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Ciao Laura Day Excursions

Italy
01.615.426.1138
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Ranked #822 of 1,033 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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New Rochelle, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
14 helpful votes 14 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 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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63 helpful votes 63 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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62 helpful votes 62 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
46 helpful votes 46 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
44 helpful votes 44 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
41 helpful votes 41 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

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