tour is flexible and based on the client’s preferences and can be altered during the tour if needed
  • Wear comfortable walking or tennis shoes

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Florence
  • Duration 3 Hours
  • Highlights

    A perfect tour for shoppers who want a one-of-a-kind Florence shopping experience.

  • Pricing & Booking

    The price for this three-hour personal shopping experience is $200.00 for the first person and $50.00 per each additional person not to exceed 6 guests.

    The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking following the procedures below. Please be sure to review the pricing upon booking.

    Booking Procedures and details: Upon hitting the “book now” button, you can choose your date and time, and look over the cancellation policy (terms and conditions), and preview the precise pricing. Once you have entered your details, L&B Italian tours will request your credit card number. We will not charge your credit card until we have confirmed the details for your reservations, this usually happens within 24-48 hours for tours and up to 4 days for trip packages. Once the card is charged your reservation is confirmed. Along with the confirmation, you will get a complete recap of your booking that includes maps, meeting places, times and contact numbers.

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price $200 for the first person, $50.00 each additional person not to exceed 6 guests

Duration: Three hours 30-minutes

Type of Service: Private Walking Tour with Private Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride with Appetizers and Wine Tasting

 Private guided walking tour (1.5-hours), Food and Wine Tasting (1-hour) and Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride/Tour (1-hour)

A private and intimate tour helping you discover Florence, as you visit many famous landmarks. Your tour will begin from your hotel, where you’ll meet your guide for a 90-minute walking tour. You will travel through Piazza della Signoria, a popular hub of activity that hosts the Palazzo Vecchio, an open-air sculpture display, shops, and cafes. Continue to the site of the Baptistery, Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the iconic Duomo, featuring Brunelleschi's Dome. Afterward, pause for a tasting of a regional delicacy at a local and charming enoteca to sample wines and appetizers from the Tuscany region.  After your wine tasting experience, you will embark on a one-hour horse-drawn carriage ride. On board, you will admire monuments and learn amazing details of the city. Your last stop will be at Piazzale Michelangelo for some great photos of Florence's skyline and admire the amazing views. To end your excursion on a  high note, you will be dropped off at a popular gelato shop or at your hotel on the way back.  This is a  perfect way to enjoy and discover Florence.    

Things to know:   

  • Enjoy a 90-minute stroll through the birthplace of Renaissance and become immersed in the art, history, and architecture of Florence
  • 1-hour small-group wine and food tasting experience in Florence
  • Sample Tuscan wines and locally produced snacks in a traditional, family-run enoteca
  • Savor four wines paired with nibbles such as Tuscan cheeses, cold cuts, and olive oil
  • Learn about the wines and foods from your expert, award-winning sommelier
  • Experience the splendor of Florence from a horse-drawn carriage
  • Learn some fun, modern facts, of this great city from your local expert English-speaking tour guide
  • A variety of afternoon and evening departure times are available daily based on availability
  • Minimum of 2 and Maximum of 5 for this private tour
  • Highly recommend booking this tour within 30 days notice of your arrival to Florence
  • Discover the charm of Florence's Oltrarno District and see Palazzo Pitti, Boboli Gardens, Ponte Vecchio and Arno River
  • Enjoy a photo stop at Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Perfect introduction for first‐time visitors
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes and don't forget your camera

 

 

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Florence
  • Duration 3.5 Hours
  • Highlights

    Discover the history of the Renaissance city on a 90-minute walking tour with food and wine tastings at a charming enoteca and a 60 minute Horse Drawn Carriage Ride in the Oltrarno District in Florence. A perfect introduction to Florence.

     

  • Pricing & Booking

    Rates Starting at $398.00 for a private tour for 2 people to include privately guided tour, English-Speaking tour guide, horse-drawn carriage ride, food and wine tasting fees. Please inquire at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for special discount rates for group 3 - 5 people.

    The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking following the procedures below. Please be sure to review the pricing upon booking.

    Booking Procedures and details: Upon hitting the “book now” button, you can choose your date and time, and look over the cancellation policy (terms and conditions), and preview the precise pricing. Once you have entered your details, L&B Italian tours will request your credit card number. We will not charge your credit card until we have confirmed the details for your reservations, this usually happens within 24-48 hours for tours and up to 4 days for trip packages. Once the card is charged your reservation is confirmed. Along with the confirmation, you will get a complete recap of your booking that includes maps, meeting places, times and contact numbers.

