Michele Gualtieri is a professional chef, with experience working in some of the most prestigious restaurants in Italy, as well as London.
When it comes to pasta, though, he learned everything from his Nonna, a true pasta maker from Emilia-Romagna, who passed her love and expertise for authentic Italian pasta on to her grandson.
Michele now runs pasta making workshops in Florence, where pupils learn everything from the secret to achieving an amazing pasta dough, to an introduction to different types of closing - ravioli, tortellini, cappellacci... the list goes on!
We figured Michele might know some pretty amazing places in Florence. Here are some of his favourite places in the city...
All photos are copyright 51 Squared B.V. except: Portrait (Image courtesy of Michele Gualtieri); Tripperia Pollini (Instagram @tripperiapollini); Locale (Instagram @localefirenze); Boboli Gardens (Credit: Yuliya Kosolapova); Pharmacy Santa Maria Novella (Instagram @santamarianovella1612); San Lorenzo Market (Credit: Pixabay - Mariamichelle). This feature was not paid for in any way.