Ciao Laura Culinary Vacations offers a comprehensive list of cooking lessons throughout Italy, including wine tours and cooking lessons in Florence and Chianti in Tuscany 

Other cooking lesson oportunities include: Elisa Berghi  and Let's Cook with Jacopo and Anna -  website for both. You can find the Trip Advisor reviews for Jacopo and Anna here.

"Cook Eat Italian" based in Florence, give authentic Italian cookery lessons both in Florence and in the Tuscan countryside with their 'Kitchen Farmhouse day'. They offer half day and full day cooking classes. Contact details:


  • Cook Eat Italian Tel +39 055 906 4092  or  +39 342 0365649 (English and Italian spoken)


For those who don't want to sign up for a week of cooking, or even a full day, then here are a couple of excellent options:



Both of these run excellent hands-on 1/2 day and 1-day classes and charge reasonable prices. 


Mama Gabriella (MAMA G), is based just out side the roman spa town of Bagna di Lucca. She describes her cooking classes as more akin to cooking experiences in her real' italian kitchen!

Guests take part in the the cooking courses and then eat a full dinner with Mama G.You can't get more Italian that that! If you prefer small classes then she won't have more than 4 people at a time and only people that know each other. In other words, if only 2 of you want to be on a course, then she will limit the days experience to just the two of you. She will even do one to one courses. Book well in advance. Limits her experiences to one per week.Will also do Gluten free dishes. Also rents out property in this area, away from the tourist crowds. No fancy website, no number to call. Just an email. For those who venture here, a fantastic culinary experience awaites.