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Ecco La Cucina

Siena, Italy
+1 321-412-2011
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Trip of a lifetime

In June, my mother and I traveled to Tuscany to celebrate my 50th birthday. It has been a dream of... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2015
Mary Beth B
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Rochester, New York
The Perfect Tuscan Experience

My 2 days with Gina and Mary were so perfect that it's hard to find the words. But I'll try my... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2015
Sarah D
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14 Aug 2015
“Trip of a lifetime”
3 Jul 2015
“The Perfect Tuscan Experience”
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Siena, Italy
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+1 321-412-2011

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Reviewed 15 August 2015

In June, my mother and I traveled to Tuscany to celebrate my 50th birthday. It has been a dream of mine forever and this trip lived up to every expectation. We chose a week long tour with Chef Gina so we could really experience Tuscany....More

1  Thank Mary Beth B
Reviewed 4 July 2015

My 2 days with Gina and Mary were so perfect that it's hard to find the words. But I'll try my best! Accommodations + Transportation: The villa we stayed at was so beautiful, spacious, and full of Tuscan charm. I found myself waking up early...More

2  Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 23 June 2015

If you are considering attending Gina Stipo's cooking class please know that in addition to cooking, you will be transported to a magical world of sights, smells and experiences that will leave you in awe of the Italian culture. If you decide to spend the...More

2  Thank goodchi
ginastipo, Owner at Ecco La Cucina, responded to this review

Thank you so much Nancy for your kind words! Both Mary and I thoroughly enjoyed the week we spent with you all and I have many fond memories of that big kitchen with the gorgeous view of the cypress and olive trees, as well as...More

Reviewed 8 January 2015

we had so many memorable meals in Siena and the surrounding countrysideThis was an .an epicurean delight.One cannot pick out indiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiividual places to eat sine they are all good and much depends on ones particular tase.The prices were reasonable,service everywhere friendly and helpful .WE WERE...More

3  Thank davidtitman
Reviewed 25 July 2014

My family of 6 ( my husband, myself and 4 children ages 12,13,16 and 18 years old) experienced a one day cooking class with Gina Stipo at her 900 year old mill outside of Siena proper. The location itself was exactly what we had dreamed...More

13  Thank VAFamily6
ginastipo, Owner at Ecco La Cucina, responded to this review

That was such a lovely day together! I made some yummy plum jam with all the plums we picked and then made another jam tart! Thanik you so much for the review, I wish you and your beautiful family all the best and have some...More

Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

Most amazing trip! This is our 2nd time on this tour and recommend it to everyone! Gina Stipo and Mary Potter, thank you!

7  Thank Kim C
ginastipo, Owner at Ecco La Cucina, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming with us on our Palio tour! It was lovely to see you both again and share yet another aspect of Tuscany with you! Best wishes, Gina

Reviewed 14 June 2014

We recently spent a day with Gina for a cooking class while we were visiting Siena. I had a wonderful time - Gina provided great information on the history of the area and its food, as well as helpful advice on how to re-create the...More

6  Thank Gigi629
ginastipo, Owner at Ecco La Cucina, responded to this review

Thanks so much, it was a lot of fun! I'm so glad you were able to find rabbit, I knew it would be available with a little looking. I hope it turns out as good as the roasted rabbit we made! Best wishes, Gina

Reviewed 29 April 2014

We joined Gina for a one-day cooking class and had the best time learning from her and meeting new friends. We have tried the recipes again for other friends and each time, they bring back fond memories of that day. I had never made pasta...More

8  Thank Alison C
ginastipo, Owner at Ecco La Cucina, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the lovely review! I'm glad you enjoyed the class, best wishes and buon appetito! Gina

Reviewed 18 October 2013

When this vacation was no more than imagination, we surfed trip advisor and found Gina. The rest of the trip evolved from there, and it has been amazing. We spent Monday with gina, her sister, Mary, and three other couples learning, chopping, whisking, eating and...More

4  Thank Mwaters821
ginastipo, Owner at Ecco La Cucina, responded to this review

Thanks M and J for the great review! Mary and I had fun cooking with you both, I hope you enjoyed the wine day tasting Brunello! travel safe and come back and see us again in Tuscany! Gina

Reviewed 16 October 2013

We spent 4 days with Gina last October at Ecco La Cucina, and we have such wonderful memories of our tour. It was the highlight of our vacation (and this was a vacation that included Pompeii and a stay in Positano!). While there were other...More

10  Thank MO_Girl_STL
ginastipo, Owner at Ecco La Cucina, responded to this review

D! Thanks for such a lovely review! I thoroughly enjoyed the week with you and E.! Remember when I tried to get everyone to sing along to "That's Amore!" at the wine dinner but no one knew the words?! Was thinking of you guys the...More

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Agni2007
Hi Gina I will be in Italy next week and I would love to meet you and take your three hour session. Are you available? We are staying near Cortona but we will be driving around and taking excursions. Myhusband can take our kids to Siena while I come to you if you can make it. Thanks, Agnes
14 October 2016|
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Response from ginastipo | Property representative |
Sorry, I never saw your question. There are too many channels in social media to track! I no longer live in Italy, I opened a restaurant in Louisville KY and only go to Italy when we take culinary groups in tour. Thanks!
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Patty F
We will be honeymooning in Italy next month, October 2016. We would like to take a cooking class October 14 at your Siena location. Please send us pricing and class details. Thank you.
19 September 2016|
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Hi my husband and I are travelling to Sienna on 19 September 2016. Would you have availability between 20 -21 September? Where would you recommend we stay? We would like to experience country and also would like to know about transport to the cookery school? Any information would be gratefully received. Thank you
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