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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 #4 of 16 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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Sacramento
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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Thornton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I didn't want a stuffy formal class. We were hoping for a casual, fun and laid back class and that is EXACTLY what we found with Alessandra. I knew we had made the right choice as soon as we met in the Piazza for Cappuccinos. As we went shopping for ingredients at her favorite places, she explained... More

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bradent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

My wife and I had an absolutely fabulous day with Alessandra shopping, cooking and (of course) eating! Alessandra was warm and welcoming from the word go. We talked about the menu (which she had written up with the recipes and explanation of the cooking) and ourselves over a Cappucino and then spent an hour or so shopping for food (and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

What a wonderful way to spend a day. Starting with a cappuccino in a piazza, where the conversation flows and you get to know your fellow classmates. A tour of the countryside and purchasing the ingredients like a local. Then to a home where you actually feel at home. This is less like a class, and more like a bunch... More

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