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Cooking in Florence

2 weeks
18 to 85

Limited spots. Earliest available arrival is currently Oct 2024, and closing very soon.

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Trip overview

Let’s be real: eating amazing food in foreign countries is one of the best things about travelling. 

How about taking it a step further and mastering those mouth-watering dishes so you can impress everyone back home?

On this done-for-you trip, you’ll get everything you need to live in Florence while learning to cook like an Italian, including: 

  • Cooking course. Learn everything you need to know about authentic Italian cooking over this intensive 2-week cooking course. You’ll be learning for 3.5 hours a day, 5 days a week. 
  • Cooking supplies. You’ll get a cookbook and apron at your orientation. These not only help you during your course, but also make awesome souvenirs when you’re done! 
  • Airport transfer. You’ll be picked up at the airport and dropped off anywhere in Florence, so you can focus on getting straight into exploring Florence when you arrive.
  • And much more! 

Not much more can be said about the quality of food in Italy. There’s a reason why it’s often considered the #1 cuisine in the world. 

And while most travellers are left scratching their heads about how Italian food is that much better (it’s only 3 ingredients?!?), you’ll learn all the tips, tricks, and local secrets on this course. 

Imagine your life in Florence. You’re in awe of your surroundings everywhere you look – the city centre alone is magical enough to receive UNESCO World Heritage Site status. 

But your cooking classes are much more impactful than you thought. Because you’re learning cooking skills that have been passed down from generation to generation, and will continue to be passed down for generations to come. 

In this way, you’re learning much more than how to cook. You’re learning about Italian heritage, history, and culture through delicious food. 

You’re not learning one recipe after the next. You’re learning about specific ingredients and their uses. So, once you’ve gained culinary confidence in Italy, you’ll be able to wing it with whatever ingredients you have on hand and end up with a mouth-watering, Italian inspired meal. 

This is the souvenir that just gets better. Impress that special someone back home with an authentic Italian meal, cooked just the way the locals showed you. While wooing them with your stories of an adventure abroad…. 

This trip is perfect for you’re looking for a deeper connection on your trip to Italy. There’s so much to be learned about a culture from the food they eat and how it’s prepared. 

Besides, being able to cook like an Italian is a wicked secret weapon in your arsenal of tricks up your sleeve. 

When you book with Global, you book with the best. You get the full experience for a fraction of the hassle. We offer the complete package for learning how to cook like an Italian in Florence. 

Our team will help you with the essentials you need to start your new journey with a bang! Including helping you with visas, enrolling you in classes, and a whole lot more.


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Cooking course
Welcome drink
Cooking supplies
Dedicated Trip Coordinator
Pre-Departure Guide
Trip visa guidance
Personal Travel Concierge
Private airport transfer
Certificate of completion
Ongoing local team support
Global Emergency Line
gWorld access
Global AcademyNEW
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To qualify for this trip you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be between 18-85 years of age
  • Be a citizen of an eligible country
  • Have no criminal convictions in the past 5 years

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Trip details

Our Study in Florence trip is designed to get you travelling, living and learning Italian cooking overseas as smoothly as possible. You’ll be learning Italian cooking from a master! Someone who has been doing it her whole life and who learnt from someone that has been doing it their whole life. The skills you’ll be taught have been passed down generations, and one day you’ll be able to pass them down too. 

This course is taught with the goal for you to not just make exceptional Italian food while you’re here, but to be able to use those skills when you get home. You’re not just going to be learning recipes, you’ll be gaining knowledge about ingredients and their uses. That way if particular ingredients aren’t available at home, you’ll be able to improvise and make mouthwatering italian cuisine no matter what is available. Plus, on arrival you'll receive a recipe book, aperitif and apron before starting the course!

Arrive in Florence with the reassurance that you will be many steps ahead of every other traveller in search of international experience in Europe. You can hit the ground running in your studies, with everything else taken care of. You’ll be staying right in the heart of iconic Florence. A place so spectacular and historic that the entire city centre is a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

Spend your time studying in Florence, immersing yourself in the incredible food, wine and culture that brought you here. While still having plenty of time off to explore! The world-famous Tuscan wine region is only on your doorstep and the rest of Italy is not too far away. Embrace a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel and study in Italy, learning a lifelong skill that will stay with you forever.


Be aged 18+.

What extra costs will I have? 

Flights, accommodation, travel insurance, souvenirs, food, hotel tourist tax & spending money.

Trip itinerary


The day before your classes start the school runs an orientation where you’ll receive your books, meet your classmates and run through everything involved in your course. We recommend flying in on Sunday prior to 3:30pm so you can attend. After your orientation, why not get to know the people you’ll be studying with and go explore Florence. 


