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Duration: 4 - 5 hours

Type Of Service: Florence to Cinque Terre Private Car Transfer Tour with a one-hour stop-over in Pisa

Our car service transfers provide our clients the opportunity to make the most of their time while in Italy enjoying tours of other popular tourist destinations as they travel from one Italian city to another. On our Florence to Cinque Terre car transfer, enjoy a one-hour stop-over in Pisa and spend time at the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa and the extraordinary Piazza dei Miracoli, as part of your private car transfer from Florence.  Your driver will drop you off at Piazza dei Miracoli and await for your return at the car parking lot.

We can arrange for skip the line tickets for those guests who want to climb the two-hundred eighty-eight steps of the Leaning Tower while in Pisa.  The Leaning Tower tickets are 28 euros per person.

Things to Know

  • Luxury Mercedes vehicle or something similar with air-conditioned with an English-speaking driver
  • Pick-up from Hotel in Florence, with a one-hour stop-over in Pisa
  • All transfers are based on each passenger-carrying maximum 1 standard suitcase and 1 carry-on per person
  • Clients taking our Florence Cinque Terre Transfer can also pay an additional 28 Euro per person for reserved tickets to climb the Leaning Tower of Pisa (please be aware children under 8 years are not allowed to climb the Tower) The climb takes 25 – 30 minutes each way.  There are no hand-railings when climbing the steps and tennis shoes are highly recommended.
  • Private Car Transfers offered 7 days a week between April and October based on availability
  • Two departure times to choose from are; 9:00am – 2:00pm or 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Please be aware that most of the Cinque Terre town centers are not accessible by car, the driver will drop you off at the nearest car parking lot closest to the designated town.

Additional Info

  • Region Liguria
  • City Florence
  • Duration 4 - 5 Hours
  • Highlights

    Private Florence to Cinque Terre Car Transfer includes a stop in Pisa and a chance to climb the Leaning Tower.

  • Pricing & Booking

    2 people - $384 per person / 3 people - $260 per person / 4 people - $210 per person/The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise pricing is confirmed upon booking.

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

     
  • Price rates vary according to group size
Published in Cinque Terre

Duration: 13 hours

Type Of Service: Cinque Terre and Portovenere in One Day from Florence

Set sail to Cinque Terre National Park - The cruise across the Gulf of Poets will bring you to the town of Portovenere, one of the most stunning places on the West Coast of Italy. You’ll notice fishermen’s boats docked daintily by the beach, colorful homes peppering the scenery, an old castle looming on the horizon, churches standing omnipresent. It’s quite breathtaking. Enjoy free time to explore this beautiful village on your own, seeing what you want, wherever your fancy carries you.

We’ll once again catch the boat and continue our cruise up the Ligurian coast, because there is no better way to admire the beautiful UNESCO world heritage site of Cinque Terre National Park than from the sea! See how the inhabitants overcame the challenge of nature’s steep and uneven hillsides, creating unique towns with unparalleled views, with homes that stretch back through the centuries.

After a pleasant 1.25-hour cruise, we’ll stop at Monterosso, the largest town among the Cinque Terre. Dine on a local dish of pesto as you please, selecting that which tempts your taste buds most. Stroll, shop, sit, swim (don’t forget to pack your swimsuit just in case you’d like to take a dip in the sea) or even hike!

Walk the Italian Vineyards - To make the most out of this Cinque Terre experience, we offer an optional 45 minutes light hike, for those who want to see the stunning mainland and coastline scenery from a different perspective. Let your tour leader guide you through the terraced vineyards, the ancient olive groves and the spectacular panoramic views that will stay in your memories forever. After the hike, you will still be able to enjoy free time and wander around the charming town of Monterosso. So, the choice is entirely yours!

Train to Manarola - Then it is “all aboard!” as you are taken by train to the oldest town of Manarola, characterized by its colorful boats and waterfront looking out over the blue-grey rocks to the sea. It is so picturesque it will seem like you’ve stepped into a Renaissance painting. But it is entirely authentic, we can assure you. Once again, take your time to amble around the area on your own and discover everything fate has in store for you.

