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

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.
* Duration: 6 hours
* Starts: Firenze, Italy
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




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.

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Stop At: Florence, Florence, Tuscany

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.

Duration: 6 hours