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 Duration 5h

 Max 4 guests

Spoken languages:  Italian and English

Follow your Cesarina in a local market tour, challenge yourself with a hands-on cooking class and enjoy an authentic Italian meal with the recipes prepared during the class

Your menu
  • Cuddles and croutons
  • Ravioli
  • Tiramisù (a chilled dessert made with coffee, lady fingers and mascarpone cheese)

Let us take you on a gastronomic tour of Florence's oldest historical market. A lively and delicious space where we can taste and buy products to be cooked in an original and traditional way.

Together we will taste typical Florentine and seasonal products and I will also accompany you on a special tasting in a bakery. Then we will cook 3 recipes (starter, pasta and dessert) and taste them in a 3-course menu.

18 reviews
We had a wonderful time cooking with Donatella! She welcomed us into her home and helped us learn the art of making pasta. Our boys enjoyed making their own colors and special varieties (especially the butterflies!). Thank you for a wonderful experience!
Erin - June 2023
This class was a highlight of our entire Italy trip. Donnatella was wonderful and welcoming. We made two types of pasta and got to do everything hands on for ourselves to really learn. She let us ask any questions about anything during the whole process, did not rush us and made us laugh and feel comfortable. The pasta turned out delicious of course! And we ate the pasta we made for dinner with her family in her home and it was a wonderful true Italian experience away from crowded tourists. I would 100% learn from and cook with Donnatella again and strongly recommend her and the experience.
Matthew and Vivian  - June 2023
Donatella was amazing. It was such a great experience and must do while in the city. She is very knowledgeable and explains everything which is a must if you are trying to make the recipes when you get home. Would totally do again! 10/10 recommend!
Michelle - May 2023
Amazing experience with Donatella! Very welcoming and knowledgeable
Alec - May 2023
What a fun afternoon! We got to experience the market then go back and learn how to make homemade ravioli. It was truly the tastiest meal we have had so far in Italy,
Joyce and Bob perry - May 2023

€189.00 per guest

€94.50 per child

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Cesarina from 2018Location: Florence    Languages: Italian and English

Florence, to quote Stendhal, has a "subtle beauty". The city itself is an open-air museum, rich in architectural masterpieces and works of art that are unique in the world. Here in the heart of this historical city in a street of ancient buildings located within where once stood the ancient medieval walls, and where you can experience the flavor of ancient Florentine history, we meet Donatella, our Florentine Cesarina DOC.  Donatella studied art and architecture and she likes to experiment with different artistic techniques, from papier-mâché to ceramics, as well as applying her hand to making pasta dough in the kitchen. This last passion she shares with her husband and children, with whom she loves making homemade pasta, a perfect way to teach culinary art while having fun. At Donatella’s, there is always a festive feeling and the typical flavors of Tuscan cuisine.  Her dishes, from pezzole to carabaccia di Caterina de' Medici, are recipes which have made French cuisine famous the world over but that actually originated in Italy, specifically in Florence and the Medici court. Along with the fork, Caterina de' Medici brought recipes with her to Paris that would eventually become the macarons, omelette, crepes, the "francesina", soupe d'oignons and the bigné. At Donatella’s table, we can relive the history of the dishes that traveled from Florence to Paris, as well as enjoy the pleasure of tasting them.

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