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Culinary Wonders in Florence!

Florence, ItalyPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Alessia

5 hours
Tuscan
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English, Spanish, Italian

What you'll do

Together we will explore the tradition of Tuscan and Italian cuisine in our beautiful terraced home in Florence. Your journey will start with a brief introduction to local and national cuisine over coffee and Italian breakfast, before embarking on an adventure in fresh pasta in its various forms, regional sauces, and a traditional Tuscan dessert revisited. After this intensive and entertaining introduction to Italian cooking, we will prepare your culinary creations, accompanied with an aperitivo, wine, dessert, and local liquor. You will dine surrounded by Florence beauties, right in the heart of where Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Dante concocted ideas that would change the history of the world. The menu can change depending on the seasonally fresh, local ingredients available.
We look forward to having you in our home with family and friends (this is a perfect group activity!), sending you back with wonderful memories and a parting gift to remember us by.
Other things to note
Allergies/Intolerances: Please let us know if you have allergies or dietary restrictions. We are unfortunately unavailable to accommodate those with celiac.
The house and the beautiful terrace are on the third floor without a lift.
Together we will explore the tradition of Tuscan and Italian cuisine in our beautiful terraced home in Florence. Your journey will start with a brief introduction to local and national cuisine over coffee and Italian breakfast, before embarking on an adventure in fresh pasta in its various forms, regional sauces, and a traditional Tuscan dessert revisited. After this intensive and entertaining introduction to Italian cooking, we will prepare your…

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What's included

  • Food
    Breakfast, lunch and snacks to munch on throughout the dayAperitivo, a tast...
  • Drinks
    Drinks include local wine, still and sparkling water, coffee and local liqu...
  • Equipment
    All cooking equipment will be provided.
    Please let me know if you have...
From $109
/ person
Thu, Dec 3
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
$109 per person
$109 per person

Meet your host, Alessia

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 110 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Alessia is a third generation chef, practically raised in the kitchen of her family’s restaurant where she was taught the secrets and joy of Tuscan cuisine. Michelle is an Italian American transplanted in Florence who, until recently, worked in hospitality and marketing for some of the most beautiful properties in Italy. We have been friends for a long time, carefully planning our new adventure and truly believe that the road to happiness starts with the stomach. We cannot wait to share our passion with you!
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Where you'll be

I will pick up the guests in Piazza San Lorenzo, near the church, and I will be bring them to my stunning house, 5 minutes away on foot, with it’s beautiful garden terrace overlooking the Cathedral!

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 110 reviews.

Martin
August 2020
A genuine tuscan hands-on experience with open, welcoming host. Alessia is a very good teacher with a beautiful home and surroundings. She made the five hours disappear so quickly. We would definitly meet with her again!
Brianna
February 2020
Absolutely loved this class with Alessia & Elisa! I was the only student and we really all got to know each other and make some absolutely delicious pasta! I immediately bought a pasta maker after leaving!
Nicholas
February 2020
Amazing. This class is more than just a cooking class, it is a cultural exchange and an entertaining day! You will start the day by getting to know each other and you will end as family! Of course there is no better way to get to know your family than through food. In this experience you will make many traditional Italian dishes, you will laugh and tell stories, you will drink, and of course you will eat. If you are looking for more than just a recipe to use and a step by step lesson on how you make it, this is your class. The ladies help you feel your good and understand how food feeds the soul! We highly recommend this class and look forward to taking something from them in the future! Thank you so much it was great!
Amazing. This class is more than just a cooking class, it is a cultural exchange and an entertaining day! You will start the day by getting to know each other and you will end as…
Caleb
February 2020
Alessia is truly wonderful! She has a amazing personality and is extremely welcoming. We cooked and talked and drank wine all morning and for the afternoon we ate out pasta creations. This was wonderful and insightful and very special experience, 10 of 10!
Alessia is truly wonderful! She has a amazing personality and is extremely welcoming. We cooked and talked and drank wine all morning and for the afternoon we ate out pasta creatio…
Beatriz
February 2020
I truly enjoyed this intimate and immersive experience; the whole thing was simply perfect! Beginning w/a friendly meet-up, personalized touches (name plates), attention to detail, amazing storytelling to suggestions on sights to visit around the city. Alessia, is a superb host w/a natural ability to facilitate. In addition to the lovely food, she sent us off w/an Italian treat and left-over pasta! This was definitely a highlight of my trip!
I truly enjoyed this intimate and immersive experience; the whole thing was simply perfect! Beginning w/a friendly meet-up, personalized touches (name plates), attention to detail,…
Marcela
February 2020
My mum and cousin took the culinary experience with Alessia and they ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT. From the moment they met her they say she was the nicest. She had everything ready for their arrival and enjoyed a nice coffee and biscuits. Then they started making the pasta and it was something out of this world! They had never done anything like it. They are the pasta they made and had some wine, they had tiramisu they made and I feel so jealous I couldn’t come with them. Alessia, thank you for everything, next time I come I will take it myself.
My mum and cousin took the culinary experience with Alessia and they ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT. From the moment they met her they say she was the nicest. She had everything ready for the…

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  • Thu, Dec 3
    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    $109 per person

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.
Tree nut allergy
Shellfish allergy
Vegetarian
Fish 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.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Comfortable shoes and clothing and the excitement to learn!