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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 20 Activities in Cortona
Type: Classes/Workshops, Classes
Owner description: Cooking and experiencing an Italian home, chatting and making lifetime friends ofìver a plate of...
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Type: Classes/Workshops, Classes
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.

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Munich, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

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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Muskego, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Our dear friends from Oregon and my husband and I, who are from Wisconsin and another couple from the USA had the most enjoyable time on September 14, 2014 at Alessandra's cooking school. We not only made some pretty amazing food, but we got to experience a true Italian home. Although she is serious about her craft and an accomplished... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My fiancé and I did a cooking class with Alessandra, during our tour of Italy. We love cooking at home, so this one one of our favorite days on the entire trip. Alessandra meets you in the morning, and plans the meal. She was very accommodating. She had a menu planned, but modified it for our special requests. She is... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

My husband and I joined two other couples and met Alessandra in the center of Cortona for cappuccino and an overview of our day. From there we walked to the local butcher where we picked out fresh meats and Alessandra explained about the market and different meats. Next we stopped at the local produce market to select the freshest vegetables... More 

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Foster City
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Didn't dislike a thing about this class. Well, except that maybe we ate too much food!! This class was probably the highlight of our Tuscany tour. We met Alessandra in the town square for a light breakfast. We then walked through the town shopping for fresh vegetables, meat and other supplies needed for the day. We then drove to her... More 

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Castle Creek
2 reviews
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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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