Starts in: Florence | Available: Every day (varies seasonally)
Guided Tour
Air Conditioned Transport
6 hour
$139/ person
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Tuscan Market Tour and Cooking Class from Florence Highlights


Stroll through the market to shop for fresh seasonal ingredients


Learn how to make traditional Italian food - such as homemade pasta and delicious tiramisu


Enjoy your feast while admiring the breathtaking views of the Tuscan hills


Receive all the recipes to recreate the meals at home!

Why we chose this tour

Learn to cook like a local with our Tuscan Market Tour and Cooking Class from Florence. You'll travel to the scenic countryside and tour the historic food market accompanied by an expert guide. Here, you'll shop for fresh ingredients to transform into culinary masterpieces during your lesson. Then head to a charming farmhouse to create your menu - from appetizer to dessert - using fresh seasonal ingredients. You'll master the secrets of traditional dishes to recreate at home with your loved ones. Then gather on the terrace family-style to enjoy the feast as you take in the breathtaking view of the Tuscan hills. Buon appetito!

Our Tuscan Market Tour and Cooking Class from Florence is available daily (March-October) and Monday-Saturday (November-mid January). Master the secrets of traditional Italian cuisine in a stunning Tuscan countryside setting. Begin with a visit to San Lorenzo’s Mercato Centrale to shop for fresh seasonal ingredients like a local. Mingle with bakers, butchers, and farmers selling their wares and admire the stalls bursting with fresh fruit, produce, cheeses, cured meats, balsamic vinegar, sun-dried tomatoes, and various regional delicacies.

Then head to a beautiful farmhouse to create your menu from appetizer to dessert! An expert chef will teach you the art of Tuscan cuisine. You’ll learn how to make fresh pasta and meat sauce using farm-fresh ingredients. Prepare classic bruschetta using the farm’s own extra virgin olive oil, then savor your masterpiece with a glass of Chianti. Next on the menu: Tuscan roast pork, arista, and roasted potatoes using fresh herbs from the garden. Last but certainly not least – discover the secrets to crafting the perfect Tiramis├╣. Then gather around to feast on the fruits of your labor. Each course will be paired with a regional wine, carefully selected to compliment the flavors of the food you’ve prepared.

The Tuscan Market Tour and Cooking Class starts and ends in Florence with guaranteed departures.


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Tuscan Market Tour and Cooking Class from Florence Itinerary

8:45 Pickup from Florence
  • Your guide will meet you at the Santa Maria Novella train station, right by the taxi stand
Guided market Tour
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the market and taste some of the delicious ingredients
Tuscan cooking class
  • Learn how to cook traditional Tuscan dishes and enjoy your creations, paired with regional wine
15:15 Drop off in Florence
  • The tour will end near the National Library
NB - all timings on Tuscan Market Tour and Cooking Class from Florence are approximate
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Important Details

Transportation to and from Florence
Guided market tour with food tasting
Cooking class
4-course lunch accompanied with wine
Recipes (sent by email after the tour)
Cooking diploma
Personal travel insurance
Essential Information
Some sites in this tour aren't wheelchair accessible, so please contact us if relevant and we will be happy to recommend some options!
Vegetarian or other alternative dietary requirements cannot be accommodated
On Sundays and public holidays there is no visit to the San Lorenzo Mercato Centrale (instead there will be a visit to the vegetable garden at the estate where you can pick fresh ingredients)
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