Pizza and Gelato Cooking Class at a Tuscan Farmhouse from Florence

Firenze, Italy
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From $114.97

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


Learn to make pizza and gelato during this culinary experience on a Tuscan estate near Florence, perfect for lovers of culture and cuisine. Your professional Italian chef provides a fun hands-on cooking lesson that culminates in a 3-course feast of appetizers, pizza, and gelato, accompanied by wine and beer. Plus, you'll receive a recipe booklet to take home and practice your newfound skills.
  • Pizza and gelato cooking lesson near Florence
  • Learn to make pizza and gelato in Italy
  • Enjoy a 3-course meal with wine or beer at the picturesque Tuscan estate that hosts the class
  • Includes dinner, instruction, and round-trip transportation from central Florence

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This gourmet cooking class pairs two Italian favorites with scenery that beats any restaurant.

Sample Menu




Neapolitan Pizza


Homemade gelato

What's Included

  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus (15 mins ride to get to the farmhouse)
  • Professional chef
  • 3-course lunch or dinner
  • Wine and beer
  • Recipes
  • Cooking diploma
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Piazza dei Cavalleggeri
    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 point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Make your own way to the centrally located office to meet your professional chef-guide before your afternoon or evening tour starts. 

Transfer by minibus to a private estate situated in the hills above Florence. Start your culinary experience with a tasting of a traditional focaccia appetizer accompanied by a glass of Chianti wine. Soak in views of the rolling hills as your instructor shares the backstory of Italy's famous foods: pizza and gelato.

Next your chef-instructor shows you how to make pizza dough, and explains regional variations. After preparing the dough, select the topping ingredients that you like from the assortment of fresh vegetables harvested from the estate gardens. Your pizza is then baked traditional-style in the wood oven. When ready, sit down to enjoy your pizza accompanied by wine or beer.

For dessert, learn to make a creamy gelato that can be accompanied by toppings and sauces. Your instructor provides recipes for the pizza and gelato so that you can make them at home.

Your culinary experience ends with a return trip to your starting point in Florence.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Gluten free requirements cannot be accommodated
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Near public transportation
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 26 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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Traveler Tips

