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  • Location:Florence, Italy
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Florence Cooking Class: Learn How to Make Gelato and Pizza

Combine your love of pizza and gelato (an Italian version of ice cream) with a unique cooking class in beautiful Florence. Learn how to make gelato and cook an authentic Italian pizza with a professional chef who will guide and teach you along the way. Discover and taste the many Italian gelato flavors that are made in Italy, and sample an array of Italian pizzas. Your new cooking skills will be the best souvenir you take home from your trip to Italy.

Numbers are limited to 25 people on this small-group tour, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your knowledgeable guide.


  • Make your own Italian pizza and gelato in this Florence cooking class
  • Sample a variety of different pizzas and gelato flavors
  • Learn tips and traditional Italian culinary methods from a professional chef

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What You Can Expect

Florence Cooking Class: Learn How to Make Gelato and Pizza

Florence Cooking Class

Create your own authentic Italian pizza and learn how to make gelato during this Florence cooking class. Italians take their food very seriously, and before you start cooking, you must understand some pizza basics. Pizza Margherita got its name from Italy’s Queen Margherita, who in the late 19th century in Naples was served a pizza resembling the Italian flag – red tomatoes, white mozzarella and green basil. The beloved Italian pizza as we know it today was born.

Today, Italians make variety of pizzas from different regions. While toppings and cheeses may vary from region to region, the culinary rule of using fresh, local ingredients remains the same throughout the country. This cooking class will give you the opportunity to create and bake your own Italian pizza.

Then it’s on to dessert, as you learn how to make authentic Italian gelato. While similar to ice cream found elsewhere in the world, gelato does have some differences, including a generally lower butterfat content and a freezing process that creates a denser, more flavorful product. During the cooking class, you will learn the process of making gelato, tasting the creations as you go.

As you are guided through the stages of both pizza- and gelato-making with a professional chef, you’ll learn valuable tips and hints that you can take home for future cooking. Impress your friends after your trip with your newfound Italian cooking skills!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great teachers and had lots of fun!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was not only a tasty class but a fun class to participate in. Our two chief were informative and very friendly and took good care of the whole group. Would take any cooking class again if it was as fun as this one was.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Amazing - for the adults as well as the kids. I'm actually gluten intolerant and they made me pasta, so I could eat something too how very personable and kind.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We saved this for our last night in Florence and had a great time. Our group had a fantastic time with Daniel and David, and what better way to spend an evening than learning the fine points about pizza and gelato! Daniel and David were very engaging, knowledgeable and informative in a way that made the evening great fun for everyone. Highly recommend -- don't miss this one!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very enjoyable evening. I was surprised how easy the pizzas were to make and it tasted good! Nice touch with the certificate and recipe book, and the wine while you wait for the pizza to cook!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We were upgraded to the Tuscan Villa experience and enjoyed every minute of it. Our 7 and 9 year old thought it was fantastic too!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Very nice evening, Julio and Daniel are funny and know a lot of pizza and gelato. We are really glad that we made this experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

really had a great time in this class. It was fun and I learned a lot about making pizza.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Such fun! Chefs were amazing, funny and so knowledgable. Pizzas were delicious. Would highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

A great time with fun instructors! And the piazza and gelato are delicious.

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