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Florence Pizza or Pasta Class with Gelato Making at a Tuscan Farm
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Florence Pizza or Pasta Class with Gelato Making at a Tuscan Farm

By Walkabout Florence Tours
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Travelers with a passion for Italian food delve deeper into Florence’s culinary scene during this pizza or pasta and gelato cooking experience. Escape the city to a remote farmhouse on a relaxing Tuscan estate where you’ll master the basics of Italian pizza or pasta and gelato. The highlight of this culinary experience is eating the fruit of your labors, a great way to interact with other travelers and enjoy authentic Italian fare.
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Ages 8-99, max of 26 per group
Duration: 5h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Escape the bustle of Florence for a serene Tuscan farmhouse 
  • Master the techniques crucial to making authentic pizza or pasta and gelato
  • Learn recipes and skills that will impress friends and family at home
  • Get to know other travelers as you feast on a 3-course meal with drinks
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2024

  • Transport by air-conditioned bus (15 mins ride to get to the farmhouse)
  • Professional chef
  • 3-course lunch or dinner
  • Wine and beer
  • Recipes
  • Cooking diploma
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meet your chef-guide at the centrally located Walkabout Florence. There you’ll board a minibus destined for the Tuscan countryside. Following a scenic journey, you’ll be greeted with traditional focaccia and a glass of Chianti. After learning the history of pizza and gelato, you’ll recreate the iconic Italian dishes yourself. Once you’ve prepared the pizza dough, you’ll add your favorite toppings from freshly harvested produce, and cook your creation in a wood-fired oven. Feast on your pizza, accompanied by beer or wine, before making creamy gelato. You'll go back to Florence with recipes, and the tour concludes with drop-off at your original departure point.

Start:
  • Piazza dei Cavalleggeri, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
    Meeting point is in front of Biblioteca Nazionale (National Library) in Piazza dei Cavalleggeri. Look for your guide holding a Walkabout sign.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5070P9

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age is 8 years
    • Gluten free requirements cannot be accommodated
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • Due to uneven surfaces, we cannot accept anyone with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 26 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5070P9

