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Private Market Tour, Pasta Making Class and Dinner with a Local Chef in Florence provided by Traveling Spoon

Private Market Tour, Pasta Making Class and Dinner with a Local Chef in Florence

Private Market Tour, Pasta Making Class and Dinner with a Local Chef in Florence
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About
Meet your host Cinzia and explore her favorite local food stores to shop at. Start with a cup of coffee at one of Cinzia's favorite cafes before you visit a high-end, historical supermarket known for its high-quality, specialty products. Next, visit a small family-owned grocery store to pick up fresh vegetables for your cooking class. Depending on the menu, you may make a few additional stops at either a wine, bread, chocolate or cheese shop.  Your hands-on cooking class will take place at the patio in Cinzia’s home. Watch as Cinzia prepares an appetizer for you to enjoy before you roll up your sleeves and learn to cook regional Italian pasta from recipes passed down through generations of Cinzia’s family. You will cook three dishes from scratch as well as a side or dessert. Choose between a menu of either three handmade pastas or a pasta and meat main course. Please note your preference when booking.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Italian
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7626P288
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private tour of local supermarkets and cooking class with your host Cinzia
  • homecooked dinner
  • Local prossecco and wine (1-2 glasses)
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Dinner
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Loggia del Bigallo, Piazza di San Giovanni, 1, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy Meet your host Cinzia at Loggia del Bigallo in Florence. Exact address can be found in your ticket upon booking confirmation.
  • Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy Your culinary experience ends at the cooking class venue located at Gourmet B&B Villa Landucci in Florence.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please NOTE that Cinzia requires guests to have the COVID "Green Pass" that proves guests are fully vaccinated.
  • If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Private, personalized experience
  • Please note: Unlike a typical single market tour, this is a tour of several shops that sell high-quality Italian food and produce.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • For the cooking class, if you have a preference between learning to cook three pastas or one pasta and a meat main, please include it when making your booking. If you don't include your choice, your host will decide your menu for the day.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Menu varies based on the season
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private tour of local supermarkets and cooking class with your host Cinzia
  • homecooked dinner
  • Local prossecco and wine (1-2 glasses)
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Dinner
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Loggia del Bigallo, Piazza di San Giovanni, 1, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy Meet your host Cinzia at Loggia del Bigallo in Florence. Exact address can be found in your ticket upon booking confirmation.
  • Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy Your culinary experience ends at the cooking class venue located at Gourmet B&B Villa Landucci in Florence.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy Your culinary experience ends at the cooking class venue located at Gourmet B&B Villa Landucci in Florence.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please NOTE that Cinzia requires guests to have the COVID "Green Pass" that proves guests are fully vaccinated.
  • If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Private, personalized experience
  • Please note: Unlike a typical single market tour, this is a tour of several shops that sell high-quality Italian food and produce.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • For the cooking class, if you have a preference between learning to cook three pastas or one pasta and a meat main, please include it when making your booking. If you don't include your choice, your host will decide your menu for the day.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Menu varies based on the season
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Loggia del Bigallo
    Piazza di San Giovanni, 1, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
    Meet your host Cinzia at Loggia del Bigallo in Florence. Exact address can be found in your ticket upon booking confirmation.
    See address & details
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    Florence
    Stop: 6 hours
    Cinzia is a kind and gentle host who first learned to cook watching her mother and grandmother cook in the kitchen. She went on to study professionally at a cooking and pastry school in Italy. Cooking to Cinzia is love and life. She transfers her energy into the ingredients of the food she prepares, and truly enjoys sharing her passion for her ingredients and traditions and leaving a piece of her culture with travelers. A mother of three, Cinzia works in analytics during the day to sustain her family, and fuels her passion for food by cooking in the evening. She started a cooking school and enjoys hosting special dinners and events. She also has an interest in medieval and Renaissance Italian recipes. Cinzia has been trained in vegetarian, celiac and macrobiotic cooking and is happy to accommodate your special dietary requests.
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  • You'll end at
    Metropolitan City of Florence
    Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy
    Your culinary experience ends at the cooking class venue located at Gourmet B&B Villa Landucci in Florence.
    See address & details
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One Incredible Day in Florence
Sep. 2019
What an amazing experience my Husband and I had with Cinzia in Florence. Starting in the shadows of the Duomo, we walked through the streets to a local coffee shop to enjoy an espresso and discuss what we would like to have on our menu for the evening. As we ventured through Florence to the various markets for bread, cheese, veggies and meat, Cinzia took the time to stop and discuss the many historical landmarks. We continued to visit the local shops and markets she used in the days following, as they had some of the best food and drinks we had during our week in Florence. Upon leaving the heart of the city, Cinzia drove us to the local B & B where the cooking class took place. A private, cozy kitchen awaited and the cooking began. Using herbs we hand cut from the garden below, Cinzia took us step by step, cut by cut through a traditional Italian dinner experience. We cannot recommend enough the entire experience from start to finish. Better yet, Cinzia will send you the recipes so you can repeat once home with your family and friends.
Written 22 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jenny B
Brooklyn, New York, United States8 contributions
Exceptional, Informative Class & A Wonderful Meal!
Apr. 2019 • Couples
My husband and I enjoyed every moment of this market tour and class, from our shopping through our pasta lesson through dinner conversation. Cinzia is a great instructor and a lovely, warm host. As a pastry professional, I had a great time talking with her about ingredients, cooking for those with allergies and special diets (she's an expert, trust me), and real Tuscan cooking. She had great tips to share that I will use in my own home cooking, and introduced my husband and I to such an easy way of making fresh pasta that we have no excuse not to do it in the future. I will add that if you cook and love cooking, it's really worth it to take a private class - you get the kind of hands-on experience and attention you simply cannot get in a group.
Written 7 April 2019
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Maresa G
11 contributions
Lovely evening making pasta
My husband and I enjoyed our time with Cinzia touring several little shops for fresh ingredients and gelato before heading to our class. She is very knowledgeable about the city of Florence, and we learned a lot from her about some of the more recent history of the city and the stores. Cooking with Cinzia was a lot of fun! She catered to our vegetarian diet, and we prepared tagliatelle and ravioli from scratch. We also had a delicious eggplant, mozzarella, and fresh pesto dish, as well as a scrumptious panna cotta. The private setting made it more enjoyable than being in a big group with people you don’t know. Definitely recommend trying this private tour and cooking class with Cinzia!
Written 16 July 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

