We are a small two Italian sisters team.
Since 2002 Toscana Mia is our Italian Cooking and Language School in Florence and Chianti ,Tuscan countryside.
We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to working with you.
I’ve loved to cook since I was 9 years old. Reading cookbooks, experimenting recipes and food ,also from other countries. Cooking with my mother and sister was normal having always friends at lunch or parties.
Probably because of my scientific mind I got degree in Biology at the University of Florence. Because of the International family connections I studied English, French and Spanish
Started my career as a researcher in a Biology Centre and went on as Nutrition Expert for a Dutch Company
Then I started thinking that the family company we had, a Foreign Language school had much more to do with my love for travelling and meeting people.
The demand for Italian Cooking Classes and friendship with restaurant chefs, transformed my hobby into my main work.
I used to be a city person and I still love cities but I learnt to appreciate the beauty and lifestyle of Chianti countryside
The first smell I remember in my life is a white pizza with rosemary on top;at 8 years I played the part of a chef in a theatre piece.
With a passion for communication, I got degree in Foreign Languages, at the University of Florence :English, German, French and others for passion.
I started my career as an Interpreter /Translator in different fields and following a family tradition I moved to Diplomatic Career doing International studies but the desire to work independent was too strong and joined the family Foreign Language School.
I found that my true love is teaching and I became teacher of Italian Language,Director of School for Foreigners and Teacher of Italian Cooking.
I love the country ,walking in the olive groves and follow seasons’ changes with my daughters and then shopping in town.
She is 10 years old and she was born in the house next to our and she spent all her life here.She speaks several languages, as far as you pet and feed her.
She is the official trainer of the neighbours’ dogs.