Pizza & Gelato Making Class in Oltrarno

Pizza & Gelato Making Class in Oltrarno

A fun, family-friendly afternoon cooking in Florence’s easygoing Oltrarno neighbourhood.
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A fun, family-friendly afternoon cooking in Florence’s easygoing Oltrarno neighbourhood.

Ages

3+

Duration

2.5 hours

Perfect for couples and families, get away from the tourist crowds and into Oltrarno, an old bohemian neighbourhood where you’ll learn the art of making authentic pizza and gelato. Work alongside a professional Florentine chef to make a perfect pizza and two delicious flavors of gelato. Then sit down and enjoy your creations with your cooking companions, toasting a glass of Prosecco or soft drink to wash it all down!

Bohemian Escape: Venture into Oltrarno, an old bohemian neighborhood, away from the typical tourist crowds.

Pizza Mastery: Learn the art of authentic pizza making alongside a professional Florentine chef.

Gelato Creation: Craft two delightful flavors of real Italian gelato, a sweet culinary adventure.

Prosecco Toast: Complement your meal with a glass of Prosecco or a soft drink, capping off a memorable culinary experience.

All of our food tours are vegetarian friendly, however it is not always possible to serve vegan, gluten free or kosher food at many of the stops. Please notify us of your dietary restrictions upon booking and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. If you have food allergies or intolerances and decide to try tastings in addition to those that have been specially catered for you, please be aware that you do so at your own risk and the company assumes no responsibility.

  • Expert Local Guides: Fun, knowledgeable, and English-fluent Florence locals.
  • Florence’s Hidden Gems: Enjoy exclusive access to local favorites where you’re treated like family.
  • Culinary Diversity: Taste a variety of delicious dishes, and hear the stories behind the food.
  • Cultural Immersion: See Florence through the eyes of a local.
  • Established Expertise:Since 2011 simply the best food tours in Florence!

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"This was so much fun AND we learned so much!  We did the 10:30 pizza, calzone, gelato experience, a full course lunch was wonderful following the cooking!  Our chef and his partner were fun, shared much and it was just a great time.  The company was responsive as we were traveling and I highly recommend! "
— Gina | Tripadvisor
  • Adult () From €91

  • Adolescent (12-17 years) From €82

  • Child (3-11 years) From €66

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Meeting Point

Via Dell’Ardiglione 39RED
Florence 50124

Meet in front of the studio door.

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Beatrice was full of stories on our walking food tour. The foods (and drinks) were interesting and part of the good memories of our time in Florence. Meeting some of the shop owners made it very authentic. Thanks!

- Marsha L.

I’m recommending this tour to everyone and take it at the beginning of your trip to help with not only where to eat, but most importantly how to eat! Thank you again Beatrice it was a great experience. Bon Appetite!

- Catherine K

Awesome experience! Highly recommend. Great for families as well. We have done several Eating Europe tours in other cities and they never disappoint.

- Jenna M.

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Meet Your Local Florence Tour Guides

Savour Florence like a local with our expert food tour guides.

Gaia
Gaia
Born in the Tuscan countryside but now I live in Florence.
I like the parts of the cow you usually throw away...tongue, stomach, udder, etc!
Don't miss the sunset from Piazzale Michelangelo - grab a beer and a seat on the staircase!
Elisa
Elisa
Born and raised in Umbria, but Florence is where my soul belongs
Name a carb food. Anything. I love it!
💡When I sit on Ponte Santa Trinita and I watch the sun light going down behind Ponte Vecchio I know there is no other place I want to be. Give it a try
Francesco
Francesco
Born and raised in Florence
My favorite dish is ossobuco
Don't eat the neon colored mountains of gelato, get the real stuff!
Lisa
Lisa
Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia but I have called Florence home since 2006
Difficult because I really do like everything - if I had to name one thing I would say roast lamb and vegetables
Enjoy an aperitivo on a rooftop terrace and admire the view.
Chiara
Chiara
Tuscan countryside girl, but Florence always has been in my heart and now I can call it home.
Schiacciata is my obsession! The salty one filled with mortadella or the sweet one "alla fiorentina"... yummy, with cream!
Relax yourself wandering around the historical gardens of Florence, true open-air museums.
Sara
Sara
Proudly born and raised in the Valdarno hills.
I love ricciarelli al cioccolato and almond paste in general. But I have to go with my mum's lasagna - that touches a very soft spot in my heart.
Try the Bargello: the oldest public building in Florence in which you can also find Giotto's first portrait of Dante Alighieri.
Beatrice
Beatrice
Born in Florence but now I live in Pistoia
Can't go wrong with pizza and ice cream
Don’t plan too much - wander through the tiny alleys full of magic!
Eva
Eva
Born in Siberia, nowadays a happy dweller of Oltrarno in Florence
No pizza and pasta, but meat and vegetables. Wine and Gelato lover!
Slow down, take a glass of wine and just enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of Florence!
Antonella
Antonella
Born in Naples, but my heart was stolen by Florence.
I love pizza and cantucci biscotti
Don't miss all the flea markets and street vendors scattered around the city. You will find anything from food to antique objects and clothes!
Sara
Sara
Born in Florence, and raised in a quiet town just 10 kilometres from the city
I could live eating just cheese, pizza and pappa al pomodoro (don't tell this to my nutritionist!)
Don't miss the details of the reflection of old Florentine buildings on the river Arno
Caterina
Caterina
Born in Florence and have lived in a Chianti countryside olive oil farm since I was 12 years old.
I like traditional Tuscan food like what my mother raised me with: simple and genuine! Quality and sustainability are the most important values for me and usually those values equate to the most delicious food ;)
Don't miss the beautiful art we have! One of my favorite places is the Church of San Miniato, a medieval Romanesque church located on the hill overlooking Florence, a couple of minutes from Michelangelo Terrace.
Omar
Omar
Born and raised in Florence... but half Egyptian!
Favorite food is Pizza
Look out for the street art, which is all over the city
Esther
Esther
Born and raised in Utrecht, Holland. Have been calling Florence home since 2017 and here to stay!
Anything baked really, sweet or savoury. As long as it contains dough or pastry, I’m your girl!
Explore the artisan shops in the Oltrarno area or in the Santa Croce area. And don’t plan too much! Allow yourself to wander and explore.
Martina
Martina
Born and raised on the hills of Florence, I live in the pristine Chainti countryside
Deep fried Porcini mushrooms, bluechese and artisanal dark chocolate are my soft spot, possibly paired with a glass of wine - or two!
Enjoy the golden hour and breathtaking view sipping a chilled drink on the terrace bar of Forte Belvedere