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Offered Tuesday through Friday at 10 am or 5 pm, based on availabilty on any particular date.

Rolling out fresh pasta


Nonna's Recipes™ is a hands-on cooking class held in a beautiful cooking studio set on a private estate about 15 km south of Florence, in the midst of the beautiful, famous rolling hills of Chianti.

Join your family and friends in the kitchen where you'll cook together, incorporating seasonal menu items into a delicious authentic Tuscan meal that is sure to please the palettes of all family members.


On arrival, you’ll enjoy a delicious beverage with homemade cake receive a brief overview of the lesson of the day. With the day's menu in hand, you'll roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty cooking in an authentic Tuscan kitchen in the company of a wonderful native Tuscan cook!

Around noon, you’ll take a break by sipping a refreshing beverage and enjoying tasty Tuscan treats such as fresh pecorino cheese with homemade marmalade or a classic Tuscan antipasto that you've prepared during the first part of the class. After your break, you'll get back to work in the cucina as you put the finishing touches on your delicious authentic Tuscan meal!

At approximately 1:30/2 pm, you’ll enjoy lunch based on the fruits of your labor.


Your FABULOUS cooking instructor is a Tuscan native whose passion for cooking started at a very young age in the home of her Nonna who shared her Tuscan family recipes with her which she's perfected and now shares with all who are lucky enough to spend time in her kitchen!


This private estate is located near the charming medieval villages of Impruneta, Greve, Radda in Chianti - only 15 km south of Florence.

This private property is surrounded by 8 hectares of land, which is partly cultivated with olive trees and vineyards for the production of small-batch olive oil and wine.


    • The menu includes: first course, second course, side dish and dessert
    • Hands-on cooking instruction in English
    • Recipes of the day
    • Delicious Tuscan meal with wine and non-alcoholic beverages

    Price does not include transportation, room and board or any other excursions

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130 per person (All persons ages 13 and over)

65 euro (All children ages 12 & younger - sorry, no exceptions).

Minimum of 2 full price participants (ages 13 and over rate), per family. All children ages 12 and younger must be accompanied by at least one adult; children cannot be dropped off to be on their own.


A non-refundable deposit of 34 euro per adult and 25 euro per child ages 12 and younger is due to confirm your lesson.

The remaining balance of 96 euro per adult and 40 euro per child ages 12 and younger is due in cash on the day of the lesson (euro only please).

We also require a credit card number to reserve your placement. The credit card will not be charged for the remaining balance due unless we receive cancellation or no show within 30 days or less of the class date for any reason. In this case, we reserve the right to charge your credit card for the balance due in the event of a no show or cancellation within the time frame noted above. Please note that no credit will be given for anyone who decides not to cook after the initial deposit is received, and the client will still be responsible for paying for the person if you do not show for class or decide that you no longer wish to participate.

If the class is canceled by the school, your deposit will be returned in full less wiring fees, if applicable. The price does not include transportation, room and board or any other excursions. If the class is canceled by the host, funds will be returned in full (in euro only, regardless of difference in currency exchange rate at time of cancellation)

We highly advise you to purchase travel insurance in the event of emergency, illness, change in your itinerary, accident or act of God, which we are not responsible for covering.

Under no circumstances shall we be held responsible for any additional refunds of purchases made by the students for travel related expenses, or otherwise.

Client assumes their own risk and responsbilty for all participants.


"Finally getting a chance to tell you what a wonderful time we had. It was an amazing morning, one we all all remember for a long time. I am sure I don't have to tell you, but your teacher is an amazing woman, cook and hostess! I will surely refer you and her to my friends and family if they head your way." Mille Grazie, M. Pierson

"We had our cooking class in Tuscany today and I just wanted to thank you so much!  We had a truly wonderful time. She was so kind to our children and our daughter in particular, thought that she was completely lovely. We cooked delicious vegetarian meals and she had clearly put a great deal of thought into creating a menu that catered to our needs. We loved the focaccia and we are looking forward to making our own gnocchi when we get home. The room where we cooked was delightful when we arrived with fresh flowers, fresh herbs, a welcoming fire and warm drinks for us. It was a special time for us as a family and I am sure that we will recall our time with great fondness in years to come.

Thank you once again and I hope that we can return one day! - T. Turnbull & Family, Australia


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