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Bovey Tracey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Spent six nights at Tasty Tuscany with my wife. From the time we were picked up from the airport to the time we were dropped off this was a most enjoyable experience. Great location, brilliant hosts and made some good friends from across the pond. Particularly enjoyed both the cooking classes and the excursions where our host Paulo was a...

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tasty t, Proprietario at Tasty Tuscany Food Immersion Cooking Vacations, responded to this review

Thank you, dear Michael. With your happy sense of humour you and Julie have made the whole group gathering around your friendly personality, and this is priceless! You know that you will always be welcome to our house. Please post some of your pictures on our Tasty Tuscany Tripadvisor's page. Ciao, Paolo & Manul

Florence, Italy
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Just finished 4 nights and 5 days at Tasty Tuscany. It was a memorable experience that delivered much more than promised. Healthy and Tasty recipes, delicious meals, good company, interesting day excursions and lots of fun! Manul and Paulo were amazing hosts who made us instantly feel at home and constantly entertained. Thank you for an experience I'll never forget...

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tasty t, Proprietario at Tasty Tuscany Food Immersion Cooking Vacations, responded to this review

Thank you, Linda! We've seen the pics of Michael's birthday present: A ride on a Ferrari must have made him the happiest man on earth! Enjoy the rest of your tour, there's much more of Italy to enjoy. Ciao, P & M

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Tasty Tuscany is a must if you want to enjoy and learn how to cook true Italian food while staying in a wonderful Villa in the country. Right from the first night Elaine and I were immersed into the hospitality of Manul (Pat) and Paolo. I was so glad to do Manul's cooking classes they were so informative with the...

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Thank you Stefano, We had a good time with you and Elaine too. Let us know how your first, real italian meal has come out at home. Ciao, P & M

berkshire
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Fabulous trip combining sight seeing and cooking that made us feel like we got a to know and see a bit more of the real Tuscany .Paolo was the perfect guide. Detail to bring places to life without going over the top. Superb sense of humour too. Manul provided the expert cooking guidance ably assisted by Sulti the now named...

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tasty t, Proprietario at Tasty Tuscany Food Immersion Cooking Vacations, responded to this review

Thank you, yes, it was unexpectedly cold. Sorry. May is a little crazy... Since we've opened in 1997, we are hardly working to put the weather under control. Some day we'll make it! Ciao, Paolo

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 May 2016

We did the 4 night course and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. From the moment we were collected from Pisa airport we were able to relax and enjoy our daily trips with Paolo and our evening cooking experiences with Manul. It was a lovely combination of visiting some interesting local sights and some relaxing cooking in excellent company. Paolo was an...

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tasty t, Proprietario at Tasty Tuscany Food Immersion Cooking Vacations, responded to this review

Thank you, Tarnum. With people like you, it's always a pleasure. Your feedback is always welcome, and help us improve. We bake five cereals bread in the morning for the day's consumption and toast the remaining for breakfast to avoid waste of food. It's rarely too hard, but sometimes it doesn't raise well because of the climate. Yeasts are living...

Mt Airy
Reviewed 23 April 2016

My Daughter and i just got back from a wonderful trip to Tasty Tuscany. The farmhouse was warm and inviting. Manuel is a wonderful cook and believes in the healing properties of food. The classes were relaxed and easy to follow and the end result amazing! Paolo or as were knew him, Wiki Paolo" is an amazing story teller and...

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tasty t, Proprietario at Tasty Tuscany Food Immersion Cooking Vacations, responded to this review

Thank you, Kathleen. We wish to see you hare again, maybe in the fall to take new tours and season recipes. Paolo.

Emirate Of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 10 April 2016

This was the perfect cooking vacation for my mom and me. The farmhouse was lovely and we enjoyed the beautiful views from our bedroom windows. There were ample gorgeous hiking trails to enjoy in evenings. The cooking classes were very enjoyable and easy to follow (and incredibly delicious)! All the meals we had were savory. We couldn't get enough of...

