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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

Gil O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The class demonstration was excellent and fun. Be carefu though when booking the activity as the address provided on the booking invoice from Viator is NOT where the cooking demonstration is located. We walked in circles trying to find our meeting point which was evidently described in a separate email notification which we must have missed. So unless it is absolutely clear where the pickup point is, I would avoid this class altogether.

Jane M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was so much fun. Simone was wonderful and we enjoyed all the company.

Lynette M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Our cooking class with Simone' was enormous fun. He was skillful, thoughtful, instructive and entertaining. The food was delicious and we can't wait to try our new skills at home

Nancy M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This didn't start out great. I was sent the wrong address and had to hustle to the pickup zone near Plaza Gramschi. Then my driver appeared and I hopped into a nice Mercedes for a ride to the Casa Frassia - about 20 minutes outside of Siena. Where in the heck were we going? Once I arrived, however, the chef, Simone, bag an to explain and had me start helping with food prep. Turned out there were only two of us in the cooking class and we did everything! It was a great experience. My only suggestion would be for Viator and the Company running the Tuscan Cooking class to make sure the location is correct in the email voucher confirmation.

Stanley Adams W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

As fit turned out, my wife and I were the only two participants in this class and thankfully it was not cancelled for that small number. With the one on one experience, we were able to prepare a delicious meal with the close guidance of our chef. We definitely learned new techniques and enjoyed the results of our efforts on the terrace above the restaurant. An enjoyable time, even with the three of us.

Robyn W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This cooking class was fun and informative. Small numbers meant everyone got to be involved with food prep and the meal was delicious. Lots of good tips and tricks for fail safe recipes to be reproduced at home.

Laura Ann F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

So much fun! Excellent instruction - very funny hosts - casual and engaging. We had a great time!

Sally L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was a brilliant tour. We had so much fun and learned so much about Italian cooking. Our Chef was amazing! Julio was very passionate about his cooking and this definitely rubbed off on us. He was funny, engaging and clearly loves to teach others. We highly recommend this tour as it was certainly a highlight of our trip! You will not be disappointed :

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!

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