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7 Day Authentic Cooking Courses in Tuscany, Province of Florence

Instituto Galilei, Via degli Alfani 68, 50121, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Italy Cooking Courses

The Italian cooking course "I 4 Amici", is held in the kitchen of one of the best restaurants in Florence. It boasts a wide range of delicious seafood dishes, hand-made pasta, and can also cover traditional meat dishes as well as pizza and bread making. Since this course is flexible, thanks to the high professionalism of the chefs, its program is suitable for both beginners and professional cooks, who wish to specialize in Italian cuisine.

Highlights

  • 5 days of 3-hour courses
  • Courses held in both English and Italian
  • All students receive a certificate of participation together
  • Ingredients for cooking, apron and hat included
  • Books and a list of the recipes prepared
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily lunch or dinner

Styles


5 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, Italian
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Accommodation

During the holiday, guests will be provided with daily accommodation in the center of Florence. You can choose from the following options:

Hotel

High-quality hotels near the school, with special rates for Galilei Institute students.

Apartment

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

Program

This course is a very practical one: participants prepare dishes studied together with the chefs. 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 is to introduce you to the complex world of Italian food and wines (you will learn to know, appreciate and enjoy them). Very competent chefs will train you, sharing aspects of authentic Italian gastronomic culture, and together you will prepare the recipes studied. Lessons involve the preparation of an entire menu; from antipasti (appetizers) to 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.

Location

This cooking course will take place in Florence, Italy. Galilei Institute is located downtown, in the university area and in the same block as the academy, where Michelangelos David is shown.

Distances

  • 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

Food

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

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

Pasta fatta in casa - homemade 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

Things to do (optional)

  • Sightseeing in the city of Florence
  • Visiting museums
  • Exploring local markets

What's included

  • 5 days lunch or dinner included
  • 5 hands-on cooking classes
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Apron and hat from Galilei Institute
  • Books, notebooks and a list of all recipes
  • Enrollment fee
  • Ingredients for cooking
  • Recipes and participation certificate

What's not included

  • Airfare

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please arrive at Florence International Airport (FLR), or Pisa International Airport (PSA). For more information on how to reach the school from the airport, please send an inquiry.

Arrival by train

Please arrive at Florence train station.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

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