- Pizza making experience during your holidays in Tuscany, in Collemontanino by Casciana Terme -
-PIZZA CLASSES AT THE PIZZAIOLO'S COTTAGE  

Pizza making experience at the chef's house
in the middle of the hilly countryside of Tuscany



The traditional pizza of Aldo, the pizza maker




Aldo's house in the Tuscan countryside near Casciana Terme - Pisa area




The panoramic working room

 



Children love making pizzas with Aldo

 

Have you ever wanted to know how the most famous Italian traditional dish on Earth is usually made? Woud you like to discover what makes a pizza really delicious? You can experience all this during your next holidays in Tuscany!
Arianna & Friends organize private pizza classes in Tuscany directly at the pizza maker's house, a country cottage in the area of the Pisan hills, very close to Pisa, Livorno and Lucca.




Our pizza classes take place in the evening starting from 4 pm or in the morning starting from 10 am for about 3 hours.
You meet our English speaking assistant (also German, French, Spanish and Russian are available) and get to Aldo's (the chef) house, a wonderful stone country cottage on top of a very panoramic hill.
Here you start working with him preparing the dough only using a selected organic wheat flour.
Then you start preparing the dessert, usually an apple pie or the cantuccini biscuits, typical Tuscan almond cookies.
While leaving the dough, you also bake and taste some delicious cecìna, a thin chickpea pie typical of Pisa and the coastal area of Tuscany usually served with focaccia.
You also prepare and taste some quick bruschettas, served with Aldo's home made pickles. Before starting baking the pizzas, you will also prepare all the ingredients that will be on top of them: organic basil and extra virgin olive oil, Tuscan sausage, organic vegetables from Aldo's plot etc..
Finally, you bake several pizzas, served as soon as they get ready, for a great pizza dinner together with Aldo's wines in an amazing terrace just outside of his house.
In rainy days, the pizza making room can be used also as a dining room.
Your pizza making experience at Aldo's will be the most striking day of your holiday in Tuscany!


 



Selected fresh ingredients

 



Working at the pizza's dough

 



Focaccia or Schiacciata before oven

 



Focaccia or Schiacciata after oven

 



Panorama from the house

 



Pizza dinner at Aldo's

 



The traditional cecìna chickpea-pie


Aldo's apple pies

 



Rates and enquiries

 

HALF-DAY TUSCAN COOKING CLASS
AT OUR CHEF'S HOUSE


- Rates 2015 -

Number of people
in your party
Total rate
2 persons
€ 375
3 persons
€ 430
4 persons
€ 480
5 persons
€ 520
6 persons
€ 550
7 persons
€ 580
8 persons
€ 600
child 4-12 y.o.
€ 30
DURATION OF THIS CLASS + DINNER/LUNCH: 4 HOURS & 30 MINUTES


RATES INCLUDE:

+ private teaching of Aldo
+ private English speaking assistant (also German, Spanish, French, Italian or Russian available)
+ 3-hour pizza making class with preparation of pizzas, cecina and cakes
+ all food & wine
+ printed material
+ personal aprons and hats as souvenirs
+ served full dinner
+ tax

RATES DO NOT INCLUDE TRANSPORTATION
For more info on transportation, please see the box below.

 


Transportation

Rates do not include transportation.

MORE ABOUT TRANSPORTATION FOR THIS TOUR
This class takes place in the area of Casciana Terme, a rural region between Pisa and San Gimignano where little public transport service is offered.
Here are the transportation options for you to reach the destinations of the tour.
1.
- CAR RENTAL
We can help you find the best car rental solution from your hotel, agriturismo or private villa. We will book your car and give you detailled road instructions to meet us for the tour. If you rented your car on your own we will give you just any necessary road instruction.
2.
- VESPA SCOOTER RENTAL
You can add some action to this tour! Rent a Vespa scooter from our garage in Pontedera and ride it throughout the tour. Our guide will meet you in Pontedera and you will follow him/her to the several destinations.
3.
- CHAUFFEURED CAR RENTAL
Enjoy all the comfort of a private driver collecting you at your location on a luxury van! We will arrange a chauffeured car service from any location in Tuscany for the whole day of the tour.

 


 

Testimonials

COMMENTS OF OUR GUESTS

This is an email we received from Susan, who experienced our pizza class at the chef's house.

Dear Consuelo,

I just wanted to write a note to tell you what a wonderful time we all had at Aldo's home. He was such a wonderful host and Luca was very charming, delightful and informative. We were delighted with all the wonderful food and the beautiful home. Thank you very much. We send our best to Aldo and Luca.

I also wanted to ask about my cousins camera (...).

Best regards,

Susan

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COMMENTS OF OUR GUESTS


This is an email we got from Lana, who booked one-day shore excursion from Livorno port and got to our pizza maker's dwelling for a pizza class.

Bonjourno Massimo,

I have to say that our day with you at Aldo's house making pizza was one of the highlights of our trip! It was truly a magical day! The cruise was very nice but a little large for our liking. The other trip that we enjoyed was to Naples, Pompeii & the Amalfi coast. We had lunch at a beautiful restaurant in Positano. Bellisima!

Thanks so much for making our trip so special. Russell and I may be traveling back to Tuscany next September as he will be having his 50th birthday. I will definitely be in touch if we make the trip back.

Please give our thanks again to Aldo.

Best regards, Lana


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