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Wanna Be Italiano - The original Cooking Class & Market Tour in Florence

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Firenze, Italy
Wanna Be Italiano - The original Cooking Class & Market Tour in Florence
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icon5 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Try your hand at Florentine cuisine on this cooking class. Journey first to the city’s Central Market alongside expert chefs to select local ingredients for your lunch. Then head to the cooking school to learn how to make Tuscan favorites such as bruschetta, homemade pasta, and dessert. Afterward, sit down to enjoy the fruits of your labor, complemented by Chianti wine.
  • Trawl Florence’s bustling central market for ingredients with expert chefs
  • Learn how to prepare a classic Italian meal in a home-like, cooking school kitchen
  • Receive a recipe booklet and diploma after your class
  • Enjoy personalized attention from the chefs in a small-group class limited to 25 people

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This cooking class teaches you how to make Italian staples such as pasta and tiramisu without any fancy equipment, meaning you can easily recreate the dishes at home. Come on the hungry side; food samples are included in addition to the three courses you prepare.
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Fresh home-made pasta.
Tagliatelle and ravioli with 2 sauces. Please note: Your menu may slightly vary depending on fresh ingredients available and intollerances
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
Florence Cooking Classes by Florencetown , Via Panicale, 43/r, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

FLORENCETOWN cooking class is located in Via Panicale 43 red(close to Central Market) Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour starting time.

9:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Join your instructors and fellow classmates in central Florence and head to the Central Market nearby. Filled with stands of fresh produce, the market is a heavenly spot for foodies.

Step inside and meet the local vendors as you search for ingredients and other Florentine delicacies. After gathering everything you need for your meal, walk to the cooking school.

Tie on your apron and get to work under the guidance of your chefs, as you learn how to make a delicious Italian lunch. Prepare bruschetta, pastas such as ravioli from scratch, plus fresh sauces and a dessert. Your chefs offer tips along the way, as well as samples from the market to nibble on.

Take a seat in the dining room once your meal is ready and say, Buon appetito! Toast your newfound friends with Chianti wine and feast on your creations.

With appetites and taste buds sated, depart with a graduation diploma and a recipe booklet, so you can cook these dishes again for friends and family.
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY Florencetown
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Wanna Be Italiano - The original Cooking Class & Market Tour in Florence?
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
See all safety measures taken by Wanna Be Italiano - The original Cooking Class & Market Tour in Florence.
What is the social distancing policy during Wanna Be Italiano - The original Cooking Class & Market Tour in Florence?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Wanna Be Italiano - The original Cooking Class & Market Tour in Florence.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Wanna Be Italiano - The original Cooking Class & Market Tour in Florence?
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
See all safety measures taken by Wanna Be Italiano - The original Cooking Class & Market Tour in Florence.

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  • "I would highly recommend this class for anyone taking a trip to Florence." See review


763 Reviews

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Amazing experience!
, May 2022
Making pasta and new friends was an experience to remember forever. Touring the marketplace and learning about the process from a professional was amazing.
Best Experience in Florence, and Best Food in All of Italy!!
, May 2022
This cooking class was by far the best part of our time in Florence. Our chef John (Giovanni) was incredible, so fun and knowledgeable! We had a small group of 7 which was I think just luck, but it made the class so intimate and special and we became friends with the people we spent the morning with! But the best part, the FOOD!!! Everything was so easy to make, but also completely brand new to us. We made 2 pastas and 2 sauces and it was the best meal we had the entire 2 weeks in Italy. I could not believe it, it was incredible. We cannot wait to make it again at home so soon!! I would do any class with this company, the kitchen was clean and easy to get to, and the experience was worth every penny. I cannot wait to come back!!!
Tomasso was wonderful! ...
, May 2022
Tomasso was wonderful! Very personable and knowledgeable. Vendors in the market knew him well and were welcoming which added to the experience. The cooking instructions were well planned and full of take away techniques like different things to do with a whisk and how to cut an onion with the least amount of tears. Pasta making was fun and and the outcome was delicious! This was the highlight of my Florence experience.
Awesome cooking class!
, Apr 2022
Great cooking class! Our instructor David was the best. I encourage anyone who wants to learn how to make pasta from scratch to sign up for this excursion. You won’t be disappointed!
Fun class!
, Apr 2022
Such a fun class! David was a great teacher and made the class very fun and interesting. We loved going to the market and learning about all the local foods. Highly recommend!
Our chefs were great and...
, Apr 2022
Our chefs were great and we learned so much! The market was so interesting and learning to make pasta was one of the highlights of our trip. Thank you!
Great family day at market and pasta making
, Apr 2022
Had a truly Awesome experience with David - market tour was great and got to try some yummy cheese and salumi then back for our cooking class and lunch. Highly recommend for families with kids who want to cook!
Great Cooking Class
, Feb 2022
Great way to spend half a day in Florence. Our chef, David, was a great leader and helped us through preparing a wonderful lunch. The market tour was nice as well, learning about how Italians typically buy their food. Making Tiramisu was much easier than I expected.
Tommaso was very keindly, and was given a lot of very intressting information about Italy and cooking
, Jan 2022
Have a class on my one, but Tommaso not get stressed…. Enjoy the food and the tiramisu, this is my favorite
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Lovely start to our Honeymoon
, Jan 2022
Catarina and Tomasa were wonderful teachers for our cooking class! We were able to experience purchasing our ingredients from the Centrale Market and were able to try some wonderful cheeses from one of their favorite vendors. Once we got back, Tomasa showed us how to cook the ragu and make the pumpkin filling for our ravioli. After that, we worked with Catarina on the tiramisu which I normally don't like, but this one was fantastic! Next up we worked on making our pasta and learning the techniques to make tagliatelle and ravioli. After putting everything all together, we were able to sit down with the rest our class for a family style meal and wine. Had a wonderful time and also heard they do a pizza class!

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