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

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

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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
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
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

Departure Point

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, just outside Santa Maria Novella train station Return: Santa Croce area

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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

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

  • 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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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
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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
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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
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Q:
What is the maximum group size during Cooking Class and Lunch at a Tuscan Farmhouse with Local Market Tour from Florence?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 26 travelers.

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AMAZING culinary experience.
Tri_T
, Sep 2021
Amazing experience top to bottom. It was educational, immersive, social and very relaxed. We ended up having dinner with a couple we met on the tour!
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Fun experience
Chadia_A
, Sep 2021
Fun experience.. Carmella and Lavi made the cooking class very enjoyable and fun. The food came out delicious. I highly recommend this class.
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Tuscan cooking class
Jennifer_W
, Sep 2021
Lavi and Carmella were amazing! A must do on tour itinerary. Food was amazing and we learned a lot !
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Great day…don’t miss it!!!
Marilyn_G
, Sep 2021
All of it was wonderful…..shopping, food, ambiance and instructor entertainment. The tour guide was excellent as well. Although Florence is filled with art and architecture, a day with local food in an amazing setting was a highlight for me!!
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Fun- Filled Day.
Gina_L
, Sep 2021
This was an amazing adventure. Mari was our our guide and she was so sweet and wonderful to our group. Very energetic, knowledgeable about history of Florence. Carmela (chef) all I can say is that she is a “Firecracker”. So much fun… made me feel like I was with my family. Very welcoming and so funny. She was the best instructor. The food was delicious and we all left the tour saying” can’t wait to try this at home” it was that easy”. I’m going to recommend Thai tour to whoever visits Firenze.
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This afternoon was the most pleasant and enjoyable afternoon one could experience! Our guide was terrific the chef was n
Gay_S
, Aug 2021
This afternoon was the most pleasant and enjoyable afternoon one could experience! Our guide was terrific the chef was not only talented but extremely entertaining the location was spectacular and the food wine prepared was beyond our expectation. And this comes from two people who owned restaurants! A great afternoon
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Fun, Filling & Fantastic
Ekta
, Aug 2021
Pros: From the market tour to the gorgeous cooking villa the experience was fun. Martina had lots of useful tips and tricks about Italian cooking to impart! That was much appreciated :). And the chef had such a fun personality. She broke into song and dance at regular intervals keeping us all very entertained! The food was good and they catered to me as a vegetarian as well. Only con: I'm waiting on those recipes to come through - I hope they do !
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Hello, Thank you for your review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the class. We are sorry that you gave 4 stars because you haven't received the recipes though. We normally tell clients that they will receive the recipes around 10 days after the date of the class. We will make sure to send them to you today though so you will get them early. Kind regards The Walkabout Team
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Hands down, the best...
Stacey_J
, Aug 2021
Hands down, the best experience we had while in Florence! Lavinia and Carmela were top notch! What a memorable day! full of fun, cooking, learning, laughing and delicious food and wine. The setting was beautiful, a breathtaking backdrop as we spent the day making the most delicious Italian meal! Wow!! Can't say enough about the caliber of this experience- so authentic, well done, high quality and to top it off, amazing people! We will cherish the memories of this day forever 💕
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Best experience in Florence!
Margo
, Aug 2021
We did the cooking class with Olivia and Carmella and it was our favorite experience in Florence, maybe all of Italy!! It was such an incredible day! The trip to the market was very informative and we got to see many different types of food. The estate in the countryside was so picturesque! We couldn’t believe how beautiful the setting was! Carmella was a wonderful cooking instructor who kept us laughing the whole time! Highly recommend!
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Bella giornata
Jennifer_H
, Aug 2021
Olivia was very kind and passionate about food, Tuscan history and life. She was full of information and a delight to be with as we shopped and all day long. At our Tuscan farmhouse (gorgeous and spotless), Carmela, our chef, was full of life, laughter and knowledge. Together, we prepared a delicious meal of bruschetta, pasta, ragu, pork, potatoes and tiramisu. My new friends and I enjoyed our meal and learning about one another while looking out over the hills. Beautiful day. Grazie, Olivia e Carmela!
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