Hi Guys! During my recent trip to Florence, I was gifted an hour long Gelato Making Class from LivItaly Tours.
You can take the class on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays and it’s from 15:00 until 16:00. The gelateria is in the perfect place – near to all the shops! The shop is called Perché no!… (why not!…) and has the cutest neon sign, making it easy to spot. The gelateria is family-run and has been around for over 50 years. It’s the only shop in Italy, but they also have branches in South Korea. National Geographic called it one of the best Gelato shops in the world!
A couple from Chicago and I were whisked through the narrow streets of Florence to a specific workshop, not far from the main gelateria. There, we made Banana Gelato! The three of us weighed out the ingredients (sugars, water and bananas), made the recipie smooth and then poured it into the gelato making machine. Whilst we waited for our gelato to freeze, we had a tasting session of some other popular flavours.
Okay, so I have tried a lot of Gelato and ice-cream in my time and my favourite flavour is strawberry – this was definitely the best i’ve ever had! We tasted it alongside the pistachio which is one of the shop’s best sellers. I also really liked the dark chocolate flavour that we tried (paired with our homemade banana).
We learnt about the history of gelato and what makes it different from ice-cream, as well as a myriad of other fun gelato-related facts!
I thought it was a really fun way to spend an hour, especially if you love Gelato! The location is really central so you don’t have to go out of your way. You can easily fit the class in around a busy schedule. It’s suitable for kids, solo travellers and anyone in between! There is a maximum of 6 people per class, which make the tours more personable. Another major point for LivItaly is that they support eco-sustainable tourism. They do their best to respect and support the local culture and areas.
I hope you found this post useful – make sure to check out LivItaly’s tours, they have them all through Italy and now some in Spain too! You can check out my other Italy content here, and all my travel posts here.
Whats your favourite flavour of Gelato? Let me know in the comments!
*This post contains a gifted experience