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Your Italian culinary immersion begins in the afternoon or evening in central Florence, depending on the session you select. The class begins with an introduction to pizza in Italy, from its long history to its different regional varieties.

Once you’ve learned all about Italy’s favorite dish, don your apron and hat and get cooking. Class sizes are kept small, so you’ll receive personal attention from the chef. Learn how to make your own pizza dough from scratch, knead the dough, prepare traditional tomato sauce, and select your own toppings.

As the dough rises, you’ll also learn how to make gelato—Italy’s answer to ice cream, famous for its rich, ultra-creamy consistency.

End your class with a meal: Eat the pizza you made from scratch and enjoy gelato for dessert, plus glasses of wine or soft drinks. A recipe booklet is also included so you can try out your new skills upon returning home.

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Most trips to Italy involve plenty of pizza and cones of gelato but on this tour, you won’t just get to sample both specialties: You’ll learn how to make them (and will walk away with new skills). Class sizes are small, so you’ll receive personal instruction from a trained Italian chef. Make pizza dough from scratch, learn gelato-making tips, and enjoy tastings of both at the end of your class.

  • Receive personal instruction from a professional Italian chef
  • Enjoy pizza and gelato at the end of class, with wine or soft drinks
  • Take home a recipe booklet to try out your newfound skills
  • Learn about the history of pizza-making across Italy
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Reviewed yesterday
Authentic Tuscan Experience!

13/08/18 Thoroughly enjoyed the approx. 4 hour tour with Florence Town; visiting an old olive oil mill, heading to a tuscan home, and preparing home made pizza and gelato. Our guide (a friendly female, whose name I am forgetting but she had funky short black...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
What a fun experience!

My husband and I attended the evening with our 2 adult children and had a great time! It was fun making and eating our own pizza, enjoying some Chianti, and finishing the evening with Gelato. Jon and Kevin were wonderful hosts and chefs. They explained...More

Thank Cathi K
Thomas V, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Cathi K. , we are glad to read that you and your family chose and enjoyed Florencetown during your stay in Florence, and we also appreciate the time you spent writing the review. We will report your feedback to Jon & Kevin, who will...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Definitely worth the penny!

The class was extremely well organized, entertaining, and nicely paced (nothing felt rushed). We felt we got the personal attention needed to be able to recreate the recipes at home. Special thanks to our teachers Kevin and Jon who escorted us to their kitchen and...More

Thank jasonmonteque
Thomas V, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Mr. Jasonmonteque, we are pleased to read that you enjoyed our Pizza & Gelato cooking class, this is something we always appreciate! We will also report this message to the chefs, since both Kevin and Jon will be happy and proud of it for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A fun evening with Chef Niccolo.

My daughter, age14 and I enjoyed the class and had the satisfaction of eating the yummy pizza that we made from scratch.The gelato making, though just a demo, was just as good. cant wait to try out the recipes. Hope they turn out just as...More

Thank Thriveni_1
Thomas V, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Thriveni_1, we are happy to read that you and your daughter spent a lovely time in our company, and thank you for your review, since it is both a way to reach the perfect quality and to improve everybody's experiences. We Hope to have...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Such a fun experience!

Family of 5 with a 12, 14 & 17 yr old and we all loved the experience. The pizzas all turned out wonderful and everyone was happy that they got to choose their own toppings. Our son was chosen to help with the gelato demonstration...More

Thank kimmundorff
Thomas V, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Kimmundorff, It is a real pleasure to read that you chose Florencetown for your stay in Florence, and we also appreciate that our tour managed to make you spend also your family a great experience in this wonderful city. We hope you will be...More

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12 July 2018|
Response from Thomas V | Property representative |
Hi Dlhartnett, Thank you for your question. Actually the cooking class takes location near the central market, a pedestrain Area, so it could be very difficult for you to arrive directly there. My suggestion is to leave... More
7 July 2018|
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Hello Fancourt_11 , Thank you for your question. Our Meeting point is about 10minutes walking away from Firenze Santa Maria Novella train station, I think you will not have problem in reaching it at all. Hope to have... More
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