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Tasty Tuscany Food Immersion Cooking Vacations

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was staying at a neighboring farmhouse and found out about Tasty Tuscany's classes and I'm so glad!! I had the most fabulous experience learning to make Tuscan cuisine. Manul is a wonderful teacher, she is so patient, funny and smart. Her way of using produce from her own garden, seasonal items, and/or local and organic was inspiring. She is...

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Reviewed 7 October 2016

My husband and I planned to travel throughout Northern Italy for 3 weeks and he wanted to do cooking classes while we were in Tuscany. I was initially attracted to Tasty Tuscany because it had a combination of day excursions as well as cooking which seemed to be the best of both worlds. We were not planning on having a...

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

What a generous review! We now entered into Fall, and are beginning to harvest the first olives which will provide us another great vintage of the kitchen's king: EVO! Wishing you could stay longer to enjoy Manul's autumn dishes. Thank you!

Reviewed 22 September 2016

booked Paulo on line 4 a personal tour of the local area. He was FANTASTIC!! His house is a beautifull Italian country home set atop the hills in the south east area of Tuscony. Paulo took us around to places we (or U) would probley never go! Even though we went to Volterra, a touristy place. The shops & places...

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Thank you, Mark. Time is too short! As I told you, it's unusual to have people joining us for a single-day tour. It's been a pleasure to take you along, though were so many more things I wanted to show you and talk about. I am sure we would have had a very good time if we only had more...

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This was all that I was hoping for. Manuel & Paolo welcomed us into their home up a tranquil wooded hill &provided a varied programme - a trip out each morning to a local place of interest (not to the usual touristy Tuscan hotspots) then in the afternoon into the kitchen to learn how to cook unusual Italian dishes &...

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

Thank you, Ann. Pleased to have satisfied you :) Ciao, Paolo

Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Calm. Clean. Quite. Arranged with very good taste and attention to details. Tasty food of course and special lady owner-teacher and mr. Paulo the walking Zen ; ) Very recommended - take at least 2 days. The rooms are special too. It is a real pleasure. You may ask vegeterian as well. ...and Tuscany is beautifull!

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

Thank you, C.J. It's been a pleasure to have you here in our food-and-tours-immersion! Come again in the fall for new menues and new excursions.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Wow, what an experience! I had a dream and an expectation of such a holiday. This week has totally surpassed both. We were made to feel welcome right from the very start. Paolo's tours are very interesting and educational and he easily adapts them to the interests and capabilities of the group. He is an entertaining host who made the...

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

Thank you Chris, Wishing you,Susanne, Charlie and Johnathan the best enjoyment at your villa in Massa Marittima. Ciao, P & M

Melton Mowbray, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We've just come back from 6 wonderful nights with Manul and Paolo, and so many happy memories. Not to mention a stack of wonderful recipes to recreate at home. Travelling with my 14 year old daughter, this really was an ideal trip: mornings of visiting fascinating local places, afternoons of cooking, evenings of eating, talking, laughing. The house is in...

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Thank you Helen, I's been a pleasure to have you both here enjoying your pleasant company between a glass of wine and a journey! Ciao, P

Castro Valley, California
Reviewed 10 June 2016

We were so glad we listened to our friend, Tony, who recommended Tasty Tuscany. What a great experience! The schedule was perfect – just the right mix of relaxation time, excursions and cooking. Manul and Paolo were wonderful hosts – Paolo was the perfect tour guide and Manul is not only a great cook but a wonderful teacher, too. We...

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It often happens to make new friends, here at Tasty Tuscany. And now you know the recipe! Thank you, and Arrivederci. Paolo

Reviewed 3 June 2016

A perfect blend of cooking, rest, and excursions! Every part of our Tasty Tuscany experience surpassed our expectations! Through sharing their love of nearby places of interest, expertise of cooking and the Tuscany way of life, Manul and Paulo (and Sultana) made our stay totally idyllic from the time we arrived until our departure. We will always remember beautiful Tuscany,...

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The best memory of a holiday is to get back home with a new friend in your suitcase. Thank you, Jackie! Paolo & Manul

Devon, England
Reviewed 2 June 2016

This has to be one of the most amazing holidays ever and I don't know where to begin describing all the wonderful aspects of it, and do it justice! It is truly a tonic for the body and soul where every minute provides some delicious pleasure, from Manul's gentle earthy cooking guidance, to the laughs and copious amounts of wine...

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Thank you J and M for your touching words. It has been a pleasure for us too. You know you'll always be welcome to our house. Paolo & Manul

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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: RM310 - RM488 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles JYM-Julienne, 19 Oct 2015 | Read review
“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.”
 of 5 bubbles 805sylviab, 22 Sep 2015 | Read review
“The rooms are all very similar, there is not a best one, ask for what you need”
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