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Ciao Laura Day Excursions

Address: Italy
Phone Number: 01.239.887.9055
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Ranked #1,284 of 1,403 Attractions in Tuscany
Type: Other
Owner description: Provider of culinary tours, cooking lessons, wine, cheese, walking and foodie related tours...
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Type: Other
Owner description: Provider of culinary tours, cooking lessons, wine, cheese, walking and foodie related tours throughout Italy.
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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I found Ciao Laura after reading an issue of Food & Wine; they highlighted "bespoke wine tours" and though Ciao Laura was not mentioned, I found them as I researched options for our Italy trip. Laura was very responsive to inquiries and many, many follow up questions. She facilitated a wine tour for me and four others and invoiced us... More 

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Perth, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This was a cicchetti (bar snacks) tour that concentrated on quality food and accompanying drinks (unlike so many many that are bar crawls). We met our guide Monica (who was absolutely lovely) and she took us to sample Venice's best gelato to start our tour. Venice is full of tourists but we saw parts of Venice where the locals ate... More 

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Bangkok
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

It was a small group cooking course in a very lovely kitchen setting. Kids enjoyed themselves very much. Veronica was very friendly. We got useful tips. Menu wasn't complicated and this really inspires kids to try their learning at home. It would be perfect if every of us got the recipe sheets.

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New Rochelle, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We had a private cooking class with Veronica in her Tuscan kitchen and my husband and I had a wonderful experience. Veronica was warm and friendly and happy to answer all of our questions. She had printed up recipes but was very flexible and changed one when she found out it was something I didn't particularly like. Everything was hands... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

A perfect family activity that nicely tied all the enjoyable things we experienced in Italy together. Good food, quality ingredients, scenery, wine, and togetherness. We organized the session 3 days in advance and experienced it the day before we left. Veronica, our chef had the patience of an angel and really geared the session to the four kids ages 6yrs... More 

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Boston, MA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Our group booked Ciao Laura, and Babs was the chef we were provided with for our group cooking class, and meal that followed.Everyone was completely satisfied and more than happy with the results. Everything we made was prepared from scratch, Bread, pasta even: made by hand from scratch. Babs was also a very friendly person, easy to get along with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Booking our Italian trip with Ciao Laura was an excellent decision. My husband and I travelled with our 22 yr old daughter for 16 days through Venice, Florence, Positano and Rome. Laura Faust was extremely careful in the planning stage to ensure the trip included all aspects that appealed to our travelling tastes and desires. She offerred options within the... More 

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Chula Vista, California
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6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Our cooking class has been the talk of our trip to Italy thus far, and booking through Ciao Laura could not have been easier! From our arrival and tour of the property, through the extensive and thoughtful explanations of everything from the gardens to the selection and preparation, to the wine and the personal family stories, our day with Veronica... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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69 helpful votes 69 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
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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 

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