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Florence, Italy: Enoteca Alessi-Boasting the Biggest Wine Cellar!

Updated on July 17, 2016

Amazing Wine Cellar

For lovers of the Renaissance, the Medici, and Florence.

Private Tasting in the Alcove

Bacchus (Painted by Antonella)

Antonella & Bacchus

"Oh, Wow!"

That is the usual exclamation that clients say when I lead them downstairs for a private wine tasting at Enoteca Alessi. Taste Florence likes to impress its groups by taking them to places that other tourists don't even know exist and Enoteca Alessi is no exception, especially since it boasts the largest wine cellar in the historical city center.

Not only is this cellar a beautiful space to conduct wine tastings, it's the perfect temperature to store myriads of fine vintages from all over Italy and other parts of the world. They also sell a variety of special aged spirits and fine wine accessories that will fit any budget. If you are a wine expert, you may wish to have an exclusive tasting as you sit in one of the magnificent barrel chairs nestled inside a private alcove.

Upstairs, there is a wine bar, gourmet shop (oils, balsamic, spices, etc.), and old fashioned candy store full of sweet treats- truly a paradise for your taste buds!

Another unique feature is that the owner (Massimo) is an artist and likes to make tables, chairs, and light fixtures from barrels, wine boxes, and bottles. Nothing goes to waste and the results are really amazing! Of course, everything is for sale. Antonella, the creative free spirit who runs the bar, is also an artist who makes very cool jewelry and some of the best bruschetta in the city.

Every Thursday, Enoteca Alessi offers wine tastings at a special price. This is a chance for people to try a variety of excellent wines at a reasonable price. The music is always good, the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed, the food and wine are fabulous- what more can you ask for? It's really a great place to just have a break from sightseeing or enjoy an aperitivo before going out to dinner.

If you have questions or wish to know more about the wines, Antonella and Massimo speak English and enjoy sharing their extensive knowledge. If you wish to have wine shipped to your home, they ship all over the world. Enoteca Alessi website:

Thank you for reading!

C. De Melo
Author & Artist

Antonella & Me


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