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HIDDEN GEMS & LOCAL FOOD

Florence, Italy

Experience hosted by Gianfranco

3.5 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 8 people
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

I have celebrated my 91st birthday and I have been enjoying this experience with the help of my daughter Laura for two years. I am so happy to have shared my stories, memories and places with you. It has been amazing, thank you all!
Now I need to take a break and hope to be able to start to join you again spring/summer 2020.
Laura has been wonderful to make my personal memories and events come back to life and I am glad she will keep running the tour on her own.
Laura will walk with you along the alleys and places of my and her childhood in the heart of Florence, revealing my personal and Florence historical and cultural anecdotes, events and curiosities as only a true local can do. You will have access to some private and secret spaces and a scented experience is also waiting for you... You will also stop at a place next to our home where you will discover a real gem that not even most florentines know. At the end of the walk, you will enjoy our favorite typical Florentine appetizers, soup and Chianti Classico wine at one of our most loved trattorias.
Other things to note
The experience is suitable for vegetarian and celiac. Just let us know.

Take into account that the experience can last a bit longer than 3,5 hrs in case you are planning to do something else in the afternoon.

Feel free to contact us if you don't find availability for the date you are looking for.
I have celebrated my 91st birthday and I have been enjoying this experience with the help of my daughter Laura for two years. I am so happy to have shared my stories, memories and places with you. It has been amazing, thank you all!
Now I need to take a break and hope to be able to start to join you again spring/summer 2020.
Laura has been wonderful to make my personal memories and events come back to life and I am glad she will keep…

What's included

  • Food
    Typical tuscan appetizers and soup. Gelato


  • Drinks
    Chianti Classico wine.
    Mineral water.
    Coffee.

Meet your host, Gianfranco

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 97 Reviews
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I was born and raised in the heart of Florence at the beginning of the last Century and have just celebrated my 91st birthday. My family and I have been living in a historic listed building between Piazza della Signoria and Piazza Santa Croce for 5 generations and I have always shared my deep love for my city and its history and anecdotes, my memories, our tradition and local food with my family, my grandchildren and my daughter Laura who will join us in the experience. I am the oldest resident of the neighborhood and I'm called the 'Mayor of the district'. We are not tour guides but just true lifelong residents in love with our city! We are looking forward to sharing our love for Florence and good food with you!
I was born and raised in the heart of Florence at the beginning of the last Century and have just celebrated my 91st birthday. My family and I have been living in a historic listed building between Piazza della Signoria and Piazza Santa Croce for 5 generations and I have always shared my deep love for my city and its history and anecdotes, my memories, our tradition and local food with my family, my grandchildren and my daughter Laura who will join us in the experience. I am the oldest resident…
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Where you'll be

We will start our walk from Piazza della Signoria, Uffizi courtyard and surroundings. Along the way where my home is, Santa Croce area will be our next stop.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 97 reviews.

Marian
October 2019
We enjoyed our time with Gianfranco and his daughter Laura. It was fantastic to meander through the St Croce area and to hear the local history and stories from Florentines! A welcoming and personal tour!
Jen
October 2019
Thank you so much Gianfranco and Laura. My mom and I could not have had a better first day touring the city with you in Florence and you exceeded our expectations. We loved hearing about your family, ancestors and funny stories that only a true Florentine would know. Grazie Mille
Thank you so much Gianfranco and Laura. My mom and I could not have had a better first day touring the city with you in Florence and you exceeded our expectations. We loved hearing…
Adrienne (Michelle)
October 2019
I wanted to see Firenze through a local’s eyes, so I selected an Experience with Gianfranco and Laura! This was by far my best time in Firenze (I visited last year as well.) They shared information and family anecdotes from five generations of history, as well as some lesser-known information about sculptures and architecture. At the end of the tour, we all dined with Laura at a favourite restaurant of hers. Lots of laughter and lively conversation. Honestly, this tour is not to be missed! Gianfranco and Laura made me feel welcome to and comfortable in Firenze. Lovely people with a great sense of humor! You’ll love it!
I wanted to see Firenze through a local’s eyes, so I selected an Experience with Gianfranco and Laura! This was by far my best time in Firenze (I visited last year as well.) They…
Pamela
October 2019
Gianfranco is adorable and his daughter, Laura, tells the stories of her Family with so much love and passion. It was a delight to be a part of this experience. Not only are their stories but also insights to some of the most hidden gems of this beautiful and sacred city. I would recommend this to anyone wanting a closer perspective into Florence.
Gianfranco is adorable and his daughter, Laura, tells the stories of her Family with so much love and passion. It was a delight to be a part of this experience. Not only are their…
Karen
October 2019
Definitely worth the time and money. Laura and her father gave such a personal and in depth view of culture and way of living in Florence, going to places often missed on large scale tours. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone who loves to experience authentic Florence beyond the tourist path.
Definitely worth the time and money. Laura and her father gave such a personal and in depth view of culture and way of living in Florence, going to places often missed on large sca…
Nicole
October 2019
It was wonderful to get a local perspective on such a beautiful city. Laura made sure we got to see her favorite spots. Lunch was a real highlight - amazing food and great conversation.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.