Active Gourmet Holidays
Active Gourmet Holidays

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Florence, Italy - Day Cooking Classes
Available year round 


Discover the secrets of Italian cuisine by taking a hands-on cooking class that takes place in a spacious apartment inside a modern building.  In her family kitchent, your instructor, who is Sicilian and now lives in Tuscany, will teach you about the steps involved in preparing a traditional Italian supper, including an appetizer (antipasto), pasta (primi piatti), main course (secondi piatti) and a dessert (dolci). You can choose to have a meat, fish or vegetarian dish as your main course. A delicious meal follows your lesson, where you can sit down and relax, dining on your creations. Our host also offers a gastronomic tour of Florence or a cooking class in a beautiful home in the Chianti Hills. Just ask for details!



Why is Italian food so extraordinary? It's the fresh, high quality ingredients and the simplicity of the recipe that makes it so appealing and tasty. In this class you will enjoy a cozy atmosphere and if you have a genuine passion for food this experience will be a memorable one as you discover a true Italian kitchen.
Once you decide you would like a class, we will send you a list of recipes so you can choose a favorite menu. Depending on the season you will learn to make bruschette, ravioli, tagliatelle, lasagne, cantuccini and a dessert such as tiramisù.You can choose to have a morning class with lunch (beginning at 10am) or an afternoon class with dinner (beginning at 3:30pm).


The experience lasts about three and a half hours, including the delicious meal that follows the lesson.



Here are some sample menus:


Coccoli con stracchino e prosciutto - Typical Florentine appetizer served with Tuscan ham and spreadable cheese
Tagliatelle al ragu - Fresh egg pasta with meat sauce
Pollo alla cacciatora - Chicken cacciatora
Torta al cioccolato - Chocolate cake




Pate di fegatini - Chicken liver patè
Pappa al pomodoro - Tomato bread soup
Bocconcini al vino - Beef stew with Chianti wine
Cantuccini - Almond cookies


Caponata - Eggplants, tomatoes and peppers Sicilian style
Ravioli ricotta e spinaci - Ravioli filled with spinach and ricotta cheese
Involtini di carne  - Meat rolls


Buon appetito!






A minimum of 1 participant is required to run this tour and the tour is limited to a maximum of 5 participants. Please inquire about larger groups.


(The number of participants refers to how many persons are required to run the tour, not to how many persons you must have in your party. Please inquire.)






Nearest Airports:


Florence Peretola (about 10 minutes)
Pisa Airport (about 50 minutes) - there is a shuttle bus that connects Pisa Airport to Florence

Nearest Train Station: 


Firenze Santa Maria Novella - Just at the station's exit there is the tramvia's stop (called Stazione Alamanni) : 15 minutes from the home (the tramvia stop is called "Federiga")


*If staying in Florence center, you can reach the home by taxi, bus, or the tramvia


*These details are provided as additional information. Please check below to see if transfers are included in this tour.





2020 Fees Per Person


Cooking Class/US$150
Florence Gastronomic Tour - please inquire
Cooking Class in Chianti Hills - please inquire


*Pricing may vary depending on market fluctuation




After availability is confirmed, full payment and the completed and submitted registration form will secure your reservation.


2020 Dates


Available year round on request.




*Hands-on cooking lesson
*Four (4) course meal
*Water and Italian wine (1 bottle for every two persons)


Airfare, transfers, taxis, and personal expenses are not included.

For further inquiries or to register, click here.


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Please contact us for cancellation policy information. Travel insurance is highly recommended.






Furnished upon request.


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"Thank you so much for organising what turned out to be the holiday of a lifetime. Everything was first class from the luxury accommodation and transportation to our fantastic tour guides and spectacular excursions. While we went without a true understanding of Peruvian cuisine, we were blown away by the variety and quality of the produce and techniques used in the restaurants selected for us. We are already looking on the website for our next destination!" - Brenda A. and Lynne A., Glasgow, Scotland

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