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Florence Cooking Course and Local Market Visit

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Firenze, Italy

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 5 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Overview

Try your hand at Italian fare during this cooking course and market tour in Florence. Begin with a walking tour through the San Lorenzo Market, choosing fresh ingredients for your dishes. Then head back to the kitchen and learn how to prepare a 4-course Tuscan meal under the guidance of a chef. Sit to feast on your creations and take recipes home at the end of your class. The lesson is divided into two groups, with a maximum of 15 people per chef for a more personal experience.
  • Half-day Florence cooking class and market tour
  • Walking tour through San Lorenzo Market
  • Purchase cooking ingredients and experience local life in the market
  • Prepare and enjoy a Tuscan starter, two main courses and a dessert, with wine
  • Tuscan recipes to take home
  • Class is divided into two groups, with a maximum of 15 per chef, for a more intimate experience
Starter
Croutons with black cabbage and beans
Main
Pappardelle with truffle
Peposo beef stew
Dessert
Cantucci with vin santo
Lunch with wine
Recipes to take home
Cooking class with expert chef (maximum 15 people per chef)
Walking tour through local historic Market
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Piazza di San Lorenzo, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

Departure Time

9:40 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your cooking class begins in central Florence, where you meet up with your small group. Follow your instructor through the historic central market of San Lorenzo as you shop for fresh, local ingredients for your meals. While traveling through the hub of activity, watch the animated exchanges between stall owners and Florentines.

Return to the distinguished cooking school with your guide and learn how to turn your ingredients into a traditional appetizer, two main courses and an Italian dessert. Afterward, reward your hard work in the kitchen by sitting with your fellow chefs to feast on your creations. Your instructor pours wine to complement the meal and toast to your success.

At the end of your Florence cooking experience, you are provided with Italian recipes to recreate at home.
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY CAF Tour and Travel

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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Florence Cooking Course and Local Market Visit?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Florence Cooking Course and Local Market Visit.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Florence Cooking Course and Local Market Visit?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Florence Cooking Course and Local Market Visit.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Florence Cooking Course and Local Market Visit?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Florence Cooking Course and Local Market Visit.

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A great day for cooking
Curiosity56791061071
, Oct 2019
We had a great day and learned a few helpful tricks on creating a wonderful italian meal. Highly recommend the tour
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So much fun!
buttercupevr
, 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!
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Excellent cooking class!
laurenlafountain1
, 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.
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Florence 2019
Sharon B
, Jun 2019
We had a great time inspecting the Food Market. The cooking course was fun and the end results were delicious. Very worthwhile!
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Tricks to making pasta
decroce
, Sep 2018
We made a wonderful meal of bruschetta, meatloaf, pasta and sauce with chef Nicola. I had made pasta before and always produced a lot wasted dough while cutting with the pasta machine. Nicola showed a simple folding trick to producing event lengths and no waste. Perfecto!
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My sister and I took this tour and...
Sharon C
, 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.
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This was a great class. We met some...
Elizabeth A
, Oct 2017
This was a great class. We met some amazing people and really enjoyed the chef!
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Thoroughly enjoyed the day...
AMANDA T
, 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!!
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This was a really fun experience. My...
Hannah N
, 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!
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My family and I had a wonderful time...
Jeffrey D
, 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.
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