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Arianna & Friends Day Tours

Terricciola, Italy
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About Arianna & Friends Day Tours
Small regional tour operator specializing in very original and experiencial tours to the rural Tuscany. Our aim is to bring visitors of Tuscany to the best food producers of wine, cheese, olive oil, honey, chocolate, pasta, grains and any local specialty. We only arrange customized tours for individuals and small groups. For very enthusistic "foodies" we also arrange informal and very educational cooking classes at our cooking school called My Tuscan Kitchen: typical Tuscan menus, pizza classes, chocolate making experiences, pastry making experiences. We arrange fantastic truffle hunting tours in the woods near San Miniato and very exclusive foodie tours on Vespa scooters, as we are located near Pontedera, hometown of Vespa! EXPERIENCE WINE & FOOD IN TUSCANY WITH US!
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Cooking with Massimo LIVE STREAMING from his Tuscan home

I'm going to teach you the culinary tricks of my mother and grandmother, and share with you my knowledge about food, wine and culture. It will e a fun and educational actvity. We'll cook together, from so far away, but we will be connected. We will spend some very nice time talking about the Tuscan and Italian culture and how it influences our food and lifestyle. You'll learn two recipes from the list I will provide just after the reservation. I'll send you per email the list of all ingredients and tools you need to have for our cooking session and then we will start our online activity. Please give me a notice of 48 hours as I need to provide food as well. We will prepare a good Tuscan meal together and toast with a nice wine! This below is an extract of the full list I'll provide to choose from. We will cook together 2 dishes.
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2 hours 30 minutes
from US$182.13

ONLINE STREAMING typical cooking class from Arianna's Tuscan home

We'll spend some time together talking about food and culture, learning the tricks of the Tuscan food and cooking toogether from my private home. It will be fantastic to experience a cultural exchange in these difficult times. It's a good way for being together. We will have fun, and we will both learn a lot form eachother. I have many culinary secrets to share with you, the heritage of my mum and grandmother. I'm a food lover, so it would be a pleasure to share my knowledge with you! Before we meet online, you choose your favorite dishes from a list I provide, and I'll give you the list of ingredients and tools you'll need for the class. I need 2 days notice to provide my shopping too. Then I'll invite you on Zoom or Skype and we will start cooking together and toasting with some nice wine. The dishes mentioned here are an extract of a long list of possible recipes to make together. You can choose 2 dishes from the list I'll provide.
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2 hours 30 minutes
from US$184.59

Streaming wine tasting with Tuscan wine box delivery

Now that you cannot travel, the best way to feel like in Tuscany is to book an online activities with your Tuscan friends. Order a box with 9 wines from one of our favorite wineries in our area, and when the wines arrive, connect with us and enjoy from the comfort of your home so many wines as you want to open. The rest will be part of your private collection. The guide , connected from her private home, will tell you about the features of the wines, the decisions of the wine makers, the philosophy of the estate and their mission. You'll talk about culture, nature, agriculture and Tuscan history. It's an interactive experience to learn something new and feel like in Tuscany.
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1 hour 30 minutes
from US$546.39
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Mandy F wrote a review Feb 2021
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Great fun cooking with people from all over the world and learning some really good tips for delicious Italian cooking. It was great that our whole family could join in and spend the evening together during this awful pandemic.. BRAVA Arianna e Massimo
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from Fazio-Arianna, Owner at Arianna & Friends Day Tours
Responded 3 weeks ago
grazie mille Mandy, it was very nice meeting you online for a change! This carnival cooking party was very much fun and you all made a great job. I hope we can do it again soon. Take care.
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Meredith C wrote a review Jan 2021
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
We had a wonderful cooking class with Massimo and my whole family spread across several time zones. He was patient and very funny, and taught us so much about Tuscan cooking, as well as how to really appreciate extra virgin olive oil. We'll be buying our own mezzalune and passing them down to our kids now! Thanks again Massimo!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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SPoll wrote a review Jan 2021
Whitefield, United Kingdom2 contributions
We were gifted the online cookery course by our daughter , to remind us of our wonderful visit to Arianna's farmhouse where we spent a magical few hours with our daughter and grandchildren, two years ago. We were joined by two special friends on a zoom cookery class with Arianna from her kitchen. We had the best time chatting, cooking and learning new skills. Arianna is a wonderful teacher, both relaxed, interesting and a pleasure to spend time with. We would highly recommend anybody with an interest in good food and cooking to spend a few hours in Arianna's company as it will lift your spirits in these difficult times. We hope that some time in the not too distant future to be able to go back to Tuscany and spend time cooking and sampling some of Arianna & Friends tours. Thanks Arianna for a fabulous experience. Marilyn and Stephen (Manchester England )
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Ariannafazio, Owner at Arianna & Friends Day Tours
Responded 11 Jan 2021
such a sweet feedback, oh, Marilyn and Stephen, thank you so much. Having your company also did lift my spirit. For sure we will meet in the future in our region: there are many things in Tuscany that I want to show you and places that we can explore together, like good friends! On top fo that, ss soon as I re-plan a trip to Manchester, I'll let you know. All the best to you. Arianna
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Denise wrote a review Dec 2020
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We have now completed our 4th event with Arianna 3 online and 1 in person. She is a great teacher and this is a fantastic class at any time. During this crazy time, it is an unbelievable excape. Can't wait to do it again.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from Fazio-Arianna, Owner at Arianna & Friends Day Tours
Responded 30 Dec 2020
ciao amici! thank you so much for ths feedback that wll be very useful. we alòlos had great time anytime we were able to connect. I think it's very important to find a pleasant escape during these difficult times. It meant a lot to us too. We wish you all the best. And see you next time. Happy new year :-)
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Lisa H wrote a review Dec 2020
Madison, Wisconsin2 contributions
A dear friend gifted this experience to three of us college roommates and our families, and I'll never forget it. From the comfort of our own homes in 5 different US states, we not only learned how to make homemade pasta (something I never thought I'd take the time to do) and two divine sauces, but we also spent some high-quality time together. Arianna's culinary skills combined with her warm and patient personality made the experience even better. I would highly recommend this as a way to connect with your far-flung family and friends (pandemic or not).
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from Fazio-Arianna, Owner at Arianna & Friends Day Tours
Responded 30 Dec 2020
Buongiorno Lisa & friends, thank you so much for your beautiful review. It's always a big pleasure to take part into private parties with friends and family members who connect online for a special experience. I like my job and I love cooking and sharing all I know with others. So I'll see you next time. Best wishes
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