Be sure to savor your final sampling of the Liguria region’s famous flavors, including its highly prized pesto, because soon you’ll be back on board the train for a quick ride to your private air-conditioned coach to Florence. Use this return trip to rest while relishing in the wonderful memories just collected on this one-of-a-kind tour. You deserve it.

Things to Know:

  • Tour operates late March - October
  • Tour operates Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
  • Meeting Point: the tour starts directly from Piazza dell’Unità Italiana - more details upon booking
  • Tour check-in at 7:00am / Tour departs at 7:15am
  • Leave behind the Renaissance treasures of Florence for the day to discover the rugged beauty of the Ligurian coastline
  • Dine on a local dish as you stroll, shop, people watch, swim or even take a 30-minute light hike
  • Free time in Portovenere, Monterosso, and Manarola
  • Train tickets for short transfers between the towns /ticket for 1.5-hour boat cruise 
  • Round-trip transport from Florence in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
  • Casual attire, wear comfortable walking shoes, preferably tennis shoes, cap/visor, sunglasses and a bottle of water (swimsuit and towel – optional)
  • 45-minute optional hike with tour leader available during tour or free time for shopping
  • Small group tour of 25 people or less

 

 

Additional Info

  • Region Liguria
  • City ManarolaMonterossoPortovenere
  • Duration 13 Hours
  • Highlights

    See the best of the Cinque Terre's amazing sea-side towns, as well as visit Portovenere, all in a single day trip from Florence.  Admire the Gulf of Poets and Cinque Terre on a short cruise up the coast, then explore them on foot on your way back down.  

  • Pricing & Booking

    $180.00 per person to include round-trip transportation.  The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking.

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price $180 per person
Published in Cinque Terre

Duration: (8:00am - 6:00pm)

Type Of Service: Unique day tours of Cinque Terre from Florence to Manarola, Vernazza, and Corniglia

Departing from: Center City of Florence

A small group tour with no more than 8 passengers.  You will be greeted by your English-Speaking driver/tour guide at a designated location in the center city of Florence.  After driving through Tuscany into the Liguria region, your first stop will be the Cinque Terre village of Manarola.  Enjoy panoramic views and take spectacular pictures of the land and coast.  Manarola is one of the oldest villages of Cinque Terre.  You will explore the narrow alleys and pretty pastel squares that epitomize the area, and perhaps sample some renowned local wine at a cozy wine bar and tavern, as you are exploring.

After you visit Manarola, you will meet your tour escort at a prearranged time for your shared boat ride to Vernazza.  While on the boat, admiring the dramatic coastline from the water, framed against the hills will arrive at your second stop at the village of Vernazza, arguably the most beautiful of the five villages with a large open harbor, castle, and church.  You will enjoy some free time to walk around and have a relaxing lunch(lunch cost is clients responsibility) at one of the open-air restaurants that line the waterfront, or pick up some snacks/picnic lunch and enjoy a picnic lunch down by the water or stroll through the back streets for impressive views along the coast.  

After your visit to Vernazza, you will meet your tour escort who will drive you to Corniglia, where you will enjoy panoramic views and take some of the most spectacular pictures.

Things to Know:

  • Leave behind the Renaissance treasures of Florence for the day to discover the rugged beauty of the Ligurian coastline
  • Visit three of the five villages that make up Cinque Terre, one of Italy's most scenic destinations
  • Tour operates with a minimum of 4 participants and maximum of 8 (semi-private tour)
  • Dine on a local dish as you stroll, shop, people watch or swim (don't forget to pack your swimsuit and towel) or even take a 30 minute light hike
  • Complimentary appetizer on the tour
  • Round-trip transport from Florence in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
  • Public boats operate subject to weather conditions.  When boats are not operative transfer between towns, the tour will be by train or mini-van.
  • Tour is conducted 7 days a week during the peak season Late March - Mid October
  • During winter months (November - Mid March) tour days are Monday, Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday, based on a minimum of 4 people
  • Meeting Point: Florence Center City - the tour starts directly outside the Cafe Paskowski in Piazza Repubblica
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes

Additional Info

  • Region Liguria
  • City ManarolaVernazzaCorniglia
  • Duration 9 - 9.5 Hours
  • Highlights

    A unique tour from Florence visiting three Cinque Terre villages; Manarola, Vernazza and Corniglia.

