"Wanna Be Italiano" Cooking Class and Florence Food Market Tour

  • Up to 20 Participants
  • Available in: English

What you will find

With the help of an expert chef, you will go to the Central Market to pick out the best ingredients. At the Central Market, you will meet and chat with local backers and farmers. Then, you will head to the cooking location to prepare a delicious meal! The meal will be season dependent and you will enjoy it with Chianti wine! 


Popular and sought-after in all seasons, year after year, by groups of friends, fun-loving families and foodies, our signature "Wanna Be Italiano" cooking class in Florence is the very best hands-on culinary experience you can get in the city! Dive into the depths of flavor, master the art of preparing a mouth-watering Tuscan meal in the heart of downtown Florence with our experienced, charismatic chef.

First of all set off for Florence's central food market. The "Mercato Centrale" is the city's largest, most lively and colorful grocery market, an enormous bazaar filled with deliciousness! Led by your chef you will browse, learn about the local specialties and the Tuscan food heritage, and liase with the vegetable vendors, butchers and bakers as you pick out the best, tastiest ingredients to prepare your meal. Groceries in hand take a short walk to our cooking class facility, a delightful location which will make you feel at home, and enjoy a tasting of typical delicacies before starting the actual class.

Aprons on, following your chef's skilled instructions and learn how to prepare exquisite traditional dishes: crispy bruschetta, fresh hand-rolled pasta, tasty pasta sauces and dessert, too. Measure, mince, mix and stir (and taste, of course, to get the seasonings right!), and finally sit down with a good glass of Chianti wine and relish the best Tuscan meal ever: the one you made yourself in the heart of historic Florence.

At the end of the experience you will receive a Cooking Class Attendance Certificate, as well as a full Recipe Booklet to share the recipes you learned with your friends and family at home.


  • Professional Chef
  • Visit the Central Market of Florence
  • Food and local products tasting
  • Cooking lesson
  • Use of apron and cooking utensils
  • All ingredients for your lunch
  • Lunch and wine tasting (2 glasses of wine)
  • Graduation Certificate
  • Booklet with recipes


Towns of Italy - Florencetown is a certified and qualified tour operator with the City of Florence Tour Operator 'official stamp'. He has been operating in Florence since 2006 and specializes in the creation and management of tours and practical activities for small groups and regularly scheduled private individuals. Guaranteed quality!


Please inform us in advance regarding any food intolerances or allergies.

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Info / Important details

CANCELLATION POLICY: free cancellation 48 hours before the tour, a penalty will be applied thereafter or no refund will be made

  • Type: shared tour
  • Conditions: minors under 18 must always be accompanied by at least one adult. The tour also takes place in the rain
  • Accessibility: wheelchair (communicate in advance), children and vegetarians
  • Duration: approx 5h
  • Voucher: digital and / or paper
  • Pets: no
  • Language: English

Starting from: 119,00 €

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Where / Meeting point

Via Panicale, 43/r (vicino al Mercato Centrale) 43 rosso - 50123 Firenze (FI)