Artisan Gelato Making Lesson in Florence 

Escape the crowds and learn how to make gelato with the finest master in the city, if not the world! Florence has several centuries of gelato making history and this lesson will provide a comprehensive scoop on Florence's love affair with gelato as well as making artisan flavors from scratch. The lesson starts with an Italian espresso from a local craft roaster. Then go behind the scenes to a gelato laboratory of one of the best gelaterie (gelato shops) in town to make 3 types of this legendary Italian frozen dessert: cream-based gelato, chocolate using single-origin cacao and a seasonal fruit sorbet. You will make everything 100% from scratch and see that quality gelato is easier than pie!  This lesson is a suitable activity for children and for gelato enthusiasts of all ages. Your master instructor is active in the local Florentine Gelato Guild, has a 5 star personality and has over 30 years of expertise in gelato making & teaching. You will leave with heightened appreciation for artisan gelato, know how to distinguish the good from the industrial and all while having heaps of fun (and gelato!)


  • Make gelato with a true master, leader of the local Florentine Gelato Guild & teaches all over the world
  • *Recipes to make Florentine gelato at home 
  • Small-group lesson in a gelato laboratory (maximum 6 people)
  • Learn how gelato is made from scratch
  • Making artisanal gelato of highest quality raw ingredients
  • Sample freshly churned gelato
  • Discover the history of gelato in Florence dating back over 500 years!
  • Become a gelato critic in under 2 hours

Start time: 11am or 3pm. Start time is flexible, depends on instructor availability. Days: Monday-Sunday Duration: 1.5 hours Inclusions: All gelato tastings, coffee drinks, entrance to the gelato laboratory and a private tour/lesson on gelato making, recipes in English, and fun, engaging English speaking instructor. Small Group Rates: $120USD per adult (Equivalent to 95eu), children under 12 are $90 per ticket. Join-in lessons max out at 6 participants.  Private Lesson Rate: Please Inquire. Cost depends on group size and request.  Not included: Travel insurance, transport, additional time/flavors and trip cancellation insurance. Optional Add-Ons (only for private groups, upon inquiry): Pizza Making Class and/or a short Gelato Tour post-gelato making lesson. Please inquire for costs and options.  Please note that this lesson can be extended to 3 hours for more flavors, styles (i.e. custards, milk-alternative/vegan gelati, etc) for a small supplement, inquire for more details. 

This activity is perfect for families who are traveling and has been recommended by Lonely Planet!

* Recipes will be provided granted you have a gelato machine, even a small home appliance will be suitable.

**On group rates, if your booking is for 2 adults and no one else has booked, you will be charged the minimum rate of 100eu per adult. If more people join, your balance will be reduced to the rate of 75eu per person and you'll either be refunded or instructed to pay a smaller balance to reflect the difference.   


On rates: In order for the lessons to run at the group rate quoted, we require at least 3 participants OR if you book 2 tickets and no one else joins your date, we will ask for a small supplement to ensure your lesson will run ($35USD per person)