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About Accidental Tourist
The Accidental Tourist was born in the spring of 1998 offering the first single-day hands-on cooking class in Tuscany. We welcome the curious and open-minded traveler in the heart of our Tuscan home, for an authentic yet magical experience. We take a maximum of 8 people, but will go with as few as one: we never leave the solo traveler behind. We welcome families with children as we know how challenging it can be to travel with the young ones in the Old Country. AND, we charge for our tours only if our guests are happy to pay for their day with us.
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Emily M wrote a review Sep 2021
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Did the evening cooking class and it was beyond amazing! Easy pick up in the heart of Florence. Majla was so kind and inviting. The house was warm and beautiful. Eveyyhing Marco made tasted wonderful! I went to the grocery store the next day to bring home ingredients for homemade pasta that we learned to make. I loved meeting new people and enjoying a meal together in a home. Way better than to be taught and hosted by a local family any experience a cooking school could provide. Highly recommended! Highlight of the trip.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Steve L. Greenwich, CT. wrote a review Sep 2021
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My family and I heard about the Accidental Tourist from a close friend who raves about it, and were therefore anxious to experience it ourselves. We were not disappointed! Majla and Marco were the consummate hosts from the creation of the ravioli and spaghetti dough, snipping of fresh herbs from the Villa garden to infuse into the pasta, to the final presentation for our delightful consumption. The entire experience was fun, very informative, warm and friendly. It was one of our most memorable experiences of our 16 days in Italy and one we highly recommend! Grazie Majla and Marco!! 🍷👨🏻‍🍳
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Date of experience: September 2021
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TanMD wrote a review Sep 2021
Gig Harbor, Washington499 contributions122 helpful votes
A fun evening with learning to make pasta. A chance to get out of the city, and see a little of the countryside. Majla and Marco are gracious hosts, and put everyone at ease. We got to see their centuries old home and meet Emma their dog. The food was delicious, of course because we made it. It was very much like being guests at a friends home.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Matthew S wrote a review Aug 2021
Rome, Italy1 contribution
There are the events that you do on a vacation ( or in our case, a honeymoon) that define the experience. When you look back on the entire trip, some events you forget immediately, some events you talk about on the plane home, and then there are those events which even, years later, you use to define a city or the theme of the vacation. This cooking class classifies as one of those events. This was more than just a cooking class, this was a complete experience of Italian life, love and happiness. I am a harsh critic and I cannot recommend this experience enough. I will note that as like most other classes, the other people that you get grouped with can make a large difference on your experience. We were very lucky and were paired with an incredible couple that matched us perfectly. This along with the insightful teachers that had nothing but patience, Italian skill, and a beautiful home made this an unforgettable night. This deserves ever star that I gave it.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Samantha Maheu wrote a review Aug 2021
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Majla and Marco are the sweetest host couple that helped make this experience one of my favorite memories of my solo trip to Italy! You can tell Majla and Marco love welcoming guests into their home and really take pride in what they do. THey are truly amazing, genuinely friendly people. Because of COVID, I was the only one who signed up for the wine tour and Majla picked me up in Florence and dropped me off at the scenic Volognano winery where I was treated to a one on one tour with host Jacob who was so much fun to walk around and talk with! After my special winery tour and tasting, Majla returned to take me to her and Marco's beautiful estate where we engaged in great conversation with two other visitors who became quickly became new friends of mine before beginning our cooking class. Majla made preparing ravioli pasta so much fun and personal. We sat down for our delicious dinner, cooked mostly by her awesome husband Marco, and enjoyed more great conversation for hours. It was one of those nights you don't want to end because you can continue enjoying conversation with each other forever. Thanks to Majla and Marco, I left with new friends, and a new love for Tuscan culture and food. I cannot thank them enough!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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