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Arianna & Friends Day Tours

Via Giuseppe Mazzini 71, 56037, Peccioli, Italy
+39 0587 672088
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Cooking class was the highlight of our trip

Veronica and Ester were fantastic teachers for our cooking class. Our driver picked us up at the... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2016
StephanieRoberts411
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Coppell, Texas
Great free tour of Peccioli.

The lady (who's English is very good), takes you a tour of the church and town with an explanation... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2016
John M
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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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 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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Via Giuseppe Mazzini 71, 56037, Peccioli, Italy
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Reviewed 8 July 2016

Veronica and Ester were fantastic teachers for our cooking class. Our driver picked us up at the port (LaSpezia) and drove us about 1 1/4 hours to our class. After the class, he drive us to Pisa, and then back to the ship. The only...More

Thank StephanieRoberts411
Pasku, Proprietario at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2016

Buongiorno Stephanie, thank you for your kind words. We are really glad that you enjoyed our shore excursion from La Spezia Harbor to the rural Tuscany with our private cooking lesson and stop in Pisa by the leaning tower. Ester and Veronica were also very...More

Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

The lady (who's English is very good), takes you a tour of the church and town with an explanation of its history. She has quite a sense of humour and extremely pleasant...takes about 90 minutes and ends in a small deli where you have the...More

Thank John M
Pasku, Proprietario at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2016

Buongiorno, grazie for your nice words of appreciation. It's been 5 years now that we offer the free guided tour of Peccioli every Tuesday morning, day of the local street market (from April through October). Our guide Moira shows visitors the little secret treasures of...More

Reviewed 4 July 2016

Our family of 12 was picked up at the port and transported to an olive mill...it was a great experience to learn about olive oil but the best part was watching the teenage boys learning and tasting the different oils...our guide Massimo was very good...More

Thank Lcg46
Pasku, Proprietario at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2016

Buongiorno, thank you for your comments on our wine & olive oil tour. We strive to have teenagers learn about the differences between real and authentic extra virgin olive oil and the commercial brands, who sell goods that are defined extra virgin olive oil but...More

Reviewed 3 July 2016

My family did not take part in a day tour, but we did use Arianna and Friends to provide private chef service in our villa one evening for dinner. I highly, highly recommend this service to anyone visiting the area. Our chef Daniela and her...More

Thank zman064
Pasku, Proprietario at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2016

Thank you for your great words! We specialize in tours and activities but also in great special services for visitors to Tuscany like in-home chef services with a local chef and an English speaking assistant for people who are renting their villa in Tuscany. Local...More

Reviewed 3 July 2016

We had planned somethings before arrived to Chianni, but then we had the chance to participate in Arianna's free walking tour in Chianni then we changed our plans. We followed her in Chianni, Peccioli and Terriciola.... the tour were very interesting with the history of...More

Thank Natália V
Pasku, Proprietario at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2016

Buongiorno Natalia, thank you for your kind words. We are glad that you met Moira in Chianni for the Monday morning tour and that you then joine us for the other walking tours to Peccioli in Tuesday and Terricciola on Wednesday. It is our way...More

Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Friendly passionate & well organised More of a beginners class & You get to play with an incredible 200 year old oven Close to PeciolliMore

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Pasku, Proprietario at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2016

Hello Michel, thank you for your kind words. I am really glad that you liked the class and you enjoyed playing with our ancient wood oven. I was sad to have received a low score though as we aim at 5s, not at 3s (see...More

Reviewed 22 June 2016

On our first day in Italy our family of 5 (kids ages 18, 15 and 11) had a cooking class with Arianna and Esther. After two weeks of traveling, the cooking class was one of the highlights of our trip. Arianna not only arranged the...More

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Pasku, Proprietario at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2016

Buongiorno Suzy, thank you for writing such a great review. Our shore excursion from Livorno with cooking class and guided visit to Pisa and Volterra are surely a great way to visit the rural Tuscany while your cruiseship is docking in Livorno for the day....More

Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

This tour was one of the highlights of our trip to Italy. I was concerned about the farmer and dog handler being less than enthusiastic about taking tourists around. I was so wrong. They were great and made us feel like family. The driver and...More

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Pasku, Proprietario at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2016

Buongiorno and thank you for your words. We are glad that you enjoyed our truffle hunting experience & oil mill tour. The dog involved in the tour was wisely trained by the truffle dog in order to be friendly and nice, and above all be...More

Reviewed 19 June 2016

We used Arianna and friends twice during our stay in Tuscany. We arranged for a private chef dinner at our time share for the night we arrived from the states. The ladies were wonderful .Dinner was amazing- the food was beyond delicious and the wine...More

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Pasku, Proprietario at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2016

Buongiorno! Thank you for your words of appreciation. We are glad that you could taste some authentic Tuscan recipes during one of our private chef services delivered to your Tuscan villa as well as experience making some of our specialties with your own hands during...More

Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Impromptu walkin and got exactly what we were after. Tour of Lari with visit to pasta factory, castle, prosciutto butcher and bar. Great experience. Thanks guys.More

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Pasku, Proprietario at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2016

Buongiorno, thank you for your kind words. Our small group guided tour to Lari with focus on a local pasta factory and on a small butcher is the best way to see Italy from its inner side, i.e. its thousand of small villages with rooted...More

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SnowNow
Hi Tuanhai - could you tell us which tour you took? The one in San Miniato or Palaio? What is the difference? Thanks!
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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We will be staying at a villa in Casciana Terme in June. Could you give me an idea of the cost of a cooking class? Do you come to us or do we come to you? Would appreciate any advice. Ann Willow Springs, IL
19 May 2015|
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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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Jan91649
I'm confused...are they open for lunch? Just take out that you can order and then eat there?
19 February 2015|
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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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