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  • Location:Florence, Italy
  • Duration:5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Small-Group Italian Cooking Class in Florence

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

Hannah P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Absolutely fantastic tour! Daniel was a wonderful and fun chef and was one of my highlights of Italy!

Bryan I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Awesome cooking class!!!!! So much fun, and wine was being poured with no limits! Food was
great , lots of fun! Well worth the money. Give yourself enough time to get to the meeting point!

Susan B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was definitely a trip highlight. I had so much fun I immediately booked another cooking class for the following day.

Roseanne M . J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It was wonderful!

Elizabeth C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was a really excellent day - we were upgraded from the half day cooking class at no extra cost and went out into the beautiful Tuscan countryside. The staff were extremely nice when one of the party was feeling unwell. The food was delicious and the Chianti only served to enhance the mood and break the ice with the others in the group - we had a good giggle. Would recommend this class as a really good experience.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We so enjoyed this cooking experience the staff was very entertaining and informative!!!! We enjoyed the trip to the market and making a full dinner!!!

Kirk S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was the high light of our tour of Italy. Chefs David and Allen, made it fun, educational, entertaining and delicious. We can't wait to try out our new skills at home

Brian R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Amazing experience! Alex was an incredible tour guide and chef. We learned a lot, ate a lot, and had a great time. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys Italian food.

Carolyn P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was part of a family vacation for us. 6 adults We had a great time. We visited the market briefly and got some great insights into Italian food. Then we moved on to the kitchen to make tiramisu and homemade pasta, which we promptly consumed for lunch. It was one of the highlights of our time in Firenze.

Connie R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We loved every minute of this tour! It made our day! Our chefs were very personable and we actually can't wait to share our menu and new skills with our family when we get home! We also loved the tour of the Markato Centrale. Fascinating and very informative. We went back the next day and explored it again.

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