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Tuscan cuisine to savor in an ancient monastery

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Antonella

Florence

Duration 2h 30m

Max 6 guests

Spoken languages:  Italian and English

Lunch or dinner : typical 3-course dining experience with aperitivo and cooking demo

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
  • Typical Tuscan appetizer with pecorino, crostini, and bruschetta
  • Tagliatelle (homemade pasta) with ragù
  • Cantucci (traditional biscuits)

I am Antonella, a true Florentine who loves to cook for both profession and pleasure. My home is a special place: a former 13th-century monastery nestled in the serene hills of Florence, just a few kilometers from the historic city center. Over the years, this structure has had many lives - from an ancient barn to a painter's studio - and today it is an artist's residence. It is here that I will welcome you to savor the authentic tastes of Tuscan cuisine. Immersed in the unique scenery of the Tuscan hills, within this ancient monastery, you will have the opportunity to embrace nature while we enjoy a traditional Florentine menu. Everything will be enjoyed in good company, accompanied by excellent local wines.

Reviews
5.0
7 reviews
When planning our trip, we told the travel agent we wanted the essence of Italy. Antonella gave us that with her wonderful cooking class. She welcomed us into her home and taught us how to make a beautiful meal. we visited, we laughed, we ate. It was the best experience of all during our trip. Thank you Antonella you are truly a gift.

Jim and Terrie Stockton - December 2023

My wife and I’s cooking class with Antonella was the brightest spot of our vacation to Italy! Not only did we make delicious pasta and tiramisu, we also made memories for a lifetime by sharing a meal with her and her husband in the Tuscan hills. This is an authentic Florentine experience! She is an excellent teacher, wonderful chef, and kind host. We highly recommend this class. We are excited to make these recipes for our family!

David - September 2023

Our cooking experience with Antonella was a definite highlight of our time in Italy. She welcomed us into her home like we were family. She shared her knowledge and techniques with us in an easy to understand manner and was gracious enough to send all the recipes we made plus many more home with us via email. I can’t wait to return to the Florence area someday and hopefully reconnect. Thanks for everything Antonella!

Jill Barber - September 2023

Buongiorno☀️ ! Cara Antonella e Cosimo :ringrazio ancora la gentile e calorosa accoglienza della coppia amichevole. Sarò lieto di consigliare questa fantastica esperienza agli amici: l’unione della meravigliosa cucina +bella natura del campo .+ simpatia ed acoglenza amichevole: nota 10+++! Cari saluti, Cesare

Cesare - July 2023

Antonella is great, fun, patient, and most importantly, cooks great!

Ruy Coimbra - June 2023

€110.00 per guest

€55.00 per child

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Antonella
Cesarina from 2018Location: Florence    Languages: Italian and English
Antonella is a Florentine born and bred who (professionally and for fun) loves cooking, using only seasonal ingredients which she usually buys from local farmers. Antonella loves traditional, ethnic and fusion cuisines; she likes sharing experiences and getting to know new people whom she hosts in a stunning location, on the Florentine hills. Here, only a couple miles from the historic center of Florence, in the tranquility of the Tuscan hills, this Cesarina welcomes us. Her house is an ex-monastery from 1200 a.c. which throughout the years was turned into a barn, then a painter’s studio, and now an artist’s home, where we can savor the flavors of Tuscan cuisine.
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