6 Days Italian Cooking Course in I 4 Amici, Florence

  • Istituto Galilei, Via degli Alfani 68, 50121, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

6 Days Italian Cooking Course in I 4 Amici, Florence

  • Istituto Galilei, Via degli Alfani 68, 50121, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Cooking Course in Florence, Italy

Join this course and relish a great range of delicious dishes, from seafood to hand made pasta. In this cooking course you will experience the flexibility to cover from traditional meat dishes to pizza and bread making. You will also be part of the high professionalism of Galilei Institute and the chefs who teach this course, suitable both for beginners and professional cooks, who wish to specialize in Italian cuisine. Join this course an embrace Italian cuisine and its magic!


  • 3 days of cooking lessons
  • Apron and hat from Galilei Institute
  • Recipes and participation certificate
  • Beautiful heritage surroundings along Florence
  • Learn to more fully appreciate Italian wines
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 3 days with instruction
  • French, Italian, English
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During the holiday, guests will be provided with daily accommodation. You can choose from the following options:


High quality hotels; central and near the school.


Furnished apartments of different sizes, with all facilities for a comfortable stay, supplied with linen and towels.

This course is held in the kitchen of one of the best restaurants in Florence. It is a very practical course: the participants prepare the dishes studied together with the chef. The chefs who teach the course are professional cooks with a special flair for teaching, and the course is suitable for beginners as well as chefs who want to specialize in Italian cuisine.

The course is scheduled from 15:30 to 18:30 with a dinner at the end of the lesson. The aim of this cooking course in Florence is to introduce you to the complex world of Italian food and wines, so that you can learn to fully know, appreciate and enjoy them. Very competent chefs will train you and share with you aspects of authentic Tuscan gastronomic culture. Together with the chef, you will prepare the recipes studied. At the end of the course, you will leave with an unforgettable culinary experience. The lessons involve the preparation of an entire menu: from the antipasti (appetizers) to the dolci (desserts). At the end of each session, after having prepared the recipes, you will sit down at the restaurant and dine on your own creations, accompanied by the most suitable wines.

Florence, Italy, will be your home during this holiday. Galilei Institute is located downtown, in the university area and in the same block as the academy where the Michelangelos David is shown.

Nearby places

  • Galleria dellAcademia, same block
  • Pietre Dure museum, same block
  • Conservatory, same block
  • Cattedrale (Duomo) - 3 minutes
  • Campanile di Giotto - 3 minutes
  • Battistero - 3 minutes
  • Palazzo Medici-Riccardi - 5 minutes
  • Chiesa di S. Lorenzo - 10 minutes
  • Museo Nazionale (Bargello) - 10 minutes
  • Mercato centrale - 10 minutes
  • Palazzo Vechio (Comune) - 15 minutes
  • Galleria degli Uffizi - 15 minutes
  • Chiesa di S. Maria Novella - 15 minutes
  • Stazione centrale - 15 minutes
  • Palazzo Strozzi - 15 minutes
  • Chiesa di S. Croce - 15 minutes
  • Ponte Vecchio - 20 minutes

During the course, you will have the opportunity to taste and prepare a wide range of Italian dishes:

Antipasti - starters

  • Coccole
  • Crostini toscani
  • Ficattole
  • Panzanella
  • Ragu ai funghi

All sea menu

  • Calamari fritti
  • Risotto allo scoglio
  • Totani in inzimino

Dolci - desserts

  • Crespelle dolci
  • Frutta glassata
  • Ganache di copertura
  • Mousse
  • Panna cotta con salsa di fragole
  • Pasta genoise al cioccolato
  • Pralineria
  • Ricette a base di cioccolato
  • Tiramis

Fornacino menu

  • Affettati al coltello e sott'oli
  • Penne strascicate
  • Peposo alla fornacina con fagioli

Pasta fatta in casa - home made pasta

  • Gnudi al sugo di piccione o al burro e salvia
  • Gnocchi rossi alle code di gamberi
  • Malfatti ai freschi sapori dell'orto con dadini di pomodoro fresco
  • Orecchiette zucchine pinoli e noci orecchiette
  • Risotto con verdure, funghi e taleggio
  • Spaghetti al pomodoro
  • Tagliatelle speck ed asparagi
  • Tortelli del "Mugello" al sugo di anatra

Romantic menu

  • Mezzelune con ricotta e spinaci
  • Roll di manzo
  • Verdure di stagione

Tuscan menu

  • Biancomangiare with sauce
  • Chicken with olive, spezie and white wine
  • Potato with pomodoro