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price 199.00 Per Person

Duration: Three hours

Type of Service: Made in Florence Walking Tour - visit local shops where artisans design, create and sell their unique products - private tour

Experience the time-honored traditions of Italian craftsmen on this private 3-hour artisan walking tour of Florence's Oltrarno district. Visit workshops where people create beautiful things from leather, marbled paper, jewelry, linens, mosaics, ceramics and much more.

See modern paper and mosaic-making artisans at work as you learn the skills required to create such works of art. Visit the workshop of a goldsmith in one of the Oltrarno's most prominent piazzas, in front of the Santo Spirito church. Take in the beautiful interior of the church – including a wooden crucifix carved by Michelangelo.

This private tour is tailored to your specific interests – including leather crafts, shoes, linens, woodwork, hats, etc.  At the end of the three-hour tour, enjoy a complimentary Florentine gelato.

Things to Know:

  • You will cross the famous Ponte Vecchio bridge to the other side of the River Arno, known for its royal and artisan heritage
  • Led by a private guide, discover the side of the Arno River where a community of artists live and work
  • Watch craftsmen in action and see their finished work including fine art prints, jewelry and more
  • Flexibility to customize your own itinerary to your own preferences with your private guide
  • Have the opportunity to purchase unique handmade jewelry, marbled paper, bound books, leather goods and more
  • Tour is offered on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
  • This 3-hour private tour can be offered during the morning or afternoon hours
  • Wear comfortable walking or tennis shoes

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Florence
  • Duration 3 Hours
  • Highlights

    Wander the cobblestone streets of the Oltrarno neighborhood, across the Arno River in Florence and less-visited than other parts of the city, to see artisan boutiques and workshops with your private tour guide.

     

  • Pricing & Booking

    Starting at 125.00 per person.  Inquire about group discounts at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking following the procedures below. Please be sure to review the pricing upon booking.

    Booking Procedures and details: Upon hitting the “book now” button, you can choose your date and time, and look over the cancellation policy (terms and conditions), and preview the precise pricing. Once you have entered your details, L&B Italian tours will request your credit card number. We will not charge your credit card until we have confirmed the details for your reservations, this usually happens within 24-48 hours for tours and up to 4 days for trip packages. Once the card is charged your reservation is confirmed. Along with the confirmation, you will get a complete recap of your booking that includes maps, meeting places, times and contact numbers.

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price Starting at $125 per person

Duration:  Time Varies

Type Of Service: Luxury Helicopter Tours in Tuscany

 

Take to the Tuscan Skies Helicopter Tour – with Wine Tasting & Lunch

On this flight, you will see the Tuscan Countryside like never before, with some of the best views of the soaring towers of San Gimignano, shining like a star in the surrounding landscape of Chianti.  You will enjoy the view of the beautiful countryside, covered with vineyards, olive groves, and fly over the Prestigious Winery, vineyards and surrounding property.  You will be connected with headphones to the pilot to receive information on the moments and visions on this amazing tour.  I guarantee you this will be one of the most memorable experiences you will have for a long time. Once you are done soaring the skies, you will head inside the Winery.  You will enjoy a traditional Italian lunch, paired with over 10 wines throughout the region and dessert!  An experience of a lifetime, filled with good food, good wine, and great conversations.

Things to Know:

  • The flight time is 20 minutes
  • Delicious Tuscan lunch with dessert
  • Wine tasting of various wines
  • Departure from San Gimignano location
  • Maximum number of passengers:  5
  • Must be booked 30 days in advance
  • Private Transportation provided from Florence to San Gimignano

 

(See Additional Helicopter Tours available in the Tuscany Region)

Tuscany Helicopter Tour:

The most beautiful and fascinating Tuscany towns seen from a unique perspective. Flying over the Tuscan hills, exploring the origin of Chianti area, San Gimignano, Siena, and Florence from the sky.

  • The flight time is about 50 minutes
  • Departures from Florence or Pisa
  • Maximum number of passengers:  5

Chianti Castle and Helicopter Tour:

The Heart of Chianti. Tour over the beautiful hills of the Tuscan countryside where one of the most famous wines in the world the "Chianti” is produced. Flying over the Chianti hills, San Gimignano admiring the Town and its enchanting Towers, and landing at a beautiful Castle for a quick tour and wine tasting.

  • The flight time is 45 minutes
  • Lands at famous castle for tour and wine tasting – 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Departures from Florence or Pisa
  • Maximum number of passengers:  5

Florence Helicopter Tour

Florence from the sky. Tour over the Tuscan capital of the Renaissance, admire the most famous Artistic Masterpieces like Ponte Vecchio, Basilica di Santa Croce, Piazzale Michelangelo, Palazzo Pitti and Boboli Gardens, Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria, Santa Maria del Fiore, Brunelleschi's Dome and Giotto's Bell Tower, Fortezza da Basso and Cascine Park. 

