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Cooking Class and Lunch at a Tuscan Farmhouse with Local Market Tour from Florence

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Cooking Class and Lunch at a Tuscan Farmhouse with Local Market Tour from Florence

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icon7 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Learn your way around an Italian kitchen during this full-day experience, including a market visit and cooking class, topped off with a 4-course lunch. Search for fresh ingredients at a Florentine market before venturing to a Tuscan farmhouse in the countryside. Take your cue from an expert chef as you create Italian dishes such as bruschetta, pasta, roast pork, and tiramisù. Then sit down to enjoy the fruits of your labor, complemented by Tuscan wine.
  • Visit a historical food market in Florence to shop for ingredients and sample food and wine
  • Travel to a farmhouse in the Tuscan countryside for a cooking lesson with a local chef
  • Savor Chianti wine and other local varietals alongside your creations
  • Receive a cooking diploma and the recipes
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Starter
Bruschetta with fresh bread, homegrown tomatoes and extra virgin olive oil
Main
Hand made fresh tagliatelle with traditional meat sauce
Tuscan roast pork with potatoes
Dessert
Tiramisu
Transport by air-conditioned minibus (20 mins ride to get to the farmhouse)
Market visit and ingredients
Cooking class
4-course lunch accompanied with wine
Recipes (sent by email after the tour)
Cooking diploma
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
Piazza della Stazione , Piazza della Stazione, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

Check-in 8:45 am - Your guide will be holding a WALKABOUT sign, right by the taxi stand at Santa Maria Novella train station across from the outside McDonald's Return: Santa Croce church area (different from first meeting point)

9:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Your tour begins in central Florence, where you join up with your guide. Walk to a Florentine food market and peruse the stalls, each teeming with the region’s freshest ingredients, including cured meats, olives, cheeses, balsamic vinegar, sun-dried tomatoes, and other Tuscan delicacies. Select some of these high-quality ingredients for your cooking class later in the afternoon and enjoy tastings of the food and wine.

Climb aboard a minibus and journey into the Tuscan hills and drive to a rustic farmhouse. Under the guidance of an expert chef, prepare a full Tuscan meal. Discover the culinary secrets behind Tuscan cuisine, from slow-cooked meat sauces to whipping up Italian pasta from scratch. Everything you make is seasonal but some dishes include roast pork, bruschetta, and tiramisu.

Finally, reward yourself with your 4-course meal. Complement your delicious food with Tuscan wine and good conversation. Return to central Florence and receive all the recipes by email so you can impress family and friends back at home with your Italian dishes.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We regret that vegetarian or other alternative dietary requirements cannot be catered for
  • On Sundays and public holidays there is no visit to the San Lorenzo Mercato Centrale (instead there will be a visit of the vegetable garden at the estate where you can pick the fresh ingredients)
  • Near public transportation
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 26 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Walkabout Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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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 Class and Lunch at a Tuscan Farmhouse with Local Market Tour from Florence?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Cooking Class and Lunch at a Tuscan Farmhouse with Local Market Tour from Florence?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Cooking Class and Lunch at a Tuscan Farmhouse with Local Market Tour from Florence.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Cooking Class and Lunch at a Tuscan Farmhouse with Local Market Tour from Florence?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Cooking Class and Lunch at a Tuscan Farmhouse with Local Market Tour from Florence.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Cooking Class and Lunch at a Tuscan Farmhouse with Local Market Tour from Florence?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Cooking Class and Lunch at a Tuscan Farmhouse with Local Market Tour from Florence.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Just note there is a little bit of walking and standing so wear comfortable shoes." See review
  • "If you have issues walking this may not be for you as there is a good deal of walking around the market and to the bus." See review
  • "Be aware that there is some walking involved - about a mile and most on flat surfaces" See review

