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Extra Virgin Cooking Classes

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Must do experience! Not to be missed!

This was the second cooking class we did while touring Italy and it was less expensive and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kelly B
Sun Peaks, Canada
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Highlight of the entire trip

Everyone has been describing how wonderful this experience was and I would like to echo everyone's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“local shops”(14 reviews)
“the kitchen”(17 reviews)
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Via Santa Croce, 55100, Lucca, Italy
+39 329 743 3364
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the second cooking class we did while touring Italy and it was less expensive and infinitely better than the other one! Wow! The day started at 9:30am and we went to the local markets together to pick up ingredients and learn about the...More

Thank Kelly B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone has been describing how wonderful this experience was and I would like to echo everyone's sentiments. Giuseppe is a warm, charming man who loves what he does and loves to share it with his students. As described, we started with a trip through the...More

1  Thank ireney
Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended Extra Virgin Cooking Class 2 years ago and we were delighted. Last year we were late signing up and the classes were full. This year we signed up well in advance and if you want to attend I suggest you do the same....More

Thank bmal2626
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cooking class is A+. The host and chef Guiseppe was so gracious and very accommodating. He took us on a shopping tour for our food for our cooking class. It was a fabulous experience. I really enjoyed Lucca. The class is exceptional. So much...More

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I attended Chef Giuseppe’s class. Not only is he a wonderful chef but, equally important, an outstanding teacher and communicator. Everything about this class was perfect. Preparation, instruction, menu, table, wine....the list goes on. I am an experienced home cook and cooking...More

1  Thank Leonie T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an excellent time with chef Giuseppe! First we went shopping. Giuseppe took us to his favorite delicacy shops in Lucca to buy the last few ingredients. Then we went to his absolutely stunning home. In this palazzo we made a really tasty lunch....More

1  Thank wvt1982
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Joined this cooking class today with my sister, brother in law and 4 lovely Americans. Giuseppe was so welcoming, knowledgeable and a wonderful host as well as talented chef. We cooked in his home - a magnificent apartment - and enjoyed working with him to...More

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Chef Giuseppe is a pro. He will take you through many classic Tuscan dishes that are actually easy to replicate. He’s cooked all over the world and has an easy style which allows you to actually cook. We had four courses and were more than...More

1  Thank travelingmelon
Reviewed 8 August 2018

This is a fantastic way to spend a day in Lucca! Chef Giuseppe was fun and kept everyone in our class engaged in preparing a delicious meal. The shopping trip was fairly quick and intended more to talk about Italian food and cooking. The actual...More

1  Thank Harry H
Reviewed 2 August 2018

We were passing through Lucca on an Italian road trip, and a family member found this cooking course and decided to book four of us into this one day cooking course. This was definitely our highlight in Lucca and we put it on par with...More

1  Thank Mary W
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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
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!
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.