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Castello della Paneretta Agriturismo Cooking Class

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Address: Via Paneretta, 19, Barberino Val d'Elsa, Italy
Phone Number: +39 333 829 0390

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Amazing cooking class

We have spent an entire week in Tuscany and this was definitely the highlight of the vacation. Patrizia and Massimo - a sweet and friendly couple - treated us like family. We... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 October 2012
Rotem S
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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2012

We have spent an entire week in Tuscany and this was definitely the highlight of the vacation. Patrizia and Massimo - a sweet and friendly couple - treated us like family. We cooked together, learnt a lot not only about the Italian kitchen, but also about the philosophy behind this amazing food and of course - cooked together. Spending a... More 

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Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2012

Patrizia and Massimo were terrific hosts. The cooking class was definitely the highlight of our Tuscany vacation. We felt totally at home and learned so much about Italian cooking and its meaning in Italian culture. Patricia taught us how to put love into the making of our food and how important it is to share it with family and friends.... More 

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14 Thank lisayoung629
Shanghai, Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2012

we had the pleasure to meet Patrizia and Massimo during our stay in barberino. If you happen to be in the area you should definitely pass by. they do wine tasting as well, but spending few hours in the kitchen with them was a touching experience for the whole family. the place is incredible, the activity was fun for everyone... More 

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15 Thank MaddieBg
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2012

My husband and I were fortunate enough to be able to take a cooking "experience" with Patrizia and Massimo right around Christmas time while staying in the area. This experience was truly one of the highlights of our trip, as we found in Patrizia and Massimo people who so graciously shared their culinary expertise, and also their love of the... More 

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18 Thank paulaanddavid
Dubuque, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2012

Stayed here with a group of women at the villa. Patrizia was an amazing host! We loved her Italian Mama sass. Our night of cooking with her was the highlight of our trip. We made tiramisu, ravioli, and eggplant parmesan while sampling cheese and wine. Then we got to sit down in her beautiful dining room and eat all of... More 

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18 Thank tastytravelers
Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2011

Our wonderful cooking class with Patrizia and Massimo was an incredibly enjoyable experience. Their beautiful home, vineyards and hospitality were memorable for all of us including my teenage children. It was the highlight of our Italian trip. The food was so fresh and delicious. Even our daughter, who was living in Florence for the semester said it was the best... More 

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18 Thank Toni F
Forest Lake, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2011

Had a fantastic time staying at this Italian bed and breakfast. The views were amazing, the breakfasts were wonderful and our group of women loved the cooking class with our hostess and host Patricizia and Mossimo. It was the highlight of my first ever trip to Italy and if I can ever go back I wouldn't miss staying here again.

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Honolulu, HI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2011

My husband and I took this cooking class with Patrizia and Massimo, while staying in the Tuscany region. We wanted to really see and learn how local Italians actually live and cook, instead of watching some 5 star top chef prepare his meals in a fancy kitchen. The ambiance in their wonderful home was perfect, and even better, Patrizia had... More 

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28 Thank kerbear11
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2011

Stayed with a group of ladies stayed and we got the whole villa to ourselves. It was an absolutely beautiful place in rustic Tuscany with great views from our accommodations and very nice scenery to walk through and explore. Patrizia's breakfast was a highlight of our stay. Several homemade jams, homemade honey, homemade bread, and more fresh fruit than you... More 

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29 Thank LMayEatery
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2011

The best review I can write is I can't wait to return. We spent 3 days enjoying the amazing food, scenery, and hospitality. We loved taking a cooking class. Have decided to go for a week next year. After Rome this was a welcome respite. My room was great and I loved the smell of the linens!

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