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COLORS , PERFUMES AND FLAVORS

Florence, Italy

Experience hosted by Giovanna

2.5 hours
Includes food
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

We will meet at Feltrinelli Red in Repubblica square and from there we will reach Zecchi , an incredible pigment shop to tackle the first element COLORS , helped by the Knowledge of the owner : There are so many ways that Colors enter the history of the City !
Then from there along the side of the Cathedral , toward the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella , where colors and perfumes are historically together in unexpeceted ways !

From the Basilica a short walk to one of the oldest perfume making places in the world Officina Profumo farmaceutica of Santa Maria Novella , where you can even smell the perfume of Caterina de Medici ,and so we will discover the scent of Florence .

Last but not least , passing trough the old streets of the Market , to the Mercato Centrale , the largest food market in Florence , to taste some of the bounty and FLAVORS of the city !
COLORS , PERFUMES AND FLAVORS an original way to discover Florence
Other things to note
The total of the km that we walk during this experience is 2.3
All in flat area and we will walk them little by little !
Headphones will be provided for groups of more than 4 people .
We will meet at Feltrinelli Red in Repubblica square and from there we will reach Zecchi , an incredible pigment shop to tackle the first element COLORS , helped by the Knowledge of the owner : There are so many ways that Colors enter the history of the City !
Then from there along the side of the Cathedral , toward the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella , where colors and perfumes are historically together in unexpeceted ways !

Giovanna's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    wine and tastings
From $118
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Giovanna

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 5 Reviews
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I am a professional guide of Florence and love to paint !

My family comes from the land of the Medici , Mugello, and my grandfather use to make olive oil and wine , so I learned soon the basics of excellent food .

If there is something that truly define a city , you can say that Florence is made by Colors , that have inspired the many painters and artists, Perfumes, that are the essence of the city , and Flavors , that come from the product of the land, and create its unique taste .

So join me in this discovery that start with your senses to reach the human roots of its uniqueness
I am a professional guide of Florence and love to paint !

My family comes from the land of the Medici , Mugello, and my grandfather use to make olive oil and wine , so I learned soon the basics of excellent food .

If there is something that truly define a city , you can say that Florence is made by Colors , that have inspired the many painters and artists, Perfumes, that are the essence of the city , and Flavors , that come from the product of the land, and create…
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Where you'll be

Zecchi , the most famous pigment shop of Florence .
Officina Profumo Farmaceutica , considered one of the oldest perfumery place of Italy.
Mercato Centrale , the largest food market of Florence .

Zecchi , Officina Profumo Farmaceutica, and Mercato Centrale do not ask any payment to enter their unique places.
Nathalie
April 2019
Das muss man erlebt haben! Es gibt Dir einen anderen Blick auf die Stadt, die Kunst und die Kultur! Giovanna ist mit vollem Herzen dabei und nimmt Dich mit auf eine wunderbare Reise!!!
Justin
December 2018
We had a such a pleasant time discovering Florence and the Renaissance through Giovanna's unique perspective: color, smell and taste (yes, you will get to taste delicious food!). Giovanna is very knowledgeable in Florentine art, culture, and history and was extremely engaging throughout the experience. We came out with a greater appreciation and a better perspective of Florentine culture, history and art. The things you'll learn from Giovanna, you won't learn from any another tour. We highly recommend Giovanna's experience! Thank you, Giovanna!
We had a such a pleasant time discovering Florence and the Renaissance through Giovanna's unique perspective: color, smell and taste (yes, you will get to taste delicious food!). G…
New
October 2018
Giovanna is a delightful, informative, and creative host! This experience is like no other experience offered in Florence as it is unique and provides a hidden perspective to the history and essence of Florence. Giovanna takes you to places that most would not otherwise find on their own and her storytelling brings the history of Florence alive! This experience and what I gained from it followed me through the rest of my days in Florence and I was able to taste, smell, and see this beautiful city in a new light because of Giovanna! I highly recommend this experience for a deeper perspective of this Renaissance city.
Giovanna is a delightful, informative, and creative host! This experience is like no other experience offered in Florence as it is unique and provides a hidden perspective to the h…
Michelle
October 2018
This was the most magical experience I have ever had in Florence. Giovanna is so wonderful and creative - I would do this again in a heartbeat!
Amanda
October 2018
Giovanna’s experience was my first one in Airbnb and I’m so glad it was! She really knows what she is talking about. We took a nice walk through the city center and talked about the importance of colour in the city history and in life! We went to a paint shop and saw how some colours are made, saw the Santa Maria del Fiore in a way tourists don’t know how to see it, ate some delicious pastrys and cheeses and smelled the Catarina de Medici perfume. In the end she also gave me a beautiful present ❤️ This experience is really worth it.
Giovanna’s experience was my first one in Airbnb and I’m so glad it was! She really knows what she is talking about. We took a nice walk through the city center and talked about th…

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.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 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.

What to bring

Bring your curiosity and a camera !