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La Cucina di Giuseppina - Italian Cooking School

Via del Castello 34, 50052, Certaldo, Italy
+39 348 003 4869
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Delicious food and wine. Not to be missed

Cooking with Giuseppina and Luca was the highlight of our Italy trip. They warmly welcomed our... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
New York
A wonderful experience

My day with Giuseppina and Luca, with their warm and generous hospitality, was undoubtedly a... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
Auckland, New Zealand
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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 Tuscan cuisine. And her family, which shares the same passion for the joys of life and food, offers to participate in activities such as truffle hunting and wine tasting.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Via del Castello 34, 50052, Certaldo, Italy
+39 348 003 4869
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cooking with Giuseppina and Luca was the highlight of our Italy trip. They warmly welcomed our group of 5 into their kitchen. We learned to make delicious food the Italian way. Giuseppina has a rule, ”Here you can eat only if you cook”. We all...More

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Certaldus, Direttore at La Cucina di Giuseppina - Italian Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

thank you!! it is a pleasure for us to spend time with nice people. Simone

Reviewed 1 November 2017

My day with Giuseppina and Luca, with their warm and generous hospitality, was undoubtedly a highlight of my 5 weeks in Italy. An informative visit to the local market to gather fresh ingredients followed by the cooking class in their lovely kitchen where we were...More

Thank Elle289
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We did an hour-long truffle hunt with Luigi and his dog Mora accompanied by Luka who translated for his dad. We thought it was really cool to see the process and learn about how Luigi trains his dogs, and how the dogs find the truffles....More

Thank mgnaegy2017
Reviewed 23 October 2017

My husband and I had a wonderful time learning from Guiseppina and her son, Luca. Not only was she a great teacher, but Guiseppina instilled the experience with passion, experience and FUN! We were so inspired that the first thing we did when we got...More

Thank kellyannebarrett
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

We visited in a group of 4 couples. Lucca met us at the train station and after a 10 minute drive we met Morra the Truffle Hunting dog and Luigi the truffle hunter. I thought it would be hokey but it was really enjoyable and...More

Thank RobertMueller
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We have been staying in a Tuscany villa for a week, and we decided to indulge ourselves with a personal chef dinner in our villa. we called "Cucina Giuseppina" which is not very far (in Certaldo) - and we enjoyed every minute ! The dinner...More

Thank Gil Y
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have been to Italy many times, but this was an experience like no other. We met Giuseppina's son Luca, and with a small group met his dad and his dog in the woods to hunt truffles. It was so much fun...More

Thank Tom N
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We started the day going truffle hunting with Luigi (the father), Luca ( the youngest son) and Moira, an energetic truffle hunting dog. We found 2 white and 3 black truffles! Followed with a short tour of Certaldo's streets on the way to Giuseppina's cooking...More

Thank Savy S
Reviewed 1 October 2017

My husband and I went on the truffle hunt followed by brunch, what an amazing experience! We met up with Luca, Luigi and their expert hunting dog who quickly found 4 white truffles. It was such fun to watch the little dog hunt them out...More

Thank Amy M
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Giuseppina is an amazing teacher! I am not afraid to make pasta now, already ordered my pasta attachment for my KitchenAid! We were 3 couples that had never met before and by the end of the day we were hugging each other arrivederci. That's the...More

Thank Deborah D
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1 March 2016|
Response from Nancy H | 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!