Cucina Lorenzo de' Medici

the first cooking school at the Mercato Centrale


Cucina Lorenzo de’ Medici offers the opportunity to give as a gift a “Cooking class”
or a “Lunch and dinner with the chef”, customizing your gift card.
Please contact the InfoPoint and ask for more information.



Tagliatelle, gnocchi, malloreddus, scialatielli, strozzapreti … Pasta has a long tradition in Italian culture. Did you know that there are more than 120 different kinds of pasta? Were you aware that Italy is ranked number one in the world for pasta consumption, with the average person eating 28.2 kg per year?

If you are interested in learning more about homemade pasta, join us at the CUCINA Lorenzo de’ Medici, don’t miss our courses in July!

Make your own pasta dish, learn some tips and ‘trade secrets’ from Italian chefs and enjoy your homemade pasta at the final tasting, with a glass of wine.


For 50 years, the Lorenzo de’ Medici Institute (LdM) has worked to promote Italian culture throughout the world.


Among the first schools in Florence, Italy to offer Italian language and culture courses, LdM has experimented with an academic method which unites language, arte and cuisine, giving students the possibility to discover in a more immediate and unforgettable way, the essence of Italian culture and the country’s vast and varied culinary heritage.