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Great cooking and learning experience with Nonna

I had such a wonderful experience learning to cook with Nonna. The class was about 8 of us which... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
ItalianCuochi1
Definitely going back to Cooking with Nonna!

We had a group of 8 travel to Italy. We all agree that Cooking with Nonna was one of our two... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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At the farmhouse "Le Pietre Vive di Montaperti" cooking classes are available. Nonna Ciana, will teach you how to prepare typical Italian dishes, such as fresh homemade pasta (tagliatelle, tagliolini, pappardelle...)gnocchi 8potato dumplings...more
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Strada di Monteapertaccio 1 | Loc. Monteaperti - Siena, 53019, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Italy
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 18 June 2013

Thank you Nonna Ciana for this wonderful experience! The fresh pasta was out of this world - and prepared with our own hands! Nonna Ciana welcomed us into her home and kitchen to share in the art and history of Tuscan food. I would recommend...More

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NickMontaperti, Direttore at Cooking Classes with Nonna Ciana, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2013

Dear Heidi, thank you for your review and your words. It's right what Nonna Ciana wants to leave in the heart of all people attending her classes " a view of the Italian culture". SALUTI, Nicola

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 23 July 2014

I joined the cooking classes on Jun 14, and I echoed Daniel's previous comment that the class size was giant with only limited space. No hands-on ... etc. After the lesson, I emailed to Valeria for the recipe and she sent us the files and...More

12  Thank Cherry L
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I had such a wonderful experience learning to cook with Nonna. The class was about 8 of us which was a nice enough size so we could all see and hear instructions. Demonstrations were clear and it was fun to see all of us get...More

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NickMontaperti, Proprietario at Cooking Classes with Nonna Ciana, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks so much, Really appreciate the review. Hope the recipes at home turn out just as good! We will be looking forward to seeing you next time. Best wishes, Le Pietre Vive Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a group of 8 travel to Italy. We all agree that Cooking with Nonna was one of our two favorite events! We are returning to the countryside outside of Siena and doing them both again! In the meantime, we are having pasta cooking...More

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NickMontaperti, Proprietario at Cooking Classes with Nonna Ciana, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for the kind words ... very glad you enjoyed the cooking class with Nonna Ciana. Hope you will enjoy the recipes at home with your friends. Best wishes from all the Cooking Class Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

My sisters and I had a wonderful time learning from Nonna. We loved the class and we learned many simple tricks to make our food simple, but very delicious.

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NickMontaperti, Proprietario at Cooking Classes with Nonna Ciana, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much, you are right it is the little tricks and secrets that make the difference! Take care and hope you will be back in the future to have fun cooking together once more. Cooking Class Team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful experience in Nonna’s kitchen - we loved learning how to make pasta - the pasta was fabulous and the chicken breast with wine was delicious- we also loved the family puppy!!! Thank you for a great memory!!

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NickMontaperti, Proprietario at Cooking Classes with Nonna Ciana, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

So glad you enjoyed the cooking class..as we did too with such nice guests! Hope to see you again another time with some new recipes! Big kiss fron Ugo the puppy too!! Cooking Class Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly it was the best meal that we had while visiting Italy! We learned great techniques and recipes and I can’t wait to recreate them!

Thank Ashley B
NickMontaperti, Proprietario at Cooking Classes with Nonna Ciana, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your nice review, so glad you enjoyed the cooking class...we did too! Hope you are still enjoying cooking those Italian recipes back home ! Cooking Class Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super fun time. You learn a lot, laugh a lot and enjoy a good home cooked Italian meal with items fresh out of the garden. We got to try their house wine and olive oil and both were very good. We even bought some oil...More

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NickMontaperti, Proprietario at Cooking Classes with Nonna Ciana, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so happy you enjoyed. the class. We had fun too cooking together. Hope to see you again in the future. Cooking Class Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a really great experience. Going to Nonna Ciana's warm welcoming home, meeting great people, learning the Italian way of cooking, and then eating the food are cherished memories. I would highly recommend this tour for something different to do and a true Italian...More

Thank Louise S
NickMontaperti, Proprietario at Cooking Classes with Nonna Ciana, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed the cooking class..as we did too with such nice guests! Hope to see you again another time with some new recipes! Cooking Class Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a lovely morning/afternoon with Nonna and her helpers learning new cooking techniques and eating the gourmet meal we helped prepare. A very fun experience in a lovely Tuscan setting.

Thank Helene L
NickMontaperti, Proprietario at Cooking Classes with Nonna Ciana, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so happy you enjoyed. the class. We had fun too cooking together. Hope to see you again in the future. Cooking Class Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second experience at Nonna Ciana's cooking class (my husband and me, pl;us three more friends). We made new friends in the class too. The tips and tricks that we learned the first time were reinforced and we learned many more. The food...More

Thank Julie O
NickMontaperti, Proprietario at Cooking Classes with Nonna Ciana, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, it was really a pleasure have you as special guests for a second time at the cooking class..Hope your egg pasta turned out well, Nonna says that by now you are experts!! Hugs to all of you! Le Pietre Vive Team

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was fun to be in a true Italian kitchen with an excellent cook. We learned a lot and had great food.

Thank Joanie L
NickMontaperti, Proprietario at Cooking Classes with Nonna Ciana, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your nice review, so glad you enjoyed the cooking class...we did too! Hope you are still enjoying cooking the receipes and trying out the things you learned back home ! Cooking Class Team

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Response from NickMontaperti | Property representative |
Dear Ann, We hold our cooking classes year round and we would be very happy to have you join us for a class in February. Let us know... maybe by email (you can Google us)... what dates work for you and I'll check... More
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20 May 2018|
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Response from NickMontaperti | Property representative |
Certainly, we run classes all year round. For specific availability and prices just drop us an email.
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For all the details and pricing etc the best thing is to contact us by email and we can give a personalized reply depending on number of people, menu type, etc
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