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Toscana Saporita Cooking School

Via Pietra a Padule # 5102 Massaciuccoli, Massarosa 55045- Lucca | Massaciuccoli, 55045 Stiava, Italy
39 335 8129442
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Type: Classes/Workshops, Classes
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Owner description: Toscana Saporita was founded in 1994 by Anne Bianchi and Sandra Rosy Lotti. The school occupies the ground floor of a 16th century villa and welcomes students from all over the world. Our students encompass every level from culinary beginners to accomplished chefs who come to study the unique nature of Tuscan Cuisine.

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Bedminster, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

That's exactly what our amazing class did as we experienced the joy of cooking at Toscana Saporita under the direction of the ever charming and talented Sandra Rosy Lotti, her son Alessio, Chef Chris, Scarleth, Ted, and Octavia - all truly dedicated professionals. This was my second time visiting Toscana and the experience was just as engaging and fun (if... More

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Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

As an Italian-American, and international "dolce vita" healthy, gourmet lifestyle expert who studied in Italy and has spent many summers traveling throughout Italy, I give Sandra Lotti and Toscana Saporita the highest possible endorsement! Being someone who grew up loving to cook both Italian-American and authentic Italian, I had a blast at Toscana Saporita! Sandra, Chris, and everyone there are... More

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Nantucket, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Sandra Lotti is a force of nature! Her boundless energy, enthusiasm, playful joking, incredible cooking and organizational skills, sense of humor, generosity and propensity to burst into song will make your trip to this unbelievable cooking school unforgettable. Chris Covelli is an exceptional chef and wonderful teacher, full of charm and enthusiasm. The interaction between Sandra and Chris and Scarlet... More

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

If you love to travel (and who on TripAdvisor doesn't love to travel?) and if you love to eat great food AND if you would enjoy increasing your skills at preparing great food - book a week at Toscana Saporita. From the moment we arrived, Sandra, Chris, Scarleth and Mary surrounded us with their charm, their hospitality, their great food... More

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Cypress, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Just came back with 2 friends from the cooking school and we missed it already! Sandra Lotti is always full of energy, and we never laughed so hard. And yes, we did learned a lot from Sandra and Christopher Covelli. We learned about eating fresh and eating clean. The meals are all excellent, much better than any Italian restaurants we've... More

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Hewitt, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Attended cooking school here first week of October 2014. From the time you arrive to the time you leave you feel like you are with family. Everyone is welcoming and the group that was there was fantastic. Every meal was better than the last. Cooking classes were great and included a history lesson of the daily dishes. Sandra is a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I knew that this would be a great experience. Little did I know, though, how the teachings what change the way I cook completely! In my first trip to the grocery store when I got home, I didn't need to walk down a single "canned good" aisle. Everything I'm cooking now is fresh, homemade, and "how my grandmother used to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I found this cooking school through the International Kitchen, which specializes in cooking vacations. Due to the last minute vacation decision, I went to Italy by myself. I was extremely nervous traveling by myself in a foreign country and doing a cooking vacation for the first time. But once I got there, it was simply magical! Sandra, Chris and the... More

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Unionville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We just returned from an incredible Italian vacation with friends. We toured the Amalfi coast, small hill towns in Tuscany and Rome. Although each area had its own special magic, the highlight of the trip was the week we spent at the Toscana Saporita Cooking School. Sandra Lotti delighted us with her positive energy and love for all things natural... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I spent a week at this great cooking school in Tuscany learning the best way to make breads, pasta and amazing fresh food. There were so many things about using fresh food I did not know. Sandra Rosy Lotti was an incredible hostess and though this is a serious cooking experience there was so much laughter thanks to her.

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