Organized Activities in Florence, Italy?
August 25, 2011 12:21 PM   Subscribe

My family is traveling to Florence in October. This is not our first Florentine rodeo, so to speak - we've done a lot of sightseeing and exploring on past visits. This time, we thought it might be fun to delve a little deeper and take a class (cooking?), workshop, special organized tour, etc. Four adults, fairly foodie, up for anything that isn't too physically strenuous. Any MeFi "Been There Done That" recommendations?
posted by nkknkk to Travel & Transportation around Florence, Italy (4 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: We went on one of these walking tours, and had a blast (smart, funny, informative tour guide). It looks like they offer some florentine cooking classes too.
posted by BundleOfHers at 3:39 PM on August 25, 2011

Best answer: We took a cooking class with Simonetta at Toscana Mia in the Chianti country side. It's not that far of a drive from Florence and there were a ton of cute towns on the way back. Mrs. Advicepig is a novice cook and I am not, but we both found that we got a lot out of the classes. We arranged this with our own group of six. The rest of our party joined us to eat the fruits of our labors. Simonetta is an incredible cook and teacher and the setting is just amazing. The day was one of the highlights of our trip which is really an amazing statement in itself.
posted by advicepig at 4:10 PM on August 25, 2011

Have you heard of this homecooking program?

It sounds amazing, but unfortunately I haven't had the chance to try it out.
posted by lvanshima at 6:52 PM on August 25, 2011

Best answer: Better link for that last one.
posted by jacquilynne at 1:02 PM on August 29, 2011

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