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How to join a cooking class in Siena

Home > News > How to join a cooking class in Siena
Postata il: 28 September 2016

The best way to appreciate the typical dishes of Tuscan cuisine is, first of all, having a lunch or a dinner at the local restaurants which offer traditional menus, then is good to learn cooking with the help of expert chefs.
For this purpose there are the cooking classes with chefs who know the Tuscan recipes and can help you to choose the highest quality ingredients.

These lessons, usually, is focused on a food speciy and in a few hours you can learn how to cook a dish and learn the basics of preparing one of the many Tuscan delicacies.

A stay in Siena, then, is an opportunity to experience the thrill of cooking a traditional dish (from pici to ribollita, from fegatelli to desserts such as cavallucci and ricciarelli), enjoying a lunch or a dinner together with the chef.
In this article we suggest some cooking class you can book: at the end of the lesson you will bring with you a little bit of skill in preparing a tasty dish, instead of the usual souvenirs.

La Scuola di Cucina di Lella


Lella Cesari Ciampoli founded more than 20 years ago one of the first Italian cuisine schools, a reference point for those who want to discover the secrets of Tuscan cuisine.
Her school is in Via Fontebranda 69 and here you can attend both courses dedicated exclusively to the Tuscan cuisine, both lessons focused on medieval recipes, gluten free cuisine and sourdough food.

People from all over the world were in the Lella’s kitchen and were able to savor the tastiness of dishes cooked with a very talented chef. The website to book the cooking classes is:

La Bottega del 30

La Bottega del 30 is a restaurant located just outside the city, in Villa A Sesta, at Via Santa Caterina 2; the restaurant offers cooking classes for 10 people maximum and lessons are focused on traditional Tuscan recipes.
Franco Camelia and Hélène Stoquelet are the chefs who offer their experience and talent at the service of tourists eager to cook and taste the most popular Sienese dishes.
The official website is

Gallo Nero Restaurant

We suggested many places to go in Siena, for example the best romantic restaurants  for a dinner with your loved one. However, it should be mentioned the Gallo Nero, nice restaurant in the historic center (Via del Porrione 65/67), which also offers cooking classes.

Among the cooking classes available there are the handmade pasta course and the medieval banquet course, to rediscover many historical recipes. For more information:

L’Atelier del Gusto

In Poggibonsi you will find Casa Livia, a school that offers, among other courses, Renaissance cuisine cooking classes, Medieval and even Etruscan cuisine. Immerse yourself in the mysteries of the ancient recipes still valid today, you will discover very authentic flavors and appreciate each speciy. To learn more and to book a course, please visit

Are you ready to wear the apron and to create one of the delicacies of the Sienese cuisine with your hands? Treat yourself to a cooking class!


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