Special Offer
$98.66 Save $11.08

From USD $ 87.58 View price calendar

Low Price Guarantee

Get the
Inside Scoop

Privacy Policy

Call (888) 651-9785

Special Offer

Book and save 11% compared to the local supplier's prices for travel dates until October 2016!

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

Recent Photos of This Tour

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 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

Steve H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

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.

Brenda B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

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!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This cooking class was as amazing as the wonderful food we cooked and ate! Alain and David were talented, as well as patient, instructors. I highly recommend this class, although I wish we had taken it at the beginning of our three week stay, and maybe would have cooked more in our apartment.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was a very fun class, and we are looking forward to trying out some of the recipes soon!

Marc L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This tour was so much fun. The trip to the Central Market was very interesting and informative. My husband and I found the class fun and interactive. Paola and Giuseppe were great instructors with lovely senses of humor. I have never made home made pasta and they made it so easy and delicious! Our tiramisu was to die for. I highly recommend this tour!!

connie k

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

I loved this class. I have just returned from a month visiting cities throughout Europe. I took a tour in each city and this tour was my favorite! It was fun to make pasta and the other things but it was really fun being with the two men who shared their family stories and traditions. We laughed a lot and meet other people at our table. I highly recommend to do this class.

Randall B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Chefs were great and found the session very informative and entertaining! Strongly recommend people do the cooking class.

Do wish the recipes were shared exactly as presented as there were variations from the book handed out a the conclusion. And of course - now that we are home, we are anxious to try them ALL.

Russell I United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

David and Allen were not only competent chefs, but were also passionate, knowledgeable and quite entertaining. We came away from class knowing how to make homemade pasta, a couple of sauces and tiramisu...not mention what to look for at the local market. This was great fun.

Michele T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The cooking class my daughter and I took in Florence was fabulous! Alan and Guseppe were very knowledgeable and taught the class with a lot of humor. We started the class with a trip to the market where we bought the meat and learned a lot about the local products. Then we made 2 pastas and 2 sauces as well as tiramisu. The food was amazing and I look forward to making the recipes at home. Also the book they leave you with is very informative. I wish I had it earlier in our trip. Take this class! It was fun!

katie k

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This tour was everything I imagined and more! Giuseppe and Alain were absolutely amazing! They were both so informative from the market to making the meal and so much fun! The food was to die for and they were really accommodating to my food allergy. Everything was so relaxed and easy! Thanks again!

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message