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Tour code: 5049COOKING

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Try your hand at Florentine cuisine on this 5.5-hour cooking class. Journey first to the city’s Central Market alongside expert chefs to select local ingredients for your lunch. Then head to the cooking school to learn how to make Tuscan favorites including bruschetta, homemade pasta and dessert. Afterward, sit down to enjoy the fruits of your labor, complemented by two glasses of Chianti wine. This class is limited to 25 to keep the experience as intimate as possible.


  • 5.5-hour small-group market visit and cooking class in Florence
  • Trawl Florence’s bustling central market for ingredients with expert chefs
  • Learn how to prepare a classic Italian meal in a home-like, cooking school kitchen
  • Create three dishes such as bruschetta, homemade pasta and sauce, and dessert
  • Enjoy your prepared feast with two glasses of Chianti wine
  • Receive a recipe booklet and diploma after your class
  • Enjoy personalized attention from the chefs in a small-group class limited to 25 people at most

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Italian Cooking Class in Florence

Learn Tuscan cooking from expert chefs on this small-group cooking class

Join up with your instructors and fellow classmates in central Florence and head to the Central Market nearby. Filled with stands of fresh produce, the market is a heavenly spot for foodies.

Step inside and meet the local vendors as you search for ingredients and other Florentine delicacies. After gathering everything you need for your meal, walk to the cooking school.

Tie on your apron and get to work under the guidance of your chefs, as you learn how to make a delicious Italian lunch. Prepare bruschetta, pastas such as ravioli from scratch, plus fresh sauces and a dessert. Your chefs will offer tips along the way, as well as samples from the market to nibble on.

Take a seat in the dining room once your meal is ready and say, Buon appetito! Toast your newfound friends with two glasses of Chianti wine and feast on your creations.

With appetites and taste buds sated, depart with a graduation diploma and a recipe booklet, so you can cook these dishes again for friends and family.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

If you love cooking and Italian food then I highly recommend this class. David and Giuseppe were very nice and made the class fun. We learned a lot and made some delicious food!

Richard S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

My wife and I really loved this cooking class. I would certainly recommend it to anyone who has the time.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

An absolutely amazing experience!!! Not to be missed!!

Theresa F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was sooooo much fun! We learned a lot about food, wine, local food, and of course cooking. We will be sure to cook all these at home, especially the tiramisu. There was a great balance of teaching, hands on experience, and then eating what we made. This tour will definitely be one of the highlights of our trip.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

So much fun!! We had a blast and ended up booking their pizza and gelato class later on in the evening!

Charlotte S N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Absolutely worth the money. Great chef who was funny and full of good information. What a nice way to meet others.

Laura C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Both of my classes--a 6 hour small group and the Pizza and Gelato class--were wonderful! The chefs Daniel, Davide and Guiseppe were organized, knowledgeable, fun. They were thorough in teaching the techniques, science, presentation of each dish. The students were engaged in the class and interested. I would recommend these classes to anyone traveling to Florence! Laura Claverie, New Orleans, USA

Andrew D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

It was our first time taking a cooking class anywhere. All 6 of us had a great time! The instructors were friendly, knowledgeable and fun. The food was terrific! We plan on taking the pizza/gelato cooking class when we return. We will definitely recommend to our family and friends. GRAZIE!

Lyndsay F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This was such a fun day, and I highly recommend this small group cooking class! Alex and Daniel make learning about Italian, and specifically Tuscan, cooking fun and exciting. After an educational tour through the central market, we went back to their cooking school to learn how to make different pastas, multiple sauces, and the best tiramisu I have ever had. The wine was fantastic as well! Also, I'm a vegetarian, and they were prepared for that and flexible when they learned another participant was pregnant and couldn't have raw eggs. I will definitely take another class if I'm back in Florence again. Thanks guys!!!!

Patricia M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

It was an amazing experience!!

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