Florence, Italy

Winter Italian Home Cooking Course

when 3 December 2017 - 9 December 2017
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 1600

Special Dishes for Special Day - Enjoy a wonderful Italian Christmas time while learning how to prepare some of Italy’s most delicious traditional dishes.

Christmas cuisine includes special dishes such as turkey, Cotechino con lenticchie, or Pandoro cake, etc. they dress up the Crhistmas table and contribute to the special day.
Our Christmas course, at each lesson you will learn a course dishes with 4 – 5 home cooking recipes including such special dishes. The course will include appetizer, first dish (pasta, risotto, etc.), second dish (main dish), side dish, and dessert.


-Crostini di fegatini: chicken liver patè on toast
-Ravioli con brodo di cappone: small square parcels of pasta filled with capon meat with capon soup
-Cappelletti con brodo di pollo: small square of pasta containing mixture of meat, cheese or vegetables with chicken soup
-Arrosto di faraona: roasted guinea-hen
-Linguine con cozze: a kind of pasta in the shape of thin flat strands with mussels
-Cannelloni: tubular pieces of pasta filled with meat, cheese or vegetables
-Cotechino con lenticchie: low heat boiled pork sausage with lentils
-Cappone ripieno: capon filled with mixture of meat, ham, parmesan and vegetables
-Cavallucci: pastry made with anise, almond, candied fruits, coriander and flour.
-Ricciarelli: traditional Tuscan biscuit made with almonds, sugar, honey and egg white.
-Pandoro and Panettone: the two most traditional Christmas sweet yeast bread made with flour, eggs, vanilla, candid fruits, raisins, sugar and butter
-Zabaione al Marsala: made with egg yolks, sugar and with Marsala (sweet wine)
* Actual lesson menu can be different from the sample menu.

The course starts on Dec. 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2017 for duration of 1 ~ 5 weeks. Pick your preferred course start date and the duration!

Course aim

Enjoy winter and Christmas in Italy to the full!!

-Don’t worry about the language!

Lesson interpreter with various languages (English, Chinese, French, Spanish) will help you during the lesson.

-Cultural Visits

Share the unique Italian experience with other students through visit to various interesting locations such as world’s heritages, “Chianti Winery” and/or our unique “Pizza lesson”.

-Variety of course duration

Choose your course duration from 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 weeks.

-With our special welcome kit

With our special welcome kit(guide map of Florence, pen, notebook, file folder, bus pass or ticket), you can enjoy the sightseeing of Florence from the first day.

-Meal and drink Vouchers

One meal voucher or one drink voucher provided everyday. Buon Appetito!

-Flexible course starting date

December 3, December 10, December 17 and December 24

-Art Visit

Discover the great masterpieces of Italian Renaissance through guided art visits. Great experience to live and study in Florence surrounded by the treasure of history and art.


Housing (twin room) is included in the fees. Enjoy your school life with new friends!

Fee info

EUR 1600: Course includes
-Enrollment Fee
-4 home cooking lessons/week (1 lesson = from 2 to 3 hours plus tasting and clean-up time)
-Ingredients cost and a glass of wine (additional drinks are available with additional cost)
Central Food Market visit (1 time)
-Full time interpreter during the lesson
-Welcome Lunch
-Welcome Kit (City map, pen, notebook, file folder, bus pass or tickets for lessons)
-One meal or one drink voucher a day (may be replaced by a lunch gathering, cooking lesson or lunch box. No meal and drink voucher provided for housing-only period after the completion of your courses).
-Weekly guided Art Visits
-Cultural Visits (such as making pizza, gelato, and more. Once every 2 weeks).
-Entrance fees to places of the visits we offer.
-Housing in shared apartment (single room available)
-Utilities costs
-Heating cost
-Handling charge
-Transferrable credits

Not Included
・Meal vouchers for housing extra stay
・Flight tickets
・Transportation cost not related to the lessons
・Personal expenses (telephone calls, souvenirs, etc.)

- Accommodation single room additional fee:
200 Euro for 1 week, 240 Euro for 2 weeks, 270 Euro for 3 weeks, 300 Euro for 4 weeks
- Airport sending (1-way from accommodation to the airport): 160 Euro