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Cooking Masterclass & Food Walking Tour

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Firenze, Italy

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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Tuscany is renowned for its cuisine, but to really understand Italian food, you need to do more than just eat it. This immersive tour offers the chance to sample Tuscan delicacies at Florence’s historic bottegas, shop for local ingredients, and learn to make traditional dishes such as gnocchi, cannelloni, and risotto during an expert-led cooking class; and tuck into a delicious homemade lunch.
  • Take a taste of Florence during this cooking class and bottega tasting tour
  • Sample the wares at a traditional Florentine bottega
  • Create dishes like gnocchi, cannelloni, and risotto under the guidance of an expert chef
  • Tuck into a delicious homemade lunch, accompanied by Tuscan wines
  • No experience necessary: suitable for all abilities
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures a personalized experience
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Guided Food Tour of Florence historic food Bottegas with our Chef
Food and local products tasting
Use of apron and cooking utensils
Lunch
Graduation Certificate
Booklet with recipes
Free subscription to our Food&Wine Club, to access special discounts online on wine&typical products
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Florence Cooking Classes by Diadema Cooking School, Via Panicale, 43/r, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Make your own way to the meeting point for a morning departure to meet your guide, a professional chef, and small group of no more than 12 people. Set out to explore Florence’s Oltrarno district on a walking tour, stopping at the neighborhood's historic bottegas to sample a range of typical Tuscan products.

On the way to the cooking class venue, stop to purchase the fresh ingredients for your class. Then, set to work creating three traditional Italian dishes such as potato gnocchi, with a hand-made pesto sauce, hand-made pasta like cannelloni fiorentini, and risotto, followed by a decadent dessert.

Finally, sit down to enjoy your homemade creations, accompanied by a selection of fine Tuscan wines.

Please note: On days when the bottegas are closed a special introduction and extra tastings at the cooking school will be offered instead.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Oltrarno
Walking Food Tour with professional chef for tasting and picking up ingredients for lunch
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Le Botteghe
Meet your dedicated chef and follow him on a wondrous "Food Quest" through the charming streets of historic Florence and the Oltrarno neighbourood. Talented and entertaining, he will lead you to the most picturesque traditional grocery shops, the ancient Florentine bottegas.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please inform us of any food intolerance or allergy in advance
  • Please let us know in advance any special need or impaired mobility of the clients and we will do our best to accommodate them
  • Please note that when the Bottegas are closed a special introduction and extra tastings at the cooking class location will substitute instead
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Florencetown

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Cooking Masterclass & Food Walking Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Cooking Masterclass & Food Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Cooking Masterclass & Food Walking Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Cooking Masterclass & Food Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Cooking Masterclass & Food Walking Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Cooking Masterclass & Food Walking Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Cooking Masterclass & Food Walking Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Cooking Masterclass & Food Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Cooking Masterclass & Food Walking Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Cooking Masterclass & Food Walking Tour.

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Great fun and small group food experience
Coastal138435
, Dec 2019
Thomaz was a great tour guide. We visited the patisserie, cafe, and olive oil store before our cooking class. At the patisserie we experienced traditional savory and sweet baked goods made from historical recipes. We had our first experience of traditional Italian espresso at the cafe. We were able to taste first press olive oil and balsamic vinegar at the olive oil store. Our last stop was at a local restaurant where we had our cooking class. The venue was a good location with a separate room next to the kitchen. We made gnocchi, eggplant Parmesan, pesto, and Cantucci di Prato. All the recipes were easy to make and tasted delicious. Any cooking level experience would enjoy this class. They also provided the recipes for everything that we made.
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Learned to cook an outstanding meal in a lovely space
CRJammer
, May 2019
This was a highlight of my 5 day trip to Florence. The food we cooked was excellent. The restaurant space was perfect. I learned some great new tips and recipes I'll make again. I'd give the cooking portion of the experience 5 stars (though, in a couple of cases, it could have been improved slightly with more supplies (e.g. two scales) so there could be less waiting as the ingredients were passed between the six of us. I was less entranced by the tour before the cooking experience. First, it would have been nice to know breakfast was going to be purchased along the route - not knowing that, I ate in advance. Second, I thought our breakfast stop, to teach us about different Italian breads and pastries, was pretty mediocre. I can't imagine that was the best pastry shop Florence had to offer...and if it was, I'd skip the stop. I found the tour itself pretty redundant of other tours I'd done in Florence. Maybe instead of sharing familiar facts about Florentine architecture, the chef might share some gastronomical history or little known facts about Florentine food? Or go to the Mercato Centrale? I think there's a lot of potential to make this tour really extraordinary. So I rated this a 4-star tour for now; it was definitely a highlight - I'd do it again and recommend it strongly. But a few tweaks of the tour portion would make it a wow.
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Great morning shop and cook...
Kathleen P
, Aug 2017
Great morning shop and cook. Instructor great presenter. Walking tour included related to buying the fresh ingredients and flavorings for the lunch. Broke up tasks among participants. Menu tasty, walked away with useful information and skills. Nice way to experience the heart of Florence - the food.
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Marco was amazing! Very professional...
JACQUELINE N
, Jun 2017
Marco was amazing! Very professional and a wonderful chef. I highly recommend this tour for anyone wanting to experience really Italian cooking :)
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