Pizza & Gelato Making Class in Oltrarno

A fun and family-friendly cooking afternoon set in Florence's easygoing Oltrarno neighbourhood.
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Learn your way around a Tuscan kitchen…

If you’re looking for a break from sightseeing, our Florence pizza and gelato making class is a fun, family-friendly way to experience real Italian culture away from the crowds. We take you south of the Arno river to Oltrarno – an old bohemian neighbourhood full of artisan studios, hidden bars and family-run restaurants. There you’ll meet a professional chef who’ll show you how to make pizza, gelato and other delicious baked goods like a local. 

Roll up your sleeves and discover how to prepare the perfect pizza base. Then create two delicious gelato flavours using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Once you’ve finished, you’ll sit down to eat with your cooking companions and enjoy the fruits of your labour with a well-earned glass of Prosecco or soft drink of your choice. There’s even time to enjoy our garden terrace.

Join us for this family-friendly pizza and gelato making class set in the easygoing Oltrarno neighbourhood. You’ll see another side to the city, share your time with like-minded people, and learn practical techniques to impress your dinner guests back home.

Due to COVID-19, we are not running food tours or experiences in Florence. Please click here to sign-up for an alert when our experiences begin to run again.

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Tour Highlights Include

Take a break from the crowds and discover the easygoing charm of Florence’s Oltrarno neighbourhood.

Learn how to shape and bake your own pizza from scratch, using fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

Did you know there’s a difference between real and fake gelato? Learn how to make the good stuff like a pro!

Treat the kids to a break from sightseeing.

Have a glass on our garden terrace and enjoy your first real taste of Florentine life!

Learn delicious baked recipes that you can take away for your next dinner party.

Meet our Florentine chef and enjoy an intimate cultural experience in the heart of the city.

Enjoy a relaxed, home-style environment to practice your new cooking skills.



Let's make one of your favourite Italian memories together



In addition to getting our food lover's guide to Florence, your local guide will give you his/her tips and picks to the best spots in town



Our aim is to make all possible accommodations for gluten-free, dairy-free or vegetarian diets

How to Arrive for Your Florence Food Tour

How you get there is up to you (transport to the meeting point is not included)

When you reserve your spot, we’ll give you the exact location of the meeting point

At the end of our tour, our guides can point you in the right direction or call a taxi for you (or give you a recommendation of what to see next nearby)

Your Food Tour Schedule



The class takes place in a cooking studio, approximately 5 minutes' walk from the Piazza Santo Spirito.



You can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour date. For further details please review our cancellation policy.



The class runs on Mondays & Wednesdays at 4:00pm.

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.

Private tours

Did you know that any of our food tours can be made into a private tour? A food tour just for you! If you’re visiting with a group or are a local in search of a unique day out with some great eats, head to our private tours page to fill out the form and we’ll help you organize the perfect tour for your needs.

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