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Address: Via Casali 2-4, Cortona, Italy
Phone Number: +39 392 589 4734
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Description: 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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Splendida giornata!!!

It's actually been a few years since I was in Cortona with my friends, but since I'm about to make homemade pasta tonight, all thanks to Alessandra, I thought I'd finally write a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

It's actually been a few years since I was in Cortona with my friends, but since I'm about to make homemade pasta tonight, all thanks to Alessandra, I thought I'd finally write a review. If you sign up to spend a day with this special lady, you will not regret it. I will admit, my friends were the ones who... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We wanted our time in Cortona to really be about the town and the land as much as possible, and with both of us loving to cook we figured cooking with Alessandra would be perfect. We were SO RIGHT! My husband and I agree hands down that our time with Alessandra was our favorite part of Italy and we'd happily... More 

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Cypress, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My teenage daughter and I took this class together to learn about Italian cooking. It turned out to be much more than that. It was like hanging out with our Italian friend Alessandra and her family. We experienced how they live, shop, cook, eat, communicate and especially love. Thanks Alessandra for an experience that we will never forget and would... More 

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O'Fallon, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Years ago, I went to this cooking class with my grandmother, and it is the most memorable vacation I have ever had. There is no question, Alessandra is a wonderful chef and every meal we had was delicious, but this experience was so much more than a cooking class. Alessandra took us through the traditional markets and graciously welcomed us... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Cooking with Alessandra is more than shopping, time in her kitchen, learning and yummy eating. It is laughter, fun, friendship and joy all in a day's experience. Alessandra is raucous, charming, infectious, outspoken, hysterically funny and super knowledgeable about her passions: cooking, photography, Cortona and her kids. If you can get to Cortona, and want a lesson in Italian cooking... More 

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Sydney
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I have been lucky enough to experience Alessandra's Cooking Class twice. The first time in 2010 was one of the highlights of my hoilday in Italy. I say it is a foos experience more than a class, as I felt it was much more personal than cooking classes I have taken in the past. The whole day is very informal,... More 

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Sanremo, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I've had the pleasure of attending Alessandra's cooking class several times over the past few years. Her manner of teaching Italian cooking is frank, funny, attentive, and convivial. Aside from her rich background in cuisine, she is a student of human nature, and delights in engaging each and every one of her students, at their own level. To top it... More 

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Telluride, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Alessandra is the most knowledgeable chef in Cortona who brings you into her farm house for an all day culinary experience you will not forget. I have known Alessandra for a decade and like everyone love to spend the day cooking and laughing at her lovely authentic Tuscan home. She will customize your experience and takes you through the markets... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

First, as everyone has stated below, this class was f-a-n-t-a-s-t-i-c! We (myself, a friend, and my two college boys) decided to go with Alessandra's cooking school because we wanted to get an authentic Italian experience with someone who was an actual Italian chef. She did not disappoint! After meeting at a local cafe, we spent about 45 minutes getting to... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

After deciding we were going to "Eat our way across Tuscany", nothing seemed better than to take a cooking class. After doing the research, we knew that we wanted to enjoy the entire experience with someone who was a local and provided insight into classic Tuscan life. We chose Alessandra's class and are glad we did! We started out meeting... More 

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