Our chefs will open the doors of their kitchens for you, and will guide you through a taste itinerary to discover the best of Italian and Tuscan culinary traditions in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

From one day experiences to weekly and monthly programs, our Italian cooking courses are open to all Italian food lovers; whether you are a foodie, a beginner or an expert the only requirements are willing to learn and not being afraid of practical cooking, as you are going to learn in a “hands-on” experience.

“People who love to eat are the best people”
(Julia Child)


Have you been dreaming about learning how to cook Italian recipes after seing Eat,Pray and Love or Under the Tuscan Sun? Are you a chef who would like to learn the real Italian cuisine directly from an expert native chef in a professional cuisine?

Then Istituto Galilei is the right choice for you!

Among our Italian culture courses in Florence, Istituto Galilei provides Italian cooking courses at the heart of the city.






About the Course

Our individual, bi-individual and small group
(max. 3-4 participants) cooking courses are very practical and are held in the kitchens of some of the best restaurants in Florence, in order to allow our students to learn directly from experienced chefs in professional kitchens the secrets of traditional italian cuisine.

The lessons involve the preparation of an entire menu, according to your interest and seasonal fresh ingredients. At the end of each session, after having prepared the recipes, you will sit down and dine on your creations.


Our school organizes also Italian cooking courses in regular group, with classes composed of 10-20 participants, which are held in fully equipped large cooking classrooms.

The students work all together with the chef: the lessons include the preparation of a menu, with two main courses and a dessert. The group courses are held on Tuesday and Thursday (classes start at 6:30pm and last around two hours). A special class focused on handmade pasta is organized on Saturday (lunchtime). The price is 45 Euro per lesson.

Course length Prices (individual tuition)
1 day € 250
3 days € 750
5 days € 1250

Kindly find discounted prices for more participants in the same course in the section “Offers & discounts”

The fees include:

  • Cooking course (with meal at the end of the lesson)
  • Ingredients
  • Books and notebooks
  • Enrollment fee


Our school is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Instruction, University and Research.

Offers and discounts

Come with your family/ftriends and take advantage of our best rates for our small group courses!

Offers and discounts for enrollments in the same course together:

2 participants      20% OFF per person
3 participants      25% OFF per person
4 participants      30% OFF per person

Additional Services

Would you like to take your Italian culinary experience to a whole new level?

Combine your italian cooking course with a program of Wine tasting or with a photography course focused on food photography!

Write us for further information, enroll today in our Italian cooking courses in Florence!

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