Fish Pedicure in Florence in 4 Easy Steps

written by Tiana Kai
Where to get a pedicure in Florence

I found the perfect thing to do in Florence when you feel like you’ve done it all. Instead of heading to a museum, park or wine bar why not treat yourself to the most interesting thing in town?

Doesn’t tons of little fish sucking the dead flesh off your desperately needed pedicure feet sound like a good idea? You’re in luck because thanks to Florence Fish Kiss there’s a new type of pedicure in Florence. It’s time to experience something totally unexpected right by the DuomoFor only 15€ these garra rufa, which typically come from Turkey, will trail-blaze through your calluses and even suck between your toes. They leave no dead skin behind.

At first I was excited to try this out, but as soon as I sat over the massive pedicure fish tank I started to tense up. THREE. TWO. ONE! My feet submerged and the fish went crazy. The first minute was really intense, body squirming and uncontrollable laughs exited my belly. It was weird. Even though they offer a 30 minute session I opted for the 15 minutes for 15€ to give it a shot. That was a perfect amount of time and my feet felt so refreshed and soft!

The fish felt like high-powered jets hitting my feet, so if the idea of fish munching on your toes grosses you out, just close your eyes and pretend the sensation is caused by jacuzzi jets and you’ll be fine.

Read about my awkward massage in Florence.

Four Easy Steps To A Fish Pedicure

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One: clean your feet

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Two: contemplate what the next 15 minutes will feel like

pedicure in Florence

Three: freak out! Nadia‘s a champ

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Four: sit back and relax, or at least try to

Florence Fish Kiss is located on Via de’ Rondinelli 22/r. They have seven tanks set up, so go with friends. It’s even a great idea for a bachelorette activity. Find them on Facebook here.

What do you think, are you ready for this type of pedi?

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Teresa December 20, 2014 at 10:59 pm

I tried to find this in Seattle, but – bummer – they made it illegal!!! : ( Looks fantastic though…

Tiana Kai December 21, 2014 at 5:09 pm

Ya I read some scary articles about it, glad I had the chance to do it once to see what it feels like.

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Becky Padmore January 27, 2015 at 1:21 pm

I’m so ticklish so not sure I’d be able to do this myself! 😉

Tiana Kai January 27, 2015 at 11:12 pm

It was painfully ticklish!!!

Sarah Marcrom June 16, 2015 at 3:53 am

Ah! This would be a crazy, out of the box experience! Random question, do you know if blowout bars have become popular in Florence yet? I’d love to have my hair professionally washed and dried when we’re in town next week but didn’t know if this was popular yet.

Tiana Kai June 16, 2015 at 9:19 am

There are so many salons in Florence that you shouldn’t have a problem finding a place just for a blowout. I usually go to Contesta Rock for my hair cuts and style.


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