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Live like a Florentine in the hills

Florence, ItalyPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Carlotta

5.5 hours
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

If you want to enjoy an truly Italian experience, cooking in a beautiful kitchen, sharing with Italians their meal, a friendly chat in an amazing landscape, this is your place.
The trip takes few minutes from Florence, and then in front of you the hills display in all their charme. We begin to cook immediately, in a relaxed and chatty atmosphere. Around 6, before we begin to make pasta but the other courses are in progress, we have our pit-stop with Prosecco and some snacks, a real Italian aperitivo. We make pasta on my beautiful wooden board and set the table. When the weather is favorable, we’ll enjoy the fruits of our labors in the garden as we share a family meal. A garden in the hill, surrounded by olive trees, is not an everyday experience.
After a gorgeous and relaxed dinner, I take you back to the nearest point possible to your hotel.
Other things to note
The experience involves the enjoyments of the pleasure of living in Italy, the art of relaxing and cooking an excellent and fresh meal, having a chat in front a spectacular landscape.
If you want to enjoy an truly Italian experience, cooking in a beautiful kitchen, sharing with Italians their meal, a friendly chat in an amazing landscape, this is your place.
The trip takes few minutes from Florence, and then in front of you the hills display in all their charme. We begin to cook immediately, in a relaxed and chatty atmosphere. Around 6, before we begin to make pasta but the other courses are in progress, we have our pit-s…

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What's included

  • Food
    I choose the dishes to cook with you according to your requests, allergies...
  • Drinks
    Soft drinks will be served during the experience, an aperitif and snacks wi...
  • Transportation
    You will find me in the hills above the Florence suburb of Scandicci, Italy...
  • Equipment
    During the experience I'll provide you with my apron.
    No need to take...
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Fri, 16 Apr
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Sat, 17 Apr
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Sun, 18 Apr
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Meet your host, Carlotta

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 6 Reviews
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I am a woman from Emilia-Romagna region. I love fusing together the great tradition and skills of Romagna in creating home-made pasta and superb Tuscan meats.
Born and raised in Emilia-Romagna region, famous for its food, and in a kitchen where everything was made from the scratch and fresh. After 5 years in the business, I can say I understood how to make my guests happy: I can offer a wide variety of dishes from the great Italian tradition.
I prefer to serve few but tasty dishes in which you really explore the typical Tuscan cuisine, made with fresh product and at the very moment.
An evening in the good company includes many types of beauty: the pleasure of palate adds to the beauty of a garden at the border of an olive tree field and the relax of a day out of touristic Florence to enjoy a dinner at the "lucky Florentine
I am a woman from Emilia-Romagna region. I love fusing together the great tradition and skills of Romagna in creating home-made pasta and superb Tuscan meats.
Born and raised in Emilia-Romagna region, famous for its food, and in a kitchen where everything was made from the scratch and fresh. After 5 years in the business, I can say I understood how to make my guests happy: I can offer a wide variety of dishes from the great Italian tradition.
I prefer to serve few but tasty dishes in…
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Where you'll be

My place is a typical stone country house built at the end of the 19th century for the farmers of the Antinori marquis. At the time it was just a unique room for a large family, over the years it was renovated but it still maintains its atmosphere.
It is a privilege to live so near an amazing city like Florence, but enjoying the beauties and quiet of the famous Chianti landscape.
Travis
September 2020
The experience was everything I hoped for in an intimate cooking class. Carlotta welcomed us into her home, shared her passion, and taught us how to do things the Italian way. She went the extra mile for us, and helped me celebrate my girlfriend’s birthday, really helping to make the day special. I couldn’t recommend this enough for those who want to escape this city, cook awesome food, and spend some time swapping stories with local Florentines
The experience was everything I hoped for in an intimate cooking class. Carlotta welcomed us into her home, shared her passion, and taught us how to do things the Italian way. She…
Nicole
February 2020
I cannot say enough good things about our experience with Carlotta! Honestly, you can stop your search now, and book this. Whatever you are looking for, this is that and so much more. My best friend and I took a trip to Italy, and as Italian-Americans, wanted to really connect to our culture and family traditions. We stayed in Florence and didn't have a car, so it was rather difficult to find an experience that took us out of the immediate city, AND provided transportation for us to get there. Carlotta and her husband picked us up a few minutes away from where we were staying, and drove us to their beautiful home in the hills of Tuscany. When we arrived, we were greeted with immediate warmth, and felt so welcome and comfortable. Carlotta is a very skilled cook, and understands how to teach you regardless of your skill level. She gave us options for our menu, asked about any dietary restrictions, and really individualized an experience for us. We spent the evening cooking in her kitchen before sitting down to share the beautiful meal we had prepared together. She is a wealth of knowledge not just about food, but about history and culture. It's hard to even articulate how special this experience was, and how delightful and incredible Carlotta is. Do yourself a favor and book this experience the first chance you get. This was one of the most memorable experiences we have ever had.
I cannot say enough good things about our experience with Carlotta! Honestly, you can stop your search now, and book this. Whatever you are looking for, this is that and so much mo…
Brogan
December 2019
This was an amazing experience. Carlotta and her husband picked us up in Florence and took us to their beautiful home in the hills around Florence. She taught us how to make a really amazing gnocchi and red sauce with burrata and a chicken secondi. Dessert was pana cotta and that was just perfect. I highly recommend this experience!
This was an amazing experience. Carlotta and her husband picked us up in Florence and took us to their beautiful home in the hills around Florence. She taught us how to make a real…
Duccio
November 2019
Fantastic experience! It is the best place to meet Italian cuisine in its simple goodness. Carlotta transmits her passion for cooking and demonstrates an incredible manual skill. The place, rustic and surrounded by nature, tells a different Florence, to be absolutely known. Among flour, dough, rolling pins and old wood, ancient traditions will be known and in the end you can taste the dishes produced with our own hands!
Fantastic experience! It is the best place to meet Italian cuisine in its simple goodness. Carlotta transmits her passion for cooking and demonstrates an incredible manual skill. T…
Cora
November 2019
Fantastica esperienza da ripetere perché le cose da imparare sono infinite. Ambientazione perfetta, immersa sulle colline vicino a Firenze. Il colore della pietra e del legno e l'odore del caminetto acceso risvegliano ricordi antichi. Carlotta competente ed ospitale ci ha guidato con mano esperta e sapiente in un mondo pieno di sapori, odori e tradizioni. Abbiamo creato con le nostre mani piatti apparentemente semplici che a volte mangi e basta senza capirne il valore. Tirare la pasta, chiudere i tortellini, formare i nidi con le tagliatelle mentre il ragù ritira lentamente. Il piacere di cucinare insieme senza fretta in compagnia, sotto la guida di una persona che ne conosce ogni sfaccettatura partendo dalla storia del piatto e degli ingredienti usati. Lo consiglio caldamente per concedersi un pomeriggio pieno di emozione per un ritorno alle buone tradizioni
Fantastica esperienza da ripetere perché le cose da imparare sono infinite. Ambientazione perfetta, immersa sulle colline vicino a Firenze. Il colore della pietra e del legno e l'o…
Suzy
December 2019
We loved this experience and they couldn’t have been more accommodating and fun to be around

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Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Dairy-free
Gluten-free
Vegetarian
Peanut allergy
Vegan
Egg-free
Pescatarian
Soy-free
Shellfish allergy
Fish allergy
Tree nut allergy

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Confortable shoes

A robust appetite