  • Pricing & Booking

    $210.00 per person and the prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking.

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price $210.00 per person
Published in Cinque Terre

Duration: 7 Hours

Type of Service:  Cooking Class at a Farmhouse in Tuscany

A full day hands-on Cooking Class in a stunning setting in the Tuscan countryside including a food tour through the historic center of Florence. Led by a local food-lover guide, you will taste your way through the Florentine's favorite bakery and grocery stores to experience Tuscan food like a real local. You will buy ingredients on the way and in Florence's most vibrant food market.

On arrival in our beautiful farmhouse, you will start creating a complete menu, from appetizer to dessert, using only the freshest seasonal ingredients, the majority of which come from the vegetable garden of the farmhouse!

Be prepared to roll up your sleeves and learn to cook as Tuscan grandmas and moms do every day in their kitchens for their families. Master the secrets of traditional dishes that you will easily re-create at home for your friends and family. The cooking lesson is suitable for beginners and for those who can already cook.

Then finally we will all sit together outside (weather permitting) and just like a big Italian family, we will take time to enjoy the food we have prepared together. Buon Appetito!

What you can expect

First, discover Florence's historical food market where the locals do their daily shopping. Blend in with the locals. Meet the bakers, the butchers, and the farmers selling vegetables from their fields. Their stalls are full of items such as fresh fruit, vegetables, cheeses, cured meats, balsamic vinegar, sun dried tomatoes, olives and many other Italian food specialties. Shop for the ingredients to use for the cooking class and learn to choose the best seasonal products.

Then, it's time to start your cooking lesson at a farmhouse in Tuscany. This isn't just a demonstration, you will actually take part in creating a full traditional Tuscan meal with your chef's help. You will learn to make real Italian fresh pasta by hand with freshly laid eggs and learn to make a traditional meat sauce using ingredients from right outside the door!

Learn to prepare homemade pizza and classic bruschetta with fresh bread, homegrown tomatoes and the farmhouse's own extra virgin olive oil and then take a break to enjoy the pizza and bruschetta with a glass of Chianti wine.

After the break, it's back to the lesson where you will learn how to prepare traditional Tuscan roast pork, arista and Tuscan roast potatoes using fresh herbs collected from around the farmhouse. To finish the class, you will learn the secrets of the wonderful Italian coffee and cream dessert, Tiramisù.

At last, sit down to enjoy a wonderful meal. Each course will be paired with a carefully selected wine from the region to compliment the flavors of the food you have prepared. At the end of your meal, your driver will be waiting for you for a short drive back to Florence, so it's time to say arrivederci after an unforgettable experience in Tuscany.

Things to Know:

  • Small-group Italian cooking class (25 people or less) at a breathtaking farmhouse set in the rolling hills of Tuscany!
  • The tour/cooking class is offered Monday - Saturday based on availability and begins at 9:00 am and concludes at 5:00 pm
  • Florence morning food tour with tastings at San Lorenzo's colorful Mercato Centrale
  • Hands on experience: learn to make Bruschetta and Pizza, home-made Pasta, Tuscan roast pork with potatoes and Tiramisù
  • Enjoy your freshly cooked meal accompanied by wine after the class
  • Transportation roundtrip to and from Florence to the farmhouse
  • Recipes and an Italian cooking diploma for your hard work
  • Due to uneven and steep surfaces, we are unable to accept anyone with mobility issues. A minibus or van transports you to the Tuscany farmhouse.  There are about 24 steps leading down towards the outdoor kitchen.
  • We regret that vegetarian or other alternative dietary requirements cannot be catered for in this class
  • Youth rates are available to attend with a parent/guardian for 12 yrs to 18 years of age - please inquire about youth rates

