Cooking Course and visit to the Central Market of Florence

Duration: 5 hours and 30 minutes 

Location: Florence


Why choose this experience?

1 Because you can enrich your stay in Florence with an original Tuscan cooking class, lasting five hours, with a final tasting
2 To visit the bustling Central Market in Florence and select first-hand the best ingredients to prepare the specialties of the program
3 Because you will be assisted by our chef for the duration of the course, from product selection to the creation of several dishes

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Important information


all year

Departure point:

Florence, Piazza della Repubblica ‘Tours & News Stand’ (on the corner with Via Pellicceria)

Departure time

Until 28 February
Monday to Saturday
9.00 am

From 1 March to 31 October
9.00 am

Languages available



Full: €79.00

children up to 5 years: free
children from 6 to 12 years: €39.50

5 hours and 30 minutes
  • Visit of the Central market of Florence
  • Cooking lesson with famous local chef
  • Lunch, Wine and water
  • Attendance certificate
  • Recipe book
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Additional information:

There will be no refund in case of NO-SHOW (non-attendance at the start of the tour at the allocated time and at the meeting point indicated on the voucher) and/or rejection of the service on the day; if customers wander off during the tour; or if they decide to leave the tour before the end of the service.

To join the tour, you must be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the departure time specified, and present either a paper or an electronic voucher.

This is a collective tour, which means there might be other participants going on the tour with you

Bookings can be made up to 72 working hours before the service.

When booking, please indicate any allergies or intolerances, so we can set up a menu suitable for your needs.

Please note that when the Central Market is closed (on Sundays and bank holidays), a special introduction and extra tastings at the cooking class location will substitute instead.

In case of any problems on site, please ring the emergency number on the voucher.

In exceptional cases and/or reasons of force majeure (i.e. acts of nature, strikes, exceptional closures,serious unexpected events or health problems experienced by the person in charge with the service after which it is really impossible to find a substitute) the service you booked might be cancelled. If this should happen, you will be informed as soon as possible and, according to the type of service you booked, you will have the possibility to choose between postponing the service on the first date available or receiving a total refund of the price paid, if the cancellation policy of the service itself allows a refund.

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If you are looking for cooking classes in Florence, Italy  to combine with a visit to the city and the discovery of its tastiest dishes at Florence Central Market, you are on the right page! Specialties and Tuscan dishes in a unique and complete course, which will allow you to get in touch with the delicious gastronomy of the region and with its authentic flavours.

Our original cooking class in Tuscan, Florence will start in Mercato Centrale Square. Here, at the junction with Via Panicale, you will meet the expert chef who holds our cooking classes in Florence, Italy.

The first stage of our Florence cooking course, the Central Market, is not chosen at random ... Before starting the lesson itself, the chef will help you select the ingredients needed to prepare the dishes on the program. Besides learning how to choose the best ingredients, you can admire the beautiful building of the Florence Central Market, designed by Giuseppe Mengoni and inspired by the complex of Les Halles in Paris. Built in the second half of the 19th century to cope with the growth of the population of Florence, the Florence Food Market was officially opened in 1874 on the occasion of the international agriculture exhibition. The external structure of the food market in Florence, Italy incorporates materials such as iron, cast iron and glass and the style of the surrounding buildings, while the interior recreates the atmosphere of the outdoor markets thanks to the light coming from the high windows supporting the roof. Recently re-opened, today it blends tradition and modernity in a renovated environment, which retains the charm of a bustling market of the last century.

After carefully choosing the ingredients and the local products to be used during the preparation of the dishes chosen for you by the chef, the Tuscan cooking lesson in Florence will begin. The lecture will take place in a cooking school not far from the Florence Central Market, where the Chef will explain the basics of Tuscan cuisine following you step by step in the creation of the specialties that he has selected for you.

Considered one of the best Italian cooking courses in Florence for foreigners, our cooking course in Tuscany can be booked conveniently online at a very competitive price and is ideal for those who want to get close to the rich cuisine of the region. Tomato bruschetta, pasta with vegetables, meat loaf, panna cotta with strawberry sauce, ... An authentic Tuscan menu to prepare and taste on the spot: after enjoying the preparation of the dishes, in fact, Florence cooking class one day tour includes a tasting of the freshly prepared specialties combined with a typical Tuscan wine.

Thanks to these new summer cooking courses in Florence you can immerse yourself in the diverse world of Tuscan cuisine, learn methods and preparation times of the different specialties, savour the aromas and flavours of the full process ... From the choice of the ingredients in the historic indoor food market in Florence, to the preparation of the dishes until the final tasting! Florence: an all-inclusive typical cuisine of Tuscany with a delicious tasting course about 5 hours.

Our offers for the cooking classes in Florence, Italy include many other choices, such as an evening cooking class in Florence and a lesson to learn how to prepare pizza and ice cream ... Discover all our proposals on! Taste and fun to enrich your holiday in Florence with many original activities!

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