Florence Cooking Course And Local Market Visit

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    9:40 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Piazza di San Lorenzo, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Cooking enthusiasts and novices alike, learn to prepare a four-course Tuscan banquet during this half day cooking workshop in the heart of Florence. Source produce from a local market and feast on your creations afterwards. Best of all, you get to keep all the recipes so you can wow friends and family with your Tuscan talents even after you've left Italy. Please note that the class will be divided into two groups, with a maximum of 16 people per chef for a more personal experience.


Excellent value for money

Get inside tips from a local

Ideal choice for families

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Under the guidance of your English speaking chef, you'll be engaged every step of the way, from sourcing seasonal produce in a local market to food preparation at a distinguished cooking school.

Step into the colorful and historic San lorenzo central market and witness the lively exchanges between residing Florentines and robust stall owners as you select the freshest ingredients for class.

After trying your hand at a starter, two main courses and dessert, it's time to sample your Tuscan creations. Gather round the table with your fellow aspiring chefs, sip some Tuscan wine and taste away!


Lunch with wine

Recipes to take home

Cooking class with expert chef (maximum 15 people per chef)

Walking tour through local historic Market



Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Kids younger than 8 not admitted

The cooking class will be operated by professional Chefs. The class might be divided in smaller groups, and each Chef will look after 15 participants

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

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  • 04-Oct-2019

    We had a great day and learned a few helpful tricks on creating a wonderful italian meal. Highly recommend the tour

  • 05-Aug-2019

    We absolutely enjoyed our cooking class. We have since recreated the recipes at home, so win win!!! The visit to the Marcato Centrale we just the BEST!!!! We took away so much from the tour. Coming back to Florence just for this!

  • 16-Jul-2019

    My husband and I were fortunate to take a class with Chef Luca. Luca went above and beyond our expectations for the class. He brought us through the San Lorenzo market and we learned all about different oils, vinegars, meats and cheeses, etc. We then walked to the cooking school to begin our meal. We had so much fun cooking the delicious food, and learned so much as well! This class was the highlight of our trip to Florence and we have already told friends and family that it is a “must-do” during a visit.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    We had a great time inspecting the Food Market. The cooking course was fun and the end results were delicious. Very worthwhile!

  • 19-Oct-2017

    My sister and I took this tour and absolutely loved it. Our guide Jeanette probably not the Italian spelling, sorry, she was just gorgeous and so informative, not only about the produce sold in the market but also great tips on how the locals use the different ingredients to prepare meals etc. She had a wonderful passion for food and cooking. We had a tasting of truffles, oils, balsamic vinegars and biscotti. We had a small group of 7 from Australia and Canada and we all spoke English, so great fun. Our chef Tony made our class very enjoyable and we cant wait to get home and try all the new recipes we learnt. Sat with the group to enjoy the spoils of our labor together with a glass of wine. Would highly recommend this tour for something different.

  • 14-Oct-2017

    This was a great class. We met some amazing people and really enjoyed the chef!

  • 21-Aug-2017

    Thoroughly enjoyed the day - wonderful and vibrant market to shop for all our ingredients and a fun and informative lesson. Were able to roll up our sleeves and do all the cooking ourselves - followed by a lovely time eating all our cooking with a great fun group of people...and a lot of red wine!!

  • 09-Aug-2017

    This was a really fun experience. My group's favorite part was the cooking class. Which was hands on, had a great instructor, and made delicious food that wasn't too easy. We had a small group of three so everyone was heavily involved.

    The tour of the market was so-so. The guide was nice but since we already visited the day before, it wasn't very special. We were under the impression from the description that we would buy the produce for the class during market tour. The guide bought the meat and basil, everything else was already at the cooking school. This was fine and made sense but I wish the description was more accurate.

    Can you advise if gratuity was expected? The instructor was awesome but my group wasn't sure about tipping. Would be great to let the next group know.

    Overall a really great experience!

  • 08-Jul-2017

    My family and I had a wonderful time with our cooking course. We met at the marketplace where we were provided a tour. Then we walked to the cooking school and prepared our meal. The food was very, very good! We enjoyed the entire experience. The only change that I would make is that we probably spent a little longer in the marketplace than we really needed.

  • 28-May-2017

    What fun! The visit to the local market showed an amazing array of all different kinds of foods, and we did a tasting of balsamic vinegars and olive oils...wonderful! Then we walked to the cooking school, where Giacomo guided us in preparing a wonderful three course meal that consisted of bruschetta, pasta made by us with a large encrusted meatball, and some sort of delicious dessert! The group only had six people in it and the kitchen was a large professional one, so we all had a hands on experience. Great tour for those who like to cook - and eat!

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