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4-Course Cooking Experience in Florence

1. 4-Course Cooking Experience in Florence

This Florentine cooking class lasts approximately 4-hours. During this time, you will learn how to prepare a real Italian menu. At the end of the class, you will receive the recipes for the dishes you have made, so you can prepare an Italian dinner once you're back home. You will meet a professional chef and their team: the cooking class will be held in the language you choose. You will prepare four traditional Tuscan courses, including: an appetiser, a pasta course, a second course, and a dessert. Water and wine are also included in this cooking experience. At the end of the class you will taste what you have cooked. Vegetarian options are available - please inform the supplier of your dietary requirements.

Florence: Perfume Masterclass and Sensory Experience

2. Florence: Perfume Masterclass and Sensory Experience

Learn how to make your own perfume with a Master Perfumer. Visit the "Antica Spezieria Erboristeria San Simone" store and the artisanal laboratory. You will relive the magic of the alchemists and apothecaries that resided in Florence during the Renaissance. Follow in the historical footprints of Catherine de Medici and René le Florentin. Be guided through the perfume-making process to create an ambient fragrance unique to you. At the end of the workshop, collect your complimentary 100ml (travel size) or 250ml personalized perfume, complete with its formula. Get a certificate of your new skill. 

Pizza and Gelato Cooking Class at a Farmhouse in Tuscany

3. Pizza and Gelato Cooking Class at a Farmhouse in Tuscany

Roll up your sleeves and get ready to cook with a beautiful estate just outside of Florence as your backdrop. Learn the whole pizza-making process, from making and kneading the dough to choosing the perfect toppings. Whenever possible, the ingredients are even picked from the estate's own vegetable garden! Once the delicious pizza comes out of the wood oven, you'll relax and enjoy it alongside a glass of Chianti wine or a cold beer. Then, the fun continues with a lesson on the special techniques used to make creamy gelato. Not only will you leave with your tastebuds satisfied, but you'll also have a unique and memorable experience to take home with you.

Pasta Cooking Experience in Florence

4. Pasta Cooking Experience in Florence

Italy is known the world over for its food; fine wines, pizza, organic olive oil and of course pasta. The perfect companion to your vacation in Florence is an Italian cooking class where you will learn the secrets of creating fresh Italian pasta dishes from scratch in traditional surroundings.  The class is held three times a week in the Florentine city center and lasts around three hours. Your culinary adventure will be guided by a professional chef who will take you through each step of the process. You'll also create delicious sauces (vegetarian options available) and a dessert to enjoy alongside your fresh pasta when you all eat together at the end of the class. Wine is also provided to round out a wonderful Italian evening.

Lucca: Small Group Pasta and Tiramisu Class

5. Lucca: Small Group Pasta and Tiramisu Class

During this private lesson, you will learn how to prepare 2 pasta recipes and the tiramisu dessert from scratch. Your Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of these iconic recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test and amaze your friends and family once home with an Italian meal! This experience is suitable for families with children of all ages.

From Florence: Cooking Class & Lunch at Tuscan Farmhouse

6. From Florence: Cooking Class & Lunch at Tuscan Farmhouse

First discover Florence's historical food market where the locals do their daily shopping. Blend in with the locals, and meet the bakers, the butchers, and the farmers selling vegetables from their fields. Their stalls are full of items such as fresh fruit, vegetables, cheeses, cured meats, balsamic vinegar, sun dried tomatoes, olives and many other Italian food specialties. Shop for the ingredients to use for the cooking class and learn to choose the best seasonal products. Then it's time to start your cooking lesson at a farmhouse in Tuscany. This isn't just a demonstration, you will actually take part in creating a full traditional Tuscan meal with the chef's help. You will learn to make real Italian fresh pasta by hand with freshly laid eggs and learn to make a traditional meat sauce using ingredients from right outside the door! Learn to prepare a classic bruschetta with fresh bread, homegrown tomatoes and the farmhouse's own extra virgin olive oil and then take a break to enjoy it with a glass of Chianti wine. After the break it's back to the lesson where you will learn how to prepare traditional Tuscan roast pork, aristan and Tuscan roast potatoes using fresh herbs collected from around the farmhouse. To finish the class, you will learn the secrets of the wonderful Italian coffee and cream dessert, Tiramisù. At last sit down to enjoy a wonderful meal. Each course will be paired with a carefully selected wine from the region to compliment the flavors of the food you have prepared. At the end of your meal, your driver will be waiting for you for a short drive back to Florence, so it's time to say "arrivederci" after an unforgettable experience in Tuscany.