You’ll arrive at class in the morning to begin the day's lesson. On each day you’ll master a new pillar of Italian cooking. From making pasta, how to prepare meats, vegetables and stocks and how to work your way around Italian delicacies. In each lesson, you’ll be putting theory into practice and cooking delicious examples of Italian food (with lots of tastings too!).


Your weekends will be your own to explore Florence and Tuscany, venture further into other parts of Italy or even jetset off to other places around Europe! Your accommodation is incredibly vibrant and social and you’ll have made friends with the other people in your course, so you won’t be short on things to do.


We’ll constantly keep in touch with you throughout your stay. If at any point during your trip you need advice or support, our team will be on hand to answer all your questions. Don’t forget you can jump on our social media pages too or buzz our 24/5 emergency support line for urgent matters.

Why choose us

Our Study trips are designed to get you set up in your new life overseas – learning new skills from the locals – as smoothly as possible. Our goal is to save you time, money, and stress while eliminating the risk of returning home early. Here’s how we do it: 

We’re with you from the moment you get started. You’ll be assigned a dedicated Trip Coordinator. They’ll guide you through the next steps and answer all your questions. They’ll also help you with the pesky visa. No guesswork – only the right paperwork, approved the first time, in your hands before you leave. 

Your Personal Travel Concierge will help with flights, insurance, visas, and any add-ons you’d like for your trip. These are real humans too – no robots here. 

Once you land in Italy our local team will be waiting for you at the airport. You’ll be taken straight to your chosen accommodation in Florence. 

But our support doesn’t end there. We’ll be in touch during your trip to make sure everything is going smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns we’re one quick message, DM, email, or carrier pigeon away. 

Our team is well travelled so you can rely on our experience. We’re with you every step of the way. 

Join 80,000+ travellers – giving us 10,000+ 4 & 5 star reviews – by choosing Global to make your travel dreams come true. 

Most travellers book their trip 6-12 months in advance. Dates are flexible, but spaces are limited. So if you’re serious about studying in Italy, don’t delay. 

With our Book Now, Decide Later feature, you can get started with a small deposit today, and take a full year to choose your dates. 

We’ll take over from there, helping you with visas, flights, and setting you up with our partner in Italy. 

This is the trip for you if you’re after the ultimate teaching experience in Italy, complete with everything you need and ongoing support.

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Why Study

The main purpose of this trip is to get you cooking Italian dishes like an Italian. 

Our in-country partner’s teaching style focuses on ingredients and their uses  instead of recreating recipe after recipe. Although you will learn some famous Italian dishes in the process. 

The idea here is to give you a good understanding of the different ingredients used, the role they play in the dish, and why it’s necessary. 

That way, your new cooking knowledge becomes ingrained in how you look at food. If you can’t find a certain ingredient you won’t panic and abandon the meal. Instead, you’ll know what role that ingredient plays in the dish and what to replace it with. 

On top of this, you’ll be learning generational knowledge and skills. Your tutor learned these skills from their elders, who learned from their elders, and so on until the dawn of time. 

So this trip is about much more than learning how to use a few ingredients. 

It’s about learning about the history and heritage of Italian culture through some new found cooking skills.

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Frequently asked questions

Why are you the best company to choose?

As the world’s leading gap-year and "work & travel" company, we pride ourselves on providing a premium service for Global Travellers. Choose from a variety of awesome experiences worldwide, and let us assist you with visas, pre-departure preparations, flights, insurance, and tours. Throughout your journey, our cool tech features will support you every step of the way. As a Global Traveller, gain access to gWorld, our personalised app designed to enhance your travel experience. Keep important documents and trip details handy, and take advantage of exclusive Marketplace deals, a vibrant social network, language learning resources, side trips, meet-ups, and more. It's like having all your favorite travel apps merged into one, but even better! But our support doesn't end there. With four international offices, over 100 dedicated staff members, a 24/5 emergency team, and the backing of over 90,000 Global Travellers who have turned their travel dreams into reality with us, rest assured you're in good hands. We also proudly boast the most and best reviews in the biz, and maintain a massive following on our social channels including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. Embark on your next adventure with confidence and ease. Join us and discover the world in a meaningful way!

Are flights & insurance included?

While we would love to include flights and insurance in our trip packages, it is not feasible to have a fixed price due to the diverse destinations, trip durations, and individual coverage needs of our travellers from around the globe. However, once you register for the trip, we will assign you a dedicated Travel Concierge. They will work closely with you to arrange the ideal flights and insurance tailored to your specific adventure. Rest assured, our team is here to ensure you have a smooth and hassle-free travel experience from start to finish!

