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Max's Homemade Pasta Workshop

Florence, ItalyPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Massimiliano

5 hours
Italian
Up to 9 people
Hosted in English, Italian

What you'll do

We will teach you the secrets of making home made pasta in our kitchen studio, located in a spectacular villa with a great view of Florence.
Our experience begins at the popular market of Sant Ambrogio, in the center of Florence. We will meet a behind the market. Together we will buy our ingredients and taste some typical Florentine products like Finocchiona, pecorino cheeses and local fruit at Km0. We will move in the kitchen and start our fresh pasta lesson. We will prepare together 3 or 4 fresh pastas (gnocchi, ravioli, fettuccine, cappellacci, spaghetti). We will have lunch with our culinary creations. We have selected a range of natural wines ( red, white, rosè, limoncello liquor ) that will accompany our ”creations”.
Note: This is the most unique experience in Florence: shopping at the local market + cooking class + lunch in a villa with a spectacular view of Florence.
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We will teach you the secrets of making home made pasta in our kitchen studio, located in a spectacular villa with a great view of Florence.
Our experience begins at the popular market of Sant Ambrogio, in the center of Florence. We will meet a behind the market. Together we will buy our ingredients and taste some typical Florentine products like Finocchiona, pecorino cheeses and local fruit at Km0. We will move in the kitchen and start our…

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What's included

  • Food
    Full course italian meal with at least three different kinds of pasta and s...
  • Drinks
    Tuscan and italian red and white wines, limoncello
  • Transportation
    To and from Sant Ambrogio Market with public transport
  • Equipment
    The equipment for cooking
From $105
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Massimiliano

Host on Airbnb since 2011
  • 634 Reviews
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We are chef Max & chef Luca!
After working in popular restaurants in Florence, Dublin and London we have transformed Max's villa in Florence in school for cooking classes, where we create recipes using the best local ingredients.
Our company is Cuocoadomicilio founded in 2005. We love eating food from different countries ... culture, history
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One of our Review: "As Max's cooking classes are very popular there are other people who have copied her. Book the "original" cooking class & you won't regret it. He is doing a fantastic"

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We are chef Max & chef Luca!
After working in popular restaurants in Florence, Dublin and London we have transformed Max's villa in Florence in school for cooking classes, where we create recipes using the best local ingredients.
Our company is Cuocoadomicilio founded in 2005. We love eating food from different countries ... culture, history
*
One of our Review: "As Max's cooking classes are very popular there are other people who have copied her. Book the "original" cooking…
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Where you'll be

We start from the market of Sant'Ambrogio, in Florence, which hosts centenarian market and the church of Sant'Ambrogio, opened for the first time in the fifteenth century.
We will do cooking classes in a spectacular kitchen with a splendid view of Florence.

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 634 reviews.

Bryan
March 2020
We loved our cooking experience with Max and Luca! From the moment they met us near the market until we ate together on the patio overlooking Florence, everything about the pasta making workshop was personal, unique and memorable. We learned to make four pastas and three sauces. Both Max and Luca were passionate about their craft and engaged us in every detail and step of the cooking process. You would have thought we'd known them for years. This day was definitely a highlight of our week in Italy!
We loved our cooking experience with Max and Luca! From the moment they met us near the market until we ate together on the patio overlooking Florence, everything about the pasta m…
Sean
March 2020
Homemade pasta with Max was hands down one of the best experiences of my life. I’ve been to Italy twice before, this was my wife’s first time and I’ve traveled extensively. The cooking experience with Max and his Chef partner Luca was second to none. It started with meeting up at a local market in Firenze and handpicking our ingredients after mutually deciding on a menu based on our input. *Note: we were the only 2 on the experience. During the shopping we were able to sample local ingredients and truly felt apart of the culture. After that we arrived at a beautiful hillside Firenze located that over looked Florence. From there we were greeted with Prosecco, fresh bread and cheeses. We shared some stories and were briefed on the plan for the cooking process. Once briefed we began. The cooking experience was phenomenal. From hand rolling pasta, to cutting, and getting any additional help needed. Once our three, yes THREE handmade pastas were complete, the table was set and Max began to cook the pasta (al dente of course!). Finally, we sat to our cooked pastas served by Max and Luca with red wine and enjoyed! We finished the meal and shared stories with Max and Luca and really got to learn about each other’s lives. Honestly one of the best experiences of my life and I truly feel comfortable enough to go home and whip up homemade pasta whenever we want!
Homemade pasta with Max was hands down one of the best experiences of my life. I’ve been to Italy twice before, this was my wife’s first time and I’ve traveled extensively. The c…
Katherine
March 2020
This experience was a highlight of our week in Florence. Although we did not meet Max, we spent the entire day with Chef Luca and Chef Dilik. They were SO PERSONABLE and knowledgeable! We started in the Sant Ambrogio Market and went through the process of buying the freshest produce, meat, and cheese for our cooking experience. There were many samples along the way! We then made our way to a stunning villa with the most remarkable views. We made three different kinds of pasta and learned so much about sauces, pesto, etc. And all throughout the day, we sipped Prosecco, red wine, and limoncello. I just cannot even convey how much fun this day was. For a truly authentic Italian experience, BOOK THIS!
This experience was a highlight of our week in Florence. Although we did not meet Max, we spent the entire day with Chef Luca and Chef Dilik. They were SO PERSONABLE and knowledgea…
Nicole
February 2020
I can’t speak highly enough about this AMAZING experience!!!! Max and Luca were absolutely wonderful! This was easily our favorite part of our entire trip to Italy!! Definitely a MUST if you’re coming to Florence!! Don’t miss out of this!!
Grégoire
February 2020
I had an amazing time during this experience! Our hosts were great and thoughtful. We went to the market to buy everything needed for the recipes, learned to make all types of pasta before eating outside with a magnificent view. I would greatly recommend this experience as this was one of the best day I spent in Firenze!
I had an amazing time during this experience! Our hosts were great and thoughtful. We went to the market to buy everything needed for the recipes, learned to make all types of past…
Cole
February 2020
Max and Luca are professionals. They truly made my time in Florence awesome. This once in a lifetime experience is indescribable. Not only are Max and Luca extremely nice and welcoming, they are very smart and knowledgeable. From the very start of making the pasta to the end product of eating everything that was made they are there every step of the way and are able to answer any question about cooking or about Italy imaginable. I highly recommend this experience to anyone traveling to Florence whether you are interesting in cooking or not. Thanks again Max and Luca for a great time. We truly enjoyed it!
Max and Luca are professionals. They truly made my time in Florence awesome. This once in a lifetime experience is indescribable. Not only are Max and Luca extremely nice and welco…

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.
Vegetarian
Shellfish allergy
Peanut allergy
Dairy-free
Soy-free
Tree nut allergy
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.

Guest requirements

Up to 9 guests ages 3 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

Bring a raincoat in case it's rainy, your appetite & your smile!