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Arianna & Friends Day Tours

Via Giuseppe Mazzini 71, 56037, Peccioli, Italy
+39 0587 672088
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Cooking experience

We had a wonderful experience cooking a typical Tuscan meal with Ester and Rita ! We met at Rita's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
via mobile
Simply Outstanding!

Booked two cooking classes, olive oil tour, tour of Peccioli, the Marqui's Estate, and a tour of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jonathan P
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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 13:00, 15:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Via Giuseppe Mazzini 71, 56037, Peccioli, Italy
+39 0587 672088
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful experience cooking a typical Tuscan meal with Ester and Rita ! We met at Rita's farmhouse which was a joy to see the history behind it all. Ester was a wonderful teacher ( with Rita's help) we prepared bruschetta,mushroom risotto,beef stew...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked two cooking classes, olive oil tour, tour of Peccioli, the Marqui's Estate, and a tour of Florence. First class all the way. All of the guides spoke excellent English, something that you don't always get. I highly recommend Arianna and Friends.

Thank Jonathan P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you so much Arianna & Friends, especially our host Rita and her family and our Tuscan mama Laura for the well organised Pasta and Pizza course. We enjoyed the hospitality and the company of our hosts and fellow classmates very much. Will do it...More

Thank Min Hsia C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my 21 year old son and 27 year old daughter to Tuscany on holiday this past June. We spent three nights in the region and booked an Olive Oil Tasting & a Wine Tasting with Ariannandfriends. Our guide for both tours was Luca...More

1  Thank DEBBIE S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked an olive oil and cheese tour, with Massimo.He came and collected us from The villas.Started at the Villas, and explained about the olive trees on the property next to the villas.We then drove about 15 minutes to the farm, where the olives are...More

Thank Diane P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arianna was a dream to work with to book the cooking class and she and her chefs were amazing during the class. We booked a 3 course meal - appetizer, main and dessert. We started with making a strawberry tiramisu, then 3 different bruschetta, Ragu...More

Thank razij_13
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This was the second time I've used Arianna & Friends and was not disappointed. We attended the Andrea Bocelli concert which was one of the highlights of our entire two weeks in Italy. Arianna and Friends did exactly as promised and more, very friendly and...More

1  Thank Sydophie
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

So happy to have discovered Peccioli! Our guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable, with a great spirit despite the 40 degree heat. Tour includes guided time inside the local archaeology museum, which was interesting but ran about twice as long as needed for us. (It would...More

Thank ANH7
Pasku, Manager at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Hello, thank you for your message. We are the only tour company in Tuscany offering guided tours of Peccioli, which is not famous but it is a lovely medieval village that we can consider properly non-touristy. We are happy that you joined our group Peccioli...More

Reviewed 1 August 2017

We took 30 people for a wonderful day trip to Volterra - truffle hunting and pasta making (and then truffle and pasta eating!) Everyone had a fantastic time - our truffle hunters were experienced and made it very interesting, and everyone really enjoyed making pasta....More

Thank katxyz
Pasku, Manager at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Grazie mille for your review. It is a pleasure for us to show the treasures of Tuscany, including the ones hidden underground like our fantastic truffles. Truffles are also a great occasion for a focused cooking class with pasta making to be paired with them!...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Our family were fortunate enough to have Ester and Anna-Lisa come to our villa and cook for us. They were such fun and cooked us the most amazing meal which included homemade pate, ravioli, stew and tart. We watched them prepare everything from scratch picking...More

Thank murkymoo
Pasku, Manager at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Hello, grazie for a great review. I am glad that all the family enjoyed our guidance and the cooking experience before dinner. And of course also the food! Be back soon for another cooking experince at our My Tuscan Kitchen

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4 September 2015|
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Response from Pasku | Property representative |
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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19 May 2015|
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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19 February 2015|
Response from Massimo P | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your request. We are not an inn nor a restaurant, so you cannot eat at ours. We are a small destination management company organizing specialty tours around local specialties and food producers. So in... More

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