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Ciao Laura Day Excursions

Italy
01.615.426.1138
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Ranked #737 of 946 activities in Tuscany
Type: Other
Description: Provider of culinary tours, cooking lessons, wine, cheese, walking and foodie related tours throughout Italy.
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English first
Roseville, California
1 review
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

After researching the internet and reading the awesome reviews for the best culinary experience in Italy my cousin and I booked our first trip abroad through Ciao Laura. We could not be happier to have had the opportunity to do so. When I first contacted Ciao Laura I informed her that some of her cooking excursions interested us but that... More

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Dallas, Texas
1 review
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

My husband and I experienced the Farm to Fork cooking class with Veronica in Imprunete...it was super fun and special. I immediately came home and made fresh pasta! Working with Ciao Laura was easy and complete. Everything was perfect! Can't wait to do it again. Thanks again, Melissa, Texas

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Brownstown Township, Michigan
1 review
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Barbara was a great teacher!!! Our meal, wine and experience was absolutely fantastic and Laura was so accomodating with our group for our menu planning!

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ciaolaura, Owner at Ciao Laura Day Excursions, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide a review of your private chef cooking lesson in your villa! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed spending time cooking with your chef and enjoyed the final meal that you cooked together in bella Tuscany! Thank you again and please let us know if we can ever... More

Cape Town
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Our 'Farm to Fork' cooking lesson in Tuscany was the real highlight of a recent family holiday to Italy that included so many highlights. Our cooking instructor, Veronica, was outstanding and presented a fantastic half-day class for my foodie wife, myself and our daughters (aged 15 and 12). We met Veronica in the village of Impruneta and followed her to... More

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ciaolaura, Owner at Ciao Laura Day Excursions, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review of your cooking lesson online, along with the photos of your beautiful family cooking in the Chianti kitchen! We are thrilled that your experience with us was the highlight of your Tuscan holiday and we hope that you continue to cherish the memories created together in Tuscany! Thank... More

Killen, Alabama, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Veronica was a perfect hostess and teacher. We felt like we were given the secret to Italian cooking, eating and living. That was one of our goals; to spend time with true Italians, in their home and eat authentic Italian food. This was much more than we hoped for. We felt like we had made a lifetime friend with Veronica.... More

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ciaolaura, Owner at Ciao Laura Day Excursions, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review of your cooking lesson online, along with the photos of your beautiful family cooking in the Chianti kitchen! We love to hear that your experience was all that you could have imagined, learning the secrets of Italian cooking and spending time with locals in the kitchen and we... More

Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

From the start my contacts with Laura were always swift and helpful making me feel like I was in good hands thousands of miles away. Our Farm to Fork Family Cooking Class was one of the highlights of our family of five (18, 16 and 12) trip to Italy. La Quercia, the villa where our instructor Veronica lived in Impruneta... More

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ciaolaura, Owner at Ciao Laura Day Excursions, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review of your cooking lesson online! We love to hear that you enjoyed spending time with your new friend in the kitchen and we hope that you continue to cherish the memories created together in Tuscany and create many many more in your own family kitchen at home! Thank... More

new jersey
2 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

My daughter and I had a wonderful time cooking with Veronica. She welcomed us and made us feel at home. We made the most delicious, light Gnocchi with a tomato sauce along with side dishes and tiramisu. She had a warm lemon cake waiting for us when we arrived. Veronica was a wealth on knowledge and a beautiful person. After... More

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Alamo, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We so enjoyed our experience of cooking in Italy. Our hostess and instructor was so knowledgeable and had such a delightful way of teaching. The setting was beautiful and the cooking and final results could not have been more perfect.

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Dallas
1 review
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

I contacted Ciao Laura just a few days before leaving for our Italy trip. Her response was nearly immediate, and she coordinated our pasta cooking class with Lucia in Sorrento! We were picked up at our hotel and driven to Lucia's place, Alexia House. All 4 of us in our party had a fantastic time, and we were so charmed... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

We had a great time with Veronica cooking pizza and focaccia at her cooking studio in Tuscany. Ciao Laura arranged for Veronica to pick us up and drop us off in Florence, so we didn't have to arrange our own transportation (we wanted to avoid driving in Italy). Veronica is very passionate about cooking and shares her enthusiasm with her... More

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