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Florence
  • Duration 7 hours
  • Highlights

    A full day hands-on Cooking Class in a stunning setting in the Tuscan countrysideincluding a food tour through the historic central food market of Florence. Led by a local food-lover guide, you will enjoy tastings and experience Tuscan food like a real local as well as buying the ingredients in this vibrant market.

  • Pricing & Booking

     $168.00 per person (adults) a for a homemade Tuscan lunch cooked by a personal chef in her home, cooking demonstration and tiramisu cooking class included in overall tour price.

    The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking. 

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price 168.00 Per Person/Adults

Duration: 2 hours

Type of Service:  Florence Sunset Walking Tour - Private Tour

See Florence at sunset on a 2-hour evening walking tour led by an expert guide, learn about the rich history about some of Florence most beloved sites and some of the smaller hidden gems in the historical center; such as the bustling Piazza della Signoria,  the area around the Duomo, and  the exterior of the Uffizi Gallery, home to masterpieces from Botticelli, Michelangelo and more. As the sun goes down, stroll to the Arno River and admire a scenic view of the Ponte Vecchio.  The fun part of being in Italy is to eat gelato every day and after the tour, you will stop at a popular gelato shop for a scoop or two.

Things to know:

  • Your private tour with an English-speaking guide will meet you at your hotel to begin the tour.
  • Admire the city at sunset
  • Stroll by famous landmarks and see their illumination
  • Enjoy personalized attention from your private guide
  • You will be guided through the center city and arrive at the Arno River
  • Tour offered on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from March - December
  • Tour begins at 6:00pm /  2 hour tour
  • Meeting location -  center city of Florence; more details are given upon booking 
  • Complimentary gelato at the end of the tour

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Florence
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Highlights

    Travel the historic streets and squares, on this early evening stroll as you learn about Florence's rich history.

  • Pricing & Booking

    Starting at $150.00 for two people. The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking. For groups 12 or more, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price 150.00 for two people
Published in Florence

Duration:  9 Hours

Type of Service:  Tuscany Semi Private Day Tour with Wine and Cheese Tasting – small group tour

Revel in Tuscany’s wine country and hilltop towns on this Semi-Private (max 6/7 people, min 2 people per van) day trip from Florence. Traveling by luxury minivan with an expert driver-escort, explore the idyllic hill-towns of Montepulciano and Pienza, learn about Pecorino Cheese in a local dairy and taste this delicious local produce. In Pienza you will also have free time for lunch. To follow visit a selected winery in the Montalcino area, where you will taste the the famous Brunello di Montalcino wine

In a small group of 6/7 or less people, you will travel from Florence to the enchanting Val D’Orcia in Southern Tuscany.

First stop will be in Montepulciano, where you will have the time to wonder around this picturesque hilltown. Then you will be driven to a gorgeous rustic Organic Cheese Farm, just outside Pienza and overlooking the Valley and Pienza itself. Here during a tour of the farm and the dairy you’ll learn how the Pecorino cheese is made and aged and you’ll have the opportunity to taste it accompanied by a glass of wine.
Then the tour will continue to Pienza - a small town with a high artistic value. You will be given free time to wander around and here you will also have many lunch opportunities (lunch not included).
Next, we will visit a selected winery in Montalcino wine area, home to the famous Brunello di Montalcino wine. Enjoy a tour of the winery followed by a wine tasting of three different types of Brunello.

After a rewarding day in Val D’Orcia, we’ll make our way back to Florence where we will arrive at about 6 pm.

