Wanna Be Italiano - The Original Cooking Class & Market Tour In Florence

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  • Duration: 5 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    09:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Florence Cooking Classes by Florencetown, Via Panicale, 43/r, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Learn the art of Tuscan cooking on this 5.5-hour market visit and cooking class in Florence. Led by local chefs, visit Florence's Central Market to choose fresh ingredients and then prepare a classic Tuscan lunch in the cooking school kitchen. Create dishes such as bruschetta (tomato-topped grilled bread) and homemade pasta and dessert watched by your chefs, and savor your meal with your fellow cooks and two glasses of Chianti wine. You will also receive a diploma and a recipe booklet. Numbers are limited to 25 for this small-group class to ensure a personalized experience.

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This is a typical itinerary for Original Cooking Class & Market Tour In Florence -

Stop by: Florence Market 

Visit the central market with the local chef for shopping and picking up ingredients for the meal. It will be a perfect chance to soak in the local flavor and to get a glimpse of Florence's lifestyle. 

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop by: Food & Wine Academy Srl

Learn how to distinguish the highest quality products in this cooking class. Get hand in lesson guided by professional chefs and then pamper your taste buds with your delicious food. Enjoy wine tasting to make the best of your time. 

Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes


Central food market guided visit

Food tastings at school

Two glasses of Chianti wine with lunch

Recipe booklet

Graduation diploma

Suitable for vegetarians! (please inform us in advance)

Free subscription to our Food&Wine Club, to access special discounts online on wine&typical products



Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Vegetarian cooking classes can also be catered for, please specify when booking

Please note that when Florence Central Market is closed (on Sundays and bank holidays), the market visit will be replaced by a special introduction and extra tastings at the cooking class school

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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  • 01-Dec-2022

    A wonderful experience. Thomaso was a wonderful personality and incredibly knowledgeable. He has 10-15 years experience working in local restaurants and seemed to know everyone in the local market. The food we made was incredible and we feel like we can now make pasta at home!

  • 28-Nov-2022

    One of the highlights of our trip to Florence. My husband who does not cook even said he enjoyed it! Cooking was so much fun, food was absolutely delicious and we felt like we also learned about cooking. Great pace for learning and cooking. The trip to the market made for an educational and authentic experience in Tuscany! Our guide and chef Tomaso was fantastic; so likeable, smart, helpful and fun! 10 out of 10!

  • 19-Nov-2022

    Great experience. The wine was good and the food was tasty. Thommaso was a great instructor. This was more than just a cooking class. He took the time to teach us about the local market and how to find quality food at the market. 10/10 would definitely recommend. Thanks Thommaso!

  • 18-Nov-2022

    What an amazing time! Tommaso, our chef, was so caring and fun (and an amazing chef of course!). The market tour was great as well. Every shop owner seemed like best friends with the chef. Plenty of time to bring goods home like Tuscan olive oil and Parmesan. We cooked two pasta dishes, made tiramisu, and drank plenty of wine. Definitely the highlight in Florence, could not recommend this enough!

  • 15-Nov-2022

    The market was very interesting and engaging. Unfortunately, the recipes were promised but never delivered via email.

  • 13-Nov-2022

    Tomaso took us through the market and shared a bunch of great information with us. There was ample time to buy any of the wonderful wares before or after the tastings, too. The class was a great instruction and lesson on how to make delicious and fairly simple meals. He took time to go around and help out whoever needed it. And some of the parts of the meals were shared between our table, which made for an enjoyable shared experience with out fellow classmates. Everything was very tasty and a great experience. We will take another of their tours if we find ourselves in Florence again.

  • 13-Nov-2022

    Extremely late review from 2013, however still using the same unaltered Bolognese recipe today only the wine has changed to an Australian Cab Sav Merlot. As good as we remember!!

  • 09-Nov-2022

    This was one of our favorite memories from our time in Florence. Going to the Market and learning the authentic spots was great as we got to purchase some of the tastiest olive oil I've ever had. Then, being able to cook in a beautiful kitchen/classroom and have the recipes for authentic Italian dishes was great. We can't wait to make homemade pasta now armed with the expertise from Catarina and Niccolo. Would highly recommend this cooking class to anyone!

  • 30-Oct-2022

    We had a great time and made fantastic Ravioli and Bolognese sauce for our pasta. The tiramisu for dessert. Our Chef Niccolo was fantastic.

  • 30-Oct-2022

    This was a great 5 hours. Touring & buying fresh produce from the markets & then cooking everything from scratch with a great chef, John, who was so helpful, non-judgemental & easy going! Prepared 3 courses & ate all at the end with a couple of glasses of Chianti! So much better than I expected!

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