Reviews

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2,540 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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Luca, we love you!
Lisa_S
, May 2022
This Tuscan experience was first class all the way! Luca was so entertaining and Julia was our wonderful sous chef. We were met on time at the pick up point and Luca took us to a market in Florence to shop for our ingredients and explained about different cuts of meat at the butcher, different types of pasta & sauces at the pasta stand, different fruits & vegetables, etc. Then we headed to a beautiful villa in Tuscany and began to prepare our meal. Luca and Julia shared cooking tips with us, we laughed, we cooked and had some wine. It was a day we will never forget.
star-5
I ❤️ Cooking in Florence
Linda_R
, May 2022
Fantastic day, wonderful experience , great group and perfect hosts . Very memorable experience. Luca I love you ❤️ And Carmela . Thanks
star-5
Great day with family
ann_r
, May 2022
Staff were excellent Lots if preparation went into the day. Enjoyed by all my family including an eight year old
star-5
Learning Italiano Deliciousness
Maggie_C
, May 2022
We had the best time on this tour and class. Luca was the best guide, he taught us how to make a delicious Tuscan meal with Carmela and kept us laughing the entire time. Visiting the market and learning and tasting the food, traveling to the picturesque location and cooking and enjoying a meal together was such a nice way to spend a day in Italy. I recommend this for anyone traveling with their partner or family. It’s a great memory we now have!
star-5
A can’t miss experience!
Timothy_J
, May 2022
It was an amazing experience from start to finish! Luca was funny, enthusiastic and a great teacher! By far our best day in Florence!
star-5
Great food with a show/view
Cameron_S
, May 2022
The whole experience was great, the setting was beautiful and not terribly far from Florence. Our guide Olivia was very personable and a great source of local information.
star-5
Such Fun!
Jon_M
, May 2022
My granddaughters & I really enjoyed this experience. The market was beautiful and we learned a lot about typical Tuscan foods. The cooking experience at the farm could not be better! Everyone participated in making a fabulous four course lunch. We will be excited to receive our recipes and prepare a delicious Italian meal for our family.
star-5
Mama Mia Delicioso
Lynda_Z
, May 2022
Actually Luca made the entire experience so wonderful, as well as everyone else who helped . I’ve been on Viator before and I would RECCOMMENDED it to anyone. The food we made was so much fun and Delicioso!!! Great variety and I didn’t realize how fast tiramisu was to make Now we are in London Cheers from London Ciao Lynda and her mother Beverly from Portland Ore 👏🏻👏🏻😄😄🍷🍷
star-5
The best, most authentic and fun experience.
Isadora_L
, May 2022
This was the highlight of my trip!!!! Everything was so well thought out. Lucca and Carmella were lovely and so fun! She reminded me of my nonna and Lucca should honestly be on a TV show. +++ the knowledge they shared were amazing. Stop looking for another experience and book this one RIGHT NOW. I am a solo traveler and they made me feel so welcomed. Highly recommend. "I love you Lucca"
star-5
Absolutely fantastic!!
Frances_H
, May 2022
An absolutely delightful experience. The location was amazing! The activity was delicious and delightful. The tour guide Luca was phenomenal as well as the on-site staff. Activity extraordinare! I HIGHLY recommend.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Entertaining and informative. Tour guide enthusiastic and knowingly ridiculous.
Jeannette_F
, May 2022
Entertaining and informative. Tour guide enthusiastic and knowingly ridiculous. Italy is all about excellent market ingredients ingredients and delicious traditional recipes.
star-5
Luca's Cooking Show
Meghan_M
, May 2022
This was a great activity! Clearly, Luca is the star of every cooking class and Carmela was great too! They really kept us entertained and the food was so yummy! I do wish they offered smaller groups and more hands-on involvement but it wasn't so bad that I would let it stop me from doing this! There was 6 of us and we had so much fun and learned so much at the market and while cooking!! Also, the facility is GORGEOUS. Do it!! Luca, We love you!!!!
star-5
LUCA I LOVE YOU!
Darrick_K
, May 2022
LUUCAAA I love you! And Carmela and the staff as well! Talk about an energetic experience showing truly that you MUST cook Italian food with LOVE! The recipes were easy to follow and so flavorful! And the wine does flow!
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Cook and Love with Luca
Brandon_R
, May 2022
This experience was one of our highlights in Florence. It started with an informative visit to the market followed by a visit to a dreamy Tuscan estate where the rest of the fun took place. We spent the rest of the day learning and cooking a 4-course meal with our two extremely entertaining and “cheeky” hosts, Luca and Carmela. Making bruschetta, pasta, and tiramisu from scratch was made easy and we plan to do it from home! Afterwards, we enjoyed the fruits of our labor with the other lovely tour members and plenty of wine. I can’t stress enough how awesome Luca and Carmela were - they really took the experience from great to unforgettable.
star-5
Great fun and great food!
Susan_T
, May 2022
We absolutely loved the cooking class with Luca and Carmela. We learned so much about the culture of cooking in Tuscany while having so much fun. Everyone was involved in preparing the food. They also sent us the recipes so that we can try them out at home. I would definitely recommend adding this to your must-do list while visiting Florence.
1 traveler found this review helpful
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Must Experience!
Taylor_M
, May 2022
LUCA WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! He literally made the tour! This was the best tour that I had in Italy! The food was delicious! The market tour was awesome. Wish we had a few minutes to buy things but we definitely went back the next day as suggested! Absolutely loved it!
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A must do trip to learn to cook like an Italian
Robert_S
, May 2022
A truly wonderful experience. Olivia and Carmella were outstanding hosts. After an informative trip to the central market where we learned about the various local products available in Tuscany, we traveled to a beautiful casa on the side of the mountain that was perfectly set up for a class of 20. There was enough space that everyone had a hands on experience from dicing vegetables, preparing the pork, making pasta from scratch and preparing a delicious tiramisu. Carmella entertained us with song and stories as we worked. I would heartily recommend this trip for anyone who wants to enhance their culinary skills Tuscan style.
star-5
A must do!
Charles_P
, May 2022
One of the best tours I have had. The market shopping, the cooking and the eating! Wonderful! The cooking class is set in a beautiful kitchen. The estate has the most wonderful views. Lastly and very good importantly was Carmella and Luca. Great. Luca made the experience what it was. Lots of laughs, education and a genuinely fabulous day. Would highly recommend.
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Learn new cooking skills while having a great time
Linda_M
, May 2022
Luca and his outgoing personality absolutely made this class! He helped this group of strangers relax and enjoy each other's company. Besides being entertaining, Luca is an accomplished chef and wonderful teacher so we all learned from him. The market tour was fun, and the meal we prepared was delicious. I can't wait to try these recipes when i get home. Today's cooking class has been a highlight of this trip!
star-5
Fabulously fabulous
Kristy_S
, May 2022
Amazing tour. Fabulous views and wonderful food. We learned lots. Would absolutely recommend. Luca was the star of the show. He brought us lots of laughs.

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