Things to Know

  • Tour is offered April – November on Tuesdays and Saturdays
  • Tour departs at 8:00am
  • Your Tuscany Day tour will start from directly outside the Cafe Paskowski in Piazza Repubblica – more details are given upon booking
  • Minimum of 2 people for guaranteed departures / Max 6-7 people per vehicle
  • The tour begins at 8am in Florence and finishes at 6pm in Florence
  • Mercedes Minivan and English speaking Driver-Escort
  • Pecorino Cheese Tasting at local dairy in Pienza
  • Brunello Wine Tasting in selected Winery in Montepulciano
  • The tour includes the cost of Cheese and Wine tastings
  • Free time for lunch in Pienza (lunch at client's expense)
  • This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities, however please contact us directly and we will be able to take you on alternative routes suitable for you
  • Wear casual clothing and tennis shoes

 

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Florence
  • Duration 9 Hours
  • Highlights

    An incredible day dedicated to the Tuscan countryside in Montepulciano and Pienza, experiencing the best it has to offer in terms of wine, art and beautiful scenery.

  • Pricing & Booking

    Cost is $314.00 per person, minimum of 2 people needed for this tour.  

    To book this tour, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Are you interested in a private tours, please contact us.

    The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking. 

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price 314.00 per person

Duration: 3 hours (morning or afternoon time)

Type of Service: Your Own Personal Shopping Tour in Florence

Florence’s city center is the place to shop with stores retailing everything from stylish clothing to used books. Florence has a number of elegant shops and open-air markets. Take the opportunity to enjoy this tour with your tour guide/personal shopper. She will assist you with a level of individualized attention and help you find just the right gift based on your suggestions, whether it be leather jackets, handbags, shoes, gold jewelry, Florentine silk scarves, ceramics or wine.  Your personal shopper guide can also take you to a world-famous perfume store.  Visit an artistic perfumery, with a demonstration of the historical setting, the products, and the laboratory.  Opportunity to browse the store with the personal guidance of a staff member specially dedicated to your group.  Besides smelling exotic things at can at this location, you can take classes on perfumery or have them make you up a scent tailored to who you are and how you smell normally.  The personal shopping tour is designed specifically around your preferences and it's a great way to shop in Florence.

Things to Know:

  • Discover the famous shopping streets in Florence
  • Buy with the help of a local expert guide
  • Save time and email us your shopping list. We will chart the course for your allotted time in order to maximize every shopping minute
  • Designed for those in a search of extraordinary style to bring home authentic Florence Style gifts and clothing
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Exclusive visit to perfume laboratory/shop – one of a kind in Florence – a must visit
  • Opportunity to make your own personal fragrance
  • Soak up the atmosphere on this walking tour
  • Shopping tour is for both men and women
  • This shopping tour is flexible and based on the client’s preferences and can be altered during the tour if needed
  • Wear comfortable walking or tennis shoes

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Florence
  • Duration 3 Hours
  • Highlights

    A perfect tour for shoppers who want a one-of-a-kind Florence shopping experience.

  • Pricing & Booking

    The price for this three-hour personal shopping experience is $200.00 for the first person and $50.00 per each additional person not to exceed 6 guests.

    The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking. 

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price $200 for the first person, $50.00 each additional person not to exceed 6 guests

Duration:  Time Varies

Type Of Service: Luxury Helicopter Tours in Tuscany

 See the Tuscan countryside like never before, high in the sky with your own Private Helicopter Tour.

On this flight, you will see the Tuscan Countryside like never before, with some of the best views of the soaring towers of San Gimignano, shining like a star in the surrounding landscape of Chianti.  You will enjoy the view of the beautiful countryside, covered with vineyards, olive groves, and fly over the Prestigious Winery, vineyards and surrounding property.  You will be connected with headphones to the pilot to receive information on the moments and visions on this amazing tour.  Once you are done soaring the skies, you will head inside the Winery.  You will enjoy a traditional Italian lunch, paired with over 10 wines throughout the region and dessert!  An experience of a lifetime, filled with good food, good wine, and great conversations.

