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Alessandra Federici's Cucina Cooking School

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Address: Via Casali 2-4, 52044, Cortona, Italy
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+39 392 589 4734

Cooking and experiencing an Italian home, chatting and making lifetime...

Cooking and experiencing an Italian home, chatting and making lifetime friends ofìver a plate of pasta. Laughing and discussing the worlds problems while indulging on a freshly made dessert, Italian life, Italian kitchen, hands on, heart on.

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A Tuscan Experience.

This was more a genuine Tuscan family experience than just a cooking lesson. Alessandra welcomed our group of four as if we were long lost friends and by the end of the day we... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2017
Gold Coast, Australia
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Gold Coast, Australia
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

This was more a genuine Tuscan family experience than just a cooking lesson. Alessandra welcomed our group of four as if we were long lost friends and by the end of the day we were. Alessandra share her Italian cooking talents, her family home and her own story with us making it an experience we will never forget.

Thank bjcodd09
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing experience! Alessandra took us around to buy fresh local produce in and around Cortona, and then we cooked some very delicious Italian cuisine at her place. Definitely recommend Alessandra for her culinary talents and welcoming personality! Will be coming back :)

Thank Brett G
North Carolina
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

Our family of 6 (mom & dad and 4 kids (ages 10, 13, 14, and 21) spent a wonderful day with Alessandra during our month-long trip to Italy in July 2016. Alessandra was charming, patient with our many questions, had a terrific sense of humor, and she made cooking fun! She taught us about Italian food & culture, as well... More 

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Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

If you are the type of traveler that enjoys making memories and unique experiences, this cooking class is for you. We felt like we were at home preparing an exquisite dinner party with a dear friend. Not only is Alessandra's food warm and inviting, but her personality is as well. I highly recommend leaving the hustle and bustle to savor... More 

Thank Patsy C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

My friends and I spent a day with Alessandra while visiting Italy in 2014. She was a generous hostess and we had a wonderful day. This is authentic Italian life, was a really nice change from the touristy activities you get in the larger cities.

Thank ZaiStav
Bronxville, New York
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Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

During our stay in Tuscany we chose to spend our last day doing a cooking class... This was so much more!! True to her description, we met Alessandra in a piazza in Cortona and grabbed cappuccino as we got to know each other and discuss the menu of the day. There were 4 in my group and we were joined... More 

Thank Nancy m
Anna Maria Island, Florida
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Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Alessandra I just made the ragu Bianca hugs from your neophyte cooking student you were the highlight of our trip

Thank holmesbeachpat
Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

My husband and sister-in-law spent the day shopping, cooking, and learning about Tuscan home cooking and Italian life in general with the wonderful Alessandra. My brother-in-law and I joined in the fun to eat the delicious meal they created. When we arrived the chefs were putting the final touches on the feast and we were happy to watch as they... More 

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I spent a month in Italy, and our last day was a cooking class with Alessandra. We could not have chosen a better way to end a memorable trip! Alessandra met us in Cortona and after a cappuccino and market visits for supplies, she drove us to her home which was built in the 1400's. This day... More 

Thank Susan P
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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Alessandra was GREAT! Learning to cook Italian food in an Italian woman's home ... What else could you ask for? We had a fun hands on day. Grazie Alessandra. Ciao

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