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Toscana Mia

Localita Poggio San Polo 2, 53013, Gaiole in Chianti, Italy
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Great Family Outing and Visit to Tuscany!

We had a wonderful time with Paola as she guided our cooking and learning about Tuscan culture. We... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
jdpetruzzi
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Houston, Texas
Having fun in the kitchen with friends

I had the pleasure of spending a morning cooking at Toscana Mia this fall. The location of the... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
Diana A
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Kelowna, Canada
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TOSCANA MIA is Simonetta & Paola’s idea for cooking, tasting and language programs in Tuscany Chianti wine region and Florence. An authentic organic food Tuscan experience : Cooking, Markets, Gourmet Shops and Wine tasting. We are happy to welcome in a family ancient home. Food lovers, lovers of Tuscany, lovers of Italian food, lovers of Italy ,Travelling solo, with the family, with friends, for an anniversary ,birthday or for pure pleasure of travelling.
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“cooking class” (48 reviews)
“cooking school” (27 reviews)
“pasta” (21 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Localita Poggio San Polo 2, 53013, Gaiole in Chianti, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time with Paola as she guided our cooking and learning about Tuscan culture. We prepared a number of dishes including a Turkey roast, fresh made tortellini and ravioli, roasted peppers and panna cotta, all served for dinner in their cozy kitchen...More

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

I had the pleasure of spending a morning cooking at Toscana Mia this fall. The location of the cooking class is a lovely property in the Tuscan countryside where Simonetta and Paola share their humour and knowledge of Italian cooking. It was fun meeting others...More

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Simonetta e Pao... d, Proprietario at Toscana Mia, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Mamma Mia:grazie infinite.Thank you very much for your nice words and so happy to hear you enjoyed the time at our placeWish you're still Cooking Italian. Thank you and buon appetito !

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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

My wife, 23yo daughter and I had a wonderful afternoon and evening, cooking with Paola and 6 other 'customers'. Paola is a passionate teacher and character, the setting is rustically magical and the overall ambience and value was exceptional. Highly recommended.

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Simonetta e Pao... d, Proprietario at Toscana Mia, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

So glad to hear you had a wonderful time with us as we had with the three of you,beautiful family. Thank you very much !

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Reviewed 14 July 2017

If you want the perfect Tuscan experience, look no further. We were ready to move in with Paola and Simonetta after just one evening. They are fun, enteraining hosts. It feels much more like visiting lost Italian relatives at their home than a cooking class....More

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Simonetta e Pao... d, Proprietario at Toscana Mia, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Thank you so much for the wonderful description of your experience with us.We are so proud of you cooking the recipes again at home and wish you'll eat more and more good Italian food.Grazie infinite !!!

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Reviewed 6 July 2017

This was my second time at Toscana Mia doing the 3 day cooking class. It is my happy place. I took my partner and his sister and hubby and they all loved it as did I. The food is amazing, we had lots of laugh's...More

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Simonetta e Pao... d, Proprietario at Toscana Mia, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Oh Sally, so nice of you what your wrote about us.The most important thing is that all of you enjoyed your time with us and you for the second time.Remember there is no 2 without 3,and we'll be glad to welcome you here again! Thank...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2017

As my girlfriend and I reflected on our two week trip to Italy the half day cooking class at Toscana Mia definitely was a highlight. The setting in a home in theTuscan countryside surrounded by olive trees and vineyards was perfect. Ribollita, Tacchino al latte,...More

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Simonetta e Pao... d, Proprietario at Toscana Mia, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Absolutely so nice of you to take the time to write about your experience with us and talking about your enthusiasm.Thank you really very much to both of you,and we wish we'll see you again for other Italian dishes .Let's go on Cooking the recipes...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2017

My husband and I had so much fun doing this cooking class! It was one of the highlights of our honeymoon. Simonetta and Paolo were both so lovely and taught us how to make homemade pasta, Turkey and gelato. The class is held in their...More

Thank Brigitte V
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Simonetta e Pao... d, Owner at Toscana Mia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2017

We are glad you had so much fun with us :cooking has to be a nice time ! Thank you very much for your words.We hope to welcome you here again!

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Reviewed 11 May 2017

We had our cooking class April 25 2017. The sisters are great. Very friendly and easy to be with. Such intelligent ladies. The cooking class was a lot of fun. I've already recooked the meal we prepared and will use the carbonata recipe with turkey/pasta...More

Thank Andrea M
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Simonetta e Pao... d, Proprietario at Toscana Mia, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thanks a lot for your review and photos .It has been a pleasure to have you with us and we are so happy to hear you cooked the meal again .Keep in touch !

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Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

The whole experience was great from start to finish.........from the initial booking, the directions, the warm welcome on arrival and then best of all the cooking (and eating!). Paola & Simonetta gave us a personal hands-on lesson and we enjoyed a lovely meal together afterwards....More

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Simonetta e Pao... d, Proprietario at Toscana Mia, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thank you for your lovely review and we are delighted you enjoyed the class and the organization. We hope to have you back again soon!

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Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Tuscany is everything and more was seen in pictures for years Toscana in the heart of the beautiful Chianti region, blends in perfectly Simonetta and Paolo where fantastic Full of local and great history of Italy They know and love their region The cooking classes...More

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Simonetta e Pao... d, Proprietario at Toscana Mia, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thank you very much.We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and your time in our beautiful Tuscany and Chianti !

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kjg127
31 December 2017|
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Response from Simonetta e Pao... d | Property representative |
Dear thank you for your information request. I’m Simonetta de’Mari and with my sister Paola personally give cooking  classes , food & wine tours and many other programs. We are Italians, very fluent in English, and we... More
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jenniehong2012
11 July 2017|
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Response from Simonetta e Pao... d | Property representative |
Hi, as nicely suggested by our previous participant, email us-please-so we can answer you more precisely.
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Jennifer P
15 March 2017|
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Response from Simonetta e Pao... d | Property representative |
Hi Jennifer , thank you very much for your information request , I’m Paola de’Mari and with my sister Simonetta personally give cooking classes , food & wine tours and many other programs. We are Italians, very... More
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