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So much fun!

What a fun day! This is an all day cooking experience beginning with coffee, planning and shopping... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
via mobile
The Alessandra Event

Alessandra's personality is delightful. Her carefree spirit and love of life enhances her cooking... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
Jamison, Pennsylvania
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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.
Via Casali 2-4, 52044, Cortona, Italy
+39 392 589 4734
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fun day! This is an all day cooking experience beginning with coffee, planning and shopping in the beautiful town of Cortona and ending with food prep, wine, laughter and making new friends at Alessandra’s house outside the city. The food was fabulous, truly,...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2018

Alessandra's personality is delightful. Her carefree spirit and love of life enhances her cooking class. We just loved everything about this experience. The day offered so much more than just your average cooking class. My son (27) and I (57) met in Piazza Signorelli where...More

Thank jfabino
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Authentic Italian cooking in Alessandra’s home! Four courses - including home-made pasta - and wine and great company. Not only is Alessandra a great teacher/cook but she’s also a great person. We had lots of laughs and shared a fantastic meal. Can’t wait to go...More

Thank suzybling
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

I cannot imagine there ever being a better cooking experience. Alessandra is a wonderful teacher (and person). The other students were interesting and fun. I cannot say enough good things about this experience. We met in the center of Cortona, shopped for the day’s cooking...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Alessandra gave us a full day of semi private cooking class for my adult daughter and I. We had a taste of Italian/Tuscan living from meeting her at the Cortona Piazza where we had cappuccino and discussed our menu for the day. We then hit...More

Thank premiedoc
viacortona, Proprietario at Alessandra Federici's Cucina Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2018

So glad I have met you, until the next time, mary and Tiff!

Reviewed 8 August 2018

We had a group of 6 (5 adults and one school-aged child) spend the day cooking with Alessandra and it was an amazing experience. We met her in the morning in Cortona for coffee and to discuss what we wanted to get out of our...More

Thank Eileen024
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Cooking with Alessandra is a wonderful experience.Besides creating a fantastic four course meal she teaches you all about how, what, and why the Italians cook and eat the way they do. We have cooked with her twice and both times we learned new and interesting...More

Thank johnwirvin
Reviewed 19 July 2018

This was one of our favorite experiences of our honeymoon in Italy. Alessandra made the whole day an incredibly unique experience and extremely fun. We made the most delicious meal (from aperitivo to desert) and shared interesting conversation throughout. We learned a lot of cook...More

Thank zacharysims2010
Alessandra F, Proprietario at Alessandra Federici's Cucina Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2018

I will wait for you with great pleasure, next time you are around! Loved every second, thank you again for your nice words!

Reviewed 4 July 2018

I had the extreme pleasure of taking two cooking classes with Alessandra while I was in Tuscany for the month of June. Both were exceptional experiences. Not only did I learn many new cooking tips and recipes, it was the highlight of the trip due...More

Thank Ann N
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

The other reviews provide a great window into the process Alessandra follows. What is wonderful is the personal experience - the shopping and the return to her home for the meal prep and cuisine. This is different and unique from some other cooking school options....More

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susan s
3 June 2018|
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Response from Anthony W | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for this delay in answering. Our course lasted about six hours, including the eventual dinner we ate with what we had prepared, and also including shopping time.
Susan P
12 July 2016|
Response from Alicia K | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay. Just on our way home now. You can talk to Alessandra at her website Tuscany unfiltered or she had a TripAdvisor listing as well. Have fun!!