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La Cucina di Giuseppina - Italian Cooking School

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An Unforgettable Hands On Cooking Experience in the Charming town of Certaldo

We are a family of four (two children 21 and 12) and have vacationed in Tuscany several times. We... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2018
Los Angeles, California
Truffle Hunting Is A Family Affair Here!

I can't say enough good things about this experience - the day stands out in my two week travels... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2018
Boston, Massachusetts
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Giuseppina and her sons, run with passion a cooking school in Certaldo, between Florence and Siena, A beautiful medieval village. With more than ten years of experience in teaching, Giuseppina loves to lead students in the secrets of traditional...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Via del Castello 34, 50052, Certaldo, Italy
+39 348 003 4869
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Reviewed 25 November 2018

We are a family of four (two children 21 and 12) and have vacationed in Tuscany several times. We like to seek out the authentic, off the beaten path, experiences. Our day with Guiseppina and Luca exceeded our expectations. They were both warm and inviting...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 23 November 2018

I can't say enough good things about this experience - the day stands out in my two week travels throughout the country. First of all - the relationship between the dogs and their trainers is remarkably impressive, their bond is clear and they work in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank caseyeholt
Reviewed 7 October 2018

My wife and I had an wonderful morning hunting for truffles with Luca and his dog, with his brother Simone along as expert translator. Walking through the woods, learning how the dogs are trained to sniff out the truffles for reward, and sometimes snatching one...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank markgZ5462KB
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Giuseppina creates a fun and educational environment for those who are interested in some hands on experience. She is knowledgeable and organized, making you laugh as you knead pasta dough: "Harder, it is not a baby..." She owns a farm about 5km from Certaldo and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Zehorit
Reviewed 20 September 2018

We went by train from Florence to Certaldo earlier than our class was scheduled so we could wander around the town a bit beforehand (take the funicular). We were supposed to do a truffle tour as well but the weather wasn't cooperating. Giuseppina more than...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Jeni B
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Wow! I am not sure where to start because it was such a wonderful day with Giuseppina and her son. We did the full day class so we meant Giuseppina (along with another couple) at the Certaldo train station (20 min drive from Siena). We...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 15 August 2018

We had the most amazing time cooking with Giuseppina and her son Luca. With each course there was an wine pairing. My children range from 12-18, each one love this so very much. Giuseppina was thoughtful and encouraging. We made chicken, summer pasta and pans...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank katylivingston10
Reviewed 14 August 2018

We spent the day at Giuseppina's picturesque kitchen overlooking the beautiful hills. Just getting there was memorable . . . a ride up on the funicular and a short walk through the village . . . and here you are . . . a postcard...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ilovethebeachalways
Reviewed 22 July 2018

What a fabulous experience. We went truffle hunting with Luca, Luigi and two dogs and then spent the next few hours at their beautiful outdoor kitchen on a hillside overlooking vineyards and orchards cooking a four course Tuscan meal. We cooked under the guidance of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful and memorable experience. We so enjoy both truffle hunting and the cooking class. The Leto family is everything that you think when you dream of Tuscany - kind, fun, loving, and they know and love their region. Truffle hunting with Luigi was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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1 March 2016|
Response from 641nancyh | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea. I would call Giuseppina or email.
15 July 2015|
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Response from Phil S | Reviewed this property |
You can also take the train from Florence to Certaldo. It's only 40 minutes and you can then enjoy the wine that accompanies your food!