Market & food tours

Market tour and cooking class in Florence

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Duration 4h

Max 7 guests

Spoken languages:  Italian and English

Private market tour, hands-on cooking class with 3 recipes followed by 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
  • Schiacciata with cold cuts and bruschetta
  • Tomato bread Soup
  • Tiramisù

Join me on a journey through the vibrant local market in Florence, where we will explore the fresh produce and ingredients that inspire the authentic Tuscan cuisine. As we stroll through the market, I'll share with you my knowledge about selecting the best quality ingredients and how to distinguish the seasonal ones. After the market tour, we'll head to the kitchen for a hands-on cooking class, where we'll prepare a delicious 3-course meal featuring traditional Tuscan recipes. You'll learn how to make a classic Italian starter, fresh homemade pasta, and a delightful dessert. Finally, we'll indulge in the fruits of our labor as we sit down to enjoy a 3-course menu with the dishes we've created during the class, accompanied by a selection of local wines and aperitifs.

19 reviews
My husband and I came to Italy for our honeymoon and really wanted to try a cooking class while we were here. We cannot recommend this experience with Cecilia enough! Immediately upon arriving Cecilia was welcoming and warm. We made tiramisu and homemade ravioli, which were both incredible. Neither of us had ever made pasta before, so she as careful to explain the technique, demonstrate, and then guide us in doing it on our own. She even showed us how to make some other pasta shapes! She also offered us some pecorino cheese with her homemade fig jam, which was absolutely incredible. We enjoyed dinner in her dining room with a bottle of Chianti wine and chatted over dinner, while she gave us some tips on great local spots and other helpful information for the rest of our trip. If you will be in Florence, this cooking class with Cecilia is a must do!!! Although our honeymoon is not done yet, I can confidently say that this will be one of the highlights of our trip.

Arielle - October 2023

Great time! Cecelia was so friendly, patient and very fun to learn from. Great conversation over a great dinner! Highly recommend.

Julie and Carly - October 2023

Cecilia is wonderful! She is so warm, kind, and welcoming. Her style of instruction is fun and gentle with beginners. Her recipes are so tasty, and she was kind enough to email them to us so we didn't have to worry about taking any notes. After dinner, she spent extra time with us to demonstrate additional past techniques, and she shared hints about local things to see and do in Florence. The view of the city from her home is also an added benefit. Thank you, Cecilia!

Steven S. - September 2023

Cooking with Cecilia was the best part of our honeymoon. My wife and I signed up for Cecilia’s class during our time in Florence. It was scheduled for 6 people but we ended up being the only 2 that day so we got a personal experience. The food, the process, and the views were all amazing. It was surreal to be cooking for someone’s actual home kitchen - we really felt like locals for the 3 hours we were there. We highly highly recommend spending an evening cooking with Cecilia!

Rishi & Raveena - July 2023

We had a fantastic experience with Cecilia, she made us feel like part of her family right from the beginning. We have done pasta making classes in the US before but Cecilia taught us so many unique techniques that you could only learn from someone with the dedication and experience that she had. The food was some of the best that we had in all of Italy. Would strongly recommend to anyone!

Daniel Amodio - July 2023

€235.00 per guest

€117.50 per child

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Cesarina from 2018Location: Florence    Languages: Italian and English
At the top end of a road just outside the historic center of Florence, across from the park of the Stibbert Museum, our Cesarina opens the doors to her home from with a splendid view of the city.  “Cooking amuses me and always puts me in a good mood. I’m constantly on the lookout for the perfect recipe, and when I find it I guard it as though it was a treasure chest!”. Cecilia’s is a simple, but unquestionably tasty cuisine: “I like inviting friends home, without any formalities, offering them the best I can”.
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