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Extra Virgin Cooking Classes

Via Santa Croce, 55100, Lucca, Italy
+39 329 743 3364
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An amazing day!

Today was a day to meet new friends from around the world as we shared the talent of a wonderful... read more

Reviewed today
overthere
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St. Louis, Missouri
via mobile
A MUST in Lucca!!

My husband retired earlier this year and our cooking class was the start of a long awaited European... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Estelle5
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
via mobile
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“chef giuseppe” (54 reviews)
“local shops” (13 reviews)
“the kitchen” (18 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 03:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Via Santa Croce, 55100, Lucca, Italy
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+39 329 743 3364
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"chef giuseppe"
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"the kitchen"
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"dining table"
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"cheese tasting"
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"gnudi"
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"beautiful apartment"
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"beautifully set table"
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"lemon custard"
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"gorgeous home"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Today was a day to meet new friends from around the world as we shared the talent of a wonderful chef, Giuseppe! The class began by touring local markets and learning to select the best choice s of ingredients. We then stepped in to a...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband retired earlier this year and our cooking class was the start of a long awaited European holiday. What a WONDERFUL way to start our trip & experience this amazing city!! Giuseppe is a warm, extremely well spoken and knowledgeable person/chef. We loved every...More

Thank Estelle5
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My parents are Italian. So the bar is set high for me when it comes to cooking. Giuseppe matched my family’s welcoming style, and his class was fantastic. My mother would say his food is “made with love”. I can’t express in words what a...More

2  Thank 77Girl
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L D, Owner at Extra Virgin Cooking Classes, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Imagine my surprise reading that you are from Moorestown! I graduated from MHS in '77! Wish we had met (I am Giuseppe's partner Liz). Ciao bella, Liz

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the loveliest day on the cooking class. It was great to learn so much about the food we were cooking and visit the shops. We tasted some olive oil, and a few types of focaccia bread, we prepared some delicious food and learnt...More

Thank Melissa W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you Guiseppe, you made our day. Loved every bit of it, and your delicious food and wonderful home. I recommend this for all visitors in Lucca.

Thank Else I
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Last week we took part in Giuseppe's cooking class with a group of friends. It was excellent and one of our favourite experiences during a ten-day stay in Lucca to celebrate my husband's birthday. We enjoyed the tour of local shops where everyone was very...More

1  Thank scottishmags
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent two days learning from professional chef Giuseppe as I wanted to experience Italian cooking as much as possible while staying in Lucca. What a great two days!! Had lots of fun, met lovely people, visited local stores, and tasted the local breads, different olive...More

2  Thank mount-olives
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife gave me a class with Giuseppe for my birthday. Of his own doing, Giuseppe provided a small cake and candle to recognize it. He might not like me mentioning that, but that is the kind of individual attention he provides. The class was...More

1  Thank l0vinglife0ntheg0
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As two couple we joined 2 other couple for an amazing fun filled day with Chef Giuseppe. We started on a walking tour of local food suppliers and a grocery store filled with local produce. The class itself was hands on chopping dicing stirring and...More

Thank Joan I
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing morning spent with Guiseppe on a walking tour of Lucca's speciality food stores, learning some local knowledge and history along the way. Back to Guiseppe's fantastic apartment, olive oil and cheese tasting. On to preparing lunch. Great size group of eight. Great tips...More

1  Thank HandA2014
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Naveen M
26 June 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
14 October 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
13 September 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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