Italian cooking courses


Are you looking for Italian cooking courses in Italy? 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 directly in the kitchens of some traditional restaurants in Florence.

From one day experiences to weekly and monthly programs, our Italian cooking courses in Florence 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.

Our cooking courses can be easily combined with any other cultural and/or language course of your interest.

Italian cooking courses

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

Have you been dreaming about learning how to cook Italian recipes after seeing 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 in Florence at the heart of the city.


About the course

We organize our Italian cooking courses in Florence in individual formula, small groups and regular size groups.

Our individual, bi-individual and small group (max. 3-4 participants) Italian 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 Italian cooking courses last 3 hours and can be scheduled in the morning from 9am to 12pm or in the afternoon from 3pm to 6pm.

Italian cooking courses in Florence in regular groups are classes composed of 10-20 participants, 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 Italian cooking courses in groups 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 70 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.

Italian cooking courses
Italian cooking courses
Italian cooking courses

Offers and discounts

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

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 cooking course with a program of Wine tasting or with a photography course focused on food photography or any other cutural courses!

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