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Cooking at Casa Mia in Florence

A professionally led cooking class with market visit in Florence.

To delve deep into the local culture, there’s nothing quite like cooking with a local.

For a full immersion into the daily life of Florence, guests meet their chef at the outdoor food market, where they can source seasonal ingredients for their hands-on Tuscan cooking lesson. 

After chatting with the local vendors and picking up ingredients for the recipes, our local chef takes guests back to the kitchen for a private cooking lesson. 

Cooking class students can experience a “hands-on” approach or they can just watch, if preferred. There are snacks and wine for everyone throughout the lesson, and classes culminate with a full meal. The menu changes seasonally and includes an appetizer, main courses, dessert, and local wine.

Ingredients ready for cooking - cooking at Casa Mia in Rome tour


What you'll be cooking

  • Learn hands on about the regional cuisine of Tuscany with a focus on Florentine specialities like ribollita (soup made with cannellini beans and Tuscan kale), peposo (pepper beef stew) or salsicce e fagioli all’uccelletto (borlotti and sausage braised with tomato and sage).
  • After creating the meal together, guests relax and enjoy the fruits of their labor.

Practical Info

Key Points to Consider

  • Bring a small reusable shopping bag to pick up treats at the market.
  • Aprons are provided by the cook. 
  • Guests can keep copies of printed recipes.
  • Please notify us in advance of any food allergies and aversions.


Tour Length

The length of the experience is 3.5 – 4 hours.

Start time is flexible, suggested start time for this class is 9:00 am.


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