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Alessandra Federici's Cucina Cooking School

Via Casali 2-4, Cortona, Italy
+39 392 589 4734
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Ranked #5 of 18 Activities in Cortona
Type: Classes/Workshops
Owner description: Cooking and experiencing an Italian home, chatting and making lifetime friends ofìver a plate of pasta. Laughing and discussing the worlds problems... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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DANVERS
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We visited almost 3 years ago and had such a wonderful time that when we found ourselves lucky enough to be in Cortona again this year, we had to book another class. Alessandra is a great teacher and wonderful human being. She takes you around Cortona, shopping for the items needed for the day's menu. As you shop, she explains... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

we chose to seek out Alessandra again for our second trip to Cortona. We could not imagine visiting this beautiful town without making a day with her part of our memories. This time we had to specify more dietary restrictions, as our toddler son has a peanut and walnut allergy; she accommodated this with no problem. My favorite part of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Heard about this from my sister who attended 3 years ago. When we all came back to Italy again this year, we committed to do this - I'm so glad we did. Day started with coffee and shoppint in Cortona, then off to Alessandra's home. Alessandra is truly an expert cook, and we learned a lot. Yes, we peeled onions... More

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Sacramento
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I wrote a review back in June regarding my cooking experience with Alessandra. I forgot to mention a telling detail. During our cooking class I mentioned my favorite Italian - American chef, Lidia Bastianich. To my mention, Alessandra responded, "She's a damn fine chef!" I smiled! If you want an idea of what cooking with Allesandra is like, watch an... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had a great time cooking with Alessandra. We started the day with a coffee/pastry within Cortona, and talked about what we were going to cook that day. We then walked around Cortona to a couple different places and shopped for food and meats. Then we all got in Alessandra's van and drove down out of Cortona to buy fruits... More

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

Thank you for your nice words, it was a great day indeed! I just feel like I need to punctualize the fact that, as you said, it was the husbands of the participants to the class that came later to eat only. This is NOT an option that is open to anyone. Thank you again, and please send me pictures... More

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

We were given this as a gift and didn't know what to expect. On arrival we meet Alessandra for a coffee and breakfast in Cortona and she explained the day. Took us to the local butcher and gardens(vegetable shop) before ending up at Alessandras house to begin cooking. From here we experienced an honest day in an Italian home with... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We had a very full day of Tuscan Italian cooking. Alessandra was wonderful and very fun to be with. All ages enjoyed the class (15-50+) and we learned so much. She was accommodating with our large group of 13 and let the non-cookers join us later just to eat. The food was excellent (hard to believe we were able to... More

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Sacramento
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

On our recent trip to the Cortona area, we were hoping to learn more about Italian cooking. Our day with Alessandra was exactly what we were looking for. We first met with Alessandra at a coffee shop in Cortona. We were introduced to the other guests who were from Holland. Together, we visited a local butcher and produce market. She... More

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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My wife and I lived in Italy and Sicily for five and a half years but that was a long time ago and we always wanted to return for a visit. We had the opportunity to return in May 2014 with our friends and wanted to show them something special. I contacted my friend Sybil Haynes of Dolce Vita Adventures... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We just retruned from a visit in Tuscany and there is no doubt that our day with Alessandra was one of the highlights of our trip. From the trip to the market, to the cooking, to the great conversation. We spent 12 hours together and loved every minute of it! Alessandra and her family make you feel right at home... More

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