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Arianna & Friends Day Tours

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Address: Via Giuseppe Mazzini 71, 56037, Peccioli, Italy
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+39 0587 672 088
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Mon - Fri 15:00 - 19:00
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Small regional tour operator specializing in very original and experiencial...

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 are famous for our truffle hunting tours in the woods near San Miniato and in 2014 we launched very exclusive foodie tours on Vespa scotters!EXPERIENCE WINE & FOOD IN TUSCANY WITH US!

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Nice selection of friendly tours

We met the team @ Arianna and Friends during our tour of Peccioli - a very friendly, hospitable bunch. We had a great walking tour of Peccioli with Luca, and a wonderful pastry... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Lansing, New York
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Lansing, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We met the team @ Arianna and Friends during our tour of Peccioli - a very friendly, hospitable bunch. We had a great walking tour of Peccioli with Luca, and a wonderful pastry and pizza cooking lesson with Andrea and crew. Highly recommended for anyone looking for activities in the Peccioli / Pisa area.

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Astoria, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

I recently spent a fantastic week in Italy with friends - we stayed at Borgo alle Vigne and decided to add a cooking class through Arianna & Friends for Thanksgiving Day. What a fantastic day! Veronica and Daniela were such fun hosts - they arrived at the villa promptly; they brought us cute aprons and menus where we could take... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Whenever we travel we like to try new cooking experiences. Our trip to Tuscany this year was no exception. We found this tour listing both on Tripadvisor and in literature that our hotel sent us. When we booked the 'cooking experience' my husband was concerned, based on the description, that they would be teaching us things that we already knew... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

If you find yourself in Tuscany do yourself a favor & book a tour with Arianna & Friends! We had an amazing 2 days with Massimo, can't wait to book next trip! Massimo was an awesome tour guide, speaks English very well & is very knowledgeable about everything Tuscan! He also have us great tips on some side trips! Can't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Second time in two years we've had the pleasure of a Tuscany visit enhanced by the detail-oriented staff at Arianna & Friends. Our guide, Massimo, was extremely personable and knowledgeable about the wine making & olive producing part of our visit. We were fortunate to be in his group the following day when we attempted the fine art of Italian... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

My husband I and along with his 2 brothers and their wives visited Tuscany in September. We booked several tours with Arianna & Friends and each one was fantastic! If you want a private tour, Arianna and friends is the way to go. My favorite was the day trip to Lari, in which Arianna herself showed us around. Arianna is... More 

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Massimo P, Direttore at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this review

Buongiorno Julie, thank you very much for your appreciation. We designed our private tours in order for visitors like you to experience an authentic and non touristy Tuscany and we are really happy when this idea is welcome! Next time you visit please contact us again and we will surprise you with other great activities! Saluti a presto More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We recently visited Tuscany in September 2016 for a family get together. As mum is artistic and enjoys all types of art classes, we thought a painting class for four of us at our villa in Tuscany would be perfect. Luca, who has fantastic language skills, a great sense of humour and a lovely temperament was the english guide and... More 

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Massimo P, Direttore at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this review

Buongiorno, thank you for your beautiful words. We are really glad that you appreciated the private painting class that we arranged for you with the guidance and translation of Luca and with the teaching of Leopoldo! We are sure that together with an unforgettable experience you brought hope a unique and meaningful souvenir of your Tuscan stay! :) Saluti dalla... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We utilized Ariana and Friends for several tours. First, we had a private chef come to our Villa- Daniella and another lady cooked for us- although this was not a "class", we sitll enjoyed intereacting with her and watching her and she was so friendly and nice- especially to our two children. And the meal was THE BEST we had... More 

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Massimo P, Direttore at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this review

Buongiorno Katherine, grazie mille! Your words and descriptions of our activities are just stunning! We are all so happy that you enjoyed all the services we arranged for you. Your party is one of the privileged ones who was able to take part to many activities and we are very happy to read that you appreciated the quality of all... More 

Yorba Linda, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Just got back from Italy. Prior to the our vacation we had book the in-villa chef. Signora Ester was our chef and she can really cook great food. Especially loved the lasagna and tiramisu. We were so impressed that we booked tours right after. Sienna, Pisa and a cheese/Olive oil tasting were our picks. Special thanks to our wonderful guides... More 

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Massimo P, Direttore at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your words of appreciation! We are glad that you enjoyed the chef service we arranged for you at your villa with Ester as well as the private tours to the rural Tuscany that we arranged for you. We invite you to contact us again next time you visit Tuscan as we are constantly working on extending... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Last night, Arianna and Ester came to our villa to teach us to cook a traditional Tuscan meal. First, let me tell you that the ladies were so lovely and engaging - truly special people to spend an evening with. They taught us to cook Antipasti of crostini with two types of mushrooms, Primo of homemade Tagliatelle with with white... More 

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Massimo P, Direttore at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this review

Buongiorno, thank you very much on behalf of Arianna, Luca and Ester as well as of all the staff at Arianna & Friends. We are all so proud that you enjoyed our tour and activities and you became part of the "friends of Arianna"! :) We really hope that we will soon meet again - quando ci incontriamo di nuovo,... More 

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