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    Learn to Cook a Florentine Meal

Learn to Cook a Florentine Meal

  • City: Florence
  • Duration: Approximately 4.5 hours (included cooking lesson - 3 hours)

In Francesca di Leonardo’s well-equipped home kitchen on the Borgo San Frediano, you will learn the secrets to making a traditional Florentine meal.


Step into the private kitchen of Francesca di Leonardo and learn to cook a traditional Florentine meal. Together you'll prepare a 4-course meal, using fresh, local ingredients, while Francesca shares with you her cooking secrets and special techniques. Finally, you'll enjoy the fruits of your labors, eating dinner around the kitchen table.

This is a 'home-style' cooking class, which takes place in the private apartment of Francesca di Leonardo, located in Florence's San Frediano district. The class will last 3 hours, with the meal following.

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# of People Price
1 person $273.00 per person
2 people $228.00 per person
3 people $168.00 per person
4 people $149.00 per person
5 people $128.00 per person
6 people $115.00 per person
7 people $106.00 per person

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Additional Information

Service includes:

  • 3-hour hands-on cooking class
  • Lunch with food you have personally cooked
Additional Information:

Please inform us if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions.

The menu for this class will be decided by the instructor based on season and available ingredients.

Sample Fall Menu:

  • Crostini di funghi porcini:" Sliced bread topped with mushrooms cooked in olive oil and garlic;
  • Gnocchi di patate al gorgonzola: Potato dumplings in a Gorgonzola cheese sauce;
  • Brasato di manzo al vino rosso: Beef braised in red wine;
  • Cipolline in agrodolce: Sweet and sour pearl onions;
  • Torta alle pere: Cream cake with pears.

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Francesca was a highlight of our tour. We had some trepidation upon entering her apartment in Florence as we were expecting a larger area to perform the various preparation techniques. We were extremely pleased with Francesca’s instruction and our ability to cook a fantastic meal in those close quarters. Her personality was a delight and she made our experience both instructional and personal at the same time. She is a gem!

Our cooking class with Francesca in Florence was (to us) a once in a lifetime experience. We cannot recommend this class highly enough as Francesca was truly a delight to learn from, and we learned a lot from her about authentic Italian cooking. She welcomed us into her home and made us feel like honored guests. Plus the food was fantastic!! We've already made the osso bucco and linguine pesto since returning to the States!

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Book From $228.00 Per person based on 2 people

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