Florence: Pasta and Tiramisu Class with a Local Host

7. Florence: Pasta and Tiramisu Class with a Local Host

Learn how to make authentic Italian pasta and tiramisu at a friendly local host's home. Find out how to roll fresh pasta dough by hand, make two traditional pasta shapes, and prepare the perfect melt-in-your-mouth tiramisu. Sip an aperitivo as you learn the tricks and trades of authentic Italian cooking and hear fascinating stories about the local culture and cuisine. Dine with your host and taste the finished dishes accompanied by a selection of local wines. Experience the warmth of Italian hospitality and return home with something more than just souvenirs — classic Italian cooking knowledge that will stay with you for life.

Florence: Pizza and Gelato Making Class

8. Florence: Pizza and Gelato Making Class

Discover how to make a typical Italian pizza with the help of a local chef from Florence, and get cooking tips on pizza and gelato making in the heart of the “Cradle of the Renaissance.” On arrival, an expert chef will be on hand to help you prepare the flexible yeast dough that stretches to an almost paper-like thinness. Learn how to make a flavorful, yet light tomato sauce. Even if you normally bake pizza in your oven, these techniques are universal. Roll up your sleeves to stretch, sauce, and then bake your dough. Once you’ve made your pizza, get hands-on with the gelato! Learn about the basic ingredients and how to select the best raw produce according to specific principles. Get tips on the development and application of natural colors, heating and freezing techniques, and how each has a different effect on the ingredients. Don’t forget to collect your Graduation Certificate before you leave.

San Gimignano and Volterra: Day Tour from Siena

9. San Gimignano and Volterra: Day Tour from Siena

Start your day tour with a scenic drive from Siena to San Gimignano. Stop in Monteriggioni to see the well-preserved fortress built in the 13th century. Explore San Gimignano, admiring its many medieval towers. Recently listed by UNESCO, the town also boasts numerous artisanal boutiques. Head to a small family-run farm to enjoy lunch made with the farm’s seasonal products. Taste dishes prepared with saffron, and accompanied by Vernaccia wine. Continue to Volterra, stopping at a small alabaster workshop to see the ancient art of sculpting. In Volterra, admire the harmonious blend of Etruscan, Roman, Medieval, and Renaissance styles as you walk along the streets of the historic center.

Florence: Private Photo Walking Tour

10. Florence: Private Photo Walking Tour

Are you going to visit Florence and bring your camera? Would you like to create better pictures but you just don't know how? The narrow but vivid streets of the town provide the perfect location to use your creativity. Mediterranean colors, beautiful buildings and dolce vita. So it is all up to you. Open up your eyes, discover all these miracles and bring home your own story from Italy. The level of the photo walk is always adjusted to the needs of the visitor. A fun, easy to understand tour is enjoyable for kids or beginners with cellphones (yes, even with cellphones), while in case of advanced photographers, you can go deeper into technical details or composition rules. The provided explanation is always clear and professional, ensuring that at the end of the walk, you will be able to take better pictures than before. The itinerary of the Florence Photo Walk is flexible. In most cases, the main sights of the city are covered during the tour such as the Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, and Piazza della Repubblica.

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What people are saying about Emilia-Romagna

What a fabulous evening, so much fun and very informative too with lots of helpful hints and tips along the way…. Arla, Tiziano and Cris really know there stuff and are so enthusiastic. I had such a fun time in a wonderful location.. highly recommended.

We left with full stomachs from too much food and sore faces from too much laughing. Luca and Carmella are the ultimate double act and should take their show on the road!

Brilliant cooking class with a lovely atmosphere. Taught how to make delicious food while also making it a fun time. Would recommend to anyone going to Florence!

I did this class with my 2 teenage daughters. It was so much fun. We had a great time! The scenery is beautiful. Was a wonderful day!!

What a fantastic experience! So interesting and love the end result!