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Pizza and Gelato Cooking Class in the Chianti Countryside

Highlights
  • Afternoon pizza and gelato cooking class outside Florence
  • Travel through the beautiful Tuscan countryside to Chianti's famous wine region
  • Learn to make authentic oven-fired pizza, starting with the dough
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Pizza and Gelato Cooking Class in the Chianti Countryside
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Pizza and Gelato Cooking Class in the Chianti Countryside
USD 80.87
Overview
Learn the secrets behind two of Italy’s favorite foods during a half-day cooking class in the beautiful Chianti wine region. Travel from Florence through the Tuscan countryside, and settle in to a well-equipped kitchen with a small group of fellow aspiring chefs and a professional instructor. Learn how to make your own pizza, from dough to fresh toppings, and discover how creamy gelato is created. Enjoy your handmade dises along with a glass of famous Chianti wine as dusk falls across the hillsides of Tuscany.
What to Expect
So you love pizza (you're dying to know how to prepare an authentic Italian one), you crave gelato, and you'd like to get out of the city and discover the amazing Tuscan countryside.

This experience will give you the opportunity to uncover all the secrets of these three great wonders of Italy in the exclusive atmosphere of a small-group tour.

A comfortable minivan will take you out of Florence on a beautiful 25 min drive. You'll arrive at a magnificent Renaissance Villa on the hills of the Chianti wine region immersed in olive groves, vineyards and overlooking the city of Florence, Brunelleschi's Dome standing out among the other buildings in view.

All the magic of pizza making is about to take place in our fascinating old style kitchen, next to the ancient cellar, where beautiful marble tables await you. On those marble tables, your hands will soon get dirty with flour as you prepare your pizza dough.

Everyone will be able to prepare his/her own home-made Pizza from scratch: first you'll prepare the dough. While it rests a little while, you'll learn about Gelato (Italian Ice-Cream) making and its origins, and observe a demonstration of home-made gelato preparation. Then, you'll make your elbows swing as you stretch your own Pizza to its round shape. Put your favorite toppings on top and there we go, "in forno!": you'll learn to master the instant magical movement of the pizza peel and load your pizza straight into the oven in the blink of an eye (you’ll scoop it from table to paddle without even moving the toppings.).

You'll learn how easy it is to replicate this secret recipe at home and It will be the best Pizza you have ever tasted guaranteed.

In an informal and friendly atmosphere, you'll enjoy eating your marvelous handmade dinner and a delicious gelato.
Right where it has been produced for centuries, you’ll taste renowned Chianti Wine while you cook and eat your pizza. The scent of wine will surround and seduce you.

At the end of the dinner, to conclude the wonderful evening, you'll enjoy a breathtaking view of bright and shining Florence by night, from the height of your gentle Tuscan Hill.

Then, full and happy, you’ll return to the city in the minivan, holding your well-earned graduation certificate.
Reviews (32)
1 - 5 of 18 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastic Afternoon

What an enjoyable class.Lucca,the pizza chef was amusing and informative,learning about gelato from Max was interesting The views from the farmhouse were breathtaking ,the wine flowed freely,the company was fun and the icing on the cake was the most delicious tiramisu with candle as a...More

Thank Jo6058
ThomasV3728, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jo6058, we are glad to read that you chose Florencetown for your stay in Florence, and we also appreciate the time you spent writing the review. We hope that Florencetown will be able to welcome you again in Florence, in order to spend another...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Terrific Tour!

We had a great time on this tour. Our guide was Matthew, who spoke perfect English (with a British accent). The man is a chef and knows his stuff. We had plenty of wine, the pizzas were great, and the gelato was outstanding. The ride...More

Thank jakeflesher
ThomasV3728, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jakeflesher, we are pleased to read that you enjoyed our Pizza & Gelato Cooking Class in Chianti Countryside, this is something we always appreciate! We will also report this message to the chef, Matteo will be happy and proud of it for sure. Of...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile
Delicious!

Having the chance to get your hands dirty and make some pizza in Italy is amazing. The studio is set up exceptionally well for group instruction and we were guided through each and every step until we had some delicious pizza to stuff in our...More

Thank travelsAtoZ
ThomasV3728, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear TravelsAtoZ , we are glad to read that you chose Florencetown for your stay in Florence, and we also appreciate the time you spent writing this review; this is a fundamental element in order to maintain the quality standards at its best and exceed...More

Reviewed 12 September 2018
Best Tour I have ever done!

I recently went on this tour with my two daughters. We were with the cutest couples from New Jersey and Australia and the best chef, Guiseppe. It was one of those perfect experiences, great food, lots of laughter and learning new skills! The icing on...More

Thank CaliforniaPammy7
ThomasV3728, Guest Relations Manager at FlorenceTown, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Dear CaliforniaPammy7, we are glad to read that you and your daughters appreciated our VIP Tuscany Pizza & Gelato Cooking Class, and we also appreciate the time you spent writing this review. We are sure also Giuseppe will be very happy reading this amazing feedback...More

Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile
Fun and totally worth it

This was the one thing my son really wanted to do in Italy - pizza and gelato making, what could go wrong? Actually, nothing. Matteo was a great teacher for all of us. The set up is good - the location is lovely, the pizza...More

Thank AHappyCat
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haleyla13
15 July 2018|
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Response from ThomasV3728 | Property representative |
Hi Haleyla13, thank you for your question. the tour last for about 4.5 hours; so you can expect to be back in Florence around 10:30 PM. Hope to have helped, thanks again, Thomas V.
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