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Address: Strada Provinciale, 236, Casalabate, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 12398879055

Provider of culinary vacations, cooking lessons, wine, cheese, walking and...

Provider of culinary vacations, cooking lessons, wine, cheese, walking and foodie related tours and excursions throughout Italy.

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Puglia on a Plate

The beauty and attraction of cooking the 'Pulglian way' is in absorbing the flavour and essence of the produce without unnecessary complications or distractions. This is exactly... read more

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Reviewed 17 October 2016
Danielle C
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

The class organizer Laura was quite helpful and accommodating, and our cooking class with “Mamma Anna” was in one respect what we were seeking: it was a hands-on class. Otherwise, it was disappointing. The class began, as advertised, with a trip to the market to buy (some of) the food we would be cooking. We had, however, assumed we would... More 

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CookingStaff, Manager at Ciao Laura One Day Cooking Lessons, responded to this review

We are quite surprised to read this review online, especially since the last written correspondence from your group was thanking us for making an exception to our cancellation policy, which we did immediately and without question. The description we offer of the program is that you would be visiting food artisan shops and does not state that you would be... More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The beauty and attraction of cooking the 'Pulglian way' is in absorbing the flavour and essence of the produce without unnecessary complications or distractions. This is exactly the experience we were after and it is exactly what we got. Our morning started with a wonderful trip to the local markets where 'homegrown and fresh' are not simply buzz words but... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

We are fortunate enough to travel to Italy at least once a year, and our travels always include a local cooking class or food tour. My dream has always been to find a real Italian mamma or nonna who will teach us how to make her own favourite dishes using local ingredients and sharing a meal with her family in... More 

Thank GeorgeHCS
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 August 2016

We contacted Ciao Laura but had no idea what was involved. It was an amazing experience. We were met by Michaela who drove us to the local market where we chose what we were going to cook. He then drove us to the cooking school in a very small town where the class was held in a former palace. Ylenia,... More 

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Reviewed 19 March 2014

As soon as we met Paola and Carlos in front of the small market in Trastevere, we knew we are going to enjoy the day. They give you an immediate feeling of old friends getting together, and a sense of their passion to Italian cuisine. The cooking experience itself, in the well equipped, elegant kitchen, located in a lovely piazza,... More 

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Sewell, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2013

My wife and I set up a cooking class while we were in Sorrento. Luccia, the chef, picked us up in front of Hotel Plaza and took us directly to her unbelievable backyard kitchen!! The views from her house were absolutely incredible! Luccia showed us a few of her recipes that were featured in Chef Rocco DiSpirito's Eat this Italian... More 

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Shrewsbury, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 August 2013 via mobile

This company arrange cooking classes all over the region not just in Castalabate. My partner and I were staying just outside of Martina Franca and arranged to spend the day with Mamma Anna. We had a fantastic time.... She is a real character and we were made to feel like genuine friends... So welcomed by her and her family. We... More 

5 Thank Lucy P
Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

My husband and I decided to do something special for my birthday as we were so far from home. What a wonderful evening we had with Lucia and Ernesto , learning some of the most wonderful seafood recipes, which are so easy to replicate. We had a great group of 6 people and had an incredible time. It was certainly... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 5 July 2013

Booked a cooking lesson here through Ciao Laura for me, my sister and my mom. A car picked us up at our hotel and deposited us at villa close to the sea. We spent the greater part of the day cooking, eating our meal poolside and drinking wine that was made on the property. The weather was perfect as was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 14 June 2013

We booked a wineries & olive oil tasting tour as well as the market and cooking. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience made memorable by Ylenia and the troup of other wonderful people involved in the touring (Michele) and cooking (Mamma & Massimo) It was not only fun but extremely informative about the region. We enjoyed making and eating the food... More 

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