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Arianna & Friends Day Tours

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Address: Via Giuseppe Mazzini 71, 56037, Peccioli, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 0587 672 088
15:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 13:00
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Mon - Fri 15:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 13:00

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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Cheese, salami & olive oil tasting tour

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... read more

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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7 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank TCinlarses
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Peterborough, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Our guide, Giulia, met us at the train station and showed us all the highlights of this gorgeous city. It was such a pleasure speaking with her and learning about the history of Florence. The historic center of the city is small enough to walk, and the whole center is like a giant at gallery. We saw both the Academia... More 

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Reviewed 1 March 2017

My husband and I capped a wonderful trip to Italy with a Tuscan cooking class with Rita and Ester. The class was booked through Arianna and Friends and was one of the highlights of our trip. The 4+hour adventure was worth every penny. The farm and restored farmhouse were charming and Rita, our host, shared her home and lifestyle with... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

We had the wonderful Arianna herself come to teach us about, and prepare for us, the delights of Tuscan cuisine in our own villa. Very fun, interactive and informative, the meal we created was absolutely delicious and we have already begun incorporating the techniques we learned in our every day cooking. A true highlight of our trip with memories we... More 

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Great Neck, New York
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

We had looked forward to the Typical Tuscan dinner group cooking class/dinner and were not disappointed. The farmhouse and farm were charming, as were our hostess and translator, Rita, and Esther, our lovely grandma cooking instructor. They both made our chopping and stirring and listening to cooking tips fun and entertaining, so that every member of the family, including our... More 

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Reviewed 6 February 2017

My husband and I had the pleasure of taking a private cooking class with Arianna & Esther while we were in Tuscany. They showed us how to make several dishes, including a wonderful ravioli. They brought everything necessary to our villa, and we thoroughly enjoyed getting to know both of these beautiful women...by the end of the evening, I wanted... More 

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