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

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From $164.90

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 7 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover the secrets of Tuscan cooking during this full-day experience, including a market visit and cooking class, topped off with a 4-course lunch. Shop 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 from scratch including 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
  • 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

Sample Menu


Bruschetta with fresh bread, homegrown tomatoes and extra virgin olive oil


Hand made fresh tagliatelle with traditional meat sauce


Tuscan roast pork with potatoes



What's Included

  • 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

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Piazza della Stazione
    Piazza della Stazione, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

    Check-in 8:45 am - Your guide will be holding a WALKABOUT TOURS 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)

Start time

09:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

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 the menu may 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.

Additional Info

  • 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
  • Due to uneven and steep surfaces, we are unable to accept anyone with walking difficulties or wheelchair users
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 26 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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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Traveler Tips

Just note there is a little bit of walking and standing so wear comfortable shoes.
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.
Be aware that there is some walking involved - about a mile and most on flat surfaces
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Kristina_M, Mar 2023
YOU NEED TO DO THIS TOUR!!! This was our favorite experience in all of our week in Italy. Luca was our guide and chef and he is fabulous and so knowledgeable. First he guided us through Florence central market (which we did not know about and went back to the next day to shop) to buy all the fresh local ingredients for our menu. Along the way he gave great information about local products and recipes too! Then we headed into our private bus that drove us a short 15 minutes up to the most beautiful view. Carmela was our other chef who worked with the group and together they were such a good time, so helpful and insightful! The food was fresh and delicious and the view to die for!! Thank you Luca!
Cooking with Luca
Scott_K, Mar 2023
My wife and I did the cooking class and it was awesome. Luca was high-energy, passionate about the experience and had a great sense of humor. The trip to the market to buy the ingredients was a lot of fun and interesting. I would highly recommend this tour for couples.
A fantastic experience with delicious food
Joe_F, Mar 2023
We had the best time at our cooking class! Luca and Carmela did an amazing job. The food was so yummy, would highly recommend! Thanks for having us.
10 year anniversary trip
Robert_B, Mar 2023
My wife and I came to Italy for our 10 year anniversary. A friend had recommended this class, saying it was one of the best things they have done in Florence. We couldn’t agree more, we had an amazing time, we learned so much and ate great food. One of the highlights of our trip for sure!
Wonderfully entertaining cooking experience in Florence for all (including teens!)
Marge_B, Mar 2023
Luuuccca, we LOVE you! And Camilla! This cooking experience could not have been better for my family of 4 with 15 and 16 yr old girls. The learnings and tastings in the Mercato Centrale were fantasitic...with a bit of history to understand how to choose cheese, tomatos, meat, etc, was fabulous. The indoor/outdoor cooking experience was perfect, and the singing, dancing and commentary could not have been more fun. We would recommend this class for those wanting an entertaining experience, a beautiful Tuscan setting just out of town, learning to make a few authentic Tuscan dishes, and of course tasting some classic wine. My teen daughters laughed and engaged the entire time! Highly recommend!
Carmela's cooking class
Alfredo_P, Mar 2023
Luca and Carmela were marvelous just as Carmela and Isaac were five years ago. We noticed a difference from five years ago, this time we were kind of rushed and there were fewer activities. Isaac took us to a longer walk and we bought produce and bread at a local businesses, not at the market. We also made pizzas with our wine. It was definitely a different experience. The folks at the market were very gracious. Luca was very friendly and explained the food very well and Carmela, well she is always great Carmela.
The best day!
Taylor_E, Mar 2023
Seriously, stop what you’re doing and just book this class. It was by far my favorite tour out of everything I did in Italy. Carmella and Luca are AMAZING. You are guaranteed to have a lot of laugh, tons of fun, and some incredibly delicious food. 1000/10!!!!!!!! ❤️
This Experience: My heart is yours!
Christen_C, Mar 2023
The entire experience from the Mercato to their farmhouse (kitchen) was incredible! We had the best time not only learning about Tucson cuisine and history, but getting to collaborate with others! We enjoyed getting to cook and connect with others all thanks to Luca & Carmella! They made such a fun and easy going environment that even those who were not the best cooks felt confident! I would highly recommend! To this experience (and to quote our favorite chef Luca) “my heart is yours”!
Cooking Class!
Linda_W, Mar 2023
The day was wonderful from start to finish! Luca and Carmella where amazing cooks with such fun energy. I would totally recommend!
The enthusiasm of the...
Terry_S, Mar 2023
The enthusiasm of the ‘guides’ about food and local influence made me want to go home and make pasta and brushetta
Check off your bucket list!
Laura_G, Mar 2023
The food was outstanding, Luca was a blast, and such an amazing experience overall! I would highly recommend!!
Absolutely wonderful!
Sierra_F, Mar 2023
So much fun! Lucca and Carmella were absolutely a joy. Very outgoing, entertaining, knowledgeable, and engaging with all! I left feeling like I got my money’s worth and had new knowledge that I will be able to use at home. Highly recommend this tour to all! Beautiful view, beautiful facilities.
Best cooking class ever!
Ulysses_N, Mar 2023
OMG!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! BEST CLASS EVER!! Made friends, made and ate amazing food and made memories to last a lifetime!! Luca and Carmella made the class fun engaging and memorable!
Danielle_F, Mar 2023
My husband and I took this class. It was amazing!! Luca, our guide and chef, was very funny and entertaining!! We would take this class again!! The farmhouse had some amazing views of the countryside!
So much fun! Make sure to schedule this one!
Lisa_M, Mar 2023
Luca was the most fabulous tour guide! I would do this tour again in a heartbeat! We started out at a Italian Market where Luca, our tour guide told us about the food we were buying then on a bus to a tuscany farm house to learn to cook bruschetta, home made tomato sauce, home made pasta, pork roast, and tiramisù. Then we sat down to enjoy the fruits of your labor with Tuscan wine. 🇮🇹🍷🍝
Cooking in Florence!
Hilary_L, Mar 2023
This was the best excursion ever!! Luca is so funny and kind. Carmelo was also wonderful. It was literally the best meal we had in Florence! I would highly recommend this! The only thing I would say is that we had a small group and that made the excursion better.
Fabulous day in Florence with Luca 🇮🇹
Sarah_R, Mar 2023
The best cooking tour I’ve ever experienced.. so much fun and very informative, super super day in Florence.. gorgeous surroundings in the countryside, lots of beautiful produce and great cooking tips from Luca and Carmela that will boost your confidence in all your Italian conquests.. I highly recommend you join them
Luca was fabulous...
Matthew_L, Jan 2023
Luca was fabulous entertainment and really added to the food experience. The food was some of the best we’ve had over the past month and to make it even better, we contributed to its cooking. Great day!
Lots of fun
Victoria_C, Jan 2023
This was lots of fun. Small group size made it particularly enjoyable. Food was delicious. Market visit was also good.
Most fun you’ll have in Florence
Kristofer_S, Jan 2023
Easily the most fun thing we did in Florence. I’m not the cook in our household but we had an absolute blast and the views were amazing. Lucca was phenomenal and I’ll be recommending this tour and Lucca to anyone visiting Florence. Lucca, we love you!!