The entire class is on a beautiful terrace overlooking the Tuscan countryside, so don't forget a camera!
There is a lot of stairs and cobble roads but every step is worth it!
Winter cold is no problem at all, as it is all done indoors (except of course for the wood fire oven).
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Best tour we had in Italy
Eugene_C, Mar 2023
Best tour we did in Italy as a family. Lots of humor, great food, learning how to cook, making new friends in an amazing location! Max, Titziano, and Thomas was absolutely the best instructors.
Great evening!
Michelle_A, Mar 2023
Wonderful experience. The location was beautiful, the staff friendly, entertaining, attentive and knowledgeable. Extremely well organized. Very nice wine and local beer offered and the pizza and gelato were delicious. Highly recommend to anyone looking to do a food making experience.
A trip highlight
Amy_K, Mar 2023
Our pizza and gelato class was a highlight of our Florence trip. Angela, Thomas and Tiziano were delightful hosts and instructors. In addition to being warm and friendly, they also taught us a lot. The short bus ride to an estate was convenient. The view was breathtaking even on a foggy evening. We each made our own pizza (including the dough) and sampled all the gelato flavors made by our group. Our kids declared it to be the best food of our trip. We would definitely book this experience again!
Fun Class for Kids and Adults!
Anonymous, Mar 2023
We spent 8 days in Italy and our kids can't stop talking about this class. You meet your group, walk about 5 minutes to your bus and then take a 15-minute trip out to the beautiful countryside to the Tuscan Farmhouse. Gloria met us and set the scene for the evening and told us what to expect. First, we learn how to make Gelato, then we pick our flavors to start preparing them. Then we move over to meet Thomas and Tiziano to learn about pizza. Everyone makes their own pizza and when finished eating, we go back to the Gelato that just finished up and taste each flavor. My two daughters, 11 and 9 years old, LOVED this class. Gloria, Thomas, and Tiziano made the class so much fun. Kids or no kids, you will love this class. But if you do have kids, stop reading and book now! You will not regret it.
Pizza cook for a day
danilo_a, Mar 2023
Making pizza and gelato with friends and eating what you cook after and confirmed you can be a good chef
Funny, knowledgeable, and very personable!
Ashley_F, Mar 2023
Pizza & Gelato experience with Tiziano, Thomas, and Max was definitely a 5 star. All the hosts were able to make the experience very enjoyable and they didn't make it seem like a classroom. They all have a great sense of humor and gave off good energy. All were very knowledgable of process as well and gave additional information on why they use the ingredients they do and some also attached a little history information with it as well. Over all the perfect balance of funny, knowledgeable, and very personable. The view of the establishment was amazing as well. I would definitely recommend this to anyone that would love to learn the process of making the best Gelato and pizza.
A Wonderful Experience to Remember
Madison_D, Mar 2023
This experience was absolutely fantastic. Thomas, Chris, and Tizziano were funny, kind, and very knowledgeable. The food that we made was absolutely wonderful, the views were beautiful, and they always made sure we had something to drink while they spoke to us. I couldn’t have loved this experience more!!!
Very Enjoyable
Jeff_R, Mar 2023
Angela, Tiaro and Thomas were wonderful hosts. They clearly enjoyed their work with their humorous stories and breath of knowledge. Of course who could not enjoy such a beautiful place to work. The views were picturesque.
Instructive, Fun, and Yummy
Cami_B, Mar 2023
The instructors Gloria, Thomaso and Tiziano gave great instruction and made it a very enjoyable evening. The timing was great—and of course the food was top knotch! Note: uneven ground and many stairs to get to and from the farm.
Excellent! Highly Recommend!
Mauri_M, Mar 2023
This was by far the best experience in Tuscany! The chefs are skilled, professional, and made it so much fun! The pizza and gelato were the best we’ve ever had! Everything was perfectly coordinated. We will rennet this experience forever!
Worth experiencing
Rebecca_S, Mar 2023
5 hour tour went by so quickly because it was so much fun. We learned how to make Gelato and pizza in a simple yet authentic way. The place was perfect. The 3 chefs we're both professional and entertaining. The quality of the ingredients was top tier. Overall it was a fun way to learn about the culture and also build in great scenery and good.
kathleencardone, Mar 2023
This cooking class was amazing! It was so much fun and well worth the money! I would highly recommend doing this!
Can't recommend it enough!
Nicole_N, Feb 2023
This was one of the highlights of our 2 weeks in Italy. It's a great activity to do when visiting Florence as this Tuscan house is only a short drive outside of the city. The property is so nice with gorgeous views of the countryside. The hosts we're super entertaining, helpful, and very knowledgeable about the gelato and pizza making processes. You can tell they definitely enjoy what they do. It was the perfect mother-daughter day out and the pizza was definitely the best we've ever had! A tasty snack and wine included.
An absolute must while you're in Florence!
maryross2, Jan 2023
My daughter & I had such a blast doing this entertaining class. This was definitely the highlight of our visit to Florence. The instructors are hilarious and keep everyone laughing as we prepped and cooked. We had a quick gelato demonstration using liquid nitrogen that had Bill Nye - the Science Guy vibes. From making our "baby" balls of dough to tossing our "baby" in the air, we were able to make really good wood fired pizzas. The gelato making was fun too. We worked in teams and sampled 9 different gelato flavors. This is a class that all skill levels can enjoy. I think it would be a good team building event for businesses. I can't say enough good things about this class. The setting was spectacular as well. We loved it and plan on doing it again in May with the rest of our family.
Perfect day in Tuscany with a 6 year old
Kate_W, Jan 2023
Arla, Tiziano and Gloria were the highlight of our trip to Florence. The best day of our trip was watching my 6 year old son enjoy this class. We will definitely make it a tradition every time we return to Italy! Thank you for a lovely day even in the rain!
Enjoyed by all!!!
Richelle_B, Jan 2023
Great overall experience for kids and adults alike! Super cool location and a easy relaxed vibe. Highly recommend
Amazing day of pizza and gelato in Firenze!
Reva_L, Jan 2023
We had an amazing time on this tour! The farmhouse was beautiful with a gorgeous view and the guides were truly amazing! It was so much fun to learn all about how to make the gelato as well as make our own pizzas. I would definitely recommend taking this tour if you are in Florence! You won’t regret it!
Food, Fun and View
Valerie_K, Jan 2023
Thank you Lovina, Arla and Titiono for making this such a fun experience. Great gelato and the pizza was the best I’ve had so far during my travels. Lovely setting and beautiful view.
Incredible experience!
Nalini_S, Jan 2023
We had an incredible time with Arla, Tiziano, and Gloria. They were entertaining and patient, and we had a blast with the class! Transportation was easy and convenient, and the location had a great view of the city. I'd highly recommend this to anyone visiting Florence.
Fabulous evening learning to cook and having fun!!
Karen_H, Jan 2023
The Chefs were fun, engaging and friendly. Levinia was wonderful and explained everything so thoroughly. She set a great ambiance for the entire evening. Arla and Tiziano were fabuous! They were informative and entertaining and made the evening hands-on. The location was unbeatable! The views, incredible! The details were all organized and coordinated. The evening was so much better than we expected, having been on other tours. And the food was AMAZING! Highly recommend to all ages visiting Florence!