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Wanna Be Italiano! – Florence Cooking Class

This fantastic 'hands-on' experience is a great way to learn more about Tuscan cuisine. Help prepare a traditional four-course Tuscan lunch with Chef Giovanni and then sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labour accompanied by great local wines.

After metting your guide, your experience starts with a visit to the central market to pick up the ingredients for your delicious lunch.

You will meet the butchers, the bakers, and the farmers selling vegetables from their gardens. You will learn how to distinguish the highest quality ingredients and as an added bonus, how to bargain!

Then head to chef Giovanni's home for your cooking class. Let the chef invite you into his place and be your special host.

You will cook and eat as you chat about stories of food, traditions, wines and art whilst enjoying some of the finest wines, listening to music, seating at the table, or on the sofa, in the most relaxed atmosphere.

Classes are small and intimate and everyone helps prepare the menu which includes bruschettas, pasta or risotto, main traditional dish with sides and a very special dessert. The menu may vary slightly depending on the season and the fresh ingredients available.

At the end, stay as long as you want to enjoy the real Italian atmosphere of being at a true Italian table, with your new friends.

Experience Includes

  • Tuscan cooking class with local chef Giovanni in a Florentine House
  • Visit of the Central market of Florence with our Chefs
  • Food and local products tasting
  • Cooking lesson with famous local Chefs
  • Use of apron and cooking utensils
  • All ingredients for your lunch
  • Lunch with Wine Tasting (2 glasses of wine)
  • Graduation Certificate
  • Booklet with recipes

    Experience Excludes

    • Hotel pick-up and drop off

    Departs

    Daily, year round except between November to February when there's no Monday departure.

    Departure location

    Tours depart from the Florencetown Office - via Dei Lamberti 1 (Corner with Via Calzaiuoli), in the heart of Florence, close to the Cathedral.

    Start times

    9.00am.

    Duration

    Around 5.5 hours.

    Terms & Conditions

    • This tour operates rain or shine.
    • Please note it is your responsibility to inform us of any food intolerance or allergy in advance.
    • This tour includes a short walking part.
    • Tour will end at the cooking school, next to San Lorenzo Central Market.
    • Please note that when the Central Market is closed (on Sundays and bank holidays) a special introduction and extra tastings at the cooking class location will substitute instead.
    • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.