Things to Know:

  • The flight time is 20 minutes
  • Delicious Tuscan lunch with dessert
  • Wine tasting of various wines
  • Departure from San Gimignano location
  • Maximum number of passengers:  5
  • Must be booked 30 days in advance
  • Private Transportation provided from Florence to San Gimignano

 (See Additional Helicopter Tours available in the Tuscany Region)

Tuscany Helicopter Tour:

The most beautiful and fascinating Tuscany towns seen from a unique perspective. Flying over the Tuscan hills, exploring the origin of Chianti area, San Gimignano, Siena, and Florence from the sky.

  • The flight time is about 50 minutes
  • Departures from Florence or Pisa
  • Maximum number of passengers:  5

Chianti Castle and Helicopter Tour:

The Heart of Chianti Tour over the beautiful hills of the Tuscan countryside is where one of the most famous wines in the world the "Chianti” is produced. Flying over the Chianti hills, San Gimignano admiring the Town and its enchanting Towers, and landing at a beautiful Castle for a quick tour and wine tasting.

  • The flight time is 45 minutes
  • Lands at famous castle for tour and wine tasting – 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Departures from Florence or Pisa
  • Maximum number of passengers:  5

Florence Helicopter Tour

Florence from the sky. Tour over the Tuscan capital of the Renaissance, admire the most famous Artistic Masterpieces like Ponte Vecchio, Basilica di Santa Croce, Piazzale Michelangelo, Palazzo Pitti and Boboli Gardens, Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria, Santa Maria del Fiore, Brunelleschi's Dome and Giotto's Bell Tower, Fortezza da Basso and Cascine Park. 

  • The flight time is 40 minutes
  • Departures from Florence
  • Maximum number of passengers:  5

 Helicopter tours take off at several locations: Siena, San Gimignano and Florence.

 

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City FlorencePisaSan Gimignano
  • Duration Times Varies
  • Highlights

    See Tuscan countryside like never before, high in the sky with your own Private Helicopter Tour.

  • Note

    Helicopter tours take - off at several locations; Siena, San Gimignano and Florence

  • Pricing & Booking

    Please inquire to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and ask about promotions and special rates for different group sizes.

    The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking. 

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours has an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price starting at $1,200 and up
Published in Other Cities

Duration: Evening Dinner, begins promptly at 7:20pm

Type of Service: Dinner Prepared by a Private Chef

Are your taste buds ready for an Authentic Italian Meal?  

Welcome to a Chef's Florentine Kitchen where you will have a Family Style Dinner in her home!  The words to describe an authentic dinner of Italian culinary tradition would be too few! The best dishes are chosen by the chef and cooked in a masterly way, not only the classic pasta but “sheets” handmade with the best flours, creamy risottos, meats and roasts, handmade seasonal vegetables and homemade ice cream!   Products of the land, aromas of the fields, juicy meats, wood-fired cooked bread, wines and cheeses, cabbage bruschetta and beans…welcome to Tuscany! Dishes may include meats such as rabbit, boar, pork, pheasant, quail, duck, partridge, lamb or liver.  The chef will omit any undesired ingredients and accommodate food allergies if notified in advance.  Dinner is served at a communal table with no more than 8 guests.  A unique experience and a meal to remember filled with great food, good conversations, new friends and wine.

Things to Know:

