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“ravioli”(101 reviews)
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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Via Roma 647 | Bagno A Ripoli, 50010, Florence, Italy
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+39 348 602 0257
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Reviewed June 15, 2018

Amazing time with great hosts. Majla and Marco are perfect hosts and the cooking class was one I would do again on our next trip - just to enjoy the wine, food and company! My fourteen-year old son thought the class was the highlight of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Majla Francesca P, Owner at Accidental Tourist, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2018

Hello Dennis! Ah, if all teenagers were like yours..! Actually, I have a special weakness for traveling families...Thanks for bringing yours to us! most sincerely Majla

Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

My partner and I were really looking forward to our tour booked with the accidental tourist, it was the first tour we booked so we then based the rest of our Florence itinerary around this trip. Less than a week before our scheduled tour, we...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Majla Francesca P, Owner at Accidental Tourist, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2018

Hello Zoe, I understand your frustration, but please allow me to add a few details so your review can be more complete and useful to other travellers: - When you booked May 27th for June 11th, you received our confirmation that says: "We are a...More

Reviewed June 11, 2018

We stayed for 3 nights at the garden house just a couple weeks ago 1st of June. Janet and I did the cooking class and wine tour back in 2003 and could not resist making another visit. Marco and Malya are super hosts and make...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Majla Francesca P, Owner at Accidental Tourist, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2018

Hello Steve! It was a great pleasure and and quite flattering to have you again visit after all these years, and seeing that you even had pictures from back then! All the best! Majla

Reviewed June 7, 2018

My mom and I absolutely LOVED this fresh pasta making class! Gabriella and her husband (whose name I sadly cannot recall) picked us up in Florence and drove us about 25-30 minutes to their gorgeous home high in the hills outside Florence. The scenery could...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Majla Francesca P, Owner at Accidental Tourist, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2018

Hello Anna! I am so happy you enjoyed your experience with Gabriela and Leone! Thanks so much for making it known. They are good friends, and we love they setting and their welcoming spirit. Sincerely Majla

Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

My daughter & I booked this last minute. The location was fabulous; the pasta making good and lunch at end great BUT host disappointing and due to his example no group cohesion and very little fun. Host didn’t introduce himself and nor us to each...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank LONDONAC
Majla Francesca P, Owner at Accidental Tourist, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2018

Hello Londonac, my name is Majla, founder, owner and manager of Accidental Tourist. I also run most of the cooking classes. First of all I want to apologize for your experience with us falling below your expectation, when we strive for exactly the opposite. Second:...More

Reviewed May 28, 2018

Read the numerous positive reviews then just book it! This pasta making class/lunch was a highlight in our 3 week Italian vacation.Top notch in every way. We will recommend it to all our friends and will go back should we ever be in Italy again.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Majla Francesca P, Owner at Accidental Tourist, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2018

Thanks for that, and for taking the time to post! Majla

Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

Our cooking class with Majla and Accidental Tourist was absolutely the highlight of our visit to Florence. My husband and I, as well as a family of 4 were picked up in town. Our host drove us into the Tuscan hills to her villa, as...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Majla Francesca P, Owner at Accidental Tourist, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2018

Phil, Barbara, thank you so much for this flattering review. It was a pleasure to have you in my home! Majla

Reviewed May 21, 2018

If you're anything like me, you have searched for hours, days and weeks to make sure you've found the perfect way to spend your time in Italy. I'm here to tell you to look no further, as the Wine and Cook experience was hands down...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Majla Francesca P, Owner at Accidental Tourist, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words and enthusiasm, being in someone's bucket list is a privilege! Write-ups like yours are the reason why we do not solicit reviews... So when they come, they come straight from your heart, and directly to ours. Thanks...More

Reviewed May 14, 2018

We had a rough start due to horrible rain at the meeting time; we were all getting wet, and they were a little late picking us up. NOT THEIR FAULT!! Due to Florence driving restrictions, they can't go into the city, and this is probably...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 6, 2018

My husband and I absolutely loved this experience! Majla was a fantastic hostess. We did the wine and cooking class so she picked us up in the city and took us to a winery for a tour and tasting. Afterward we went home to her...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Majla Francesca P, Owner at Accidental Tourist, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2018

We are very flattered that we beat the museums! Thanks! Majla

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Sandee J
July 14, 2018|
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Response from MajlaFrancescaP | Property representative |
Hello! I am so sorry I had missed your inquiry... Our website has all details including prices, schedules and availability. We hope to have you with us! Majla
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jeskaotto
June 4, 2018|
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Response from MajlaFrancescaP | Property representative |
Hello Jessica, I am so sorry I hadn't seen your question, I didn't even know I could receive questions via TA, and did not receive a notice! At this point, I hope you enjoyed your tour! Majla
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Wendy D
March 19, 2018|
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Response from DRNJ1960 | Reviewed this property |
if you just do the cooking class no stairs at all and a very short walk inside the kitchen and prep area. Pickup and drop off are done on the other side of the river as they don't come into town. You could always take a... More
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