5 star rating: Highly Recommended 192 Reviews

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  • Location: Florence, Italy
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)
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 July 2015

This was so much fun! It broke up the tours of art, churches and history and did something fun! My girls loved it - especially eating what we made! Thanks for a great day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

It was fabolous! The instructors were fun and funny and the food turned out wonderful! What a great experience and I am highly recommending it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

I would highly recommend this for anyone really, but especially if you have children with you. It was definitely one of the highlights of our visit to Florence. There's not a lot for children in Florence. This was a refreshing experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our chefs were from Giovanni's Italian Cooking Class by Food and Wine Academy of Florence. Alain and Alessio were engaging which made the course even more fun. There were people of all ages fro children to retirees. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.

I was impressed to be able to create my own dough from scratch under the chef's guidance. It was interesting to see them make the gelato. I appreciated the hints they gave us for recreating both recipes at home.

We ate our own pizzas, tasted some others they created with truffle oil toppings which were also tasty, then finished with the chocolate gelato created earlier.

A nice touch at the end was a booklet with all the recipes plus a certificate to say we passed!

I throughly enjoyed this class and would recommend it to aspiring cooks of all ages. The children in my class seemed to particularly enjoy making their own pizzas.

Grazie Alain and Alessio

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great value for money and great fun! Loved the fact that we were upgraded to the VIP tour for nothing. Made our experience on our minimoon ever better. The chef was really knowledgable and lovely. Learned lots about spotting a real galleto house. Thank you Mrs Steele

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We loved it and agreed it was one of the best things we did

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing! Stop reading reviews and just book this one. Our guides couldn't have been better, they were very attentive to all of us but especially our 2 children , ages 11 and 8. Perfect evening. We all agreed that was a highlight of Florence. (Also the best pizza/gelato in Florence!)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We really enjoy this cooking class. We had very good, funny, knowledgeable and smart chiefs. Pizza and gelato were delicious and plus all fun we had while cooking. Me and my 12 and 18 years old daughters are really enjoy this class and made some new friends. Plus it turns that our hotel was just few minutes walking distance from this class!

United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Very good. It got off to a late start and I didn't realize how much we would be walking to the cooking location. I also didn't like leaving the location at dark, two women alone through streets that we were unfamiliar with. The chefs and the class was amazing!!!! Great tips on pizzamaking and gelato and lots of fun.

Muna A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Had a great time learning how to make pizza and gelato. The chefs Davide and ? sorry forgot the second chefs name were friendly, fun and informative. The group was a comfortable size and everything was provided. We enjoyed the experience and the pizza and gelato we made was really delicious. Thanks!

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