Welcome to Apicius   •   Italian cooking and wine classes for amateurs and professionals

In Florence, a vibrant city layered in Renaissance art and history, you can take a one day, one week or more class for non-professionals, letting you experience hands-on cooking classes with professional Italian chefs as well as learning about Italian wines. We can arrange gastronomic walking tours of the city as well as visits to Tuscan farms, restaurants and wineries. Apicius chef-instructors have won top honors in Europe and cook at the finest Italian restaurants in Tuscany. You can also add an Italian language class to fully immerse yourself in the spirit of ITALIA. At Apicius, you'll experience the delicious food and wines that the extraordinary region of Tuscany has to offer!

Students in the Apicius Professional Culinary Program run the school's GANZO restaurant nearby, where they have the experience of cooking and working in a fine restaurant. Apicius Baking and Pastry students run the FEDORA pasticceria (bakery shop), also nearby, providing the pastries sold in the shop daily. Join us for a memorable meal at GANZO !!


The Finest Culinary School in Florence

Apicius - the Culinary Institute of Florence, offers the finest professional and non-professional short courses in food and wine studies in all of Italy. Programs are shaped either for those approaching "the art of Italian cooking" for the first time, or are already experts in the field, and wish to refresh and deepen their cultural and practical experience of Italian cooking. We consider cooking to be an art, a complete experience involving the whole body in its appreciation

Apicius - Tuscan Cooking

Join a Group or Design a Private Course

Short courses at Apicius may be taken for one day, one week, two weeks, three weeks or a month. We offer group courses by the day or week, and we also invite you to design a personalized course for yourself or a small group.


In the Historic Center of Florence

Located just a short walk from such treasures as the Duomo, the Ponte Vecchio, the San Lorenzo Church, the Uffizi Gallery, etc Apicius offers state of the art culinary and wine facilities. The centuries old indoor food market of Florence is steps from Apicius and allows students to learn about the fresh, enticing ingredients available to Florentines.