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Toscana Mia

Localita Poggio San Polo 2, 53013, Gaiole in Chianti, Italy
+39 334 247 6098
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A bucket-list level delight

If you want the perfect Tuscan experience, look no further. We were ready to move in with Paola... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
juleskb2
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Portland, Oregon
A must do in Tuscany

This was my second time at Toscana Mia doing the 3 day cooking class. It is my happy place. I... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
Davo73
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Sydney
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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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  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cooking class” (48 reviews)
“pasta” (19 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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+39 334 247 6098
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Reviewed 13 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

1  Thank juleskb2
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

Thank Davo73
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

Thank zimmys57
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
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!

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
Simonetta e Pao... d, Proprietario at Toscana Mia, responded to this reviewResponded 21 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 !

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

Thank RYANOBRIENC
Simonetta e Pao... d, Proprietario at Toscana Mia, responded to this reviewResponded 21 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!

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

Thank Colinmargie
Simonetta e Pao... d, Proprietario at Toscana Mia, responded to this reviewResponded 21 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 !

Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

I had a life long dream to go to a cooking school in Tuscany. My precious husband turned my dreams into a reality. We wanted a private family business, in an authentic Italian home in a small Tuscan village. Toscana Mia was exactly what we...More

Thank Monica B
Simonetta e Pao... d, Owner at Toscana Mia, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your lovely review. It is thoughtful compliments like these that makes all our efforts seem worthwhile .We hope to have you back again !Thanks to your husband who made it possible !

Reviewed 8 April 2017

Both my husband and I signed up for a 5 hour cooking/eating class with Paola and her sister Simonetta in the beautiful Chianti area. What I like the best was there was only five of us and both the sisters spoke very good english and...More

Thank Lyann132
Simonetta e Pao... d, Owner at Toscana Mia, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

Thank you very much for your words and for enthusiasm for all what we cooked and ate together !!! and if GPS is not perfect there are always our written direction we send in the Confirmation .

Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

A fantastic experience cooking in Tuscany . Traditional methods. We had 3 sessions. We went to learn traditional methods and we did. We learnt all about Chianti Classico and toured Chianti , , , beautiful

1  Thank Colinmargie
Simonetta e Pao... d, Owner at Toscana Mia, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2016

Thanks a lot for the review and compliments.We wish you're still enjoying the cooking and the wine. Sincerely, Simonetta & Paola de'Mari

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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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mary_vg12
3 August 2016|
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Response from demari2016 |
Thank you very much for your request.We have no more availability for this program for this year but if you are anyway interested you can email us so we can send you complete information .
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