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One of the highlights of our trip! The lady helping out with the tour/translating for the chef was super sweet and the chef was great! We had such a great time. HIGHLY RECOMMEND this class! You will not be disappointed!
My wife and I had a great time at cooking class. We made two types of homemade pasta and two types of sauces. We also made tiramisu. At the end of the class we got to enjoy a great lunch of the food we cooked, which was one of the best meals we had while in Florence. The class size was small enough so that we each received personalized instruction but also large enough to enjoy the company of a nice mix of other people. The two instructors were extremely knowledgeable and gave us many useful tips. They were also great fun to be with. The class was one of the highlights of our trip to Italy.
This was such a great experience! My husband and I really enjoyed the cooking class with Carmela and Elisa and Valerie. They were so much fun and we were stuffed after preparing and eating all of the delicious food. Everything was very well organized and had a nice flow to the whole day excursion. One of our best days in Florence!!!
We loved this tour. Our guide Gloria was extremely knowledgeable and a fun guide. The wineries we visited were very unique and very beautiful. Our lunch was also extremely delicious. It was a long day but a great way to see the Tuscan wine region. I would highly recommend this tour!
This tour was great. I went with my mom and dad, and they got my dad to join in and cook. Making pasta was great and the food tasted great. Even though it a raining, it was still an awesome day. I would definitely recommend this tour again.
My wife and I enjoyed the entire experience. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly, the food was delicious and the views were spectacular.
Christi W USA
My husband and I both like to cook and we learned how easy it is to make pasta from scratch and bruschetta and tiramisu and much more! The class seemed like a lot of people, but everyone got to make pasta and be a part of the meal preparation. This was one of the best meals that we had in Italy and we got to enjoy it with other foodies! Thank you to the whole staff for an amazing experience.
Martina, our tour guide was very enjoyable. She had great knowledge of the area. It was a fun day! Thanks
We were a little concerned going into this about the how long the tour was going to last for, but it went SO quickly and every experience was excellent! Gloria was our guide and she was fantastic -- really really knowledgeable and very friend and funny. There was so much wine and food - I recommend this tour to anyone who comes to visit Florence. With 9 tastings some refills making it 9, each paired with certain foods that bring complement the wine, a large cheese and bread platter, a HUGE and super delicious lunch seriously, one of my favorites the whole 10 days in Italy, and deli meats and crackers at the end, this is a NO MISS EXPERIENCE. Don't forget about those Tuscan views, too!
Is there a sixth star? If so, I'd give it. Before knowing about this tour, we had wanted to explore the Italian countryside as a central goal of our first trip to Italy. We realized pretty quickly that trying to rent a car and then finding and navigating the best streets and towns to see was very confusing and was likely to fail on our own. On a whim we chose to book this tour instead.
This was one of the best choices we made in our trip -- the highlight of our two week stay. Lavinia, our tour guide, was fluent, articulate, very friendly, gracious, and made you completely at ease asking whatever questions you wanted. Further, being from the actual region of our tour, she could not only give general history but personal accounts that really helped shape our understanding. She is a gem of a guide.
About the tour itself, it was beautiful -- exactly what we hoped for. We navigated the countryside through all sorts of hidden back roads and narrow traffic lanes to see the best of the Chianti regions' wineries and small towns, thankful for the skill and experience of Sergio, our driver. We were taken to multiple historic wineries, tasted excellent wines, saw much of the picture-perfect countryside, had a wonderful lunch at a little known, exclusive restaurant in the heart of the region, and had an opportunity to explore one of the regions' small towns. Simply perfect. We recommend this fully.
Learned how to make pasta from scratch, 2 pasta dishes and made tiramisu! The trip to the market was nice, but very difficult to hear the guide as the market is loud and busy, would've been nice to have the earphones and the chef guide mic'd. Overall a wonderful experience!
Easy to meet up at the train station. Our guide, Gloria, was energetic, fun and informative about Tuscan wine and history.
Small bus and group of about 14.
Great scenery and commentary from the guide as we drove through Tuscan vineyards and estates.
We tasted wines with selected cheeses and other foods at two wineries. Very beautiful elegant estates. Toured the wine making facilities at each place. Tour was well-organized and we had private tasting rooms set up for us with wines and food. Very nice.
Third place was an agriturismo with an outstanding restaurant with sweeping views of a Tuscan valley. We enjoyed a lavish lunch of meats, salads, cheeses and of course wines. We spent a couple of hours here eating, drinking, talking and taking photos of the incredible views.
