Florence Pizza Making and Craft Beer
Duration: 3 hours
Meeting point: Piazza della Repubblica in front of the Column
Starting time: 9.45 a.m.
Ending point: Piazza della Repubblica
Pizza lovers rejoice! This is your chance to enjoy the morning at a local pizzeria. Learn the tricks of the trade from a pizzaiuolo, a trained pizza maker at a family-run spot we love, and then build your very own pie. Once your masterpiece is fresh out of the oven, it’s time to dig in and enjoy some pizza with a local craft beer brewed just 20 minutes from Florence. If that’s not a perfect food and drink combination, we don’t know what is!
- Visit a local, family-run pizzeria
- Make your very own traditional pizza alongside a local pizza maker
- Learn about (and top your pie with) some of the freshest, local ingredients
- Pair your pizza with a local craft beer brewed just 20 minutes from Florence
You’ll meet your pizzaiuolo, a trained pizza maker, at a family run pizzeria in the heart of Florence, just minutes from the Ponte Vecchio and Uffizi Gallery. Trust us, this place is a true local gem! Milena, the owner, is a passionate foodie who comes from a family of chefs, cooks and restauranteurs. As soon as we arrive, you’ll feel her warmth and passion for welcoming guests.
Milena only uses the best seasonal ingredients at her shop, and all of the toppings used are supplied by local farmers. Her finocchiona, a Tuscan salami made with pepper and fennel seeds, is one of the best in town!
This local pizzeria is where you’ll have the chance to enjoy a hands-on experience making your own pizza, including learning to form the dough into a circular shape, adding the toppings you prefer, and putting your pizza into the oven.
The base of this typical pizza is mozzarella made with buffalo or cows milk from the south of the Amalfi Coast in a town called Paestum (known for the best mozzarella in the world), tomatos grown around the foothills of Vesuvius, and basil from Naples.
Once your pizza is in the oven, it will take just minutes to cook thanks to the high temperature oven used. These special ovens are made in Genova from a natural stone material, and are designed to ensure the perfect temperature for your pizza.
And if all that pizza wasn’t enough, you’ll be pairing your pie with a local craft beer brewed just 20 minutes from Florence in the foothills of Chianti. Tuscan craft beer is made with ingredients from the region, including spelt, barley and malt. It’s typical in Italy to enjoy pizza with beer (but we have Italian soda on hand for kids or non-drinkers).
At the end of the tour, bellies full of pizza and heads full of pizza-making knowledge, feel free to ask your guide for recommendations on what else to see, do (and eat) in Florence.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, all ingredients to make a full pizza, 1 glass of craft beer or 1 glass of wine (non-alcoholic beverages available for those who don’t drink alcohol), soda and fruit juice provided for kids.
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide.