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Private Pasta Making Class & Traditional Tuscan Dishes with a Local in Florence provided by Traveling Spoon

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Private Pasta Making Class & Traditional Tuscan Dishes with a Local in Florence

Private Pasta Making Class & Traditional Tuscan Dishes with a Local in Florence
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About
Join your local host Patrizia at her family’s apartment located in the center of Florence in a traditional building built in 1759. During your hands-on cooking lesson, Patrizia will teach you traditional Italian dishes from Florence and Italy’s Emilia Romagna Region. You will prepare an appetizer, a first course, typically a fresh pasta like tagliatelle, ravioli, or gnocchi, a second course of meat and dessert. Patrizia specializes in seasonal dishes that bring out the flavors of the region – in the summer you might learn to make sauces with fresh tomatoes, while in the winter months you might enjoy seasonal winter vegetables like artichokes. Your cooking lesson will last about 2 ½ hours; after you finish cooking, sit down together to enjoy your meal and some delicious Italian wine with your welcoming host in her beautiful home.  Please note: This experience includes 2 glasses of wine.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English, Italian
What to expect
  • This is a unique opportunity to visit the home of a local and explore traditional culture and cuisine. Join Patrizia at her family’s apartment located in the center of Florence in a traditional building of the area built in 1759. In your hands-on lesson, Patrizia will teach you traditional Italian dishes from Florence and Italy’s Emilia Romagna Region. You will prepare an appetizer, a first course, typically a fresh pasta like tagliatelle, ravioli, or gnocchi, a second course of meat, and dessert. Patrizia specializes in seasonal dishes that bring out the flavors of the region – in the summer you might enjoy sauces with fresh tomatoes, or in winter months you might enjoy seasonal winter vegetables like artichokes. Your cooking lesson will last about 2 ½ hours; after you finish cooking, sit down together to enjoy your meal and some delicious Italian wine in a local home. Patrizia’s 18-year old daughter may join you for your meal, when she is available.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Italian
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
What to expect
  • This is a unique opportunity to visit the home of a local and explore traditional culture and cuisine. Join Patrizia at her family’s apartment located in the center of Florence in a traditional building of the area built in 1759. In your hands-on lesson, Patrizia will teach you traditional Italian dishes from Florence and Italy’s Emilia Romagna Region. You will prepare an appetizer, a first course, typically a fresh pasta like tagliatelle, ravioli, or gnocchi, a second course of meat, and dessert. Patrizia specializes in seasonal dishes that bring out the flavors of the region – in the summer you might enjoy sauces with fresh tomatoes, or in winter months you might enjoy seasonal winter vegetables like artichokes. Your cooking lesson will last about 2 ½ hours; after you finish cooking, sit down together to enjoy your meal and some delicious Italian wine in a local home. Patrizia’s 18-year old daughter may join you for your meal, when she is available.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7626P236
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private cooking class and homecooked meal with your host Patrizia
  • Local wine (2 glasses)
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy Please meet your host Patrizia at her home in the city center of Flornece. Exact address can be found in your ticket upon booking confirmation.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Menu may vary depending on the season
  • If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Private, personalized experience
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private cooking class and homecooked meal with your host Patrizia
  • Local wine (2 glasses)
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy Please meet your host Patrizia at her home in the city center of Flornece. Exact address can be found in your ticket upon booking confirmation.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Menu may vary depending on the season
  • If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Private, personalized experience
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

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Sarah G
Raleigh, NC1 contribution
Enhanced our trip to Florence
Sep 2018 • Couples
My husband, parents and I very much enjoyed this cooking experience. Patrizia was wonderful and we had so much fun learning from her and cooking in her apartment. Dinner was delicious and it was really nice to have this opportunity to interact with a local resident of Florence and to have a break from museums and restaurants. This was a highlight of our trip and I would absolutely recommend adding this to your Florence itinerary.
Written 7 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lee W
Mount Pleasant, SC75 contributions
Giving it 5 stars only because I can't give it 6!!!
May 2018 • Friends
Patrizia Cantini is an absolute Tuscan treasure and Traveling Spoon is one of the coolest destination activity companies to come along in a long time.

We met Patrizia in her apartment (built in the 1750s but not "architecturally significant" as she explained it... lol) in central Florence just blocks from the Duomo. Patrizia had been to the market that morning and after introductions we moved to her kitchen and took part in an amazing food and cultural experience.

Everyone chipped in and helped to prepare a wonderful Tuscan lunch of homemade tagliatelle and pomodoro sauce, an herbed pork tenderloin wrapped in fresh pancetta, fried zucchini blossoms (our new favorite thing and what Patrizia calls the ultimate Italian finger food) and tiramisu. She selected a perfect local red wine and prosecco to toast my wife's recent birthday to tie everything together.

Patrizia is a noted food and wine journalist, so her perspective and stories about Tuscan food, cooking and Tuscan life in general were fantastic. From tips about selecting the correct flour for homemade pasta (tipo "00" cut in with Semola) to navigating us through an olive oil tasting, our time with Patrizia was the highlight of our time in Florence.

As you can probably tell, I can't recommend the experience highly enough.

Insider notes: (1) Booking was very easy through the Traveling Spoon site and pre-event communications were timely and thorough. (2) If you are traveling by hired car, make sure they have an NCC license - it's required to be able to drive into central Florence's smaller residential areas. Our car had one and dropped us off at the front door.
Written 29 May 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
*Likely to sell out: Based on Viator’s booking data and information from the provider from the past 30 days, it seems likely this experience will sell out through Viator, a Tripadvisor company.
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