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Giglio Cooking Day Course

Address: Via del Ghirlandaio, 6b, 50121 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055 614 5914
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Ranked #13 of 74 Food and Drink in Florence
Type: Cooking classes, Sightseeing Tours, Food & Drink
Owner description: Gigliocooking offers cooking courses of different lasting times. If you want to cook at both...
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Type: Cooking classes, Sightseeing Tours, Food & Drink
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Gigliocooking offers cooking courses of different lasting times. If you want to cook at both professional and amateur level, come to have an unique experience of culture and fun.

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Perth, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Whilst in Florence last December, my Husband and I spent an afternoon with the wonderful Marcella. My husband has a passion for cooking and learning from Marcella was one of the highlights of our stay. Marcella is a very friendly, professional and generous teacher who imparts her vast knowledge in a fun and practical way. We learnt so much from... More 

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New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This was my 6th trip to Florence and I had never experienced a cooking class. I was looking for a half-day class for my mom, sister and myself and found Giglio through wonderful reviews on TripAdvisor. What an incredible experience! The three of us were placed in a class with two other people who were taking a month long cooking... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

My wedding party had an entire week of activites and this was one of the best! While most wanted to just "drink wine" Marcella was so good they actually got interested in the cooking. The meal they prepared was delicious and we learned something in the meantime. It was very hands on and extremely interesting even for people who don't... More 

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Beaumont, Texas
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138 reviews 138 reviews
62 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We scheduled two sessions with Marcella while we were in Florence. We had three in our group, my husband, son and I. We were able to chose what we wanted to cook and she taught us in such a way that I am able to replicate at home. It is very hands on, all the way through eating what we... More 

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Paris, France
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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Marcella blended the right amount of cooking, technique and advice for our private group of 3 on a Monday night in Florence. She is open to whatever you would like to create from her extensive menu. We hadn't made fresh pasta before so she had us make that. Along with a sauce, pork with mushroom sauce, and a fruit tart... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We had the best day learning, laughing, cooking, and eating with Marcella. I researched cooking classes quite a bit before deciding to use the Giglio cooking school. I wanted a hands on cooking class where I got to make the food, not watch others do it for me. This was the real deal. Marcella loves what she does and is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We took this course because it allowed us to choose our own recipes and menu, so we could learn what we wanted to learn. Marcella is charming and an excellent teacher. We loved it

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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I was fortunate enough to spend the whole month of September in Florence attending the four week cooking course with Marcella. I had practically no previous knowledge or skills in cooking when I started. During my time at Giglio Cooking I became very confident working in the kitchen. The course has a well thought through structure, building on your skills... More 

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sydney
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Marcella was sick. The replacement cook was good but overall I found the experience overpriced and disappointing. The food was good but there was no atmosphere and the wine we were offered had no label and perhaps was the one we used to cook with. I was answered with a scowl and sigh when I informed them I wasn't paying... More 

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This was a really great time learning to cook classic Italian food with Marcella. She was extremely patient , taught us many things and was very knowledgeable. If you have time this is highly recommended. We finished the session by enjoying the food we prepared with a glass of local wine. Thanks Marcella.

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