We also had free time in the picturesque Chianti town of Greve which is quite cute and has loads of shops.
Got back to Florence around 7 PM - dropped off at the train station.
Highly recommend this all day tour.
I had an amazing time !! Meet some great people ! I would recommend this cooking class in Florence Tuscany !!!
Martina Freddy and Carmella were wonderful hosts. The day started in Florence with a walking/history tour of Florence. Martina shared some really fun and interesting insights into Florence and its food culture. We took in some sights as well as the San Lorenzo Market and then headed over to the Walkabout Tours property for the cooking portion of the tour. This was so much fun! We were able to take part in as many demonstrations as we wanted as well as have hands on time of our own. The food and wine were abundant and delicious.
We had the best time on this tour! The wine and food was absolutely delicious but without a doubt the best part of the tour was our guide, Lavi. She is so knowledgeable and fun to be around that it made this tour the highlight of our Italy trip.
Do yourself a favor and do this tour and ask for Lavi
This cooking class was fantastic and I would recommend this for anyone looking for something a little different of an experience. We had a fantastic tour guide, Olivia, that was able to share little tidbits about Florence and how the locals cook and shop.
To start our day, we got to go on a brief walking tour of Florence on our way to a produce market, bakery and meat market. It was interesting to see the little shops and we were able to purchase a couple snacks along the way which were delicious. I believe this part of the tour is not offered on Sundays as the market is not open and I would recommend doing this on a day where you can experience this. After picking up all our food we went on a short bus ride to the villa where the class was taking place. This was a beautiful property with amazing views of Florence, make sure to bring your cameras!
The cooking portion of the day was so much fun! We were given valuable instruction on how to make each item, people in the class got to complete different tasks towards making the meal and the guides and chef were so much fun. As a class we made bruschetta, bolegnese sauce, pasta, pork loin and potatoes, tiramisu and gelato. At lunchtime, we were shown how neapolitan pizza is made and we were able to make our own personal pizzas in the wood burning oven outside.
After spending a couple hours cooking, we got to sit down to our very own meal of pasta with bolegnese sauce, pork, potatoes and desserts that we made and it was all delicious.
Our tour guide, Martina, was fun, knowledgeable and entertaining. Wonderful wine, fantastic food and incredible sights. Worth every penny!
This tour was amazing!
This is the third time i have taken this tour. It is that good. Lavi and Gloria provide you a terrific tour in Florence, especially the Central Market. The location in the hills of Florence is absolutely beautiful. I highly recommend this tour!
The best part of my florence trip. I loved our guide and our chef. It added so much history and info about Florence.
AMAZING day trip with Gloria, our guide, and Sergio, our driver. Gloria was knowledgable, welcoming, and a joy to spend the day with. We were in a group of 12, 6 couples in total, and had a great time getting to know everyone. We learned so much, and came home with a few souvenirs including two bottles of wine!. The lunch was delicious, and the location beautiful. So glad we did the tour instead of driving ourselves around, especially as the roads are very twisty and turning be sure to eat breakfast before you leave, and bring some water! Highly recommend this tour, was probably the best day of our trip!
Great tour. Great guide. Highly recommended!
This tour was the highlight of our trip to Italy! Now being home, we find ourselves still craving to go back and see more of the Chianti region. Alessandro, our tour guide, was awesome! He was incredibly knowledgeable and funny. This region's natural beauty speaks for itself and pictures just do not do it justice.
The wine tastings were excellent and truly were the center of this tour. If you are looking to go to Italy and take a day where someone else chauffeurs you around and plans your itinerary, this is the tour for you.
This was one of our favourite days in our entire trip. The bus ride over was quick and painless, especially with the commentary. Once you get to the farmhouse you are greeted by a breath taking view, an amazing kitchen, and an outstanding chef to guide you through your day. The hosts were simply incredible, and of course the food and wine was to die for. Thanks so much for an unforgettable day.
What a wonderful tour! We were a very small group and Serena was our guide. She was spectacular! She was overflowing with information and patiently answered all of our questions. She was so passionate about her job and it really reflected on how she cared for us throughout the day. The ride up to the winery while bumpy was beautiful. The dinner was excellent and of course the wine tastings were outstanding. Not to mention all that you learn about the grape harvesting, the wine making processes and of course selecting a true Chianti in the Tuscan region. I felt like an expert when the evening was over. I would highly recommend this tour. Be sure to ask for Serena. She really made the day even better.
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