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Our Day in Venice with Chef Franco at the Gritti Palace Epicurean School

My husband and I had just come off the Seabourn Odyssey ship and it was our first visit to Venice... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dallas, Texas
Best in class!

We've attended quite a few cooking classes and demos. This was, by far, the best one we've... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
New York
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An exceptional Venetian experience to discover recipes and seasonal products from the Venetian lagoon and savour the culinary creations of Executive Chef Daniele Turco. This indigenous culinary journey features demonstration classes, visits to the...more
Campo Santa Maria del Giglio, 2467, 30124 Venice, Italy
San Marco
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I had just come off the Seabourn Odyssey ship and it was our first visit to Venice. We love to try cooking classes when we travel. We'd recently done one in Santorini on our trip. Chef Franco took us over to the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've attended quite a few cooking classes and demos. This was, by far, the best one we've experienced. The strengths were: (a) a fantastic visit to Venice's vegetable and fish markets (because the ingredients are everything!); (b) a wonderful stop for Cicchetti (snacks) near the...More

1  Thank mayfly1950
Reviewed 24 August 2018

I signed my husband up for the cooking class and he had a Wonderful Day!!!! We can't thank you enough for making his time spent at Gritti Epicurean School so special!

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Reviewed 26 July 2018

My family and I spent a good four hours in chef Franco’s kitchen and all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. It was a fabulous experience, food and wine was delicious (even the bits we did ourselves) and a little surreal as gondolas we’re going past the window....More

5  Thank pb351185
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We had a fabulous two days with Franco Sanna at the Gritti Epicurean School. My son wanted to learn how to make pasta, tomato sauce and Tiramisu from scratch and we did just that. We also learned how to make risotto and polenta with mushrooms,...More

4  Thank HeJeCh2017
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We had an amazing cooking class with Chef Franco. The cooking school room is large and beautifully decorated, a idyllic space for a cooking class in Venice. We made three delicious dishes that were each unique and very Venetian, and Chef Franco allowed us to...More

3  Thank kjl888
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

This was an extraordinary experience. Don’t be frightened by the cost. Worth it Franco is a superstar. What a terrific way to see Venice behind the scenes and prepare and create a delicious 4 course meal with a gifted chef

5  Thank Susan J
Reviewed 29 June 2018

This day was by far one of my favorites on my trip to Italy. We started at the Rialto Market where Chef Franco Sanna shopped for the finest vegetables and fish and made up the menu on the spot based on what looked good. Then...More

5  Thank love2travel900
Reviewed 3 June 2018

My wife and I did the day cooking class. We went to the fish and vegetable market with 4 other people and Franco. Along the way we stopped for coffee and pastry. Once at the markets Franco selected The produce and fish that we would...More

7  Thank Rob T
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were visiting Italy on our babymoon and decided to do Franco’s private three hour cooking class. It was definitely the highlight of our trip! Franco taught us how to prepare food, cook and even how to eat pasta the correct way!...More

6  Thank ifr85
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San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one
of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza
San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica,
clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops,
orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand
pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring
campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower,
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