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Florence Cooking Class: Learn How to Make Gelato and Pizza

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  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Learn how to make traditional Italian pizza and gelato on this cooking class in Florence. Led by a chef, sample a variety of flavors before getting to work on your own creations. Afterward, bring home your newfound skills in the kitchen to impress your friends. This class is limited to 25 people to ensure you receive personal attention from your instructor.
  • 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
  • Take home a recipe booklet at the end of the class

Sample Menu




Ice Cream

What's Included

  • All ingredients for pizza and gelato making
  • Dinner with Wine Tastings (soft drinks for children)
  • Graduation Certificate
  • Booklet with recipes
  • Gelato making show cooking
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Florence Cooking Classes by Florencetown
    Via Panicale, 43/r, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

    Florencetown cooking school is located in Via Panicale 43red (close to Central Market). Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour starting time.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Learn how to make two of Italy's most popular and delicious foods during this Florence cooking class.

As you get started with your chef, learn about the history of pizza-making in Italy, and the distinct characteristics between pies from each Italian region. Sample an array of pizza flavors as you go and then throw your own creation in the oven to bake.

Continue with a lesson in dessert, as you receive instruction on crafting traditional Italian gelato. While this sweet treat does share similarities to ice cream found in other countries, it typically has a lower amount of butterfat and a unique freezing process that accounts for its dense, flavorful consistency. As your instructor shows you the secrets of the trade, enjoy plenty of samples to satisfy your sweet tooth.

After your class concludes, take home your insider’s tips from your chef to impress your friends in the kitchen.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The tour runs rain or shine.
  • No-shows will not be refunded.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Florence Cooking Class: Learn How to Make Gelato and Pizza?

A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Florence Cooking Class: Learn How to Make Gelato and Pizza?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Florence Cooking Class: Learn How to Make Gelato and Pizza?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Florence Cooking Class: Learn How to Make Gelato and Pizza?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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Traveler Tips

