Cooking classes

Tuscan Cooking Lessons: Gnocchi, Pasta Fresca and Gnudi

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Duration 3h

Max 10 guests

Spoken languages:  Italian and English

Small group hands-on cooking class with 3 pasta recipes, followed by lunch and dinner with the recipes prepared during the class

Shared Experience

In a shared experience, other guests may be added, up to the maximum number of people that the host can accommodate. Therefore you may have the opportunity to share your passion for good food and cooking with other people from all over the world!

Your menu
  • Home made pasta
  • Gnudi (gnocchi-like dumplings) with butter and sage
  • Potato gnocchi

I am Silvia, a Cesarina who lives in the historic center of Lucca.

I invite you to join me for a cooking class in my kitchen to learn about the authentic flavors of Tuscan cuisine. We will prepare three types of pasta dishes together: we will start with tasty potato gnocchi served with meat sauce, or alternatively a meatless sauce for those who are vegetarians, using fresh and high quality ingredients. The second proposal is perhaps the most famous, the unfailing homemade pasta, using only two ingredients: eggs and flour. Finally we will make gnudi, ravioli prepared using only spinach, ricotta and parmesan cheese.


32 reviews
Overall it was a wonderful experience. Sylvia’s home was very welcoming and warm. The menu was exactly what I wanted -an unfamiliar appetizer, a simple pasta dish, and a desert to die for! I can’t wait to prepare all for my friends back home. Spectaculare!

Gary - October 2023

Sylvia was very friendly and welcomed us into her very cozy home. She was a fabulous instructor with so many good tips! The food: gnudi, gnocci, fettuccini and ragù was sooooo yummy! Highlight of our whole trip.

Ken and lorelee - October 2023

the class was wonderful,lots of cooking information and the recipes were great. Silvia was very gracious and her home was beautiful.

shelby - October 2023

Silvia was an excellent teacher, and her ragu was SO good! We want to do another class on our next visit.

Michael Brown - October 2023

Silvia was the perfect hostess and teacher. We enjoyed every part of the experience from prep, to cooking, to eating, and the great tips throughout. The group was also a great mix. We will do this again and look forward to receiving recipes from Silvia.

Richard & Madeleine - September 2023

€149.00 per guest

€74.50 per child

You’ll receive the exact address after the booking
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Cesarina from 2022Location: Lucca    Languages: Italian and English
"I love to host and take care of the table, I always try to create a mise en place with some ingredient that recalls the menu or seasonality. I prefer to cook dishes of land, typical of the Tuscan tradition, I do not try too much in desserts... but only not to eat too many!"
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