  • Dinner with Chef available Monday - Saturday, based on availability/minimum of 4 guests and maximum of 10 guests
  • Check-in is at 7:10 pm and Dinner begins promptly at 7:20 pm and concludes at 9:00 pm
  • Authentic Italian Dinner prepared by a professional chef 
  • The Chef is an author of the book “From My Florentine Kitchen: Ten menus, more than 60 recipes: easy, savory and smart”.
  • Enjoy a multi-course meal prepared using fresh, organic ingredients available in the season and includes a glass of regional wine
  • Make new friends as you dine at a communal table with a small group of no more than 8
  • The dinner/kitchen is located on the 3rd floor (43 steps) and not wheelchair accessible
  • Casual Dress Attire
  • Please advise if there are any specific dietary, food allergies or vegetarian requirements at the time of booking
  • Dietary requirements like Lactose-Free and Gluten Free extra charge of 10%
  • The purchase of additional glasses of wine or to purchase a selected bottle of wine is available before and during dinner
  • Fun, relaxing, memorable evening with great food and good conversations
  • Chef's residence is located next to Boboli Gardens - Via Romana 41/43 RED IN FRONT OF STORE TUSCAN TASTE (Craft and Wine Store) taxi cab and walking directions are provided upon booking
  • Additional fee option - If you would like a private local tour guide to give you a walking tour/escort to and from your hotel to the Chef's Residence - this top-rated guide will meet you in front of your hotel or central location in Florence.  As you stroll to chef's residence, the guide will point out famous landmarks and share Florentine facts for best places to visit, eat and shop along the way.  After dinner, the guide will escort you back to the front entrance of your hotel. (40 euros paid directly to guide on the return trip back to the hotel)
  • Dinners are not held during the months of December, January and February - Chef travels aboard to the USA for cooking classes and demonstrations

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Florence
  • Duration 2.5 - 3 hours
  • Highlights

    Authentic Italian Dinner prepared in a Chef's Home.  A unique experience in Florence and a meal to remember.

  • Pricing & Booking

    Enjoy an amazing 3-hour multi-course dinner prepared by a personal chef for $70.00 per person. Please inquire to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for availability. 

    The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking. 

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price 70 per person

Duration: 3 hours

Type of Service: Cooking Class in Siena with Jul's Kitchen

Your private cooking classes are held in Jul’s Studio, located in a traditional country house in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, a few miles outside of Siena.  If you like traditional, seasonal food, the Tuscan countryside and a genuine approach to life, you’re in the right place!

You will cook a complete menu, from appetizer to dessert, using only the freshest seasonal ingredients. Every dish will be introduced by a family story or a local tradition, you will learn to cook as Tuscan nonne (grandmothers) and moms do every day in their kitchens for their family.  Choosing a class with us means escaping for a day to the countryside, far from the charming buzz of Florence and Siena. Slow down and be ready to live a day as a local. Hearty homemade food is included with lots of fun and laughter.

Things to Know:

  • Three-hour hands-on cooking class
  • The cost of food and wine are included in this class
  • Enjoy the final lunch or dinner prepared
  • Each person will receive a Jul's Kitchen apron
  • (Jul's) Giulia has been living in the Tuscan countryside her entire life in the same house where her father and her grandmother were also born.
  • Her passion for the best locally sourced ingredients will allow you to share in the intense spirit of cooking, eating and celebrating — Tuscan style.
  • Juls’ Kitchen is located in the countryside near Colle Val d’Elsa, one hour from Florence and 30 minutes from Siena. Near many of the nicest location in Tuscany, such as San Gimignano and Montalcino, Volterra, Pienza, Lucca, Montepulciano, Greve in Chianti.
  • Author of five cookbooks 
  • These are very popular cooking classes and advance registration is necessary
  • Cooking classes offered Monday through Friday - based on availability
  • Small group classes with 6 people or less
  • A private driver can be arranged on request for pick-up and drop-off (price not included).

Additional Cooking Classes Offered: Gluten-free Tuscan Cooking Class, Vegetarian Tuscan Cooking Class, Market visit and Tuscan Cooking Class, Cooking Class and a visit to a Pecorino Cheese Farm and Cooking Class and a visit to a typical Tuscan Farm

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Siena
  • Duration 3 Hours
  • Highlights

    Private cooking classes held in Jul's Kitchen Studio located in a traditional country house in Siena; the heart of the Tuscan countryside.

  • Pricing & Booking

    Starting at $172.00 per person for a small intimate private cooking class for 6 people or less. Please inquire with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

    The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking. 

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price Starting at $172.00 per person
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