For your next weekend in Florence, we recommend a course with the Cooking School at the Mercato Centrale.

The Lorenzo de’ Medici Cooking School is located on the second floor of Florence’s famous Mercato Centrale in the San Lorenzo district.
This prime location allows the cooking school to always have the freshest raw materials of the highest quality and in direct contact with the best local producers.

Cooking class at the Cooking School at the Mercato Centrale Florence.

The Lorenzo de’ Medici Cooking School is located within the extraordinary setting of the Florence Central Market, a stone’s throw from the Basilica of San Lorenzo. On the ground floor you will find the ancient covered agri-food market that hosts the best local producers and on the second floor, in an area of 3,000 square meters you will find an innovative food court dedicated to street food with 500 seats, 12 stores but also a restaurant, pizzeria, brewery, cafeteria, bookstore and the cooking school itself.

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The school organizes cooking classes dedicated to experts but also to novice enthusiasts.
The Lorenzo de’ Medici Cooking School is air-conditioned and has stations for participants equipped with innovative and technological equipment by Arclinea, induction stoves and complete accessories available to each participant, professional performance appliances by Franke.

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The class is allowed to all persons 14 years of age or older and includes the cooking lesson, ingredients, tasting with a glass of wine, water, an apron with the Lorenzo de’ Medici Cooking School logo, a folder with teaching materials, recipe, a certificate of participation and insurance for participants.
It is possible to directly book one of the classes planned in the rich calendar of the Central Market Cooking School directly on the following page.

Calendar of the Florence Central Market Cooking School.

The 2023 class calendar includes various types of classes, including fresh pasta course, fish course, pizza course, couple course and many others.
To view the updated schedule of classes click here.

If you have already booked a room or suite at Brunelleschi Hotel, you can contact the Lorenzo de’ Medici cooking school directly to book one of the cooking classes on the calendar.
Brunelleschi Hotel also offers a range of hotel deals dedicated to gourmets with experiences at its starred restaurant Santa Elisabetta.

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