Hands-On Pizza and Gelato Making Lesson in Florence, Italy

Looking for a family-friendly or crowd pleasing cooking class in Florence? Come make pizza and gelato with us in a culinary studio away from the tour crowds! You will make your own pizza dough from scratch and learn how to make gelato and fruit-based sorbetti with a Florentine chef trained by one of the city’s leading gelato maestri. The pizza lesson is designed so you can easily replicate the recipes at home in your electric oven. You’ll start the lesson by making one milk-based gelato and a seasonal fruit sorbet 100% from scratch and while your desserts are freezing to the perfect consistency, you’ll go on to make your own personal pizzas with quality toppings like fior di latte mozzarella and freshly sliced prosciutto from local historic delis and daily markets. Being hands-on, this experience is perfect for food enthusiasts traveling with kids where you can all have a good time while tasting delicious fresh baked pizza. The lesson will conclude with a sit-down lunch of your pizza and gelato creations and recipes to take home.


  • Hands-on culinary lesson in the heart of the Oltrarno district- away from the crowds

  • Make your own pizza dough (take home recipes included)

  • Build round and calzone pizza with fresh, seasonal ingredients

  • Pick up tips for making quality pizza at home without needing a wood-fired pizza oven

  • Learn how Italian gelato and fruit sorbet are made

  • Eat your hand-made pizza and gelato creations, drinks included (wine, beer and/or non-alcoholic options)

  • Ideal for activities during business trips, fun for families and traveling friend groups


*GROUP JOIN-IN CLASSES (max 12) Days/time: Monday 5pm-8pm, Friday 10am-1pm GROUP JOIN-IN RATES: $105USD per adult, $95 for every child under 10 years of age. Cost may vary depending on group size and request. PRIVATE RATES: Depends on group size, starting at $135 per person. Please inquire via “info request” below Duration: 3 hours Inclusions: hands-on pizza lesson, drinks (wine, beer or juice), bilingual chef instructor, pizza, gelato making lesson with gelato tastings/eating, water, cooking materials and recipes.

Not included: Travel insurance, extra hours, additional tastings and trip cancellation insurance.

NOTE ON CAPACITY: For join-in group tickets, there is a capacity of 12 total. For a more intimate lesson, consider a private option by contacting us via “Pizza & Gelato Making Info Request” or our Pizza Making in a Pizzeria in Florence- grazie!