€ 200  off Cooking Under Tuscan Sun cooking program

€ 200  off Gourmet Cooking with Chef Paolo Monti

€ 50 off the three day cooking programs 

€ 15 off half day classes

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€ 20 per person

Chef Paolo Monti

Chef Paolo Monti Graduated from Catering College in Montecatini Teme, in Tuscany in 1970. After graduation Paolo spent almost 20 years abroad perfecting his language skills and working in the restaurant and hotel business. Chef Paolo speaks fluent Italian, English, German, French and Spanish which he picked up from his coworkers! His passion took him  to Germany, England, Oman. Bahrain and finally USA, where he opened a restaurant in Florida,  

In 1991 Returned to his native Tuscany with a wealth of experience and food knowledge. Was appointed manager of a hotel In Perugia, Umbria, where he started his cooking classes in 1993. In 1995 he built his first website.  In 1996 started as general manager of Grand Hotel Portovenere in Portovenere, near Cinque Terre.  He continued his cooking classes there and was chosen for a segment on Discovery Channel "Virtual Appetites" about people using internet for business, it was aired for three years all over the world. His cooking classes started to become very popular and emails arrived from all over the world. 

- In 2006 he moved to Lucca, Tuscany, where he started his cooking school, offering cooking classes on Italian food on a daily basis, His cooking school is now one of best on Tripadvisor 

In 2009 acquired the Restaurant La Cantina Di Carignano,

For a more complete cooking experience chef Paolo offers two 7 day cooking programs in Lucca and 3 more 9 days cooking and cultural prgrams in Italy, Thailand and Mexico.

Free transportation to and from the class on request, chefpaolo@cucina-italiana.com or telephone +39 338 6718641  

choose our apartments for your stay in Lucca, Four newly remodeled apartments with brand new bathrooms, air conditioning, heating, wi-fi, very spacious and comfortable, minimum 55 sq. meters., Located in the green countryside only 4.5 km from the center of Lucca. Ample breakfast with yogurt, fruits juices, croissants and cappuccino, cold cuts etc.  for more information and reservation click here

Newly refurbished Bed and Breakfast 5 minutes walk from the walls of Lucca, with air conditioning, heating, wi-fi, parking and a garden. Ample breakfast with yogurt, fruits juices, croissants and cappuccino, cold cuts etc.  for more information and reservation click here

Chef Paolo Monti's Cooking and Cultural Tours 

cooking classes every day of the week  10 am and 4 pm  

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The Cooking School 

Join one of our 7 day cooking  programs, Based in Tuscany with the accent on cooking, with 50 to 60 recipes, field trips to market and wine tasting, all rounded up with sumptuous dinners and wine!  

Join us in one of the 9 day Cooking and cultural Tours

Piemonte: with truffles, Barolo wine and chocolate and refined cuisine

Napoli and Sorrento: with the beauty of the Amalfi coast and Vesuvius, pizza and mozzarella!

- Sicily: with its fish dishes, great wines and Greek temples, to experience the delicious cuisine and wines from different parts of Italy 

recommended in the winter

Mexico and Thailand!

The Cucina Italiana, also known as Mediterranean Cuisine, is one of the most delicious but also one of the easiest to cook, the secret is in the ingredients: good extra virgin olive oil, fresh vegetables and herbs and of course fresh fish and meats

We are blessed with a wonderful rich soil and perfect mix of sunshine and rain in Italy, and we have the best produce! Tasty tomatoes, vegetables good meats mostly organic, no hormones in Italy! With ingredients like this it is not difficult to cook, anybody can do it!

- Our goal Is to teach you to make the easy delicious, healthy dishes like my mother used to make and lots of other recipes, ranging from pasta, risotto, fish, meat, soups, pizza and focaccia as well as vegetarian and vegan classes. - Classes are taught in a lighthearted atmosphere, because

cooking is FUN!   

- We use easy techniques and short cooking times to produce amazingly delicious, beautiful and healthy dishes!! 

- Join us in a fun cooking class and sumptuous lunch!

Chef Paolo Cooking Tours

Via per Sant'aessio n 3684, 55100 Lucca


Tel +39 3386718641

Chef Paolo Cooking Tours

Via per Sant'aessio n 3684, 55100 Lucca


Tel +39 3386718641

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Via per Sant'Alessio n 3684, 55100 Lucca - partita iva 01860950474 registrata alla camera di commercio di Lucca

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