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Tasty Tuscany Food Immersion Cooking Vacations

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Via Agliati 123 | Tuscany Italy, 56036 Palaia, Italy
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Moss Vale, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment we were picked up from the train station we were made to feel relaxed and knew we were in for an amazing 5 days. Paola Vecchia was our guide, driver and personal source of everything Tuscany. As we were the only guests we were made to feel very special as Paolo would spend time with us finding... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We've just had a fantastic few days staying with Manul and Paolo. There was a lovely balance between cooking, guided visits and downtime. We loved the remote location with its views, our hosts knowledge of cooking and how life has worked in Italy over the centuries. It felt like a very personal experience; thoroughly to be recommended.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Tasty Tuscany provides a fine balance of cookery school with learning and exploring in Tuscany Manul is an accomplished cook and experienced teacher. The cooking was hands on and she was very patient when things didn't quite go to plan. The combination of herbs, spices and local produce enabled us to create very tasty meals full of flavour. We were... More 

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Saint Francis Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

My daughter is an aspiring chef and we were lucky enough to have Manul and Paolo all to ourselves. We learned so much, laughed so much and had a week to remember forever. We learned about Artichokes, had a wild asparagus risotto, learned the origin of the work fisasco, saw Volterra.........I had no idea I would see and learn so... More 

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Corfu, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

This place is like a fairy-tale! A lovely scenery and a typical country house with its lovely flowers and animals. Manul's passion for high quality food and Paolo ' s companionship are precious. She can reveal cooking secrets and really make you feel at home. He can reveal to you the beauties of Tuscany and with his knowledge and care,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I first met Paolo and Manul almost eight years ago, when I spent a fabulous week at Tasty Tuscany. So when we thought about offering a writing workshop in Tuscany, I contacted them immediately with the idea. Manul and Paolo usually operate Tasty Tuscany as a vacation getaway and cooking school, but with us they made a special arrangement to... More 

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St. George, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

As planned Paolo picked me up at the Pontedera train station. His van was filled to the max with five people (1 returning couple) and luggage. Laughter, stories and confirmation I made the right choice selecting Tasty Tuscany while in the van before even reaching the Villa. The pictures online didn't do any justice for the property, it was magnificent.... More 

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Victoria BC Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

A six-night stay at Tasty Tuscany makes me want more. The house is lovely, the landscape is gorgeous, and the hosts (Manul and Paolo) are charming and gracious. Manul makes fabulous food and is a wonderful teacher. She focusses on delicious and healthy food using the freshest ingredients in season. Paolo is a witty and engaging guide to the area.... More 

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Monmouth Junction, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Pat (Manul) and Paulo of Tasty Tuscany are the most amazing hosts. Pat's cooking classes, were a lot of fun, accompanied by good music and even dancing one night while we waited for our entree to bake. The menus were well thought out and tasty, of course. Paulo definitely made our trip very interesting as we drove around various towns... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I spent two weeks in Italy and one of them spent at Tasty Tuscany. It was a wonderful way to indulge my senses, enjoy the quiet life, and explore the area. The accommodations were perfect, comfortable, and provided exactly the sort of experience one would hope for while staying in a stone Tuscan farmhouse. Pat and Paolo were gracious and... More 

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