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Private Cooking Class in Florence and Market Tour

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Firenze, Italy

From $188.29 / person

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Learn how to cook like an Italian on this full-day culinary experience from Florence. Led by an expert guide, shop for fresh ingredients at a Florentine market before traveling to the wine region of Chianti. There, begin your cooking class inside the walls of a historic villa under the guidance of a prominent Florentine chef. Prepare a delicious 4-course meal and then sit down to taste the fruits of your labor, complemented by top Chianti wine. Numbers are limited to 12 to ensure an intimate experience.

Additional Details

  • Tuscan food tour including market visit, cooking class, 4-course meal and wine tasting
  • Prepare and cook a 4-course Tuscan feast, featuring specialties such as ravioli gnudi and strawberry tiramisu
  • Enjoy a wine tasting with the meal and savor esteemed varietals such as Chianti Classico
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 people ensures a personalized experience
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Fresh home made pasta
Tagliatelle and Ravioli with 2 different sauces. The menu may slightly vary depending on the fresh ingredients available and intollerances
Use of apron and cooking utensils
Wine tasting of 3 wines (Chianti Classico, Reserve, Tuscan dessert wine)
Graduation Certificate and Booklet with recipes
Suitable for vegetarians! (please inform us in advance)
Free subscription to our Food & Wine Club (25-Euro value), to access special discounts online on wine and typical products

Departure Point

Piazza Mentana, 3, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your cooking experience begins in central Florence, where you meet your host and head to a local market. Peruse the stalls, sample some of local specialties and shop for cooking ingredients with your host.

Afterward, climb aboard your minivan and journey out of the city, heading deeper into the rolling vineyards and olive groves of Tuscany’s Chianti wine region.

Arrive at a rustic villa and meet Chef Giovanni, your prominent instructor hailing from Florence. Tie on your apron and, under Giovanni’s guidance, prepare a delicious, 4-course meal. (See the Itinerary for a sample menu.)

Enjoy a special wine lab experience. This fun and educational experience lets you understand how different varieties of pure wines are blended to obtain the final complex wines, each one with a peculiar bouquet of scents and flavors.

Learn the ins and outs of Tuscan produce, tips on how best to prepare it and the fine art of creating pasta from scratch. Reward your efforts afterward by sitting down to feast on your dishes, complemented by local wine. Sip and swirl three varietals, typically a Chianti reserve, a Chianti Classico and a Tuscan dessert wine, and hear how to distinguish each blend’s characteristics.

After your meal, commemorate your new culinary chops with a certificate from Giovanni before returning to Florence.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarians can be catered for; please make a note in the 'Special Requirements' field when booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Florencetown

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Cooking Class in Florence and Market Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Private Cooking Class in Florence and Market Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Private Cooking Class in Florence and Market Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Cooking Class in Florence and Market Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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What is the maximum group size during Private Cooking Class in Florence and Market Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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Food experience
, Oct 2019
My cooking class with Chief Marco was a total delight. Informative and fun. Met lovely people, a highlight!
Marvelous Experience
Joan M
, Sep 2019
The cooking class was fantastic. It was much better than we expected. Our chef, Marco, was passionate about the food and a wonderful instructor. We learned so much and had so much fun. We couldn’t believe we ate our own homemade ravioli and our own homemade tiramisu. Highly recommend this for cooks and non-cooks alike.
What a wonderful day of shoppin, tasting, cooking and laughing!
, Sep 2019
Alain made our day so enjoyable when we were in Florence, first meeting us downtown and walking us through the city, giving us food tips and history that was so fascinating! Then we visited the produce market, where he had some of his friends prepare superfresh disshes of fruit for us. We then went inside to sample cheese, meat and wine before being whisked to the countryside to a comfortable space to cook, sample and drink delicious wine. Alain was funny and adept, sharing secrets and stories with us as we all had ample hands-on time to make two kinds of sauces, two kinds of pasta and some tiramisu... all of which we ate before he took us to the winery on site to sample sweet wine and biscotti and get a tour of the winery. Fascinating and fun, all day long. My husband and I met some great people and really appreciated Alain's presence and style. You should ask fir him by name if you're interested in this tour. Have fun! :D
Dont miss out on this fun day with...
Ken W
, Sep 2018
Dont miss out on this fun day with Marco! We met at a central location to watch him do his local shopping for our cooking class. We then took our van tour to the Tuscany hillside to a nice cooking facility. Learning how to make homemake pasta and Tiramisu was hands on and so much fun. A glass of local wine here and there was great too! We then toured a local wine cellar and then short scenic ride back to Florence. A must do in Tuscany.
the cooking class was a lot of fun but...
robert m
, Sep 2018
the cooking class was a lot of fun but the trip through the market felt a little disjointed. our tour host Marco was extremely patient with us as we attempted to make pasta and desert. The finished product was excellent! my wife and I enjoyed this tour very much and we look forward to trying the recipes provided.
Tuscan Cooking Class was both entertaining as well as informative!
, Sep 2018
We had a fantastic time learning how to make pasta as well as learning about Italian food and culture. We met some great couples and our chef Giuseppe was fabulous engaging everyone and sharing his expertise.
Fun market tour and a great cooking...
George C
, Aug 2018
Fun market tour and a great cooking class where we made delicious pastas and then gorged on them afterwards.
Awesome class! We started with a...
Kim K
, Jun 2018
Awesome class! We started with a fresh market tour and bought all of the ingredients that we needed for the day. Matteo was very knowledgable about everything that we cooked. We received a lot of information and a take home cookbook! The groundsand the villa were beautiful!
Amazing experience Our...
, Oct 2017
Amazing experience Our instructor Javier so knowledgeable Small group Highly recommended
What a great way to end our time in...
Jacob C v
, Oct 2017
What a great way to end our time in Florence. Loved the experience from our time at the market - with samples - through making and eating our own pasta and tiramisu. Everyone in the small group had a great day.

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