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

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

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 22/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 22/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
When in Florence, learn to cook and shop like a local from a professional chef during this Tuscan cooking class. Walk through the Central Market with a guide who teaches you how to select the best products, and then how to make dishes such as homemade pasta and bruschetta. Dine on the fruits of your labor, accompanied by Chianti wine, making this an educational and delicious experience.
  • Get to know Italian food in depth with a hands-on cooking class
  • Guided market tour teaches you how to select the best produce
  • Enjoy eating the meal you made, accompanied by Chianti wine
  • Recipe booklet included, so you can re-make the dishes at home
What to Expect
Meet your chef guide and fellow food lovers in central Florence for your market tour and cooking class. Although eating at every restaurant in the city is a great way to experience Tuscan cuisine independently, understand Italian culinary history more fully when you make it with your own hands. Stroll through the Central Market to see the array of fresh produce and Florentine delicacies. Allow your chef guide to introduce you to some specialty purveyors and collect the ingredients for your meal. Know exactly what to look for at your local market when you prepare this meal back at home. At the cooking school, tie on your apron and get to work. With expert guidance, prepare a typical Italian lunch of dishes such as fresh pasta, bruschetta, sauce, and tiramisu. While you cook, sample fresh tastes of produce from the market. Sit down with your fellow travelers to feast on the meal you have prepared, accompanied by Chianti wine. Take the opportunity to ask any questions and chat with your co-chefs. Leave the experience with a diploma and recipe book to help you recreate your experience at home.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Florence Cooking Classes by Diadema Cooking School, Via Panicale, 43/r, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
5h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 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
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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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 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Jakeh9890 wrote a review Feb 2020
Hartwick, New York2 contributions
The whole experience was amazing. Marco and Gregory where great and everything was amazing you need to do this class
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Date of experience: February 2020
Sharon M wrote a review Feb 2020
Birzebbuga, Malta16 contributions2 helpful votes
I opted for this cooking class as a solo activity while in Florence and I am so glad I did. Apart from learning more about cooking by the amazing chef Tommaso, it was a great activity to talk to other people from different parts of the world. We cooked fresh pasta and tiramisu
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Date of experience: February 2020
tchr13 wrote a review Feb 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
I'm not entirely sure what I expected walking in, but this exceeded it all! I loved walking through the market and getting to try all the little tastings along the way; that was actually where I got the majority of my souvenirs from! While the class as a whole was on the
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Date of experience: August 2019
Ashley B wrote a review Jan 2020
Seattle, Washington3 contributions3 helpful votes
Our chef, Niccolo, taught us several recipes that were easy and delicious. Pasta from scratch, homemade tiramisu, bolognese, and fresh tomato sauce. This class was the highlight of our two week trip to Italy and I would recommend to anyone! I will be making these dishes for my
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Date of experience: January 2020
Raquel D wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
This class was for sure one of the best parts of my trip ! The chef is amazing she will give you all the details about the food you need to buy and how to prepare it. I truly recommend this cooking class if you like italian food.
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Date of experience: January 2020
About the operator

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By: FlorenceTown
great experience with knowledgeable tour guide!
did this tour in June 2019 for our honeymoon, learned so much, great tour guide and wonderful experience. highly re
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would highly recommend!
did this tour in June 2019 for our honeymoon, it was incredible!! amazing tour guides, perfect day. would do it aga
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Great Introductory Tour
Easy bike ride, very knowledgeable guide, and a well planned tour that explains a lot of the city's history. I wou
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Outstanding Tour guide Rubina!
An amazing custom designed wine tour to the Chianti Region by Rubina (Florencetown company - Tuscany) An outstandi
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Great tour with Lisa
It was a very pleasant experience to learn the history, architecture and politics of Florence from the knowledgeab
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Great tour
Great route. Marzia was friendly and enthusiastic. Just the right amount of history and interesting stories
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Online Cooking Class.
We love FlorenceTown tours! So professional and knowledgeable. We love every tour they offer. It Italy we did the
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Scary heights but worth it for the views from the top.Only attempt it if you are capable of walking up a lot of ste
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Visit the top of the Duomo while you can!
The view from the top of the Duomo is unforgettable, as are the 470 or so steps to get there! However, it is not fo
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City escape
A beautiful town to stroll around in for a couple of days with nice history and museums very good food and restaura
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Great experience
My fiancee and I had a lot of fun at this class. The instructors were friendly, helpful, and informative, and the p
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Walking tour with Eleanora
Our guide was so enthusiastic. She was hugely knowledgeable about the history and art of Florence. She went out of
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Wonderful Tour
It was an informative and interesting tour. Our guide was wonderful! I wish I could remember her name as she was on
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Cooking Class with Marco
Wonderful day .. toured market and tasted many different brands cheeses .. Marco very knowledgeable . Great way to
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An Awesome Tour!
I love the history of Florence and the Medici was a huge part of it. No one else signed up for the tour so I had my
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  • Duration: 5h 30m
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