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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 #6 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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Castle Creek
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

What a wonderful day we spent with Alessandra learning the "Real" Italian traditions and way of cooking. The day was filled with laughter and a easy going approach to learning about the idea of preparing a meal with what you have. Alessandra welcomes you into her home and kitchen as if you were a friend and your getting together to... More

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Alessandra is real. This class was the highlight of my trip to Tuscany.... Even with driving 90 minutes to get to Cortona (it's all part of the journey!). To elaborate on the class and Alessandra -- there are no "dumb" questions... she's real, an experienced chef, a mom, and a great cook. On top of it, she's hilarious. Her engaging... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

My friends and I went to Cortona during our trip to Florence. The class with Alessandra was recommended by a friend as one of her favorite memories of Italy. We took the train to Cortona where Alessandra took us out for a cappuccino and a snack. We shopped, cooked, and dined. The food was amazing, and we got lots of... More

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My girlfriends and I spent last week in Cortona. When one of my friends said that she'd scheduled this cooking class for all of us, I was sure it would be fun. It was MUCH more than fun. Having lived abroad during college, I enjoy getting to know people when I travel. To be in Alessandra's home while we cooked,... More

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Having booked Alessandra's cooking class some time ago, I had built up expectations and the experience far exceeded those expectations. We met for morning coffee at the piazza where Alessandra talked of the tradition of Italian cooking in using what's available at the time. We then visited the butcher, down out of Cortona to a local fresh market then on... More

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

Fantastic day indeed, thank you for coming! More

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

People that likes not only to go to a crazy private house like mine but TO COME BACK, are my favourite people! Being Italian is a state of mind, not a geographical condition. It was great to have you at home! 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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viacortona, Proprietario at Alessandra Federici's Cucina Cooking School, responded to this review

People that likes not only to go to a crazy private house like mine but TO COME BACK, are my favourite people! Being Italian is a state of mind, not a geographical condition. It was great to have you at home! More

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

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