  • The flight time is 40 minutes
  • Departures from Florence
  • Maximum number of passengers:  5

 

 

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City FlorencePisaSan Gimignano
  • Duration Times Varies
  • Highlights

    See Tuscan countryside like never before, high in the sky with your own Private Helicopter Tour.

  • Note

    Helicopter tours take - off at several locations; Siena, San Gimignano and Florence

  • Pricing & Booking

    Please inquire to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and ask about promotions and special rates for different group sizes.

    The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking following the procedures below. Please be sure to review the pricing upon booking.

    Booking Procedures and details: Upon hitting the “book now” button, you can choose your date and time, and look over the cancellation policy (terms and conditions), and preview the precise pricing. Once you have entered your details, L&B Italian tours will request your credit card number. We will not charge your credit card until we have confirmed the details for your reservations, this usually happens within 24-48 hours for tours and up to 4 days for trip packages. Once the card is charged your reservation is confirmed. Along with the confirmation, you will get a complete recap of your booking that includes maps, meeting places, times and contact numbers.

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours has an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

     
  • Price starting at $1,200 and up

Duration: Evening Dinner, begins promptly at 7:20pm

Type of Service: Dinner Prepared by a Private Chef

Are your taste buds ready for an Authentic Italian Meal?  

Welcome to a Chef's Florentine Kitchen where you will have a Family Style Dinner in her home!  The words to describe an authentic dinner of Italian culinary tradition would be too few! The best dishes are chosen by the chef and cooked in a masterly way, not only the classic pasta but “sheets” handmade with the best flours, creamy risottos, meats and roasts, handmade seasonal vegetables and homemade ice cream!   Products of the land, aromas of the fields, juicy meats, wood-fired cooked bread, wines and cheeses, cabbage bruschetta and beans…welcome to Tuscany! Dishes may include meats such as rabbit, boar, pork, pheasant, quail, duck, partridge, pheasant, lamb or liver.  The chef will omit any undesired ingredients and accommodate food allergies if notified in advance.  Dinner is served at a communal table with no more than 8 guests.  A unique experience and a meal to remember filled with great food, good conversations, new friends and wine.

Things to Know:

  • Dinner with Chef available Monday - Saturday, based on availability
  • Check-in is at 7:10 pm and Dinner begins promptly at 7:20 pm and concludes at 9:00 pm
  • Authentic Italian Dinner prepared by a professional chef 
  • The Chef is an author of the book “From My Florentine Kitchen: Ten menus, more than 60 recipes: easy, savory and smart”.
  • Enjoy a multi-course meal prepared using fresh, organic ingredients available in the season and includes a glass of regional wine
  • Make new friends as you dine at a communal table with a small group of no more than 8
  • The dinner/kitchen is located on the 3rd floor (43 steps) and not wheelchair accessible
  • Casual Dress Attire
  • Please advise if there are any specific dietary, food allergies or vegetarian requirements at the time of booking
  • Dietary requirements like Lactose-Free and Gluten Free extra charge of 10%
  • The purchase of additional glasses of wine or to purchase a selected bottle of wine is available before and during dinner
  • Fun, relaxing, memorable evening with great food and good conversations
  • Chef's residence is located next to Boboli Gardens - Via Romana 41/43 RED IN FRONT OF STORE TUSCAN TASTE (Craft and Wine Store) walking directions are provided upon booking
  • Additional fee option - If you would like a private local tour guide to give you a walking tour/escort to and from your hotel to the Chef's Residence - this top-rated guide will meet you in front of your hotel or central location in Florence.  As you stroll to chef's residence, the guide will point out famous landmarks and share Florentine facts for best places to visit, eat and shop along the way.  After dinner, the guide will escort you back to the front entrance of your hotel. (40 euros paid directly to guide on return trip back to hotel)
  • Dinners are not held during the months of December, January & February - Chef travels aboard to the USA for cooking classes and demonstrations

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Florence
  • Duration 2.5 - 3 hours
  • Highlights

    Authentic Italian Dinner prepared in a Chef's Home.  A unique experience in Florence and a meal to remember.

  • Pricing & Booking

    Enjoy an amazing 3-hour multi-course dinner prepared by a personal chef for $70.00 per person. Please inquire to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for availability. 

    The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking following the procedures below. Please be sure to review the pricing upon booking.

