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Naples: Make Your Own Neapolitan Pizza Workshop

1. Naples: Make Your Own Neapolitan Pizza Workshop

Discover the wonders of fresh Italian cooking on your trip to Naples, the birthplace of pizza. With the guidance of an English-speaking Italian chef, enjoy a fun cooking workshop and learn how to make Neapolitan pizza. In the first half of the class, master the art of freshly made pizza dough using flour and water. Then in the second part of the session, create and bake your masterpiece. Once your pizza is cooked, sit down and relax with a glass of wine to enjoy your meal while soaking up views of Naples and the Nuovo Castle. Your pizza will be served with authentic Italian bruschetta. At the end of an unforgettable workshop, say goodbye to your chef and head home with the skills to reproduce the perfect pizza time and time again.

Naples: Pizza-Making Class with a Chef

2. Naples: Pizza-Making Class with a Chef

Uncover the secret to making authentic Italian-style pizza at a pizzeria in Naples. Make dough from scratch and top your pizza with fresh ingredients. Work with a local chef and feast on your pizza, a dessert, limoncello, and beer at the end of your class.   Become a pizzaiolo (pizza chef) for a day at an amazing pizza cooking class in Naples. Experience a famous pizzeria in the heart of the city where the legendary dish was first created. Following that, get hands-on help from a local pizza chef on how to mix, knead, and stretch the dough in order before creating a topping of the finest local ingredients. Learn the culinary secrets and philosophy of "keep it simple" and use only the finest local produce, such as ripe tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, fresh basil and Denominazione di Origine Protetta (DOP) olive oils. At the conclusion of your experience, sit down and enjoy a beer accompanied by different types of pizza made by the class.

Naples: Authentic Neapolitan Pizza Making Class

3. Naples: Authentic Neapolitan Pizza Making Class

Immerse yourself in local culture with an authentic pizza making class in Naples. Put on your apron as you get step-by-step instructions on how to create pizza from scratch. Savor your creation at the end of class with a starter and a soft drink. Among the many existing varieties of flatbreads, pizza is surely the most popular worldwide. Napoli is the birthplace of this dish and the process of its making is listed by the UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage. Learn about the history of this simple and yet complete and tasty meal from a professional pizzaiolo or pizza maker. Discover how pizza is prepared, its ingredients and how to stretch it and top it. While listening and watching, enjoy some appetizers. Then, in turn, prepare your own pizza. And of course, to finish your authentic experience eat your self-made pizza accompanied by a soft drink.

Naples: Small Group Pasta and Tiramisu Class

4. Naples: Small Group Pasta and Tiramisu Class

During this private lesson, you will learn how to prepare 2 pasta recipes and the tiramisu dessert from scratch. Your Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of these iconic recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test and amaze your friends and family once home with an Italian meal! This experience is suitable for families with children of all ages.

Naples: Market Tour & Cooking Class with Original Recipes

5. Naples: Market Tour & Cooking Class with Original Recipes

Shop at a local market and learn how to pick out the best produce form your expert guide. Visit a traditional Italian grocery to choose ingredients that inspire you, and start thinking about how you'd like to experiment with them in the kitchen. After selecting your ingredients, head back to your host's home.  Immerse yourself in a private cooking class, using your chosen ingredients to create 2 delectable dishes. Your local chef will show you the best way to bring out the flavor of each ingredient. After cooking these original recipes, celebrate your achievement by naming the creations. Finally, sit down for a delicious meal with your host and enjoy a selection of local red and white Italian wines. By the end of your class, you'll have added an Italian flair to your cooking repertoire.

Naples: Margherita Pizza Cooking Class and Lunch

6. Naples: Margherita Pizza Cooking Class and Lunch

Get an authentic taste of Naples during this pizza cooking class at a local traditional pizzeria. With the help of a pizzaiolo (pizza maker), prepare an authentic Italian pizza from kneading the dough to baking it in a wood oven. Enjoy your pizza fresh out of the oven for lunch. While preparing your pizza step by step, learn which flour is good to use, the best kind of yeast, how long the dough must rest, how the dough must be spread, which tomato to use, when to pour the oil, and more. Hear the interesting history of this unique dish and the origin story of the Margherita pizza from the late 1800s, when Raffaele Esposito was called to make a pizza for the visit of King Umberto and Queen Margherita of Italy. 

