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We had a wonderful experience with two events... a cooking class in our villa with Arianna and... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2016
Dorn B
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Best day tour EVER!

I went with my family to the CHEESE, SALAMI & OLIVE OIL TASTING TOUR, and boy did we love this... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2016
nandabordoni
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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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56037, Terricciola, Italy
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Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience with two events... a cooking class in our villa with Arianna and Ester. The food and conversation was so interesting... and we found out we all could cook. Tour to the Lari castle, pasta factory, butcher and olive oil factory...More

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Massimo P, Direttore at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2016

Buongiorno, thank you for your kind words. We are glad that you enjoyed Luca's guidance to the small medieval village as well as our cooking lesson with Ester and Arianna. We hope to be your reference next time you visit Italy too! Saluti a presto

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Reviewed 6 October 2016

I went with my family to the CHEESE, SALAMI & OLIVE OIL TASTING TOUR, and boy did we love this tour! Just perfect! I would recommend this to people of all ages! It was the high point of a 22 days trip through Italy. Our...More

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Massimo P, Direttore at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2016

Buongiorno Nanda, thank you for your kind words. We are really happy to read that our day tour was the best moment of your holiday. It is our goal to entertain our guests while showing fantastic rural attraction and sharing many cultural aspects with our...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2016

This is a free tour...we tipped very well because Ariana did an incredible job. She is passionate about the area/town and knows the little things that make it very interesting. A wealth of information as well as the opportunity to come back and taste wine/food...More

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Massimo P, Direttore at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2016

Buongiorno! Thank you for your kind words. We are happy to read that you enjoyed the guidance of Arianna during our authentic foodie tour. We aim at showing people original places so that they learn about Tuscany through its hidden attractions. We hope we can...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2016

I and sIx of my friends were fortunate enough to experience a night of learning to cook, understand, and eat a wide range of Tuscan dishes thanks to Ariana and her staff. She received rave reviews from each of the participants, not just in detailing...More

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Massimo P, Direttore at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2016

Buongiorno Jon, thank you for your words. We were glad to read that you enjoyed our private cooking class with Arianna and you shared her knowledge about the local foodie traditions. We hope we will soon have another chance to show you the hidden treasures...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2016

Arianna arranged for a private cooking class at our villa and also for a private catered dinner at our villa. She came with her colleague Lorena and these 2 ladies showed us a great time, with informative and very fun, hands-on instructions-- all the while...More

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Massimo P, Direttore at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2016

Hello Michael, thank you for your appreciation. We are glad that you enjoyed our private cooking class delivered to your villa as well as our chef service arranged by our granny-chef. We aim at linking visitors to Tuscany with the local culinary traditions so we...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had a wonderful vespa tour across the Tuscan countryside. Massimo was a very knowledgeable guide who explained a lot of details about Tuscany. We visited Martelli's in Lari and an olive oil producer. We sampled oil and enjoyed the amazing experience....More

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Massimo P, Direttore at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2016

Buongiorno! Thank you for your appreciation of my vespa tour last month! I know it takes a while to start because I need to check that you ride easily and feel ok before taking the roads of the route. Even if we always ride along...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We had the best day in Peccioli. Arianna and company assisted with tour and cooking class via e-mail. Very charming area that NOW has apartments available to rent.More

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Massimo P, Direttore at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2016

Buongiorno, grazie for your appreciation. We are really glad that you liked Peccioli, the village where our office is located where we arrange guided tours every week. It is true that there are lodgings available now in the town for people who want to live...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2016

We had a marvelous day trip to Lari to see the Castle and visit with the Martelli family at their artisan pasta factory plus a great time at Guido's olive press and butcher shop. The lunch Guido provided was amazing. Massimo and Victoria were our...More

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Massimo P, Direttore at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2016

Buongiorno Marilyn, thank you for your comment on our services arranged for you while you were here in Tuscany. We always make our best to offer great holiday experiences as the cooking class with Ester but also to make your planning easier, so booking for...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2016

Following exhaustive research we finally chose Arianna and Friends to organize our trip to Italy to attend the Andrea Bocelli concert. We could not have made a better decision. From our private transfer from Pisa airport to our hotel (expensive but worth every Euro) through...More

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Massimo P, Direttore at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2016

Salve, thank you for your comment! We are really glad that you appreciated the value of our service on the occasion of the 2016 edition of the concert of Andrea Bocelli in Lajatico. There is a lot of work behind as we do not arrange...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2016

I can not rave enough about our cooking class with Arianna. We had 5 children with us and they created a menu that was thrilling to the kids, that they would eat and that they were able to create. We have made the strawberry Tiramisu...More

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Massimo P, Direttore at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2016

Hello Tanya, thank you for your kind words! We are really happy that you liked our private cooking class on the occasion of the stop of the Disney cruise ship in Tuscany. We welcome kids a lot and our cooking classes are a great activity...More

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Response from Pasku | Property representative |
Hello! We offer day private tours with several kinds of focus. Contact our booking office at the contact info below and provide info on a preferred date, number of people and kind of tour you would like. Our staff will be... More
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Hello, thank you for your question. The area of San Miniato and the area of Palaia border each other, since they both belong to the truffle growing district of central Tuscany. In the area of Palaia we meet one truffle... More
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Response from Ariannafazio | Property representative |
Dear Ann, thank you for your message. We would be very happy to organize for you a cooking class in June. We give you the possibility to have the course organized at your villa/apartment if you have a suitable kitchen that... More
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