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Wonderful Experience Hands On Learning

My wife and I had the privilege of cooking with Chef Daniel and Alia. We started with making the... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Aland R
Tucson, Arizona
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Great Food and Skills Learnt

We had a good time during the cooking class. The chef teaching the class was great. He was patient... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2016
Vancouver, Canada
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14 Jun 2018
“Nice staff but very average food ”
17 Apr 2017
“Wonderful Experience Hands On Learning”
Our cooking courses let you explore Tuscany and its food traditions while taking cooking classes. These fun, hands-on Tuscan cooking classes are taught by Mimmo the Villa Cicolina's chef who introduce you to Tuscan culture and traditions, wineries...more
Via Provinciale 11, 53045, Montepulciano, Italy
+39 0578 758620
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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

The Good: the staff was very nice and accommodating. The cooking class that we had booked originally at another school got canceled and the staff at Villa Cicolina was kind enough to squeeze us in last minute. We are vegetarian and they were even able...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had the privilege of cooking with Chef Daniel and Alia. We started with making the local pici pasta which is made differently than other pastas and the thick round noodles were, surprisingly, hand rolled. We then proceeded to make the starter,...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank Aland R
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We had a good time during the cooking class. The chef teaching the class was great. He was patient and encouraging with us while teaching us to cook many amazing things. There was some pressure in that the food we were cooking was to be...More

Date of experience: September 2016
3  Thank RobertK638
Reviewed 21 July 2016

The grounds of this property are STUNNING and the class provided us a chance to experience the beauty of the location. A few things that I wish I'd know in advance, as this was our first cooking class: 1) We were expected to cook for...More

Date of experience: July 2016
3  Thank Dana B
Reviewed 25 June 2016

The cooking itself was interesting. Three hours flew by. It was impressive, for instance, to realize how much olive oil is used in preparation. Maybe that's why this dinner we prepared turned out to be the tastiest we had during our whole week in Tuscany....More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

We took the cooking class at this wonderful villa this month in Tuscany. What a wonderful experience! There were four of us taking the class and we made four courses. In addition to this, while it wasn't on the menu, they also showed us how...More

Date of experience: October 2015
3  Thank TravelBecky
Reviewed 20 September 2015

We signed up for the cooking class with Chef Mimo and Alijah who was the assistant and the translator. The class was a lot of fun, and Alijah was extremely kind, patient and helpful, making for a wonderful experience. Chef Mimo was very thorough explaining...More

Date of experience: August 2015
3  Thank Vero_PK
Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

Interested in learning about the delicious foods of this region, my husband and I booked a cooking class with Chef Mimmo and Assistant Chef/interpreter Alijah. What a wonderful experience! It was so fun and yet we learned some special secrets as well. We prepared food...More

Date of experience: May 2015
2  Thank Laurie B
Reviewed 20 May 2015

My wife and I just returned from a trip to Tuscany where we stayed in Montepulciano for three nights. We decided to do something different, take a cooking class. Arranging the class via email was straightforward. We selected the three-hour four course class for 100...More

Date of experience: May 2015
2  Thank Stuart S
Reviewed 3 January 2015

On my wife's bucket list there is a line that says - cooking lessons in tuscany. Well, thanks to the folks at Villa Cicolina, Mimmo and his lovely translator, we were able to check this one off the list in style. We were greeted there,...More

Date of experience: July 2014
2  Thank Josh S
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