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Extra Virgin Cooking Classes

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 3:00 AM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 3:00 AM
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Excellent from Start to Finish

Fantastic day exploring the small specialty shops, prepping In Guiseppes kitchen, liberal... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sally B
Winnipeg, Canada
Absolutely amazing

If you love good food and great company then this is the place for you! Chef Guseppi is friendly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Philip B
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Via Santa Croce, 55100, Lucca, Italy
+39 329 743 3364
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic day exploring the small specialty shops, prepping In Guiseppes kitchen, liberal sprinklings of prosecco, and wines and a gorgeous table for us to dine on after the days creations. We finished the day off with a Puccini concert. One of those days in life...More

1  Thank Sally B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love good food and great company then this is the place for you! Chef Guseppi is friendly, explains everything in a clear and fun manner and shows you how to prepare simple but amazing food. You HAVE to take his class. Then after...More

1  Thank Philip B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I have made 3 trips to Europe, cooking in each city and country...I have never been to a class so totally over the top in every way...starting at market, preparing food, eating, drinking and enjoying every fine detail that was put into...More

2  Thank KurtG1467
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank Kelly B
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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

1  Thank bmal2626
Reviewed 9 September 2018

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

1  Thank Karen C
Reviewed 7 September 2018 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 28 August 2018 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 27 August 2018 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

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Naveen M
27 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.