Naples Food Tour
Pizza Making Class
Can I participate food tours if I have food allergies or other dietary restrictions?
Yes. If you have any specific allergies/intolerances please indicate these in the Notes section when you're booking and your guide will do his or her best to accommodate. Vegetarian, gluten-free, and nut-free diets can certainly be accommodated, although the shops we visit do use wheat flour and nuts in the kitchen for other items. If you are booking privately, we can customize a route that will avoid such items, something that we cannot fully do on our small group walks.
Does the pizza making workshop follow the process from A to Z?
As pizza dough takes hours to prepare and to let it rise and everything, we do not prepare our own dough. However, the guide and pizzaiolo will talk through the steps on how it's made, then clients stretch the dough and add toppings.
Although this isn't a full sit-down meal, between the tastings and pizza, clients usually are well-sated by the end of the experience and do not need to make lunch or dinner reservations for afterwards.
Is this tour wheelchair accessible?
Some of the shops we visit are small and many will have a step up to access them. The general route may include small streets with narrow sidewalks. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding accessibility. We are also happy to design a private, customized tour for visitors with mobility concerns.
Tours operate rain or shine, but in the case of inclement weather, your guide will modify the tour so more time is spent indoors. It never hurts to have an umbrella on hand.
Riccardo holds a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Naples Federico II and a degree in Art History from the University Suor Orsola Benincasa. He is a native of Naples and also a classically trained musician, with a degree in classical guitar from the Conservatoire of Naples San Pietro a Majella. Besides his work as a licensed tour guide of all the archaeological sites (Pompei, Herculaneum, Oplontis, the Phlegrean Fields), churches, and museums of the Campania Region, he has held many conferences about medieval illuminations, and about relations between visual arts and music in Roman Antiquity and the Middle Ages. From 2006 to 2009 he worked as assistant professor at the "Suor Orsola Benincasa" University, in Naples. Riccardo also teaches art history at a secondary school.
Born and raised in Naples, Francesca studied foreign languages and literature at Universita’ degli Studi Orientale di Napoli. After a long career working abroad in Asia and Europe, Francesca returned to Naples to dedicate herself to sharing her love of her home city with visitors from around the world. An authorized guide of the Campania Region, she loves to help people discover this wonderful part of Italy. While most tourists come for Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast, Francesca’s passion is Naples' historic city center which is uniquely beautiful and which never ceases to surprise and amaze even the most expert traveler.
Gioconda earned a degree in Archaeology at Federico II University of Naples a PhD in the Archaeology of Magna Graecia with a focus on Roman Building Techniques. Her main interest is Roman architecture. As both a teacher and a licensed guide, Gioconda is at ease explaining complex concepts to adults and families. She is very passionate about sharing her deep love of archaeology and her knowledge about her hometown with clients from all over the world.
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