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Thank you, annbeetz! Glad to see you had a good times as we did. Ciao, Paolo.

Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Reviewed 15 November 2015

From the choice of menu, the quietness of the villa, the music selected while we cooked and the friendliness of Paolo and Manul. Everything was great. They were open to changing the menu and always had some great wine around.

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Reviewed 12 November 2015

I decided to take in a cooking class in Italy, before travelling on to Greece. Cooking in Italy just sounded romantic, and it was just that. Manul & Paolo are perfect hosts. The old farm house that I stayed in was very old, but beautifully renovated. Each guest or couple had their own spacious bedroom and onsuite. Every room had...

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Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 November 2015

This holiday was the choice of a friend who was celebrating a special birthday. I'd looked at the Tasty Tuscany web site before we set off but was unsure of what the week would hold. It turned out to be one of the most enjoyable holidays we've had. From being picked up on time at Pisa airport we were looked...

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Food Immersion: a great opportunity to live for a week in a real Tuscan home, learning about authentic Italian food, touring beautiful art sites, relaxing in the luxuriant garden or at the pool, meeting your hosts Pat and Paolo, their family and friends. At Tasty Tuscany the hands-on experience in the kitchen is enriched by guided art tours, visits to wine and food producers, open markets and art workshops. Small groups of people experience a unique Culinary Adventure that starts from our Traditional Family Recipes. It's our everyday cooking and we'll t each you the tips to make you feel confident in the kitchen. We welome not cooking guests with a tour and relaxation program. On a hilltop flanked by Tuscan cypresses is an Italian farm with a farmhouse, now a Tuscany villa for a great Tuscany holiday destination. This is where the silence speaks to one's very soul and the sweet scent of Tuscan rosemary & oregano lifts the spirit. The scent is present in the morning Tuscan air and the dry breeze of every evening. The sweet smell permeates the Tuscan kitchen used for cookery classes, giving the authentic Italian family food a wonderful Tuscan flavor to make for a memorable holiday in Italy. This beautifully restored farmhouse provides a bed & breakfast accommodations and an Italian cooking school. The villa has five bedrooms, each with its own character and furnished with antique pieces handed down throughout Italian generations, are perfect for Italy holiday slumbers. Everything combines to create perfect atmosphere for your holiday. Whether just passing through or planning to stay, all are welcome at our cooking school, bed and breakfast, and rental villa. Press Articles Tuscany Cooking Classes For some the stay is a short holiday and the farmhouse bed and breakfast provides a brief respite between local art cities. There's always time to have a chat, to try our traditional Tuscan organic food, drink a glass of good Italian Chianti. All of these can be done under the branches of the Italian wisteria on the grounds of the Tuscany holiday villa rental, near the welcoming Tuscany villa rental fireplace in the living room, or upon wakening in the morning to the smell of coffee and freshly baked bread. For others, a visit here becomes an Italian holiday voyage of discovery, an opportunity to learn about the true flavors of Tuscany, to taste Italian olive oil made from the fruit of our Tuscany villa and its ancient olive trees, or authentic Italian wine made by dear friends from San Gimignano. During your vacation, maybe we'll visit in on a nearby shepherd to try some pecorino cheese that is still made the old way, really organic, and you'll learn to cook some traditional and typical Italian dishes. And we always remember to share everything with good humor and a ready Italian smile. We look forward to welcoming you and making your holiday Tuscany holiday a most memorable one! ... more   less 

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Address: Localita di Agliati 123 | Tuscany Italy, 56036 Palaia, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Pisa > Palaia
Price Range: $94 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“All rooms have a lovely rustic charm”
 of 5 bubbles GriffsDevon_England, 1 Jun 2016 | Read review
“all of the rooms are fantastic, there is an outdoor pool, the scenery is beautiful, it is a cooking class with rooms attached - not a hotel.”
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“All rooms were great! There was a large room that would accommodate a family of 6, and 4 additional rooms each with bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles jimblackmax, 5 Oct 2015 | Read review
“All rooms were in a quiet location as we were up a mountain and secluded.”
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