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Address: Piazza Bartolomeo Scala 9, 50052, Certaldo, Italy
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Custom culinary programs: cooking classes, market tours since 1988 in...

Custom culinary programs: cooking classes, market tours since 1988 in Tuscany and beyond.

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the best way to spend time in Florence

Tripadvisor needs to list this for Florence activities. The perfect way to see Florence with a local that everyone loves. We booked a market tour with Judy Witts but it is so... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 March 2016
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Sierra Madre, California
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Sierra Madre, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

Tripadvisor needs to list this for Florence activities. The perfect way to see Florence with a local that everyone loves. We booked a market tour with Judy Witts but it is so much more. All the shopkeepers and merchants know her and you can tell there is a mutual respect. Judy helped my wife to but things, gave inside detail... More 

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tuscandiva, Owner at Divina Cucina, responded to this review

thanks- for some reason, i can't change where i work. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

Over the years, I have taken 2 classes from Judy Witts in Florence. In the morning we went to a famous market in central Florence where we tasted and learned so much. She bought whatever foods were fresh that day and the accompanying wines. Then we went to an apartment near the market for a wonderful cooking class and eat... More 

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tuscandiva, Owner at Divina Cucina, responded to this review

Thanks so much!!! Moved from Florence- then went to Chianti-- now hosting custom lessons and weeklong programs! More 

Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

My kids (13,18 & 21) and I spent the day with Judy touring the chianti region. Judy personalized the tour for us. We had an amazing day with a combination of sight seeing, shopping, and eating. Judy has an amazing amount of information, history and a vast amount of connections all over the area. All of us decided that out... More 

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2015

Judy was an incredible person to tour with in the Chianti area. She knows a lot of Italian history, fun little hidden treasures of secrets, she knows a lot of people and she can truly make a life's dream come true for a gal always wanting to travel, site see, cook and eat through Tuscany. She arranged our stay at... More 

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Buenos Aires
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2015

I have been to Judy's Divina Cuccina food and cooking guide tour twice. The first time was over 15 years ago when I surprised my then girlfriend with this tour on our vacation trip. Back then, she was in Florence. This time around we went back to Italy with our two daughters in tow and I was so happy to... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2014

Judy has created the perfect mix of people, Setting, menu and the true taste of Tuscany! In our week long visit, we spent two ideal days, shopping and cooking, and of course, dining! Judy introduced us to the markets, people and cuisine. It was absolute perfection. I have loved recreating her menu for family and friends at home, using her... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2014

I have had the honor of having Judy Francini as my guide twice, once on a tour of Sicily, the second time on a tour of Tuscany and Le Marche. Judy is American born but has lived in Italy for 25 years. She speaks the language like a native and knows a gazillion Italians! She will guide you through beautiful... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2014

My first experience with Judy was several years ago when a group from Memphis had rented a Villa in Chianti and had heard about Judy from a friend. Four of us took her day class in Florence with a tour of the market to purchase our ingredients, then to the Wine shop to learn what wine woud go with our... More 

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tuscandiva, Owner at Divina Cucina, responded to this review

thanks martha--- our week in san miguel was magical too- loved our art class too! I just had Paco our chocolate pastry chef from San Miguel here in Tuscany too! More 

Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2014

We traveled from Florence to Colle Val d’Este to have a culinary adventure with Judy Witts. Judy took us to the local market for shopping and introduced us to all the local food vendors along with a local shoe merchant whom Barbara was happy to meet. On Fridays, you’ll find all types of booths. Judy recommended this shop for their... More 

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tuscandiva, Owner at Divina Cucina, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the lovely review!!! I adore sharing my life here and doing a full immersion with the market and my friends! So glad you enjoyed it-- and the recipes! More 

Austin, Texas
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77 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2014

My wife and I spent a day with Judy, and had a fantastic experience. We shopped a few of the local markets to see what was fresh and available, and put together a menu based on our tastes and based on what was available and fresh. Within an hour we had shopping bags full of fresh, local meats, cheeses, bread,... More 

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