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Extra Virgin Cooking Classes

Via Santa Croce, 55100, Lucca, Italy
+39 329 743 3364
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A unique experience with Chef Giuseppe

The class started with a few stops and some of Chef Giuseppe's favorite markets. He did a great job... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ewiehe
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Novi, Michigan
Still one of our strongest memories of Italy

Strolling the shops with Chef Giuseppe, we felt we were part of the community. He told us all about... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CKirby2014
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Austin, Texas
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“chef giuseppe” (52 reviews)
“local shops” (12 reviews)
“the kitchen” (19 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 3:00 AM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Via Santa Croce, 55100, Lucca, Italy
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+39 329 743 3364
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"beautiful apartment"
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"recipe book"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The class started with a few stops and some of Chef Giuseppe's favorite markets. He did a great job educating us on some local traditions which we would have never known about. The apartment and kitchen are amazingly beautiful. The class continued with olive oil...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Strolling the shops with Chef Giuseppe, we felt we were part of the community. He told us all about the items we were collecting for our menu and the stories behind the foods as well. We arrived to a well appointed kitchen that made you...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The 7-8 in our class met in the center of Lucca, and started with a walk through town to purchase ingredients for our meal. Then we went back to Giuseppe's beautiful kitchen, where we had cheese and olive oil tastings and then cooked a delicious...More

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Reviewed January 17, 2018 via mobile

From the time we met in Lucca town centre to finishing our home cooked meal it was a memorable experience. Giuseppe is a patient and engaging host willing to share his beautiful town house and setting for a wonderful cucina experience. Loved it and meeting...More

Thank Tim R
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Reviewed December 1, 2017 via mobile

We arrived on November 3 with high expectations of a great italian cooking experience. We were not disappointed. My husband and I were honoured to spend the day with Chef Giuseppe and learn so much from shopping, preparing the food and learning about his life...More

Thank Linda A
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Reviewed November 15, 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful experience we all had with the chef, Giuseppe Mazzocchi! His talents for combining tastes, food presentation and wines are exceptional! He took us shopping to gather our ingredients at the local food places where the locals shop and each store had a...More

1  Thank Louise R
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

Based on other Trip Advisor reviews, I booked this as an activity for my sweetheart and I. Just as "advertised" -- Guiseppe is a talented chef, entertaining educator, and his home is beautiful. We had fun mingling with the other students and learning some new...More

1  Thank Sherri W
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Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

We spent 10/26/2017 with Chef Giuseppe and it was one of the highlights of our Italian Holiday. After being met at the predetermined place, we gathered with 4 others from the States and went to the market to purchase the items needed for our luncheon....More

Thank Marjorie M
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Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

My mother and I had the pleasure of being part of Giuseppe's class while we were staying in Lucca, and it was the highlight of our trip! We began our day walking around beautiful Lucca and stopping at shops along the way to pick up...More

Thank Jo S
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Reviewed October 31, 2017

I was in Lucca for language school for two weeks and arranged to participate in a cooking class with Chef Giuseppe during that time. It truly was one of the highlights of my stay in beautiful Lucca (and, in fact, of my six weeks in...More

1  Thank Terri S
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Naveen M
June 26, 2017|
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Response from Roma3161 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Naveen You need to contact them directly about this. Perhaps through their web page. I am not the chef of the cooking class. Just one of the participants. I am sure Giuseppe will do all he can to accommodate you. Cheers
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Diane O
October 13, 2016|
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Response from L D | Property representative |
yes, trains to lucca run twice an hour from florence, and the meeting point is a short walk from the train station!
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Magaroo50
September 13, 2016|
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Response from Lennisa915 | Reviewed this property |
Maggie -- so sorry that I just saw your question and couldn't be of help. I hope you enjoyed Guiseppe's class and home. We had a wonderful time when we were there.
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