Wine Tasting with a Sommelier in Florence

Learn all about Italian wines in a stunning location with beautiful views in Florence with a professional sommelier.


Enjoy a high-quality wine tasting in Florence. You’ll learn all about Italian wines in a stunning location with beautiful views of the river in the heart of Florence.

Whether you’re a total beginner or a fully-fledged wine snob, this experience has something for you.

Choose the wine region you would like to focus on-Tuscany? Piedmont? Sicily? You’ll taste the cult classics of Italian wine and discover some lesser-known grapes. 

You’ll have the choice to sample prized wines from various regions of Italy to discover their qualities according to the soil and area. 

In this special wine tasting in Florence you’ll learn tips on everything from tasting notes, to Italian wine culture and how to select the best wine.

Choose the wine region you would like to focus on-Tuscany? Piedmont? Sicily?

You’ll sample a couple of different wines while tucking into a classic Florentine antipasto.

 Held in the late afternoon and early evening at 6 pm -this is the perfect sequel to our Morning Food Tour experience.

A relaxed pre-dinner wine experience in a top enoteca wine-bar in Florence. 

Stay on for a delicious dinner with beautiful views. (Dinner booking required). Let us know if you would like a place booked for dinner in your booking notes. This wine-bar restaurant has beautiful views of the Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) 

Enjoy an easy-going “how-to” on Italian Wine.

Wine Tasting in Florence includes:


  – Chianti Classico   – Rosso di Montalcino- Brunello di Montalcino -white Vermentino 


– Nebbiolo – Barbaresco -Barolo


– Alto Adige Pinot Nero – Vatellina Chiavennasca – Cabernet Sauvignon


– Valpollicella base – Ripasso della Valpollicella – Amarone della Valpollicella


– Pinot Grigio – Chardonnay – Gewurztraminer


– Etna Vulcano’s white   – Sicilian red- Puglia’s Primitivo red


– Prosecco  – satèn metodo classico – metodo classico

Slow Wine

Enjoy learning all about Italian wine culture

Taste Italian WineTaste the highest quality Italian wines. 

Master SommelierOur sommelier teacher will guide you through how to taste wines and the wines of Italy. 

Wine Merchant with over 1000 Italian Wines

Apart from savoring on the spot you will be able to buy and ship wines home. 

Your Choice of a Italian Wine Region to Taste

Enjoy choosing one of the most important wine regions of Italy. Come again to try a different region. There are 7 main regions to discover. 

Learn tasting tips and discover Italian wine culture

We’ll teach you the best way to spot a good drop of red. And best of all? It’s in the late afternoon at 6pm, so you can pair it with our morning food tour.
You can follow up this 6 pm wine tasting with booking the restaurant for dinner. Advance booking is essential. 

Tour Details

Discover the best way to spot a good drop and sip a good drink in the company of a sommelier
Enjoy a tasting class that is perfect for beginners and aficionados alike
Learn visual, olfactory and tasting tips
Sample three wines representing various regions of one of the world’s most prized producers, Italy
Our class concludes just in time for first seatings in Florentine restaurants -book in advance with notes for us for a table with some of the most beautiful views in Florence.

Includes: Tasting of three Italian wines in a stunning Florentine location

Excludes: optional gratuities

Tour Experience length: 1 hour
Weather: this tour runs rain or shine

Meeting Point

We’ll confirm the meeting point with you after booking.
If you would like a private transfer to the meeting point please choose the optional add-on.


We accept most major credit cards and payment forms. Please see the bottom of our website for the payment types accepted.

Most of our customers enjoy having the benefits of a private tour. You have your own guide. You can have rest stops when you like. We can tailor the tour to suit your needs and preferences. We always choose the best guide for your needs, whether you are a family, an art school, or a company doing an incentive event.

All our tours except our Sex, Drugs and Renaissance tour are kid friendly. When doing a private tour with us, you have your own guide, so tell us in the notes of the booking the ages of your kids and we will tailor the tour and choose a guide that’s great for kids for you. We also have 4 special kids’ tours in Florence.

No large bags or backpacks in museums, in churches shoulders and knees must be covered so bring a scarf to cover your shoulders. IF it’s a walking, bicycle or a countryside tour make sure to bring comfortable shoes.

It’s important for everyone to bring their ID

student or children for the museum

All tours are conducted in English only unless otherwise noted or requested. Other languages available for all private tours on request.

We recommend arriving 15 minutes before departure time for all tours and services

We are offering mainly Private and some Semi-private tours at the moment. We do not offer many semi private small group tours anymore due to the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. The difference between Private and Semi-private is that the private tours are fully private tours with your own guide and the Semi-private are small shared group tours where individuals can join others.

Knees and shoulders must be covered to enter the churches! Travelling in hot weather? Don’t worry, you can drape a shawl over your shoulders.

If you enjoyed your tour and would like to give your guide a token of appreciation, tips are happily accepted. When asked, the office staff recommends whatever amount you feel comfortable with giving.

Yes, visit our Get In Touch page for all our contact details.

Save time by browsing our website for ideas on romantic getaways, historic residences, palace and castle stays, beautiful views, good value vacations, classic Tuscan country holidays and top attractions. Stop by to chat with us about the best shopping and restaurants in Florence and Tuscany!

Yes. ArtViva, The Original and Best Walking Tours is an ASTA registered company based in Florence, Italy, respecting national and international laws and regulations regarding tourism. (Chamber of Commerce Number 516411)



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