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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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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Stiava
Type: Classes/Workshops
Fee: Yes
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... more » 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. « less
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San Clemente, CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

My husband and I left Toscana Saporita a week ago and can’t wait to go back. This great experience started way before our stay at the school, it began months earlier with the planning. I won the cooking school experience for two at a charity event and decided to plan it around my birthday and have some friends join us.... More

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Elburn, Illinois
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A friend who knows I love to cook suggested I attend Toscana Saporita Cooking School, as she had done the previous spring. She assured me I would love the cooking, but she told me that I would especially love Sandra Lotti, owner and head chef of the school. Well… she could not have been more correct. The true beauty of... More

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Etters, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

From the first day to the last, I enjoyed every minute. I was in awe of the beautiful countryside setting of the school. I had to take pictures right away. Sandra is the greatest, and makes everyone so welcome, and at home. The school was everything I hoped it would be, and more. Starting with a great breakfast with so... More

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Columbus, Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

If you would like to have one of the best experiences ever in life, you should treat yourself (and others) to a week at Toscana Saporita. My wife and I had a fantastic week with Sandra and her associates! We loved everything about our week in cooking school in Italy. When answering how was your week in cooking school, we... More

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Sonoma, California
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Spending a week at Toscana Saporita is a week you will never forget. From the moment Enzo picked us up and drove us to the beautiful La Casa Rosa, until we had to say good bye, was a week filled with laughter, fun, warmth, and wonderful cooking. Sandra is the expert/wizard that puts it all together with her out going... More

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Sandy, Utah
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We attended the school the week of May 25th. From the first day we were in love with not only the food but Sandra and her staff. They were so welcoming and so friendly--we instantly felt like family. The daily schedule was perfect with class in the morning, lunch and then an excursion in the afternoon/evening. Enzo, our tour guide,... More

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Beach Haven, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

My husband and I had been to Toscana Saporita in the Fall of 2002. Since then we've both known that we had to go back. The first trip turned him into a fearless and imaginative chef who has prepared masterpieces for friends, family and just for me. Before the TS experience, he was only good at opening and heating a... More

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Long Beach Island, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Just a few weeks ago, we and 2 other couples spent 17 days in Italy. Beginning in a little town where my husband's family is from, Ferentillo in Umbria to Cascia, Assisi, Firenze, Massaciuccoli and ending in Sienna. Of course, we had many highlights (the first being my husband's hometown with his beautiful family) and the second being Toscana Saporita.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My friends and I spent one day with Sandra and learned so much! Our group of seven were welcomed among the full week students, and we all had hands on experience learning how to make gnocchi and bechamel sauce and loads of other things - which we heartily enjoyed at the end of the class! Sandra is so engaging and... More

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Redondo Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Six friends and I took a one-day course in May. We all were exceptionally pleased with Sandra, the course and the food!. The class was a perfect mix of observation and hands-on. Some of us are experienced cooks, and some are not, but all of us felt like we learned so much and we all had a great time. Sandra... More

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