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Fresh Pasta, Gnocchi & Italian Sauces!

Florence, ItalyPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Francesca

3 hours
Italian
Up to 10 people
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What you'll do

We will start with a welcome coffee and cookies to get to know each other a little bit. Then we will get right to the action by starting to prepare the filling for the Ravioli: I'll show you how to do a really taste filling with ricotta and spinaches, salt pepper and nut mag. Then we will start with flour and eggs and hands in dough! From the base of the dough you will do in first person, following my instructions, three different shapes of pasta. We will roll it out by hand and start making shapes for Ravioli & Tagliatelle, but not without a small aperitif with tomato basil “bruschetta” and Prosecco! It is already time to prepare another dough, the one for the Gnocchi with flour and potatoes. Our menu is ready: gnocchi with pesto, tagliatelle with special sauce and ravioli stuffed with ricotta and spinaches, with butter and sage sauce. Together we will cook the pasta and prepare the table to eat together all the fresh pasta you have made! A cheer and buon appetito!
Other things to note
tell me about your food preferences(allergies or religious restricted)The experiences may go overtime sometimes (because people enjoy it so much!)so if you have a tight schedule, tell me! My house is big, so if you need you can also live your luggages or bikes downstairs in totally security!
We will start with a welcome coffee and cookies to get to know each other a little bit. Then we will get right to the action by starting to prepare the filling for the Ravioli: I'll show you how to do a really taste filling with ricotta and spinaches, salt pepper and nut mag. Then we will start with flour and eggs and hands in dough! From the base of the dough you will do in first person, following my instructions, three different shapes of pasta…

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What's included

  • Food
    Handmade fresh pasta dinner or lunch, coffe break with typical cookies, wri...
  • Drinks
    Red and white wine, prosecco, water, coffee, soft drinks.
  • Equipment
    Written recipes to take home - aprons -photo group
From $49
/ person
Fri, Dec 4
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$61 per person
$61 per person
Mon, Dec 7
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$61 per person
$61 per person
Tue, Dec 8
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$61 per person
$61 per person

Meet your host, Francesca

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 608 Reviews
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I'm Francesca, passionate about cooking and gastronomy. I learned the art of fresh pasta from my grandmothers and from Marzia, a friend and pastamaker, a true guru of fresh pasta. I love sharing this passion of mine in my small home workshop. Before opening the house I worked with several pastamakers who taught me some tricks of the trade. This experience won the "airbnb most successful newbie florence Aword 2018" award. I have worked in the restaurant business for years, and this has helped me know how to organize people during meals, help them learn new things and share moments of conviviality, is a passion and a mission. Together with other friends I often organize gastronomic themed events. I wait for you in a magical, artistic, intimate of my house!
I'm Francesca, passionate about cooking and gastronomy. I learned the art of fresh pasta from my grandmothers and from Marzia, a friend and pastamaker, a true guru of fresh pasta. I love sharing this passion of mine in my small home workshop. Before opening the house I worked with several pastamakers who taught me some tricks of the trade. This experience won the "airbnb most successful newbie florence Aword 2018" award. I have worked in the restaurant business for years, and this has helped me…
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Where you'll be

This experience has recently moved to my home. We are really very close to the city center, so you won't find it difficult to reach it easily by public transport or on foot. The atmosphere is really familiar and very intimate, far from traffic in a quit area.I am happy to host in the place where I live, which has turned into a true fresh pasta workshop, with all the necessary comforts and equipment. A real Florentine home rich of arts and light!

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 608 reviews.

Shelley
October 2020
Such a joy! Francesca is lovely and personable, and made this an unforgettable experience. This was definitely a highlight of our trip, and we look forward to making pasta when we get back home (she thoughtfully provides written recipes). Our family - and especially our nine-year-old daughter - had a wonderful time and learned a lot. Highly recommend!
Such a joy! Francesca is lovely and personable, and made this an unforgettable experience. This was definitely a highlight of our trip, and we look forward to making pasta when we…
Lenny
September 2020
Francesca est une super hôte, très accueillante et accommodante, toujours souriante, excellente prof ! Elle nous a appris à faire de bonnes pâtes avec de bonnes sauces, le cadre était très convivial avec de la bonne musique et du bon Prosecco puis du bon vin, c’était une super expérience que nous recommandons à tous ceux qui souhaitent s’immerger dans la culture italienne 👍🏼
Francesca est une super hôte, très accueillante et accommodante, toujours souriante, excellente prof ! Elle nous a appris à faire de bonnes pâtes avec de bonnes sauces, le cadre ét…
Gabriela
September 2020
I had blast today! Francesca is amazing and this experience was way more than I was expecting. If you want to learn about the Italian gastronomy, I would highly recommend it! Cozy place, good wine, good food and a very special chef!
Lisa
September 2020
The experience is hosted at Francesca’s home and she welcomes you with open arms! While you have your first coffee she starts her introduction to the world of pasta. You prepare everything in her kitchen in the appartement. You’re involved from start to finish. She’s very passionate about cooking and she knows everything her Nonna thought her. We even stayed an hour longer just because we connected and were chatting over a glass of wine. :) Would highly recommend Francesca and her experience!
The experience is hosted at Francesca’s home and she welcomes you with open arms! While you have your first coffee she starts her introduction to the world of pasta. You prepare ev…
Chris
August 2020
I cannot properly express how wonderful the experience was! My daughters and I were made to feel very welcome and really enjoyed our time spent with Francesca. It was truly fantastic and the time just flew by! We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to make pasta and sauces with Francesca. I highly recommend the experience!! If I could, I would give it more than 5 stars!
I cannot properly express how wonderful the experience was! My daughters and I were made to feel very welcome and really enjoyed our time spent with Francesca. It was truly fantast…
Sebastian & Ramona
July 2020
Francesca war eine sehr herzliche und freundliche Gasgeberin. Der Kochkurs war super. Wirklich zu empfehlen für alle die wissen wollen wie man Pasta und Gnocchi macht. Wir waren als Familie da und jeder durfte selbst die eigenen Nudeln zubereiten.
Francesca war eine sehr herzliche und freundliche Gasgeberin. Der Kochkurs war super. Wirklich zu empfehlen für alle die wissen wollen wie man Pasta und Gnocchi macht. Wir waren al…

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Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Soy-free
Pescatarian
Dairy-free
Tree nut allergy
Shellfish allergy
Fish allergy
Vegetarian
Peanut allergy

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 4 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Casual clothes and comfortable shoes, and good vibes!Come hungry!