Tour code: 5919COOKING
Get an authentic taste of northern Italy on this 4-hour cooking class in Siena. Led by a local chef, learn how to craft a delicious spread of Tuscan favorites, including bruschetta, crostini and pici, thick, hand-rolled pasta originating in Siena. Afterward, enjoy the fruits of your labor as you savor your creations with your group and a glass of vino. Group size is reserved to 15 to keep this experience as intimate as possible.


  • 4-hour Tuscan cooking class in Siena
  • Hear Italian cooking tips from your host, a professional local chef
  • Prepare an antipasto meal of classic Italian snacks like bruschetta and crostini
  • Mix, knead, roll and cut your own Tuscan pici pasta
  • Sit down to eat your feast at the end of your cooking class
  • Small-group cooking class with a maximum of 15 people ensures a personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Tuscan Cooking Class in Siena

Learn how to make traditional Tuscan dishes in Siena!

Begin your culinary adventure in central Siena, where you’ll join up with your guide and head to a private kitchen.

Siena's countryside is abundant with olive groves, grapevines and sage and rosemary bushes, all which contribute to its culinary success. Using these local ingredients, learn how to first prepare the antipasti, or starters. Under the tutorial of your chef, put together plates of toasted crostini as well as the toppings for bruschetta, bread topped with juicy tomatoes, olive oil and basil.

Afterward, try your hand at Tuscan pici, a thick pasta hailing from Siena. Mix and knead your dough before cutting it into doughy strands, topped off with a sauce.

Then, say ‘Buon appetito!’ as you sit down to eat your dishes with your group. Your chef will select a top Tuscan wine to pair with your meal.

Appetites sated, depart with a recipe card so that you can recreate a taste of Tuscany back home.

Customer Reviews

Brian O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great class! Our chef was patient, funny and had the ability to make even beginners feel comfortable. The food that we made together was delicious. I can't wait to try it at home. This class was one of the high points of our trip.

Kimberly B United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was a highlight of our trip to Italy. It was a nice break from all the sightseeing where we were experiencing to get into doing. The class size was perfect 8 people- 4 men/4 women, the chef/teachers were authentic one only spoke Italian! and warm. The 4-course meal we learned to cook was delicious. I got lots of practical tips and aha, that's how they do its. And sitting down and eating our food was delightful. Everyone in the class had a chance to prepare multiple parts of the meal and everyone pitched in to serve the meal. Cooking together is a fun activity and I'm really glad we did this! I would recommend this to anyone/everyone!

Diana G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was an extremely satisfying and pleasant experience, as well as a learning experience. It was especially interesting because 2 of the attendees were children, ages 4 and 6. They were extremely well behaved and really enjoyed cooking, especially rolling the dough. I only have one criticism...and that is the use of salt--especially in the mixture for the roast pork. An extremely hugh amount of salt was used, along with the spices and herbs. Perhaps the Italians don't suffer from high blood pressure, but for those of us who do, we need to cut back on the use of salt I know it adds a great deal to the flavor. All in all it was a very pleasant experience and I look forward to making some of the dishes.

Lawrence M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

A truly wonderful evening of learning and cooking. Lella and Francisco together with Anna interpreter did a fantastic job. Very glad we decided to do it. Eating what we helped to prepare topped it off beautifully.

Pamela P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

A great cooking lesson, easy to understand with an interpreter. Four of us helped prepare, cook and eat a 4 course Tuscan meal. I would recommend this cooking class.

Elaine D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

I took this cooking class while traveling alone in Italy. I love to cook and what better way to meet other people. Chef Louisa was wonderful, funny and very supportive of our efforts as was her assistant Cynzia. We cooked an authentic Tuscan meal from antipasti to dolce. It was amazing and delicious. I would definitely recommend this to others. Thank you!

Richard C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Fabulous time with 8 different students. Recipes were great and everyone participated. Chef was great and dinner with red wine was wonderful. I will cook these recipes when I get home!

christine b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

This was a fantastic evening. Our chefs and hosts Claudio and Fernando were great fun and very professional. It as the best meal we had in Siena!

Kathryn R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

This tour was the best part of our trip! The instructors were great, the food amazing, and the group was so much fun. I would highly recommend doing this class!

Brenda D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

Kelly and I thoroughly this class with 4 others! We spent 5 hours with Lella, her assistant, and interpreter, all who love cooking. It was fun and comfortable as Lella led us through the steps to make a gourmet meal. We learned so much! It was exciting to be a part of this and to bring back the recipes we had made. We all got to help in making the parts of the meal and then enjoyed the meal with each other and Lella's special wine! What a great memory!! Lella is a treasure.

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