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Market and Cooking Class

  • Pick fresh ingredients from the Central Market
  • Prepare an authentic meal alongside a local chef
  • Enjoy your homemade dishes with a glass of Tuscan wine


What if returning from Italy you could show your family and friends, not only pictures, but your cooking skills too? Wouldn’t it be great to impress them with a typical Italian meal you cooked yourself?

The class will start at the Central Market where the chef will help you pick the best ingredients to cook with. Next, you will move to a unique location in the heart of Florence to begin your lesson. During the lesson you will make an appetizer, main and dessert consisting of authentic bruschetta, a seafood or meat dish with homemade pasta and then a delicious dessert to finish. As well as producing the three courses, participants will learn how to decorate their plate and the origins of certain Italian ingredients.

Lunch will be accompanied by a local wine, water or soft drink as you prefer. At the end of the class you will also get a Participation Certificate signed by the chef, as well as the recipes for the dishes you made. Then you can go home and show off to all your friends and family your great Italian cooking skills. At the end you will be driven back to the departure place in the centre of Florence.

Prices: From £70 per person  

Operates: Monday - Saturday

Duration: Half day

Start time: 9 am (approx.)

Return time: 2:30pm (approx.)

Included: Cooking lesson with local chef, all necessary ingredients, graduation certificate, market tour, lunch.

Not included: Hotel pick up and drop off.

To book this excursion, please call one of our Italy Experts. Please note that this excursion operates all year, timetables may be reduced between November - March. Start times and departure points shall be reconfirmed once in resort.

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