Take your vacation to the next level with local food expertise and a cooking class, too. You can take a small-group Italian cooking class in Florence in a private home, where you'll make a four-course Tuscan meal from the ingredients you pick up – with your chef and teacher – at the San Lorenzo Market. For an even more exclusive experience, sign up for a VIP cooking class in a noble villa and a farmers’ market tour with one of the best chefs in Florence. If you only have a half-day to spare, you can still get some useful cooking tips with a cooking class to learn how to make gelato and pizza. There's nothing quite like savoring your own culinary creations in the country where they were born.
Perhaps you're more enthusiastic about the dining experience than the cooking? You can take a small-group Tuscany wine-tasting tour from Florence that includes visits to two Chianti wineries. You'll sample six wines, enjoy a three-course lunch and explore a quintessentially Tuscan town.