How do I choose the right study trip?

With so many incredible options, we understand that selecting the perfect study trip can be tricky. That's why we recommend booking your favourite one, and your dedicated Trip Coordinator will guide you through the project details. They will consider your interests, goals, and desired outcome for the trip. If we find another trip that better suits your preferences, we can easily swap you over to ensure you have the ideal study experience. Rest assured, we're here to help you find the right fit!

Do I need any prior experience for a study trip?

Most of our study trips are designed to cater to participants of all abilities and levels of experience. You can confidently join our program without any previous background or expertise. Our courses are structured to provide a valuable and enriching learning experience for everyone, ensuring you can make the most out of your study trip adventure, and go home with a new or developed skill!

What is the typical group size I'll be studying with?

The group sizes for our study trips typically range from 4 to 12 people, with variations depending on the specific trip. Most of our participants are travelling solo and share a common enthusiasm for learning and making new connections. And as our travellers come from various countries worldwide, joining a study trip offers an exceptional opportunity to build a diverse network of friends from all corners of the globe!

Do I get a certificate upon completing the study course?

Absolutely! Upon successfully completing the study course, you will be awarded a certificate to acknowledge your hard work and dedication. This valuable certificate serves as a notable achievement and an impressive addition to your resume. Future employers will recognise your commitment to personal and professional growth, reinforcing your qualifications and enhancing your career prospects. Or, frame it on your wall to show off to family and friends of the epic skill you picked up abroad!

Why should I book now?

After the last unexpected disruption to travel caused by the..c word..people are now more eager than ever to venture out and explore the world, determined not to miss out on any experiences. Global Work & Travel works on a first-in-best-dressed basis. Booking earlier ensures that you don’t miss out on the best intake, season, placements and more! We recommend our travellers take 6-12+ months to plan their trip for a reason - to make sure you’ve got everything organised perfectly, stress-free. As a Global Traveller you’ll get exclusive access to gWorld, our personalised app where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global. This is where you will find exclusive Marketplace Deals, a unique social network to connect you with other like-minded Global Travellers, access to our Academy with an ever-growing range of skills & languages, and so much more. Think all of your favourite apps merged into one, but like, better? Why not give yourself something to look forward to by booking that trip!

Can I travel with a friend or partner?

Yes you can! Simply tell your Trip Coordinator after booking that your friend is also going and they can link your profiles. For most of our trips we should be able to have you and your friends placed together or nearby. Meaning that you can live, work, play & travel together! But wait there's more! Not only can you travel the world with your besties at your side, you can also earn some extra cash towards your own trip just by referring your friends to Global Work & Travel. You can learn more about the great referral rewards program inside your gWorld account once you join. And for those who decide to go-it-solo, we’ve made it easier to meet other Global Travellers in the same region as you. Just like any other social platform, you’ll be able to interact, share, chat and meet with some really cool people who are doing trips just like you!

Can I bring my pet along?

At Global Work & Travel, we share a deep love for animals and fully understand the special bond you have with your pet. We recognise the challenges of embarking on a trip without them. Due to travel restrictions, requirements, and limited pet-friendly accommodations among our host organisations, we regretfully cannot facilitate their inclusion in the journey. However, many of our customers choose to entrust their pets to a family member or friend, embark on their adventure, and return home to wagging tails and furry cuddles.

What happens if I need to cancel my trip?

We know that life can get in the way of travel, so all our trips come with a great deal of flexibility. In most cases, if you cannot travel on your selected date, you can place your trip on hold to deal with whatever is holding you back, and continue in the future without incurring any penalty. You may also have the option of transferring to an entirely different trip and destination as well, or even transferring your trip to a friend or family member. In the event that you need to outright cancel your trip, if you give us 84* days notice you can do so with only a 50% cancellation fee. Your refund of the balance will come in the form of a Store Credit which you can put toward any other trip that we offer, including tours through third-party providers, as well as holidays through, and is valid for 2 years from date of issue. As international travel can be complex, your options are based on the progress of your trip organisation and our support team can assist you in finding the best solution for your needs.

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2. We become friends

Book a time to meet your dedicated Trip Coordinator who knows all the ins & outs of your trip. They’ll be by your side and working behind-the-scenes to pull everything together.

3. Time to go!

We’ll get your tickets, accommodation & transfers ready. Our in-country team or partner will have everything prepared & waiting for your arrival. Get on the plane with no worries!

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