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Stile Mediterraneo Food and Lifestyle Academy

Via Salandra, 73100, Lecce, Italy
+39 348 451 4324
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My first trip to Italy - So Happy it was with Stile Mediterraneo!

If you're Looking for the best vacation in Italy, you need to go with the Best People in Italy... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2018
Donna A
Perfection in Puglia

I just returned from my second trip to Puglia, both with Cinzia. (Stile Mediterraneo) The beauty... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
Sandra S
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Celebrated by the NYT for its role in promoting Puglia's ancient and Unesco heritage cuisine, Stile Mediterraneo Cooking & Wine School offers first class and unique culinary and cultural experiences with highly professional local experts. From hands on cooking classes, to visits to best markets and food producers, all experiences are a way to learn about the authentic culture of Puglia with the local food & wine experts. Classes are hands on and take place in different locations around Lecce and Puglia. Wine tour and visits to artisans are provided in Lecce and rest of Puglia. You will learn an ancient cuisine that in Southern Italian was handed down mother to daughter for centuries (as NO MEN would be allowed into a real Pugliese cuisine!) And that is today Unesco heritage as well as one of the healthiest in the world, according to Harvard Medical School. You will learn the unique Stile Mediterraneo cookery method put together by food expert, Cinzia Rascazzo, and her team of doctors and cardiologists: this is a unique method that enhances food nutrients and flavors and is only taught at Stile Mediterraneo Cooking School. The Stile Mediterraneo School was founded by Cinzia Rascazzo, certified olive oil taster, 3rd level AIS wine sommelier, Harvard MBA.
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Via Salandra, 73100, Lecce, Italy
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+39 348 451 4324
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

If you're Looking for the best vacation in Italy, you need to go with the Best People in Italy! Stile Mediterraneo Food and LIfestyle Academy! Every day is an adventure filled with beautiful sights, food, people, planned by Cinzia and Marika with you in mind....More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

I just returned from my second trip to Puglia, both with Cinzia. (Stile Mediterraneo) The beauty, the people, the food, the olive oil, and the wine of the region filled my heart.and soul. Cinzia is so organized, thoughtful, thorough and brilliant/knowledgeable, and funny that I...More

Thank Sandra S
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

Oh my goodness. I mean, so much goodness! This was my second trip with Cinzia. The first was 3 years ago with 2 friends. This year, we talked 3 more into coming with us. It was the trip of a lifetime. She took us to...More

Thank Laura D
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

1) The tour group was small: no flag to follow or earphones to wear or disgruntled group members to trip over. 2) The tour attracted fun, friendly, interesting people, respectful of each other and of place too. 3) The food was constantly fantastic: of the...More

Thank r383
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StileMediterraneo, Owner at Stile Mediterraneo Food and Lifestyle Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Thank you so much for this beautiful review. It was a pleasure to have you with us and share my love of my home region Puglia and of.....good sustainable food. I look forward to more wonderful culinary adventures with you

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

This was my second time with Cinzia and Marika after almost 10 years. And again, it was magical. Very educating and meaningful. I was solo traveler that joined another small group of people and eventually found new friends. We spent one week in a such...More

Thank Monasi
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StileMediterraneo, Owner at Stile Mediterraneo Food and Lifestyle Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

It was such a pleasure for Marika and I to have you again with us after 10 years. Thank you so much for your super nice words and for appreciating what we do in Puglia in order to promote food & wine producers who want...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

My spouse and I recently returned from a weeklong trip in Puglia with Cinzia Rascazzo, the owner and operator of Stile Mediterraneo. This was our third travel experience with Cinzia, and all of them have been superb. In 2013, during our first visit to the...More

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StileMediterraneo, Owner at Stile Mediterraneo Food and Lifestyle Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Grazie mille!! Thank you so much for these beautiful words. Marika and I love so much what we do because it allows us to meet special and wonderful people -now friends- like the two of you...and your friends/family members you referred to us. You are...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

For our fourth consecutive year, my wife and I have partaken of a week with the Stile Mediterraneo Food and Lifestyle Academy. Stile Mediterraneo is owned by two powerful young women, Cinzia Rascazzo (a Harvard MBA) and Marika Rascazzo (a cardiologist). Together, they undertake to...More

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StileMediterraneo, Proprietario at Stile Mediterraneo Food and Lifestyle Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

It is always such a pleasure to have the two of back with us! You are amazing "students" and it is so meaningful and important for us that every year you enjoy coming back and learning about our slow cooking method and healthy artisanal foods...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Cinzia is a masterful educator and animator!! She came and taught our group all about olive oil, the good the bad and the ugly. Touring the olive grove, tasting the various qualities absolutely changed how we will approach buying and using olive oil. Puglia will...More

Thank Jean C
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StileMediterraneo, Proprietario at Stile Mediterraneo Food and Lifestyle Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

It was so wonderful to meet all of you and share my passion and love of real extra virgin olive oil and Puglia with you. You were amazing students! I really hope to have a chance to meet you again in Puglia....or may be Canada....More

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Reviewed 8 March 2017

We did not know what to expect but soon we realized that they really know how to make you fall in love with the surrounding, the taste, and that unforgettable olive oil. A must do for couple that like to find a connection and love...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We have now taken three week-long excursions with Cinzia Rascazzo. The first was a week centered in Lecce which included cooking the Pugliese diet (three days of cooking classes) plus winery and olive oil production tours and tastings, as well as an introduction to Puglia...More

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