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    Priya T
    Perth, Australia11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020 • Family
    There could not be three more humorous chefs than Lucca, Luigi and Max who presented this class with enthusiasm, knowledge and incredible flair! We had the time of our lives and our girls aged 15, 12 and 8yrs enjoyed every minute of whipping up their pizza and gelato. Our dinner was delicious and we exchanged stories with fellow travelers during our dinner.
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    Hello, What a great advertising. We couldn't do better! Luca, Luigi and Max will feel very special about it. Kind Regards Walkabout
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    Michael L
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    Jun 2022
    This was the best part of our trip in Florence. Just a short bus ride to the beautiful farm we spent 5 unforgettable hours there, learning how to make authentic pizza and gelato. we learn the basic technics of making Gelato with various flavors, and we got to try each other's products at the end, which was very fun. Cris, the gelato master, also teaches us tips on the best combination of different condiments and Gelato flavors. For instance, balsamic vinegar + strawberry flavor, Basil + cucumber flavor... it was fantastic.
    When it came to pizza, we had two pizza masters Aria and Thomas were great. They were funny, patient, and knowledgeable. I'd never imagined I could make restaurant-quality pizza but I did it with their help. :) I came home and tried again and it worked!
    The farm was beautiful with a great sunset view. I highly recommend this experience to anyone who wants to spend 1/2 day away from the busy city center and do something really fun.
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    Jan B
    Arlington, VA33 contributions
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    Dec 2019
    We thoroughly enjoyed our 5 hr. cooking and eating experience with Luca and Cris.
    The recipes and techniques we practiced will be helpful in our own kitchens going forward and the evening experience was lovely. It was a chilly day in December and I would advise others to be sure to be prepared to be outside a bit for the pizza making. The class is held at a beautiful site overlooking Florence and much fun, overall. The Chianti, pizza, and Gelato in 10 flavors made an excellent early dinner.
    Written 9 January 2020
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    Hello Jan, Thanks for fully enjoying this cooking and eating experience and for mentioning the 10 flavors of gelato ;) We are sure that Luca and Cris would love to know that their tips will be practiced in your kitchens as well. Kind Regards Walkabout
    Written 19 January 2020
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    William S
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    Jul 2022
    One of the best nights of my life!!! I did this as it was built into the predetermined itinerary on a group trip through Wanderrock Travel. While it is something that I probably would not have done otherwise, it turned out to be one of my absolute favorite parts of the trip! This is an absolute must do for anyone visiting Florence. Started off with some bread and a walk through the garden. From there, the making of the gelato and pizza were real fun. The instructors were very nice, hilarious and understanding of mistakes. They were all very polite when I asked questions (even after they had literally just demonstrated how to do it) and the experience is very welcoming to anyone who does not know much about cooking. They made it enjoyable and simple. The best part of the night came after finishing cooking while waiting for the pizza in the oven and gelato to finish freezing. During this time, I admired one of the best views ever with the sun setting on Florence in such a peaceful atmosphere! Is one of the most beautiful places ever. There was a feeling of magic in the air. Literally one of the best nights of my life! The pizza and gelato was amazing! So many great gelato flavors (lemon, strawberry, pistachio, hazelnut, etc.) When the gelato was served, all the flavors were at the same table so you could literally take one scoop of each flavor and admire all of them. The instructors gave us diplomas at the end and had a nice chance to interact with them!
    Written 24 August 2022
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    roxhills
    Los Angeles, CA57 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2021
    Spending an evening with Max, Luca and Luigi in Tuscany was so much fun! After meeting at the meeting point in Florence, our family of 5 was sent by taxi (a covid safety measure?) to the farm house a few minutes away with beautiful views of Tuscany. After a short walk down to the garden, we were served wine and focaccia and then we got to work in the kitchen. Max instructed us on choosing our gelato flavors and taught us about the gelato making process. While our gelato bases chilled, we got a dough making lesson from Luca and Luigi. Making delicious pizza dough is not easy! While our dough "rested" we went back to the kitchen to start churning our gelato. While the gelato churned, Luca and Luigi were back with properly rested dough(24 hours rest is what pizza dough needs). After making pizza sauce, all the participants got their own dough to shape and top with a beautiful selection of toppings. Luigi cooked the individual pizzas in a wood burning oven and they were delicious! We enjoyed our dinner in a glass walled dining room overlooking the scenic hills. After our pizza dinner, Max was back with our ready to eat gelato and an assortment of flavorful toppings like red salt and balsamic vinegar. After 14 months of covid time cooking at home, cooking with Max, Luca and Luigi was a welcome treat! If you are in Florence and want to take a fun cooking class, this one is a winner!
    Written 5 July 2021
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    Hello! Wow! This is simply outstanding. You did not just describe every step of our class in a brilliant way, you really loved every single detail. Thank you very much for your time. Kind regards Walkabout
    Written 6 July 2021
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    Sacha C
    20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highlight of our Florence trip - highly recommend

    We had the most amazing pizza and gelato making course up in this farmhouse with breathtaking views of all of Florence. Max was wonderful at teaching us how to make gelato. He took us on a tour of the gardens first where the company grows lovely vegetables, and then walked us through the basic principles of an Italian gelato. He was so passionate about the craft and his enthusiasm was infectious. The gelatos were delicious - I loved them all and we got to try everyone’s at the end.

    We had a wonderful pizza making lesson with Thomas and Tiziano. Thomas was so funny and very engaging. The instructions were very clear and inspired a love of not only pizza but pizza-making in the whole group. They were very generous with all the pizza toppings and took time to teach us all in small groups the steps of pizza rolling and flipping. The pizzas we made were easily the best pizzas I’ve ever eaten.

    This pizza/gelato making experience was magical. Everything about the course was something I will remember forever. The staff was super friendly and nothing was too much for them. The pick up from Florence was super easy as well and the journey was no more than 10 mins.

    Thank you so so much Max, Thomas and Tiziano for providing such a memorable, wholesome experience for me and my friends. I loved this course so much and would recommend to anyone visiting Florence.
    Written 1 September 2022
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    T&B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2020
    We don't usually get around to leaving reviews (sorry for all the places we have been before!), however, we felt that you needed to hear about this one. As a big fan of Pizza, I found this class when planning a tour of Tuscany - originally planned for March 20 but had to change it to October 20 due to Covid. We also changed our plans to make sure we were in Florence for the day this took place and luckily the Covid impact gave us a small class of 5 which made it more personal. Angela was an expert on Gelato and helped us understand the science behind it before showing us how to make our own! Luigi and Luca the tag-team showed us the whole process of making Pizza and our faces hurt from laughing so much at they way Luca added his touch. Overall we had the best time and it was 100% worth going on. Get involved on this one! P.S thanks for the recipes, we will be practicing during lockdown!
    Written 2 November 2020
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    Hello Tom, We feel so honoured that you took the time to write a review for our class and the team behind it. Thank you also for changing your plans to make it happen. Luca, Luigi and Angela will be happy to hear that you had a lot of fun and of course Luca loves you too ;) Kind regards Walkabout
    Written 3 November 2020
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    Manny Chatha
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Traveling finally, after covid, had been a blessing and a privilege. I didn't think anything could make my honeymoon any better for my wife and I until we did two Tours with Walkabout, the Pizza & Gelato class and the full day Cinque Terre tour.

    Gloria, Luigi, Thomas, thank you so very very much for not only educating us through the pizza and Gelato class but for also helping facilitate such a fun and interactive time between all of the participants. You brought out the best in all the people attending and made this a BEYOND memorable experience. You're knowledge, customer service, and passion for your craft flows through you so naturally and joyfully that we will now proceed to judge not just all other tour guides but also other Italians against the bar that you have set.

    The autonomy of the the day trip led by Chris was a breath of fresh air from the typical guided tours. Your team has really hit the lottery with how you've managed to put together such a great tour whilst also allowing the amount of freedom we had. More than that was how impressively Chris and Aldo managed to keep the entire group of 65 people coordinated and organized and on schedule. Truly impressive and only possible if you really know what you're doing.

    If you're considering booking anything with WalkAboutTours, do not hesitate. If the other guides are anything like Gloria, Luigi, Thomas, Chris or Aldo, you will have a memorable experience and be glad you trusted this review!

    Thank you again for making our honeymoon so memorable.

    Your friends from Vancouver, Canada
    - Manny and Sharan
    Written 16 May 2022
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    BARKS
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2019 • Family
    Our family of five (mom, dad, 19, 17, 10) took the pizza-gelato class at the recommendation of another family. It was my favorite part of an all-around amazing Italian vacation. The venue was gorgeous, the instruction was helpful, the food was delicious, and Max/Luca/Luigi were delightful. (Luca deserves to be a comedian on Saturday Night Live!) I will not soon forget the best gelato of the trip among more than a dozen gelato stores: Max’s lemon/basil/pepper gelato. Before going, I feared this might be “cheesy,” but it was far from it: serious kitchen, serious cooking, serious scenery, and serious fun. I cannot recommend this enough for families, couples, or individuals alike.
    Written 13 January 2020
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    Hello, Your review is a serious homage to our pizza and gelato makers and to our class! Max, Luca and Luigi will love it. Thanks for taking the good advice of your friends and for saying such amazing things. Kind Regards Walkabout
    Written 20 January 2020
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    Jim M
    Antioch, IL78 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2022
    Can't recommend this cooking class enough; most enjoyable activity we have done on many trips to Italy. (Of course we had great weather) We had Angega, Aru and Thomas (if I can read the printing) as instructors and they were great. We did the 1st class that starts at 2:30pm and finishes around sunset. This was September so it was starting to get chilly. Suggest getting a class that ends no later than sunset to enjoy the views from the farm house. The only negative is the class size; we filled to capacity the mid-sized bus used to transport between Florence and the farm house. I think it was 28-29 people. You just need to "advocate for yourself" to make sure you get a work station, etc. Would have preferred (and paid more) for a smaller class but the instructors accommodated everyone.
    Written 28 October 2022
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