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Wanna Be Italiano - The original COOKING CLASS & MARKET FOOD TOUR in Florence

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Learn to create authentic Tuscan dishes with the help of a professional chef. Cook a gourmet Italian meal and bring back home the secret recipes.


  • Experience a culinary adventure at the heart of the city, as you learn to cook and prepare a delicious Tuscan meal with the help of a professional chef.
  • Head to the Central Market and choose the best ingredients with the help of your chef.
  • Walk a small distance to the cooking facility and enjoy some tasty delicacies before preparing your meal.
  • It’s time to cook away! Chop, blend, whisk and whip up a sumptuous meal.
  • Show off to the world a certificate that you will receive at the end of your experience.


  • Choose between a small group tour or a private tour.
  • Food and local products tasting
  • Cooking Class with famous local chefs
  • Graduation certificate
  • Booklet of recipes


  • Hotel transfers
  • Tips

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.


426 reviews
Kailey Ilene Melton



May, 2024

Our market tour was a delightful journey through the Florence Central market. The guide's extensive knowledge of the ingredients, their origins, and their significance in Italian cuisine added a fascinating layer of depth to the experience. We enjoyed exploring the colorful stalls, interacting with local vendors, and learning about the freshest produce, spices, and specialties that make Florentine cuisine so unique. The cooking class that followed was an absolute joy and the highlight of our whole trip. The skilled chef's expertise and passion for Italian gastronomy were evident in every step of the culinary journey. The hands-on experience of crafting the tiramisu and hand-making our pastas, we were fully immersed in the art of cooking. We sincerely appreciated the interactive nature of the class, which allowed us to ask questions and learn new skills. The highlight, of course, was savoring the fruits of our labor as we sat down to enjoy the delicious meal we had prepared together. The flavors, aromas, and the shared camaraderie made the dining experience truly special and unforgettable. Overall, our Florence market tour and cooking class surpassed all expectations. It was a perfect blend of cultural exploration, culinary education, and immersive enjoyment. I would highly recommend your tour to anyone seeking an authentic and memorable culinary experience in Florence.



Nov, 2021

Amazing cooking class



Nov, 2021

Great experience. Absolutely worth it!



Oct, 2021

It was really fun. Only two families attended the class, which was held in a small setting. The chef was quite pleasant to work with and made the experience memorable. We made homemade pizza and watched the chef make gelato with a few students' help.

Bring out the chef in you! In this tour, prepare a delicious Tuscan meal with the help of a professional chef from start to finish right in the heart of downtown Florence. In this particular case, you bake the cake and have it too! Experience the very best hands-on culinary journey in the city of Tuscany.

Step one is grocery shopping. Set off to Mercato Centrale, the central food market and the city’s largest, lively, and a colorful market filled with appetizing ingredients. Learn about the local specialties and the Tuscan food heritage led by your chef. Choose the best tastiest ingredients as you liaise with bakers and butchers to prepare your meal.

Take a short walk from the market to the cooking class facility and enjoy tasting some authentic delicacies before starting your class. Chef whites on and get ready to chop, blend, knead and create! Follow your chef’s skilled instructions to create exquisite dishes such as crispy bruschetta, fresh hand-rolled pasta, tasty pasta sauces, and dessert, too. It’s now time to reap the fruits of your labor as you sit back and comfortably enjoy your meal with a good glass of Chianti wine. And that’s not all - at the end of the class, you will receive a certificate as well as a recipe booklet that you can show off to the world!

Important Information

  • Please note Central Market is closed Sundays and public holidays: on these days the class program will include a special introduction to Tuscan cooking and additional local product tastings.
  • Please inform in advance if any food intolerance or allergy.
  • Please inform in advance if the meal preference is vegetarian.


Mar 1st to Oct 31st

  • Daily at 9am

Nov 1st to Feb 28th

  • Mon to Sat: 9am
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.
  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the redemption point.
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before the scheduled time to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Please check your final voucher for meeting point details and specific instructions.


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