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Small-Group Italian Cooking Class with Florence Market Tour in Florence

  • Get to know Italian food in depth with a hands-on cooking class
  • A maximum of 25 people gives you an intimate learning environment
  • Guided market tour teaches you how to select the best produce
Small-Group Italian Cooking Class with Florence Market Tour in Florence
From US$91.52
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9am Cooking Class
Small-Group cooking class in a group of no more than 25 people.
From US$91.52

When in Florence, learn to cook and shop like a local from a professional chef during this Tuscan cooking class. Walk through the Central Market with a guide who teaches you how to select the best products, and then how to make dishes such as homemade pasta and bruschetta. Dine on the fruits of your labor, accompanied by two glasses of wine, making this an educational and delicious experience.

What to Expect

Meet your chef guide and fellow food lovers in central Florence for your market tour and cooking class. Although eating at every restaurant in the city is a great way to experience Tuscan cuisine independently, you'll understand Italian culinary history more fully when you make it with your own hands.

Stroll through the Central Market to see the array of fresh produce and Florentine delicacies. Allow your chef guide to introduce you to some specialty purveyors and collect the ingredients for your meal. You'll know exactly what to look for at your local market when you prepare this meal back at home.

At the cooking school, tie on your apron and get to work. With expert guidance, prepare a typical Italian lunch of dishes such as fresh pasta, bruschetta, sauce, and tiramisu. While you cook, sample fresh tastes of produce from the market.

Sit down with your fellow travelers to feast on the meal you have prepared, accompanied by two glasses of local Chianti. Take the opportunity to ask any questions and chat with your co-chefs. Leave the experience with a diploma and recipe book to help you recreate your experience at home.

Reviews (647)
1 - 5 of 66 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
Learned about and cooked amazing food!

The trip started with a tour of Florence's Central Market where our instructor, Giuseppe, introduced us to the ingredients we would be using for our recipes. We tried different cheeses and salami and have never tried more delicious products! We then walked to the kitchen...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Susan S
Reviewed 6 days ago
Great fun for the family

One of my daughter's loves to cook and suggested we take this class on our recent trip to Florence. The other three members of our family are not really into cooking, but we went along for the ride. At the end of our trip, we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank chadt673
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
So happy

We thoroughly enjoyed our cooking school experience and were very appreciative that it went ahead with only the two of us enrolled. Marco was very knowledgeable and keen to share information about the local area, the country and its history, culture and of course the...More

1  Thank Georgie153
ThomasV3728, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Goergie153, we are pleased to read that you enjoyed our Cooking Class, this is something we always appreciate! We will also report this message to Marco, he will be happy and proud of it for sure. Of course, we hope you will be our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely love this experience, chef Alain and Marco were fun, friendly and knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed the marketing as well as the hands on cooking class! The food was amazing! So much fun we will definitely be doing it again! Thank you Alain and...More

Thank tallntrease
ThomasV3728, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Tallntrease, we are glad to read that you chose a Florencetown's Cooking Class for your stay in Florence, and that you appreciated it so much to write this great review! Both Alain and Marco will be happy to read this great feedback about his...More

Reviewed 13 December 2018
Rough start but ended on a highly recommend

When the "tour" started, those of us in the back thought it was a bit weird that our guide/chef never turned around and addressed us as we walked a few blocks to the Central market, instead he only spoke to a couple of ladies in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank tdhat
ThomasV3728, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Tdhat, Thank you for your review, it is both a way to reach the perfect quality and to improve everybody's experiences. We are always open both to positive details and useful suggestions coming from our guests, this is an effective way to improve our...More

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8 November 2018|
Response from ThomasV3728 | Property representative |
Hello Smayginnes, thank you for your question. Absolutely, we are experts in providing private and tailor-made experiences. Contact us directly at our info to talk to a FIT operator who will take care of your request and... More
18 October 2018|
Response from 790phij | Reviewed this property |
Depends which tour you select . The one I took lasted the entire day .