4 hours
Max 10


  • Enjoy an unforgettable Italian culinary experience in a real chef’s home in central Florence
  • Learn how to produce fresh Italian pasta from scratch before trying your hand at making gelato in the place where it all began
  • Sample some of Tuscany’s most celebrated produce including olive oil and a sumptuous pasta sauce made with seasonal ingredients, including fresh Italian truffles
  • Enjoy a dinner party experience in a beautiful outdoor garden setting, complete with beautiful local Italian wine pairings

Tour description

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Due to Covid-19, this tour has been amended to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our guests.

Experience the joys of Italian cooking accompanied by warm and authentic Tuscan hospitality as our expert local chef welcomes you into the heart of their central Florence home for a hands-on culinary experience you’ll never forget. Our pasta and gelato making evening offers a complete overview of Tuscan culinary culture and will no doubt be a highlight of your trip to the region’s romantic capital.

Discover the Secrets of Authentic Italian Cooking

Your Italian culinary adventure begins at the atmospheric Piazza Santo Spirito, where you’ll be met by your Walks Guide. Following a short - but informative - 10-minute amble you’ll be warmly welcomed into the home of your chef and mentor for the evening, who will begin the occasion with an obligatory Italian olive oil tasting.

Chow down on some delectable Tuscan treats as you learn about Italy’s culinary history and discover some of the best foodie secrets of the Tuscan countryside.

Experience a Wholly Sensory Occasion that’s Good for the Soul

Florence is the home of gelato, and you’ll learn how it made its mark as one of the most mouthwatering desserts in the world, before trying your hand at making your own. Encouraged along by our inspiring chefs you’ll discover how to create your own perfect pasta from scratch - a skill which will no doubt impress friends and family when you wow them with your new tasty talent at home! After that, it’s time to awaken the senses as you touch, taste and smell the fabulous fresh Italian produce that goes into creating one of the country’s most celebrated sauces and, if the season allows for it, you’ll also prepare a second delectable pasta sauce using fresh Italian truffles.

Following your successful spell in the kitchen, it’s time to enjoy the fruits of your labor with a sumptuous meal complete with wine pairings among new foodie friends.

An Elegant Dinner Party with New Friends

Our pasta and gelato making evening is exclusive to small groups of 14 or fewer, so your culinary course feels less like a class and more like an intimate dinner party with friends. It’s suitable for well-seasoned chefs and amateurs alike. What’s more, you can discover where to shop for the best ingredients in Florence (should you wish to hone your skills during your stay!) and are free to interrogate your knowledgeable hosts for recommendations on where the real local chefs eat across Italy!

Sites visited

  • Home in central Florence


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Feb 29, 2020

Lorenzo was our favorite person in Italy! He was so kind and funny but also an amazing chef and teacher. Our group was an intimate group of 6. We were invited to his apartment where he had appetizers and wine for us. The pasta making lesson was so much fun and eating all of the food was even better! This felt like a family dinner and we became great friends with the rest of the people in the group. I would do this every time I visit Florence if I could. 100% recommend you do this!


Feb 14, 2020

Lorenzo was very good and we had lots of fun. We are now going to try and make our own pasta when we get home. Thank you for a wonderful and entertaining evening.


Feb 12, 2020

Lorenzo was great, made all of us feel comfortable, we enjoyed our time. Loved the apartment, very inviting. Easy location


Feb 07, 2020

Lorenzo was incredible!


Feb 04, 2020

Lorenzo was the best! He was not only a great chef, but he was also very personable and fun to be with. He made the event the most enjoyable cooking event we experienced.

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