An Evening in Florence with BonAppetour!

Have you heard of BonAppetour?? It is a platform that brings travellers and locals together where locals from a particular town/city become host to travellers! The locals offer an authentic foodie experience in their home for the traveler. Isn’t it a great way to make friends??

All you have to do is find whether the city they are travelling to has BonAppetour hosts, and then book an experience with the host of your choice!

During my last trip to Italy, I booked a dinner experience with Andrea and his wife Giovanna, locals from Florence.


I had no idea what to expect in terms of food quality, ambiance or experience and honestly 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!

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An Evening in Florence with BonAppetour!

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, we tended to speak more than Giovanna and I did. It was shaping to be a great evening with Bonappetour!

After the risotto I was served fresh salad and Andrea mentioned how the tomatoes were brought from the farms in the Tuscan countryside. Later came a delicious plate of grilled fish that I took ages to finish! I enjoyed it with my glass of white wine. After the meal ended, we listened to some music and enjoyed chocolate mousse and strawberries dipped in wine! Who would say no to that?!

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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. Anyhow, 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!

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An Evening in Florence with BonAppetour!

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42 thoughts on “An Evening in Florence with BonAppetour!

  1. 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

    1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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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