There is a walk from where you meet to start so be aware of that.
Fun for family as it was active and kept kids engaged.
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Fun for the whole family
Elisabeth_A, Jun 2022
This experience was wonderful for the whole family (age 11-76). The instructors were knowledgeable, funny and helpful. The kitchen was cool/comfortable. And the food we made was great. This was definitely a highlight for all.
Delicious food and great company!
Brittny_M, Jul 2022
Highly recommend this!! The pizza we made was delicious and was made authentically. We learned so much from the chef David and Caterina. We learned history of pizza &gelato and all about the ingredients. It was quite interesting. Also they served red wine to top off our meal. It was a joyful experience.
Fun and educational
MARTIN_H, Jul 2022
We had fun as a family. We learned how to make pizza and Gelato. We learned about key ingredients and their importance in making a great pizza. The chefs were super nice and friendly. We also loved the cute kitchen setting.
Delicious fun!
Matthew_R, Jul 2022
Super fun class and delicious pizza and gelato. Jon is an entertaining and knowledgeable instructor.
Fun and delicious!
Meg_H, Jul 2022
We had a really wonderful time during this cooking class. I loved that it was on the shorter side so we could do other stuff during the day. Caterina was our chef and she was delightful! She told us about her background with cooking and connected it with her family. The pizza and gelato were DELICIOUS!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great fun making pizza and learning how to make Gelato
Hitesh_K, Aug 2022
This was our second Florence Town cooking experience, our first was 6 years ago on the wanna be Italiano experience and now the pizza and Gelato course. It did not disappoint, David and Niccolo did a fantastic job and made the whole experience easy to follow fun and enjoyable. The whole family were really impressed and we enjoyed the fruits of our labour at the end with a lovely glass of wine. Highly recommend this experience. Florence Town on the whole have great original experiences worth exploring.
Awesome time!
Nichole_K, Jul 2022
This class was awesome!! My husband and I did it together and this was our first time doing something like this and won’t be our last! We had a great time. The pizza was great and so was the gelato. However, they just show how to make the gelato you do not actually make it just an FYI but you still get to eat it so that was good enough for us!
1 traveler found this review helpful
PIzza and Gelato in Florence
MIchael_R, Jul 2022
I loved this experience. How many times do you get to make pizza and gelato in Italy? Our hosts were attentive and helpful. It was a very fun night for our family.
Need to do this
Kirthi_D, Jul 2022
Our instructor was great and very accommodating although we arrived 5 mins late with kids. Our 5 yr twins were entertained for the whole 3 hours, this means really something as it’s very hard to keep them entertained. It was a great cultural experience for us. The class is perfect to get to know some cooking secrets:)) Thank you.
Great experience!
Boukje_K, Jun 2022
Went to to this cooking class today and had a great time with delicious selfmade pizza and chocolate icecream. Meeting point easy to find via Google Maps and message upfront via Viator app, it's the address of the cooking school. Great atmosphere, we were the only Dutchies today in a group of other pizza 'students' from the US. Travelling with two little children can be a hassle, but the blond lady chef who entertained our baby daughter (who was getting fussy, 9 months old) was a godsend 🤗 We could focus on making pizza dough with our 3,5 year old son, who was (to our surprise) very interested and impressed by teacher Tomas and the chefs team. Thank you once again!
Great family friendly fun!
Jay_S, Jul 2022
Fantastico! Tomaso and Nicholo were fantastic! Our family had such a wonderful time! The explanation and the demonstrations were great and our pizza and gelato were delicious. We definitely recommend this great family friendly experience.
Big family fun in Florence
Moshe_L, Aug 2022
Great experience. John (the pizza chef) was truly amazing. All of us, grown up and kids, really enjoyed it.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Must do in Florence amazing experience
Vick_s, Aug 2022
The best tour/ experience on our trip to Italy. My 7 year old boy loved the class. The two chefs running the class are a delight . The place is beautiful spotless clean and lovely smiling faces and team. They conducted the class so well and answered every question and everyone in the family had fun . Highly recommended. If we had more time we would have loved to do the pasta and tiramisu class too. A++++
Perfect for the family
Nicole_H, Jul 2022
So much fun! We were with two 18-year old boys who were tiring of museums and walking tours. Tomas and Niccole gave them a fantastic experience learning how to make pizza and gelato. Much more educational and interesting than just a cooking class, I feel like a learned a good amount of Italian culture. Plus, eating your own pizza at the end is a treat! We strongly advise the tour operator gets an Amazon affiliate link to a gelato maker, as we were all searching for one to buy after the experience! I would definitely do this experience again!
Italian pizza made easy !
Neil_S, Jul 2022
How patient and kind he was to everyone. A true instructor ! My twin ten year olds found it easy to copy his directions and thought he was cute!
A fun cooking class
Karoline, Aug 2022
This was a fun class and group and we had a great instructor with John. It was nice space in the cooking school and they were set up and ready for the group and there was ample time allowed and we weren’t rushed.
Great experience for the whole family
Francesca_P, Jul 2022
Great experience for the whole family and something to take home and remember your trip by. Would recommend.
Great experience—very bad wine.
Robert_T, Sep 2022
Tomasso was excellent as a chef & interacted well with the group. Very disappointing to have such bad wine—tasted & smelled like vinegar. For this being the Chianti Classico region—we could not believe that we could not enjoy a glass of wine with our Pizza. The pizza & gelato were excellent
We brought my daughter to...
Laila_D, Jul 2022
We brought my daughter to learn how to make Pizza. Was a great experience and the chef David and Niccolo were amazing! They helped alot during the dough making process and were very thorough with their instructions. The pizza came out amazing, as well as the chocolate gelato! They even gave us wine at the end! I totally wasnt expecting that. It was great fun!
Fun with teenagers
Stephanie_D, Jul 2022
This was a fun activity to do with our two teenagers. It was also a nice break from all the walking in the heat! The two chefs were fun and good at walking us all through the steps. The pizza and gelato turned out great.


Product code: 5049ITALY_PIZZA