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Alessandra Federici's Cucina Cooking School

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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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I was blessed with the opportunity to meet Alessandra Federici on a recommendation from a fellow traveler. We actually confused our dates and Alessandra graciously accommodated us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Halifax, Canada
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Halifax, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I was blessed with the opportunity to meet Alessandra Federici on a recommendation from a fellow traveler. We actually confused our dates and Alessandra graciously accommodated us the following day. We met at the designated location in town centre and then we went on a food tour through the market, acquiring all ingredients required for our menu preparation later that... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We wanted to spend a day getting a real Taste of Italy and so a cooking class sounded like a good idea. We certainly got more than we bargained for. My wife and I met Alessandra for coffee and met the rest of our "team" for the day. After shopping at various stores and co-ops, we were driven to her... More 

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viacortona, Proprietario at Alessandra Federici's Cucina Cooking School, responded to this review

Thank you so much Mark, it has been indeed a memorable day. You'll be welcome in my house any time again! More 

Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The best holiday experience ever! Would be very good value at twice the price. Alessandra is a terrific chef and educator. She connects with everyone in the group, welcomes you into her home, teaches you more about Italy, Cortona, Food, Wine and Cookery than you could have imagined possible and sends you off replete. Authentic, funny, family, friendly. I would... More 

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viacortona, Proprietario at Alessandra Federici's Cucina Cooking School, responded to this review

Thank you thank you thank you for your wonderful words! It has been a great pleasure to have you all at home! I surely hope to liveup to this review! Thank you again! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Eight of us just finished a wonderful experience together with our new friend, Alessandra! She was so informative and engaging, we walked away with stories and insights about Cortona, Italy .... And the country of Italy ... In addition to the genuine passion and techniques for authentic Italian cuisine. We loved starting our day with a Coffee, and wandering thru... More 

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viacortona, Proprietario at Alessandra Federici's Cucina Cooking School, responded to this review

I can't believe that having great people around, have loads of fun and chatter can be actually considered a job! I hope I'll have you again sometimes! Until then, keep the good cooking going! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

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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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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viacortona, Proprietario at Alessandra Federici's Cucina Cooking School, responded to this review

And I will be happy to have you over again! Wonderful people is always welcome! More 

Cypress, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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viacortona, Proprietario at Alessandra Federici's Cucina Cooking School, responded to this review

It is easy to be nice with great people, I'll never cease to say that! Thank you for coming! More 

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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viacortona, Proprietario at Alessandra Federici's Cucina Cooking School, responded to this review

You are too gentle with me! Thank you very, very much! More 

Sydney
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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