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Address: Localita Poggio San Polo 2, 53013 Gaiole in Chianti, Italy
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+39 334 247 6098
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TOSCANA MIA is Simonetta & Paola’s idea for cooking, tasting and...

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 in Chianti

As a bucket list item that I wanted to check off for my 50th birthday, my wife and I headed to Tuscany for a week. We wanted to explore the countryside, stay at a winery... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 October 2016
Colin M
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Simonetta e Pao... d, Owner at Toscana Mia, responded to this review

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

As a bucket list item that I wanted to check off for my 50th birthday, my wife and I headed to Tuscany for a week. We wanted to explore the countryside, stay at a winery (Poggerino), and take some cooking classes in true Tuscan style. We found Toscana Mia after much searching and we were glad we did! Toscana Mia... More 

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Simonetta e Pao... d, Owner at Toscana Mia, responded to this review

Sincerely thank you so much for taking the time to write this nice and precise review .We are so glad we did really share with you our passion and hope you are enjoying our recipes with your family and friends. Sincerely, Simonetta & Paola de'Mari More 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

What a wonderful way to spend a morning - cooking, sipping wine and then eating our creations. This is a great cooking course and what made it most special is that we were in Simonetta's and Paola's home learning the authentic way of cooking Italian food and then sat around the family kitchen eating with their family. Fantastic !

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Simonetta e Pao... d, Owner at Toscana Mia, responded to this review

We as a family are always so happy to welcome people like you who enjoy cooking ,eating and sipping. Thank you so much for your words. sincerely, Simonetta & Paola de'Mari More 

Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

My partner and I did the cooking class with Paola and Simonetta, alongside 4 others and it was so wonderful! The sisters welcomed us into their home, answered all kinds of questions we had about the region and cultural practices, worked with our preferences and requirements (e.g., I wanted to learn how to make pasta from scratch but one of... More 

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Simonetta e Pao... d, Owner at Toscana Mia, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your nice review and we are so glad you enjoyed your time with us.We hope you're still cooking Italian! Sincerely, Simonetta & Paola de'Mari More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Whilst a little on the expensive side the course was very enjoyable. Paola was very humerus and made everyone feel involved. The cooking was simple and fun with everyone getting hands on to make fresh pasta. There was free flow red wine and water and sitting around the dinning table in a 13th century tuscan house truly had a family... More 

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Simonetta e Pao... d, Owner at Toscana Mia, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the nice review.We are always delighted to hear what people think and we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us . Best wishes, Simonetta & Paola More 

Houston, Texas
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

8 of us participated - 3 of us > 50; 5 - 20's&early 30's. All loved it. Participation is high; Sunonetta & Paola do a fantastic job instructing & letting the participants be fully involved. The food was amazing. Their family joined us to eat the food & it was really a lot of fun. The whole group (men/women pretty... More 

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Simonetta e Pao... d, Owner at Toscana Mia, responded to this review

It was such a pleasure to have you and your group with us .Thank you very much for such a nice review! Really, do not forget us Best wishes, Simonetta & Paola More 

Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We did a half day cooking class with Paola and Simonetta and had loads of fun. The class is carried out in the house of the hosts which makes it a very warm and personal experience. There was only 1 other family with us (7 people in total) so Simonetta gave us plenty of attention and had time to answer... More 

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Simonetta e Pao... d, Owner at Toscana Mia, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for the very kind comments following your class with us .So happy to hear you're going on cooking Italian at home. Best wishes, Simonetta & Paola More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

On our recent trip to Italy we spent ful day at chianti. For teh first half we took the wine tasting tour and the second half we took the cooking class. My experience with Simonetta and Paola right from booking the class with them till the end was one of the highlights of our trip to italy. They were very... More 

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Simonetta e Pao... d, Owner at Toscana Mia, responded to this review

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 wish your family will go on enjoying Italian Cooking ! Best wishes,Simonetta & Paola More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We had a wonderful half-day cooking class with Simonetta and Paola! What a wonderful, authentic tuscan experience. Very hands-on. Ingredients were local (much from their own garden) and were all delicious. We have replicated several of the recipes at home.

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Simonetta e Pao... d, Proprietario at Toscana Mia, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your compliments and nice review.Absolutely the best compliment for us is to hear you replicated our recipes at home again .Buon appetito ! More 

Washington DC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We had a wonderful four hour session with Paola and Simonetta. The food is fabulous and we created some great memories. I would say that it is a on the expensive side - so if you are in a group - I would send the cooks to this for a the day or half-day and leave the non cooks behind... More 

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Simonetta e Pao... d, Proprietario at Toscana Mia, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent posting writing a nice review. We totally agree with you that in a group some people are more interested in cooking than others, that’s why we offer the option that for every person enrolling in the class an accompanying one can just enrol for the meal . More 

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