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Casa Ombuto - Cooking Schools in Tuscany

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Larniano 21, 52010, Poppi, Italy
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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

If you can only take 1 more vacation for the rest of your life, go to Italy. If you only have a short time or a limited travel budget available, spend it all in Tuscany. And, if you have only a week, take a cooking course at the Tuscookany school. I took the 1-week Mediterranean cooking course this summer with... More 

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Campbell, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

The location is an incredible retreat. The facilities are fresh, clean, roomy and comfortable. The staff treats you like long lost friends from the first day and everyone has adventures to share, and then you make adventures at the Casa and during your excursion through the region. Paola is not only head chef but hostess, teacher, pleasantly fun "task master".... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

I was able to fulfill one of my dreams of a culinary vacation at Casa Ombuto. Paola is a marvelous, passionate chef and excellent teacher. Her enthusiasm and great sense of humour made for an experience that I will never forget. The food and wine were absolutely excellent, and I came away with great learnings on the Tuscan 'cucina' and... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

The best vacation of my life. It surpassed my wildest dreams. I am already back in Miami and cooking what I learned there. I rate it 5 stars!! The personnel were extremely friendly and attentive. The villa was serene and peaceful. The classes were very fun in a chaotic way. Wouldn't change anything. Had time everyday to visit nearby towns.... More 

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Anacortes, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Hola Food Lovers: I went to Poppi, Italia for the cooking week and I really think.," it is not a better option to pamper your soul and your mouth! the accomodations are first class, all the staff very fiendly and nice! the cheff Paola Baccetti :is maravillosa,very easy to understand and she really knows how to cook, she also taught... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Ahhh. Yummmm. Cooking in Tuscany – with Paola- a little slice of heaven!!! Just returned from Tuscany and cooking school at Casa Ombuto. Casa Ombuto is a romantic version of a Tuscan Villa in an idyllic setting in the hills near Poppi. The scenery and the ambience are second to none. Our gracious host Alex made sure that every need... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

My time at Tus Cookany with Alex, Paola, and Manuele and all of the other terrific guests was better than I could have ever imagined. I feel so lucky to have had this experience and I learned to cook too!! It was the perfect mix of beauty, relaxation, education, tourism and FUN! It was one of the best experiences of... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Casa Ombuto and Chef Laura, simply amazing! I cannot say enough good things about Casa Ombuto --- such wonderful memories, warm and wonderful people, beautiful surroundings and fabulous food.....that we were able to cook ourselves with Chef Laura's excellent instruction. This trip was a 50th birthday present to myself....and my first trip abroad on my own in October 2010. This... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Casa Ombuto and Chef Paola is an experience not to be missed. She is a delightful task master. We had a wonderful week there cooking, eating and enjoying good company. Learned a lot about cooking Italian and look forward to sharing my new found skills with friends. The accommodations were excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

We just spent a week at Casa Umbuto it was a fantastic experience, Alex was a perfect host who looked after all of us extremely well, whether it's enjoying the local wine, learning Greek dancing or helping you mail things back home he was just great. Our chef Paola who showed us the magic of Tuscan cooking, so many courses... More 

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