Pizza and Gelato Making Class in Florence
- Duration: 198 minutes
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What a fun few hours spent with Luca, our guide. He spoke excellent English and gave us a very interesting tour around Lucca outlining the history and various landmarks. There seemed to be no question he couldn't answer! The bikes were easy to handle and in good condition and the small family-run vineyard was like being invited to lunch by distant family. The tour was very simple, showing winemaking on a small scale but they answered any questions we had and we got to try 3 very nice wines with a delicious lunch. There was no hard sell to get us to buy more wine, but we did anyway! Just as we were due to leave the heavens opened so we were invited back in to drink coffee until the rain had passed. Throughout the day we felt we got very personal service and were not rushed on to the next stage at any time. I would highly recommend this tour.
It didn't get off to a good start as the guide got us to the class 30 minutes late due to lack of communication. At first we weren't sure whether we'd be able to join but chef Emanuele allowed us. However the My TOURS representative was too focused on trying to take payment from a customer when we were already late - ridiculous. We had missed the entire dough making part but were still able to make a pizza as chef had prepared extra by chance. Chef was lovely and so were the other people in the class. Apart from the rocky start, it was a great time.
I really liked the cooking class, I think a big part of its charm is the teacher. In my case the teacher was called Thomas, he explained everything so well and answered all of my questions. Anther important thing I wanted to mention is that I really liked the atmosphere this class had and the teamwork that it involved. In conclusion I would reccomend this class to anyone that has some free hours to spend on Florence while also learning something interesting about cooking.
My adult daughters and I had a memorable day in Lucca! The electric bikes made it so easy to get out of the City and climb the hills in the countryside. Our tour guide Luca was charming and so knowledgeable. It is so rare to find a tour like this that lets you experience a historic city and enjoy home grown wine and local food. Well worth it!
It was a fun class. Our kids (12 and 13) enjoyed it, too. We didn’t receive the certificates or recipe book as listed. It was quite a long walk from the meeting place to the kitchen as well. But overall I would recommend this for families!