The chocolate, introduced to the Court of the Medici by the Florentine Francesco of Antonio Campos in 1591, has been used for tasty beverages since the sixteenth century:
With this tour we will discover the places of the city destined to the production and tasting of this food Wonderful.
Next to the most famous wine roads exists in Tuscany, called for this the chocolate Valley, an artisan tradition that revolves around one of the best fruits of the earth, the cocoa.
The tour will take us to a traditional Florentine chocolate workshop, allowing to educate ourselves to its flavors and characteristics, all exalted by the combination with the best Italian wines, to bring to the utmost pleasure the taste of the chocolate itself.
During our Florence chocolate tour we will discover procedures and "secrets" of the Birth of chocolate in a compelling journey that starts from hot cocoa seeds freshly cooked, then processed into Cocoa granules, cocoa mass after refining and finally in hot chocolate With which different products are created.
For all the participants who want to stay for dinner, there will be the possibility to taste a special menu designed to delight the diners following the recipes of our fantastic chef Vary.
Our tour will start from Piazza Santa Maria Novella, facing the wonderful church, the first step will be where hot chocolate was first served in Florence, you'll love it, also the Medici did it, you'll discover interesting news about the chocolate, as that for centuries none eaten it, but it was only drunk. After you'll enjoy this hot & delicious drink we'll start a walk alog the fascinating alleys and roads of Florence, then we will "jump" across the Arno river with a stop on a bridge for amazing pics of Ponte Vecchio, following the chocolate traces we will reach one of the best Gelateria of the city, where you will taste the perfect marriage of the gelato with the chocolate. The gelateria is located in the Oltrarno, where you breath a different, lovely genuine atmosphere. How you can do a chocolate tour without a tasting of pralines with unusual ingredients mix with cocoa, you'll relax yourself in a sophisticated atmosphere.
Whether you're a connoisseur or a simple gourmet who can't wait to get lost in the tasting, there's an appointment you can't miss: our invitation!.
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having a relaxing day with new experience and new friends with our small group of no more than 12 people, or private on request
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