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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

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!

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.

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