Naples: Private 3-Hour Family Tour with Pizza Making

7. Naples: Private 3-Hour Family Tour with Pizza Making

This stress-free daily excursion in Naples is organized specifically for families with children. Departing from the port or centrally located hotels, you will first visit the monumental area of Naples and view Santa Lucia from the city. You will then continue on to visit Piazza del Plebiscito, the San Carlo Theater, and many more interesting places in Naples. You will stop off at a local artisan gelateria where they will explain how they make gelato using their recipe. Afterwards, you will continue on the tour, going to a famous pizzeria where you can make your own pizza. Normally, the pizzaiolo (pizza maker) will help you and your kids to make a pizza. You can then enjoy eating your delicious masterpieces. The kids will love it!

Naples: Tiramisu and Limoncello Workshop with Tasting

8. Naples: Tiramisu and Limoncello Workshop with Tasting

Learn how to make delicious tiramisu and limoncello with this workshop in Naples. Get hands-on instruction on how to make this sweet dessert and lemony liqueur. Take home a new skill to impress your friends and family.   Meet your local chef and take part in a step-by-step lesson on how to prepare tiramisu and Neapolitan limoncello. Have all the tools and ingredients you need ready for you. Find out how to pick out the best ingredients for each dish, including how to pick out the perfect lemons for limoncello. Once your workshop is complete, try some limoncello and taste the tiramisu that you have made. 

Naples: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

9. Naples: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private dining experience at a local's home, as you enjoy an exclusive show cooking and taste authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian "Mammas". This experience will enable you to feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. You will enjoy a 4-course menu including a starter, pasta, a main course with a side dish, and dessert. Drinks are also included, and consist of water, a selection of red and white wines from regional cellars, and coffee.

Naples: Sorrento-Style Gnocchi Class and Wine Tasting

10. Naples: Sorrento-Style Gnocchi Class and Wine Tasting

Delight your senses with a chef-led Sorrento-style gnocchi cooking class and wine tasting experience in the heart of Naples. Savor the unique taste of this world-famous pasta created from potatoes. Take your taste buds on an adventure as you try a selection of Campanian wines.  Be greeted by your chef in a restaurant in the center of Naples. Roll up your sleeves and put on your apron to begin your gnocchi creation experience. Mash up potato and mix it with flour and salt to produce sticks of fresh gnocchi dough.  Cut the dough evenly to make pump noodle dumplings from scratch. Next, craft a Sorrentina sauce sauce using mozzarella and tomatoes. Treat your palate to a wine tasting with a red Aglianico, a rosè Aglianico Rosato, and a white Falanghina. Let yourself be enchanted by the genuine flavors and homemade products with simple ingredients. Become a chef for a day and enjoy your Sorrento-style gnocchi and a glass of your favorite wine from the tasting. Finish your experience with a cup of coffee or a sweet lemon sorbet.

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4.5 / 5

based on 174 reviews

This class was one of the highlights of my entire trip! Francesco & Eugenia were absolutely the best host and hostesses ever! I had a class all to myself and I felt completely comfortable in their home. They accommodated my dietary needs with no problems. She made sure I had videos and pictures taken of my experiences. I cannot say enough how much I enjoyed the class and the food was the best I have ever had!

Anna was beyond amazing. She made us feel welcome in her home and we felt like family by the time we left. We had so much fun learning to make some traditional Italian dishes. They tasted great and she was the best teacher. Can’t wait to go home and cook for friends and family.

The class was very informative!!! The chef ISSAM was aaaaaammmazing!!! Very experienced and Funny. I recommend this class!

Superb experience! Francesco and Eugenia invited us into their home and made us feel completely welcome!

Luigi went above and beyond to make sure our class was memorable!