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So you love pizza (you're dying to know how to prepare an authentic Italian one), you crave gelato, and you'd like to get out of the city and discover the amazing Tuscan countryside.

This experience will give you the opportunity to uncover all the secrets of these three great wonders of Italy in the exclusive atmosphere of a small-group tour.

A comfortable minivan will take you out of Florence on a beautiful 25 min drive. You'll arrive at a magnificent Renaissance Villa on the hills of the Chianti wine region immersed in olive groves, vineyards and overlooking the city of Florence, Brunelleschi's Dome standing out among the other buildings in view.

All the magic of pizza making is about to take place in our fascinating old style kitchen, next to the ancient cellar, where beautiful marble tables await you. On those marble tables, your hands will soon get dirty with flour as you prepare your pizza dough.

Everyone will be able to prepare his/her own home-made Pizza from scratch: first you'll prepare the dough. While it rests a little while, you'll learn about Gelato (Italian Ice-Cream) making and its origins, and observe a demonstration of home-made gelato preparation. Then, you'll make your elbows swing as you stretch your own Pizza to its round shape. Put your favorite toppings on top and there we go, "in forno!": you'll learn to master the instant magical movement of the pizza peel and load your pizza straight into the oven in the blink of an eye (you’ll scoop it from table to paddle without even moving the toppings.).

You'll learn how easy it is to replicate this secret recipe at home and It will be the best Pizza you have ever tasted guaranteed.

In an informal and friendly atmosphere, you'll enjoy eating your marvelous handmade dinner and a delicious gelato.
Right where it has been produced for centuries, you’ll taste renowned Chianti Wine while you cook and eat your pizza. The scent of wine will surround and seduce you.

At the end of the dinner, to conclude the wonderful evening, you'll enjoy a breathtaking view of bright and shining Florence by night, from the height of your gentle Tuscan Hill.

Then, full and happy, you’ll return to the city in the minivan, holding your well-earned graduation certificate.
Locations visited
FlorenceTown
Cupola del Brunelleschi
Overview
Learn the secrets behind two of Italy’s favorite foods during a half-day cooking class in the beautiful Chianti wine region. Travel from Florence through the Tuscan countryside, and settle in to a well-equipped kitchen with a small group of fellow aspiring chefs and a professional instructor. Learn how to make your own pizza, from dough to fresh toppings, and discover how creamy gelato is created. Enjoy your handmade dises along with a glass of famous Chianti wine as dusk falls across the hillsides of Tuscany.
Highlights
  • Afternoon pizza and gelato cooking class outside Florence
  • Travel through the beautiful Tuscan countryside to Chianti's famous wine region
  • Learn to make authentic oven-fired pizza, starting with the dough
  • Discover the secrets behind creamy gelato
  • Includes tastings of renowned Chianti wine
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Delicious!

Having the chance to get your hands dirty and make some pizza in Italy is amazing. The studio is set up exceptionally well for group instruction and we were guided through each and every step until we had some delicious pizza to stuff in our...More

Thank travelsAtoZ
ThomasV3728, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear TravelsAtoZ , we are glad to read that you chose Florencetown for your stay in Florence, and we also appreciate the time you spent writing this review; this is a fundamental element in order to maintain the quality standards at its best and exceed...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Best Tour I have ever done!

I recently went on this tour with my two daughters. We were with the cutest couples from New Jersey and Australia and the best chef, Guiseppe. It was one of those perfect experiences, great food, lots of laughter and learning new skills! The icing on...More

Thank CaliforniaPammy7
ThomasV3728, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear CaliforniaPammy7, we are glad to read that you and your daughters appreciated our VIP Tuscany Pizza & Gelato Cooking Class, and we also appreciate the time you spent writing this review. We are sure also Giuseppe will be very happy reading this amazing feedback...More

Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile
Fun and totally worth it

This was the one thing my son really wanted to do in Italy - pizza and gelato making, what could go wrong? Actually, nothing. Matteo was a great teacher for all of us. The set up is good - the location is lovely, the pizza...More

Thank AHappyCat
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile
Pizza Gelato Review

We loved this tour. It was worth every penny! It was a nice touch to go to the Olive farm. Traveling in a van out of town on the narrow streets was an adventure on its own. Our host was great. We also enjoyed meeting...More

Thank Karen M
Thomas V, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Dear Mrs. Karen M. , It is a real pleasure to read that you chose Florencetown for your stay in Florence, and we also appreciate that our cooking class managed to make you spend a great experience in our country! We hope you will be...More

Reviewed 29 July 2018
A lot of fun

I had a wonderful time on this tour. Lots of good food and a fun environment. I especially enjoyed how the guide had us all singing karaoke on the way back to Florence.More

Thank UlifromCanada
Thomas V, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Dear UliFromCanada, Thank you for your review, we are glad for the review you wrote and happy to read that you enjoyed our cooking class. We Hope to have soon the chance to escort you through another of our experiences, so that we can confirm...More

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haleyla13
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Response from ThomasV3728 | Property representative |
Hi Haleyla13, thank you for your question. the tour last for about 4.5 hours; so you can expect to be back in Florence around 10:30 PM. Hope to have helped, thanks again, Thomas V.
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