Selvaggic menu

  • Pappardelle sulla lepre
  • Quaglie sul crostone
  • Verdure di stagione

Winter menu

  • Arista pillottata al forno
  • Cavolo con le fette
  • Verdure di stagione
  • Enjoy Tuscany's thermal baths and hot springs
  • Visit la Fontana del Porcellino
  • Visit local markets
  • Visit museums
  • 3 days lunch or dinner included
  • 3 hands-on cooking classes
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Apron and hat from Galilei Institute
  • Books, notebooks and the list of the recipes
  • Dinner or lunch included in the course
  • Enrollment fee
  • Ingredients for cooking
  • Recipes and participation certificate
  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.


  • Review by Anna B. from Germany

    "I have spent a fantastic and intensive week at the Institute Galileo Galilei. All the staff was very welcoming and friendly so I felt at home instantly. The secretary Eleonora was very helpful in every possible way, also for booking museum tickets or recommendations of restaurants. The course I followed was totally individualized. My teacher Antonio was very professional and it was also a lot of fun to work with him. There was no endless repetition of grammar but we only studied what was relevant to me personally. Especially the simple explanations of the actual use of each grammatical form in today's Italian language of every day was extremely valuable to me. I must strongly recommend this school to anybody who really wants to make the most of their time in Florence. And I will certainly come back."

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  • Review by Defoy L. from Canada

    "My sister and I have been recently this opportunity to discover In Florence, this Institute wich offers services of visiting places with a specialised guide in History of Art. We appreciated a lot the professionalism and efficiency of the work made by Eleonora, the secretary, to help us to arrange the visits "A la carte" exactly the manner we wanted to be. And more, we had a very personalised reception when we were there. Raffaello, the teacher, was great as well. We learned a lot from him and he shared generously his knowledge and love for this city. Istituto Galilei contributed to enhance our pleasure to live this amazing experience and to feel a part of Florence in relation with its treasures."


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  • Review by Ksenia K. from United Kingdom

    "A native Russian speaker, I have studied various foreign languages and know the difference between an ordinary school and an exceptional one. When I decided to embark on Italian, I did a thorough research and identified Istituto Galilei as a language school unlike all others - and proved to be right! Istituto Galilei is geared towards adult learners who are motivated to come to grips with Italian within a tight time frame, regardless of whether they need the language skills for business or pleasure, and provides them with the perfect means for achieving this goal. The combination of their tailored approach, individual classes, unique immersion method, focus on immediate application of the learned material in a natural setting and fantastic teachers make Istituto Galilei truly stand out among other language schools. I would highly recommend it to anyone who cares about an efficient and highly enjoyable investment of their time in learning to speak one of the most beautiful languages in the world."

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  • Review by Stephanie and Frederic Sabalski

    "We would like to tell you that we are very happy about our stay at la Villa; all the people there where very friendly with us. We really enjoyed the cooking classes with the chef, who is really good and friendly. We learned a lot about Italian cooking and we had wonderful diner every evening (now we are on a diet!). We wanted to thank you and let you know that we will surely recommend the school and the Villa. Thanks to you and to everyone who made our stay so pleasant."

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  • Review by Tatiana and Manuela

    "Again: thank you very much for arranging a cooking course for us. We really had a good time and learned a lot. We had a dinner party at our apartment last night and we cooked a few of the dishes I learned; they were a hit! One of our guests was Italian and he said it was perfect, so you could imagine how we were. So please, tell the chefs, we did not just laugh a lot during our one-week with them, but we actually learned and applied this knowledge. Please thank both Antonio and Alessio for us. We will go home to Manila on Sunday and together with Annette and Rocky, we will cook for our friends and family. That's all for now, until our next course!"

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  • Review by Gregor and Celina

    "We would like to congratulate you on your cooking program up at the Villa. We feel fortunate with our decision in many ways. But allow us to get more substantial in our observations (we were looking for a week of rounded Italy experience; a week of art history; mediterranean culture; beautiful landscape and cooking. During our stay we found this and plenty more. Florence, like Rome, Venice or many other places, provided the ingredients for what we were looking for. Italy, without question, is not short of opportunities. Finding a place like the Villa seemed a particularly fortunate decision for our endeavor, but all together, we are very enthusiastic about the course. The location, the cooking and the idea of getting closer to Italy were great. Possibly next time with a bit more of Italian language teaching!"

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