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An Evening in Florence with BonAppetour!

Have you heard of BonAppetour?? It is a platform that brings travelers and locals together….. to eat!! Locals become host to travelers to offer authentic food experiences in their home town! BonAppetour is a great way to have authentic food experiences and meet locals ….. like the time I had in Florence.

How does BonAppetour work??

It’s simple!

Search the city you are travelling to with BonAppetour hosts. Chose who you want to din with and book an experience!

During my past trip to Florence, I booked a dinner experience with Andrea and his wife Giovanna, both locals from Florence. I honestly had no idea what to expect in terms of food quality, ambiance or experience and it was slightly strange to knock on a someone’s door and start eating with them. But when I arrived at Andrea and Giovanna’s house, I was welcomed to warm smiles and a large bowl of homely pumpkin risotto!

Giovanna was a kind lady who chatted with me about Italian food and even told me the recipe! We spoke about Italy and India and since Andrea was fluent in English, I spoke more with him than Giovanna because I had no knowledge of Italian that time (as I do now!).

After eating the pumpkin risotto, I was served fresh salad that Andrea was kind enough to get from a nearby Tuscan farm. Next came a delicious plate of grilled fish that I took ages to finish! I enjoyed it with my glass of white wine. The meal ended on a musical note with a side of chocolate mousse and strawberries dipped in wine! Who would say no to that?!

All in all a great evening packed with sumptuous local food and amazing conversations!

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An Evening in Florence with BonAppetour!

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An Evening in Florence with BonAppetour!

Giovanna was a brilliant cook and a trained singer who invited me to her concert the next day but unfortunately I was leaving Florence the next morning….Che peccato! Next time!! 🙂

Bonappetour gave me wonderful friends in Andrea and Giovanna. They were kind to drop me back to my hotel and even welcomed me back whenever I visited Florence again.

So what are you waiting for??!

Taste the world with Bonappetour! #NOTSPONSORED

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An Evening in Florence with BonAppetour!

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  • lindaravello
    March 2, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    You are a source of inspiration x

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    • Ishita
      March 2, 2016 at 7:37 pm

      That’s very sweet dear 🙂 Thanks

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  • lindaravello
    March 2, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    Ooooh this is my type of thing – I could do this back in Paris – what do you think – might even sign up in Liverpool for foreign tourists wanting to try traditional ‘Scouse’
    Do they have these all over Italy, as I do ndot think we will be returning to Florence x

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    • Ishita
      March 2, 2016 at 6:59 pm

      They have these across the globe 🙂 Amazing, isn’t it. Glad my blog could help you find something new 😀

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  • milashy
    February 22, 2016 at 2:34 am

    Thanks a lot Ishita for introducing this fab site. I’ll definitely try it on my upcoming visit to Malaysia and Cambodia..

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    • Ishita
      February 22, 2016 at 8:13 am

      That would be wonderful! I am happy I could share 🙂

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  • Clunegapyears
    February 22, 2016 at 12:26 am

    We have also used Greeters.com where locals freely give up a day to help you orientate yourself around a city. Often they just want to practice English which is why they do it. You just have to make sure that they are not out of pocket. It works REALLY well.

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    • Ishita
      February 22, 2016 at 8:16 am

      Wow thanks for this, I really want to try it now 🙂 Grazie!

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  • gahmandhuston
    February 20, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    Sounds like an amazing time and such a great idea!

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    • Ishita
      February 21, 2016 at 4:35 pm

      It was guys!

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  • Stacy di Anna
    February 20, 2016 at 1:46 am

    What a fantastic idea! I was not familiar with this but will keep it in mind. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Ishita
      February 20, 2016 at 7:07 pm

      Always welcome Stacy 🙂

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  • timelessitaly
    February 19, 2016 at 9:10 am

    Sounds like a super way to meet the locals. Really nice post, Ishita.

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    • Ishita
      February 19, 2016 at 9:57 am

      Thank you Susan 🙂

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  • Gracefully Global
    February 19, 2016 at 7:00 am

    Very cool! I didn’t know about this service. I’ll check it out – a lot of my English students in Bologna would be interested in hosting!

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    • Ishita
      February 19, 2016 at 9:57 am

      Thanks a lot cara 🙂

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  • ravenhawks magazine
    February 19, 2016 at 6:10 am

    Reblogged this on ravenhawks' magazine and commented:
    Great post and sounds like an unforgettable experience. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Ishita
      February 19, 2016 at 10:01 am

      like always a BIG thank you!

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  • Megan | Caffeine & A Carry On
    February 19, 2016 at 3:02 am

    This sounds awesome! I would love to do this next time I’m abroad.

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    • Ishita
      February 19, 2016 at 9:58 am

      Definitely do it Megan 😀

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  • Vinitha
    February 19, 2016 at 1:36 am

    What a fun platform! I need to check it out. Did you get the risotto recipe? But then I am too impatient to take the time to cook risotto. The menu sounds delicious.

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    • Ishita
      February 19, 2016 at 9:59 am

      I am too impatient too 😛 I did but the paper on which I wrote got wet 🙁

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  • Lyn
    February 19, 2016 at 1:34 am

    I remember you writing about this some time back Ishita. Thanks for the reminder as it is such a fabulous concept which I had completely forgotten about. I love the way you are not afraid to try things. Definitely the key to your success. Thanks again Lyn x

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    • Ishita
      February 19, 2016 at 9:59 am

      That’s so sweet Lyn 🙂 Yes I did on my blogger blog which is no longer available. So thought to tell everyone here. So nice of you to always appreciate <3 hugs

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  • Avinash Gupta
    February 18, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    Wow.. i never heard about this app

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    • Ishita
      February 18, 2016 at 10:38 pm

      Its a lot of fun. Do check the website

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  • larsnapoles
    February 18, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    Great idea

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    • Ishita
      February 18, 2016 at 10:38 pm

      Glad you think so 🙂

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  • voguishlychic
    February 18, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    That looks like a delicious spread.

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    • Ishita
      February 18, 2016 at 10:39 pm

      Thank you Jovita. So much warmth in every bowl 😀

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  • rebbit7
    February 18, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    Mm, that sounds so delicious! Will have to give this a try, especially since I’m traveling!

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    • Ishita
      February 18, 2016 at 10:40 pm

      Yay when? Keep me posted 🙂

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  • Kyzrael
    February 18, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    Interesting! Definitely will try that out when I visit Italy 🙂 Food looks yummy too!

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    • Ishita
      February 18, 2016 at 8:28 pm

      It was delicious! I hope you try it the next time.

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  • Francis
    February 18, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    Great scheme and food!

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    • Ishita
      February 18, 2016 at 7:58 pm

      Thank you Francis 🙂

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  • Manja Mexi Movie
    February 18, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    What a wonderful idea! I’ll bookmark the site, that’s for sure. I’m so glad you had a wonderful experience.

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    • Ishita
      February 18, 2016 at 7:59 pm

      Definitely try. Maybe the next time yo are in Roma? Thanks 🙂

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  • Kevin
    February 18, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    Great post and a very intriguing app. Can’t wait to try it out!

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    • Ishita
      February 18, 2016 at 7:27 pm

      Thanks Kevin 🙂 Glad yo agree

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