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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 672088
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Mon - Fri 15:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 13:00
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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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In a world where you pay a lot to follow a flagged guide with 40 of your "best friends" on a confused, whirlwind tour...Arianna & Friends stands out. Dealing with small groups... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In a world where you pay a lot to follow a flagged guide with 40 of your "best friends" on a confused, whirlwind tour...Arianna & Friends stands out. Dealing with small groups (just four of us) on focused tours (Pisa, Siena, Hilltop Villages, vineyards, etc.) with very knowledgeable tour guides, we could not have asked for a better time. Our... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Moira with Arianna and Friends was our tour guide in Pisa and at the Organic Farm. She knew so much about the sites we saw in Pisa. On our second tour she took us to a olive oil producing company and an organic farm that produces cheese. We had a lunch at the farm( included in the tour.) She went... More 

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Spring Lake, New Jersey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were looking for a tour that would allow us to taste some of the local products made in Tuscany and learn how they are made. Since we are not big red wine drinkers, we chose the combination olive oil and cheese tour by Arianna & Friends. It turned out to be one of the best tours... More 

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Pasku, Proprietario at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this review

Buongiorno! Thank you for your message. All the staff at Arianna & Friends, and Luca in particular, were very happy to read that you were attentively listening to his explanations on extra virgin olive oil and pecorino! We are very happy to know that you also enjoyed our blind test :) Be back soon and taste some other great delicacies... More 

Roswell, Georgia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arriana and friends were knowledgeable, friendly and just fun. We used Luca as our guide and he was the best!!!!! We learned and saw so much more because of them!!!!

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Thank chuck g
Pasku, Proprietario at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this review

Buongiorno, thank you very much. We try to make every tour as comprehensive as possible for visitors like you to learn all about the local territory! Saluti a presto More 

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the highlights of our recent vacation in Tuscany was a cooking class arranged by Arianna & Friends. We selected the four courses from an extensive selection of menu choices and cooked in Licia's kitchen in Lajatico, birthplace of Andrea Bocelli. Arianna showed us the Teatro de Silenzio, where he performs a concert every July. acted as our interpreter... More 

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Pasku, Proprietario at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this review

Hello, thank you very much on behalf or Arianna and Licia who enjoyed your company on the occasion of our private cooking class in Lajatico. Come back soon! More 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our day in Tuscany with Luca was magical. We knew we were going to go to an olive oil mill and a Pecorino cheese factory but we had no idea that the scenery would take our breath away or that we would have the best meal of our lives on a remote farm. We followed him to an olive oil... More 

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Pasku, Proprietario at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your message of appreciation. Luca was really glad to receive your feedback and certainly we are all happy to know that you enjoyed the food, the scenery and the stories of our tour! More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Our special thanks go to Arianna and Massimo who have been great hosts for our cheese workshop! They were very helpful and friendly from the first contact till the end of the tour. Massimo was our guide during the day and in the 5 hours he spent with us he put all the effort and knowledge to answer our questions.... More 

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Pasku, Proprietario at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this review

Buongiorno Togay! Thank you for your kind message of appreciation. I really enjoyed the day with you all and I am glad you got so much enjoyment. I hope you can soon start your project and new life! Please, keep us updated. See you soon again here in Tuscany! Massimo More 

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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

A heartfelt thank you (Grazie!) to Arianna and Friends - Luca, Rita, and Ester - for a truly authentic and wonderful day of experiences in Tuscany! Luca may be one of the younger tour leaders, but he has an old and wise soul that shines through with his love for Tuscany. It is contagious :) Our time with Salvatore touring... More 

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Pasku, Proprietario at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this review

Salve Elizabeth, thank you for your message. All of us - Massimo, Arianna, Consuelo, Moira, Luca, Ester, Rita and Veronica - are really glad to have filled your heart and given you a bit of ours. We all hope to meet you soon again. Saluti a presto More 

Peterborough, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

Just returned from a 2 week trip with 14 high school students and 1 other teacher from the US. We had a fantastic adventure thanks to Massimo who planned everything seamlessly. He handled transportation, food, the beautiful villa and much more. We had some Italian lessons, some cooking lessons and lots of informative on site lessons in small villages and... More 

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Pasku, Proprietario at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this review

Hello Laurie, thank you for your kind message. The 10 days with your school students were just amazing and I am glad you enjoyed the same! I hope we can meet next year again for another lovely Tuscany school trip for your future students :) More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

We booked a custom private tour of a local cheese-making farm with lunch and then a short tour of Volterra nearby. This was far and away our best day, and not just because Volterra and Fattoria Lischeto (the farm where we lunched) are amazing, but because our guide was so, so amazing. Moira absolutely made the entire experience for us,... More 

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Pasku, Proprietario at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for a great review! Moira was particularly happy to read your words of appreciation. We hope we will soon have another chance to guide you through the rural Tuscany! A presto More 

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