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La Cucina di Giuseppina - Italian Cooking School

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What a fantastic day in the Tuscan Hills

My wife and I had an wonderful morning hunting for truffles with Luca and his dog, with his brother... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Mark G
Sydney, Australia
Authentic Tuscan cuisine

Giuseppina creates a fun and educational environment for those who are interested in some hands on... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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“truffle hunting”(11 reviews)
“panna cotta”(9 reviews)
“pasta”(28 reviews)
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 6 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

Thank Mark G
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

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

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

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

Thank katylivingston10
Reviewed 13 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

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

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

Thank LorriE30
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Took Guiseppinas cooking class and with her was Luca, her son. We were a group of 4 couples and one infant. The class was so much fun. We made a 4 course tradional tuscan meal and had 3 types of wine with it. The experience...More

1  Thank Pétur R
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

This was the best thing we did in Tuscany. Giuseppina and her sons have created an incredible experience which is successful entirely because the people are so passionate and fun. We went to the markets with her after selecting the menu (alternatively you can go...More

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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!