Renaissance Florence™

Florence Cooking Class & Market Tour ~ 1 Day

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Florence Market Tour, Shop With The Chef & Hands On Cooking Class ~ Chose from 1 day Cooking Class Only or with Market Tour!

Join Chef Lorena for a delightful trip to the Ambrogio Market shopping with the chef followed by a hands-on cooking class in the heart of Florence. Florence’s outside market is brimming with venders selling their farm-to-table ingredients from a less than a one kilometre away.  Following the market tour, head to the kitchen!

Tie on your apron and learn how to prepare Tuscan antipasto, pasta, risotto, main courses and desserts under the guidance of Chef Lorena. She learned how to cook with her grandmother making fresh pasta, tagliatelle and Florentine almond biscotti. Her passion started when she was a child and continued as saying, “it was always in my heart and soul.”

Tuscan menus include crespelle alla fiorentina, Florentine crepes stuffed with spinach and ricotta; tagliatelle ai fungi porcini, handmade pasta with mushrooms; and ravioli di ricotta, handmade pasta stuffed with ricotta.  Learn how to prepare Tuscan pappa al pomodoro, or Panzanella, Florentine bread salad with tomato and seasonal vegetables. Main courses include pollo Florentine, chicken Florentine, or Steak Florenine.  Vegetarian menus are also available. Desserts are delicious from torta di mele, Tuscan apple cake and cantucci, twice-baked almond biscotti, and tiramisù al vinsanto.  Following each cooking class, everyone enjoys the food that was prepared in the cooking class with a toast of local wine.

Classes begin at 10:30am and end approximately at 2:30pm.

Program Includes:

  • Market Visit, with English-speaking Chef
  • Hands-on Florence cooking class preparing antipasto, fresh pasta or risotto, main course –  meat, fish or vegetarian and dessert.
  • Lunch follows and everyone enjoys the food that was prepared  in the cooking class with a toast of local wine included.
Program Prices:

$345 per person, based on 2 guests Cooking Class.

$395 per person, based on 2 guests Market Tour & Cooking Class

For Single Guests: If you are traveling on your own, please call us for the best group price. We are happy to welcome you into an already scheduled group.

* Please note: One-day cooking classes do not include transportation, accommodations, or any other excursions.  If you would like to add on transfers to and from your hotel or cruise ship port ~ please let us know your group size and we will be happy to provide a price and reserve the transfer(s) for you.  If you have a non-cooker who would like dine, but not cook, please let us know and we will also send you pricing.

Check Availability

2024 Dates: This program is available throughout the year and cooking classes are held every day. Rates are subject to change based on currency exchange. Cooking classes are available everyday beginning at 10:30 and end at 2:30pm. Market visits are not available on Sunday and public holidays, classes begin at 11:30am. Call for updated rates. Airfare not included. Group transfers for any cooking tour or tours that include transfers, are for the group and are not private. Transfers before, after or to another destination outside of your cooking tour are not included in the program price. If you would like to add on a private transfer or transfers, let us know and we will send you pricing.