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Florence Cooking Class
I met my guide Alessio at the market, where we decided what to make and shopped for the fresh ingredients. We then
amyjoa9
amyjoa9
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Wonderful surprise, great food
We had a wonderful time with Fabio and Christine. The food was fresh from a local market or from their garden. Th
kristinet768
kristinet768
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AMAZING!
Wow! What a fun way to immerse yourself into the Tuscan culture with a pasta class at Cinzia’s home. This experienc
MDashleeh
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Delicious evening!
Our cooking class with Alessio was a wonderful evening filled with good food, lovely conversation and a lot of lear
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My clients loved this experience
I booked this experience for my clients who were looking for some authentic cooking experiences and they had a blas
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I can't express how awesome this cooking class experience was! Mirella and her husband were such a delight. We le
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A great experience and a wonderful evening with Cinzia.
We had never done anything like this before and are so glad that we did. It was a great experience and we had a wo
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Amazing and unique culinary experience in Florence
I very rarely leave reviews, but was really blown away by this experience. It’s a must do for anyone who wants to
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Our family loved the cooking class with Mirella and Stefano. They welcomed us into their home, and gave us a fun an
Bruins9
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Private cooking session
We recently traveled to Florence and my wife - an Italian and a great cook- wanted to take a private cooking sessio
rrossgardens
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Delightful and insightful Italian cooking experience !
Mirella & Stefano were perfect, helpful and delightful chefs, guiding me through a midday exploration of true Tusca
Ontherun1976
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Perfect Day in Tuscany
After a full day in Florence visiting museums and galleries, we were really looking forward to our personalized din
JulieTravelerItaly
JulieTravelerItaly
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Highlight of our trip!
My husband and I had such a wonderful time with Fabio and his wife, Christiane. First Fabio picked us up in town a
Marleengrol
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Stopping food and cooking workshop
We had a very nice time with Cinzia in Florence! She took us around to visit authentic foodstores in the middel of
Vacation792008
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Stopping at multiple markets and having the history of Florence as part of the walk was wonderful
The tour is very personable and Cinzia allows you to customize it by having your group choose what dishes to prepar
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