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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 with Florence Market Tour 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

Dan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Excellent cooking class.....it was fun and very entertaining. The chef Daniel is very knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor.

Bonnie F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great tour of market and quality instruction. Came home knowing how to make homemade pasta by hand!

Jacqueline H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Very informative and educational walk from our meeting point to the cooking destination. Our chef, Ilda and her assistant, Guisseppe, did a fabulous job demonstrating and explaining techniques. Highly recommend this cooking class as the pasta, sauces and dessert were fabulous!

Jennifer S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Ilda and Daniel were funny and informative and made cooking Italian classics simple and within our grasp. The meal we prepared was delicious and the kitchen was a great atmosphere to learn in. Would recommend for any age!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great experience for all ages... We had a blast! My 9 year old son now wants to open a restaurant!

Laura L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was the highlight of our trip in Florence. We had an incredible time making pasta, tiramisu, and eating it too! The chefs were great teachers and were very hands-on and fun throughout the process. We even got a book at the end with recipes, things to do in Florence, and where to eat during our trip. I would recommend this class to anyone looking for a half-day cooking class that won't suck up the entire day in Florence, for those visitors only having a select amount of days in this area.

Karen S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

My daughter and I had so much fun in the cooking class. Great tips, but the tips are not in the book with recipes that we received so I wish I had taken notes. The market walk beforehand was interesting, but the real value was in the cooking. There were 18 in our class. It isn't very hands-on, if that is the experience you want you should look at a more private tour group.

James S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

A great day out and well worth taking the time to do this. The chefs Ilde and Guiseppe are very entertaining Guiseppe had a quick and dodgy sense of humour, you leave having actually remembering how do stuff. I guess it about the delivery.

Martin H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Woman wonderful. Food delicious. Definite must do

Alissa H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was my favorite part of my trip so far. Instructors (Giuseppe and Paola) were amazing and funny while teaching. They provided great background on the traditional preperation of the dishes. Can and #39;t wait to get home and try it again on my own!

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