    Booking Procedures and details: Upon hitting the “book now” button, you can choose your date and time, and look over the cancellation policy (terms and conditions), and preview the precise pricing. Once you have entered your details, L&B Italian tours will request your credit card number. We will not charge your credit card until we have confirmed the details for your reservations, this usually happens within 24-48 hours for tours and up to 4 days for trip packages. Once the card is charged your reservation is confirmed. Along with the confirmation, you will get a complete recap of your booking that includes maps, meeting places, times and contact numbers.

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price $70 per person
Wednesday, 01 March 2017 21:31

Cooking Class in Siena - Jul's Kitchen

Duration: Three hours

Type of Service: Cooking Class in Siena with Jul's Kitchen

Your private cooking classes are held in Jul’s Studio, located in a traditional country house in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, a few miles outside of Siena.  If you like traditional, seasonal food, the Tuscan countryside and a genuine approach to life, you’re in the right place! 

You will cook a complete menu, from appetizer to dessert, using only the freshest seasonal ingredients. Every dish will be introduced by a family story or a local tradition, you will learn to cook as Tuscan nonne and mums do every day in their kitchens for their family.  Choosing a class with us means to escape for a day in the countryside, far from the charming buzz of Florence and Siena. Slow down and be ready to live a day as a local: hearty homemade food is included with lots of fun and laughter.

Things to Know:

  • Three-hour hands-on cooking class
  • The cost of food and wine are included in this class
  • Enjoy the final lunch or dinner prepared
  • Each person will receive a Jul's Kitchen apron
  • (Jul's) Giulia has been living in the Tuscan countryside her entire life in the same house where her father was born and her grandmother was also born.
  • Her passion for the best locally sourced ingredients will allow you the share in the intense spirit of cooking, eating and celebrating — Tuscan style.
  • Juls’ Kitchen is located in the countryside near Colle Val d’Elsa, one hour from Florence and 30 minutes from Siena. Near many of the nicest location in Tuscany, such as San Gimignano and Montalcino, Volterra, Pienza, Lucca, Montepulciano, Greve in Chianti.
  • Author of five cookbooks 
  • These are very popular cooking classes and advance registration is necessary
  • Cooking classes offered M,T,W,Th,Fr - based on availability
  • Small group classes with 6 people or less
  • A private driver can be arranged on request for pick-up and drop-off (price not included).

Additional  Cooking Classes Offered in; Gluten-free Tuscan Cooking Class, Vegetarian Tuscan Cooking Class, Market visit and Tuscan Cooking Class, Cooking Class and a visit to a Pecorino Cheese Farm and Cooking Class and a visit to a typical Tuscan Farm

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Florence
  • Duration 3 Hours
  • Highlights

    Private cooking classes held in Jul's Kitchen Studio located in a traditional country house in Siena; the heart of the Tuscan countryside.

  • Pricing & Booking

    Starting at $172.00 per person for a small intimate private cooking class for 6 people or less. Please inquire with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

    The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking following the procedures below. Please be sure to review the pricing upon booking.

    Booking Procedures and details: Upon hitting the “book now” button, you can choose your date and time, and look over the cancellation policy (terms and conditions), and preview the precise pricing. Once you have entered your details, L&B Italian tours will request your credit card number. We will not charge your credit card until we have confirmed the details for your reservations, this usually happens within 24-48 hours for tours and up to 4 days for trip packages. Once the card is charged your reservation is confirmed. Along with the confirmation, you will get a complete recap of your booking that includes maps, meeting places, times and contact numbers.

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price Starting at $172.00 per person

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Florence
  • Duration 3 Hours
  • Highlights

    Walking across the River Arno brings you to one of Florence's favorite neighborhoods; Oltrarno.  Discover Palatine Gallery, Boboli Gardens, Piazza Santo Spirito, artisan workshops, and galleries.

  • Pricing & Booking

    The price for the private guided tour is $185 USD per person with skip the line access fees and registration fees for Palatine Gallery and Boboli Gardens. Discounted rates apply for larger groups.  Please inquire with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking following the procedures below. Please be sure to review the pricing upon booking.

    Booking Procedures and details: Upon hitting the “book now” button, you can choose your date and time, and look over the cancellation policy (terms and conditions), and preview the precise pricing. Once you have entered your details, L&B Italian tours will request your credit card number. We will not charge your credit card until we have confirmed the details for your reservations, this usually happens within 24-48 hours for tours and up to 4 days for trip packages. Once the card is charged your reservation is confirmed. Along with the confirmation, you will get a complete recap of your booking that includes maps, meeting places, times and contact numbers.

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price Starting at $185 per person
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