Welcome to Mama Florence Cooking School! Get ready for a delicious culinary adventure to learn the art of eating gelato like a true Florentine!
Nestled in the heart of Florence, our walk offers a unique and authentic experience discovering the most traditional venues and their delicious products for you to enjoy. Walks are accompanied by a guide who will lead you through the city, visiting different venues so you may taste the various products and flavour combinations they have to offer.
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An engaging and exclusive experience around the city to discover and eat the best gelato at one of the best artisan gelato shops in town, sampling traditional and seasonal flavors. From a stop at a historic ice cream shop to a stop at an artisanal workshop, you will not be disappointed by the variety of flavors you'll encounter.
No matter if it's your first time in Florence or if you're a local, on this walk our guide will enrich your experience and ignitie your curiosity whilst discovering the best places to eat the most authentic Florentine gelato!
Numerous stops: whether you have a sweet tooth or a savory one, you will make various stops around the city center, from sampling the classic gelato to discovering the real Sicilian granita. You will discover a part of everyday life for Florentine citizens.
Guided Tour: Delve into the world of Florence's historic center and, accompanied by a guide, you will follow paths that will have you hooked on the history as well as the city's culinary delights.
Fans of authentic Italian cuisine who want to find where to sample the best gelato in one of Italy's most beautiful cities.
Home cooks and culinary enthusiasts eager to expand their skills in choosing the best venues who produce and handle the best raw ingredients in Florence.
Anyone interested in experiencing the joy of eating gelato in a city setting, in a new and interactive way accompanied by a guide who will explain how to immediately recognize good gelato.
Reserve your spot now and get ready to turn a meal as simple as a snack into an on-the-go discovery through the city center, between gelato, sorbet and granita!
Here's what to expect from one of our authentic walks through Florence
Our expert guide will take you on a Tour to discover and taste local Florentine specialties from season to season, varying from gelato to sorbet and granita. In addition, they will show you the lesser known routes through the historic center and unearth the city's best establishments.
During the walk, you will make several stops where you can taste the traditional local delicacies and learn about their history.
Together with our guide, at the various stops you will have the opportunity to sample a wide variety of handcrafted local ice creams, sorbets and granitas.
Bring your children and teens along! Children ages six and under can participate in our walks under adult supervision. Our Ice Cream Strolls are suitable for all ages.
For the walk, it is important to be dressed appropriately depending on the expected weather and wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes. Since the session involves standing and walking most of the time, it is essential to feel comfortable and at ease throughout the experience.
I participated in the hand-made pasta course organized by Mama Florence and was really satisfied with the experience.Sandra, 55
We had a great private cooking class with Phillipo. He was kind and attentive and especially good with our son.Jennifer DiPietra, 33
Wonderful experience The class was well organised and the teaching was excellent . I can highly recommend.Elaine G, 42
The hand-made pasta course by Mama Florence was an absolute delight! Her style of teaching and charismatic character made the experience truly enjoyable. Highly satisfied!John Smith, 25
Chef Filippo made our culinary experience such a pleasure as he and Patrizia made us feel right at home in their kitchen!Allison Spinks, 48
Our culinary journey with Chef Filippo and Patrizia was an absolute delight! They created a warm and inviting atmosphere in their kitchen, making us feel like part of their culinary familySamantha Brinks, 39