Florence Cooking Class: Learn How to Make Gelato and Pizza

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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




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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 | Towns of Italy
    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
  • Not suitable for Celiacs
  • 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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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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Easy to follow instructions, great for kids, knowledgeable instructors
Allison_C, Mar 2023
Upbeat, knowledgeble instructors. Easy to follow directions. Everyone ended with a pizza to be proud of. Met new friends in our group. The instructors and classmates were so kind to our 7-year-old. He had a memorable experience.
A fun family friendly education interactive experience!
Cathleen_S, Mar 2023
We had a wonderful time making pizza and learning how gelato is made! Our instructor was full of energy, information, and organization!
Fun beginner class!
Sherilyn_B, Mar 2023
It was fun with a teenager. The class chefs were personable and attentive to helping class attendees with their doughs which was the main challenge of the evening. The gelato was more of a demonstration made as a large batch. The pizzas turned out very delicious as pictured, you select your own toppings from options provided. We enjoyed meeting other people, most attendees were American but some Europeans as well.
Mamá Mía Pizza
Angelo_S, Mar 2023
I love pizza and by far learning to make my own pizza was the best of all! Jon was very entertaining and gave a great class.
Fun for family and friends
Peter_S, Mar 2023
Jon did a great job teaching us how to make a pizza. Fun class that we would recommend. Gave it 4 stars because in the cooking video they show you making the tomato sauce and prepare the toppings - which you didn’t!
This entire experience has been the highlight of our trip to Florence! Niccolo’ was so knowledgeable and accommodating!
Katie_F, Mar 2023
Loved learning new tips on how to make pizza dough! And enjoyed learning the origin of gelato - cannot wait to try making these at my home! It was an unforgettable experience that my family will cherish!
Loved it!!
Cathy_C, Mar 2023
Had the best time ever with my daughters at this class!! A must do while In Florence! The chef was fantastic! 😊
Such a great hands on experience!
Meghan_c, Feb 2023
One of my favorite hands on experiences from my honeymoon! This is a must if you want to get away from sightseeing for a few hours and really immerse yourself in the local culture and cuisine! The instructor was so lovely and gave us the best tips on where to find real gelato in Italy! I would definitely do this again!!!
Fun time!
Christina_R, Feb 2023
Caterina was a wonderful instructor. She was very knowledgeable and fun! She made sure everyone had attention. I highly recommend taking this class as a fun addition to your trip in Florence.
Worthless it and more!!
Romy_W, Feb 2023
This class exceeded my expectations. Catarina woah phenomenal. She is fun, energetic, engaging and sooo knowledgeable! We got everyone in the class involved. My daughter with food allergies even felt comfortable and safe!! It was our last night in Florence activities (group of 9) and everyone had the best time!!!! Thank you for a fabulous experience and dinner!
Suzan_B, Feb 2023
Our group of five took this class. Caterina was an excellent teacher and got participants in the class involved. Caterina explained everything by doing a demonstration. Then she walked around the room helping if needed. Almost signed up for a second class to make pasta the next day but it didn’t work with our schedule, wish we could have done it.
Can't wait to make pizza at home!
Kimberly_R, Feb 2023
We enjoyed the class immensely - our instructor was so much fun and very knowledgeable. We can't wait to try to the recipes at home! The room feels like someone's kitchen, and the food was excellent. Our only suggestion would be to serve the wine at the beginning of the class as part of the experience. The Chianti is too good to drink in a tumbler only at the end!
Great for families!
Angela_S, Feb 2023
The family had fun and the pizza and gelato were tasty. I think this experience ends up varying wildly based on the other people doing it with you. We had a fun (not shy) crew. The teacher was nice and helpful .
Kathryn_M, Jan 2023
Such a memorable experience for our family! As with everything in Florence, the cooking school was within walking distance of our flat. Our instructor was fantastic and simply walked us through all of the steps to make amazing pizzas. Lots of delicious toppings so there was something for everyone. Chocolate gelato was made as a group - so good!!
Wonderful way to spend an evening
Fiona_D, Jan 2023
I had a wonderful time, caterina was really helpful and really interesting! I learnt a lot and would highly recommend this experience to anyone
Thomaso was an amazing...
Miranda_G, Jan 2023
Thomaso was an amazing teacher and host for the night! We enjoyed our pizza and gelato lessons, and now have new recipes to try at home!
Our family of five had a...
Janelle_C, Jan 2023
Our family of five had a wonderful time at this class and enjoyed the delicious pizza and gelato. Our instructor was excellent.
Great family activity
Carrie_S, Dec 2022
We are a 3 generation family of 10 and we all loved this cooking class. The chef was informative and gave good instructions. We were all impressed with how well our pizzas came out. It was a fun night for all of us
Excellent class
Samantha_T, Dec 2022
Highly recommend taking this class. The instructor knew everything and was a chef/chef teacher himself. It was great hands on experience, learning the techniques of making a pizza. Definitely would do again
Truly delightful!
Maria_S, Dec 2022
Katerina was amazing! The whole evening was a treat and the pizza delicious. Definitely recommend. Maria