Artisan Gelato Making Lesson in Florence 

Escape the crowds and learn how to make gelato with award-winning maestri! 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. This lesson allows you to 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. 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 an award-winning gelato maestro (gelataio) in their working shop

  • *Recipes to make Florentine gelato at home

  • Small-group lesson in a gelato laboratory (maximum 4 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 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. Ticket Rates: $115USD per adult (estimated equivalent to 95eu), children under 12 are $85 per ticket. Must purchase a minimum of 4 tickets, only available as a private lesson.

Private Lesson Rate for groups larger than 4: Please Inquire. Availability depends on group size and date 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 an additional 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.