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Tuscan Cooking Class

Localita Sant'Andrea 1, 53037 San Gimignano, Italy
+39 0577941599
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Ranked #3 of 22 activities in San Gimignano
Type: Classes/Workshops
Description: We teach you how to cook Tuscan-style, to discover a country and its traditions throught the taste and the smell of its cooking
Useful Information: Stroller parking
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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Our group of 4 (a grandma, mom, and 2 teenage girls) had the best time at this cooking class! Katia was absolutely delightful and made us feel like family. The length of time for the class (not too long/not too short), the class size (small enough to be hands-on and get to know the other participants from around the world),... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

First off, the area is just beautiful...Katia was kind enough to drive into town and lead us back to the location instead of giving directions. The background that was given and the general information on top of the techniques and recipes are invaluable. This was a wonderful experience and I would recommend it to anyone who would like to learn... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

When we returned home to the US, we could not stop talking about our amazing, fun, interactive Tuscan cooking class. We really enjoyed our time, and learned how to cook a meal that I believe I will be able to replicate at home (we will see!)! Katia was a great teacher. We really loved talking with her and learning about... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

My travelling companion and I booked a cooking class at Il Vicario based on previous reviews on Trip Advisor and I can say we were not disappointed. We drove from San Gimignano and somehow managed to get lost. A phone call later, Fulvio drove out to find us and guide us to Il Vicario. There were only the 2 of... More

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Berlin, Germany
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We really enjoyed the cooking class with a very friendly and lovely Katia, especially the homemade Pici pasta was great. We made some Bruschetta, a salad with Tuscan bread, two simple types of pasta sauces (tomato with garlic and beans with cheese) and Saltimbocca which is meat cooked in sweet wine. We learned a lot about the different ingredients and... More

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Audubon, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We took the cooking class recently (2 couples) and it was a wonderful experience. We arrived early and Katia offered us coffee and cake while we waited for others to arrive. We learned some recipes that we will make at home. There was too much to eat, but all delicious. I would recommend this cooking class!

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ivicario, Proprietario at Tuscan Cooking Class, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, coffee and cake is how the italian start the day......so it was a nice start to enter in italian style of life. Each time you'll cook italian remember of us. Ciao Katia More

Currumbin, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Thank you, thank you, thank you Katia for a day that was one of the best of our trip to Italy. Both my friend, Kerrie, and I couldn't stop talking about our hours with you. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, you made us feel like "family". From making our own pasta (Farfelle & Tagliattele), 2... More

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ivicario, Proprietario at Tuscan Cooking Class, responded to this review

Thank you to you, because you made a huge compliment when you write you feel like in a family. When we make the cooking class we try to teach not only our cooking traditions, but also what is an italian family, all the people sitting around the table and talk. Please, if you don't remember something write and email and... More

Boston, Massachusetts
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Fulvio was a great host and knowledgeable about cooking. We are a family of 4, kids ages 11 and 14. We all really enjoyed the class. We ate great food and learned a lot as well. We recommend for anyone in Tuscany who wants to make their own delicious food.

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ivicario, Proprietario at Tuscan Cooking Class, responded to this review

Ciao and thank your for your review. I'm very happy to know the kids enjoyed a lot and learned something new about the italian cooking Ciao Fulvio More

Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Well organised, we were the only two people so we got really personal attention and advice. Good three course meal was the agenda. Recommend to others

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ivicario, Proprietario at Tuscan Cooking Class, responded to this review

Ciao Stephen, thank you for your review, next time you'll be in Italy stop and try the advanced or expert class. Now you know the secret of italian cooking. Ciao Katia More

Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Katia was a great teacher and hostess. We made excellent dishes and she made them all seem so easy. She learned to cook from her grandmother and it was so nice of her to pass on her family traditions to us. We had so much fun and the food was delicious. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for... More

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ivicario, Owner at Tuscan Cooking Class, responded to this review

Ciao Tracey, it was a pleasure to teach you some italian cooking, and as I usually say "Grandmother and mother are the best teach in kitchen" I hope you'll enjoy with your twins cooking italian style. Ciao Katia More

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