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Toscana Mia

Localita Poggio San Polo 2, 53013, Gaiole in Chianti, Italy
+39 334 247 6098
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Cooking Class in Tuscany

This class was the highlight of our trip to Europe, as it was something I will never forget... How... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Grant H
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Fun and Informative

My daughter and myself decided we wanted to go to a cooking school. This was recommended to me by... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Localita Poggio San Polo 2, 53013, Gaiole in Chianti, Italy
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+39 334 247 6098
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This class was the highlight of our trip to Europe, as it was something I will never forget... How many people get to say they went through a course to make authentic Italian dishes on a vineyard in the Tuscan Countryside? Simonetta & Paola were...More

Thank Grant H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and myself decided we wanted to go to a cooking school. This was recommended to me by our host at the Inn we stayed at. I loved the idea of cooking in the sisters house. I was not disappointed at all. We made...More

Thank NCJustMe
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four of us arrived at 10am and left at 2:30 and had a most glorious time. Simonetta was our instructor and with ease had 7 of us (our 4 plus a mother and 2 boys) fully engaged in the process. It was great fun and...More

Thank Janet D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four of us took a cooking class with Simonetta and Paola a couple of weeks ago while in Tuscany. We all had a wonderful time learning from Simonetta. Everyone shared in the cooking, and we made a great menu. Simonetta was full of authentic cooking...More

Thank tunanme
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

We had an amazing cooking class with the sisters Paola and Simonetta. Lots of laughs and great food that we all prepared. Gazing out of the window of the kitchen we had a view of the beautiful vineyards and poppy fields. The instruction was hands...More

Thank Terese P
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Simonetta e Pao... d, Owner at Toscana Mia, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Thank you for finding the time to write the review.Great to hear you enjoyed your time with us so much.You know you're always welcome in our Family Tuscan kitchen !Ciao.

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Reviewed 21 May 2018

Absolutely amazing experience. Paola and Simoneta welcomed us into their home and we had a great couple of days of cooking classes and wine tasting. Highly recommended for travelers to Chianti.

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Simonetta e Pao... d, Owner at Toscana Mia, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Thank you very much for recommending us,we're glad you enjoyed your time with us and we'll be glad to answer more and more questions about Italian Cooking.Ciao!

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

This was an awesome, authentic, and delicious experience. Paola and her sister Simonetta were very welcoming and shared some of their lifelong secrets to Italian home cooking. My husband and I were on our honeymoon for two-weeks in Tuscany, and this was one of our...More

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Simonetta e Pao... d, Owner at Toscana Mia, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

Thank you for your lovely review and we are delighted you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to have you back again soon! Best wishes,

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

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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Simonetta e Pao... d, Owner at Toscana Mia, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

It was such a pleasure to have you and your family with us . Happy to hear you enjoyed the dishes,the place and the time with us as we enjoyed having all of you here.

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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

Thank Diana A
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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.

Thank Nicholas S
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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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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
14 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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