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-PASTRY & PIZZA CLASSES IN A TYPICAL PASTRY SHOP  

Hands-on pastry and pizza baking experience in a traditional pastry workshop in a Tuscan country village

 



The pastry maker showing the cookies




Children enjoy the pastry workshop experience




Teamwork during the class




Pizza based lunch after the class

 

 

 

The Tuscan pastry tradition has always been rich of delicious cakes. It is very common to taste a variety of them in small traditional pastry shops, often located in charming villages and little towns.
Arianna & Friends organize a two-hour pastry class in a traditional and welcoming pastry shop called "La Vecchia Carraia", which is also a renowned pizzeria and restaurant in the middle of a small medieval town called Peccioli.




Our classes are always arranged for private parties, either in the morning - followed by lunch - or in the afternoon - followed by dinner. Lessons at the pastry shop can be set for singles, couples or small groups of up to 8 people.
Our pastry experiences in Peccioli are carried out as follows:

- At your arrival our guide meets you and shows you the village of Peccioli in an introductive walk of about 30 minutes; the village is a typical medieval hamlet with little lanes, small picturesque squares and breathtaking landscapes over the Tuscan hills;

- Once at the pastry workshop you meet Andrea, the pastry maker, and wear your aprons and hats, which will be the souvenir of your experience;

- The first part of the lesson is dedicated to the preparation of cakes and biscuits belonging to the Tuscan tradition like cantuccini or the typical festivity cakes called ricciarelli, cavallucci and panforte; the selection of cakes can be personalized if you want to learn something in particular: for example, a typical summer cake is a semifreddo called zuccotto;

- The second part of the lesson is dedicated to the kneading of pizza dough, which you will then stretch and lay into a tin to bake your own unforgettable pizza with all your favorite toppings; the pastry shop and pizzeria "La Vecchia Carraia" only makes use of very selected local ingredients, including flours, extra virgin olive oil and all the toppings of your pizza;

- Finally, all you have prepared will be served in a following lunch or dinner in the small restaurant of the pastry shop together with some local matching wines and with the unique grappa of Colombana vine, a rare vine growing only in a restricted area of the Pisan hills.

- Before you leave, Andrea will pack your cookies and cakes for you to take away as a souvenir to show your friends!



 




Andrea the pastry maker with two of our guests



Hands into the dough



Making a custard cake



Flower shaped cookies



Making meringues with a pastry bag



Focaccias with tomatoes and onions



A view of Peccioli, the town of our pastry shop


A panoramic terrace is the churchyard of Peccioli

 

 

Rates and enquiries

 

HALF-DAY PRIVATE PASTRY AND PIZZA CLASS
IN PECCIOLI


- Rates 2015 -

Number of people
in your party
Total rate
2 persons
€ 290
3 persons
€ 345
4 persons
€ 400
5 persons
€ 455
6 persons
€ 510
7 persons
€ 565
8 persons
€ 620
child 4-12 y.o.
€ 25
DURATION OF THIS CLASS + DINNER/LUNCH: 4 HOURS



RATES INCLUDE:

+ a pastry maker
+ a 2.5-hour pastry and pizza cooking class
+ a full dinner or lunch with drinks included
+ tasting of pastry products
+ a personal English speaking tour leader (also German, Spanish, French, Italian or Russian available)
+ personal aprons and hats as souvenirs
+ a guided walk through Peccioli
+ 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 Peccioli, 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 from our guests

COMMENTS OF OUR GUESTS

This is an email we received from Sallie and Karen, who spent 10 days in Tuscany in our farm and enjoyed our pastry shop experience, our painting class and our cooking class:

Hi Arianna,

Just a quick note to thank you and the team very much for the incredible job you all did during our recent trip to Tuscany. Special thanks to Massimo and Consuelo for helping solve the GPS problem, the replacement Tom Tom worked extremely well and was a definite "must have" for foreigners trying to navigate their way around Italy. Also, to Massimo and Veronica for joining us and translating during our Cooking and Painting classes, their knowledge and experience, without a doubt, enhanced our experience during each of them.

With regard to the Pastry & Pizza Cooking Class we did with Massimo, he mentioned that copies of each of the recipes will be emailed to us, can I also remind you about that please, as we haven't received them yet?

Thanks again.

Sallie & Karen

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COMMENTS OF OUR GUESTS

This is an email we received from Jana and Roddrick on their honeymoon in Tuscany and doing a truffle hunting tour and a pastry class with us:

Massimo,

Here are the pictures we promised! We had the most amazing time on this whole-day tour with you. We thank you for custom-making this tour to fit all the things we wanted to do! It was simply amazing and we had more fun than we knew what to do with! I know we went to bed smiling and talking about it for many days afterwards. Every part of it was memorable, fun and perfect! If we are ever fortunate enough to come back to Italy, we are certainly booking with you guys and spending more time in that region. I have recommended you guys to my friends who are planning their trip to Italy in March. I know you will give them the same spectacular treatment that you did us! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our honeymoon memorable and exciting! Hugs to Massimo and all our Italian friends we met along the way!

Sincerely,
Roddrick & Jana



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