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The Gritti Epicurean School

Dorsoduro / Accademia
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Address: Campo Santa Maria del Giglio, 2467, 30124 Venice, Italy
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+39 041 794611

An exceptional Venetian experience to discover recipes and seasonal...

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 markets, themed courses and sustainable ingredients. Visit the website for detailed course information and culinary packages.

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Fabulous Cooking Experience in Venice

What an experience! We just spent a fabulous day with Chef Franco Sanna at The Gritti Epicurean Cooking School. We started with a trip to the Rialto Market. Franco picked out the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 December 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

What an experience! We just spent a fabulous day with Chef Franco Sanna at The Gritti Epicurean Cooking School. We started with a trip to the Rialto Market. Franco picked out the freshest seafood, fruits and vegetables. On the way back to The Gritti Palace, we stopped off in a local (ie non-touristy) bacaro for un'ombra of prosecco and a... More 

7 Thank Ben B
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I just came back from Venice and simply had to write a review of this cooking class. We attended a half-day course with a trip to the wonderful Rialto market in the morning and a relaxed and very informative few hours of cooking and admiring chef Franco's skills and love for food. He made us feel like we were his... More 

9 Thank Suzana_Zizek
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Gritti Palace Epicurean School....Bravo Congatulazioni Chef Franco! Sei un artista! If you truly wish to understand the essence and feel of Venetian culture, the experience provided by chef Franco is priceless. The kitchen is the latest, state of the art and can easily make one envious. But it is chef Franco's passion, creativity and feel for the "marina" and the... More 

11 Thank Araldo M
Greenwich, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

A truly Epicurean experience and our best meal while in Italy. A great option if you have a day and want to do something different away from the crowds and tourist shopping. We spent the day with Chef Franco, a 15 year veteran chef of the Gritti Palace. We started our day at 9:15 am with a nice walk through... More 

17 Thank Greg H
Yardley, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

I spent two days with Chef Franco Sanna and could not have been happier. Our trip to the Rialto market to buy fresh ingredients was only the start. Chef Franco was very informative and helpful. The food that we prepared was fresh, light and flavorful. The wine and food parings for our lunches were molto bene. If you want to... More 

19 Thank amsdds
Springfield, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

This was our first experience with a cooking school and we loved every minute! Chef Franco is very personable. He is exacting in his discipline and also very easy going, fun and just delightful in every way. We loved the soft shell crab and enjoyed helping with the preparation, but each course stood on it's own! We were so fortunate... More 

16 Thank Karen K
Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

We want to the luxurious Gritti Palace Hotel for a wine tasting of three great and traditional Amarone wines: the setting was a blend of modern and classic, the atmosphere friendly and the explanation was thorough yet relaxed. Highly recommended to all wine enthusiasts!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

Service was top notch. Rooms were top notch. Even though I had to pay for breakfast at 53 euros I thought it was worth it (twice) because just being on the grand canal was amazing. Very special experience and the best use of hotel points I can imagine

1 Thank Willie K
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

My sister-in-law and I were among the 6 people who took part in the October 14 half-day epicurean school. As noted by one of the participants, it lasted more than a half day, almost a full one, and was enjoyable every moment. Sous Chef Franco Sanna is a delight to observe as he works his magic in the beautifully designed... More 

22 Thank Betsy P
San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

I've been to many cooking schools and lived in Europe for several years. This one requires a true shout out: Franco Sanna at Gritti Palace in Venice. It was a special birthday for a dear friend and we spent the day with Franco in the fish market and at some local cafes. The experience, as well as the cooking demonstration... More 

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