Cooking classes

Culinary experience at a lemon grove in the Florentine hills

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Duration 3h

Max 8 guests

Spoken languages:  Italian and English

Hands-on cooking class with bruschetta, 3 recipes (starter, pasta and dessert) followed by an Italian aperitivo and a 3-course menu with the recipes prepared during the class

Private Experience

Private experiences are reserved for you and any guests you have booked for: no other people will be added so that you can enjoy maximum privacy.

Your menu
  • Zucchini flowers, polenta and sage
  • Gnudi (gnocchi-like dumplings) with butter and sage
  • Cantucci (traditional biscuits)

I welcome you to my home, unique and special, nestled within a lemon grove and enveloped by the greenery of the Borgo di Pian dei Giullari. I cultivate the garden and orchard with love and dedication, respecting natural rhythms and favoring seasonal fruits and vegetables. I invite you to discover the authentic culinary experience of Florentine cuisine, in the heart of my beloved lemon grove at Villa Savonarola. My passion lives in the genuine zero-kilometer products from my garden and in the raw materials provided by the local historical shops, true cathedrals of tradition, culture, and passion. During the cooking course dedicated to Tuscan tradition, I'll guide you on a journey through stories of our culinary heritage, losing ourselves together in the enchanted charm of my garden.

2 reviews
An an absolutely incredible lunch with Cristina and Paolo! Everything from the music to the wine to the food was perfectly planned out and beautiful. Cristina was an incredible teacher showing us to make the pasta, and the spinach with ricotta. The scenery and garden is absolutely magnificent. Could not of had a better lunch in Florence. We cannot wait to come home! It was so lovely!!!!

Emily R - September 2023

Wonderful evening! Cristina and Paulo were so gracious in their home and helped us to cook a fantastic, traditional meal. The food was yummy but even more than the food was the atmosphere both inside and in their wonderful garden. What a special evening we won’t soon forget!

Lori G. - August 2023

€179.00 per guest

€89.50 per child

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Cesarina from 2019Location: Florence    Languages: Italian and English
Cristina welcomes us to her home in a lemon house, surrounded by greenery, in the old village of Pian dei Giullari, near the ancient home of Galileo Galilei.  Our Cesarina, with passion and dedication, takes care of the vegetable garden, respecting the biological cycles of nature and using to cook her dishes only seasonal fruit and vegetables. Since she was young she has always valued the mise en place, following her mother's advice: "you can eat with your eyes too!" Over time she has learned to know and respect the ingredients and raw materials, the real protagonists of her dishes, which she cooks with passion and imagination.
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