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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 672 088
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Mon - Fri 15:00 - 19:00
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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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Excellent Olive Oil - Winery Tour

My wife and I booked this tour with Arianna & Friends - this was a full day's schedule for the two visits. We were looking forward to the tour and we were not disappointed! Out... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2016
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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2016

My wife and I booked this tour with Arianna & Friends - this was a full day's schedule for the two visits. We were looking forward to the tour and we were not disappointed! Out guide was Luca and he was great - met us precisely on time at our villa - and was quite accommodating. He spoke excellent English... More 

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

Good evening, thank you for this great comment. Luca says "hi" too and was incredibly happy to receive your feedback. We all hope we will soon have another chance to show you our land. saluti dalla Toscana More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2016

I booked this tour as a surprise for my husband's 50th (he's Vespa mad).........what an experience (my first time on a Vespa) ............We were met at our hotel by our private guide Luca. We set off for the Tuscan Hills and visited some great medieval villages, our first stop was Lari where we had a fantastic lunch (the restaurant opened... More 

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

Buongiorno, thank you for the great review. Luca was very happy to have given you the chance to discover our beautiful land on a vespa scooter. We hope that there will be soon another chance. Saluti dalla Toscana More 

Dublin, Ohio
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57 reviews
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Reviewed 27 March 2016

This was not on my bucket list but this was an experience of a lifetime. I am not one to have someone come and cook for me but Lorena and Roberta were just out of this world. The food that they prepared for us for simple and unbelieveable! It was Easter Sunday and we had these two lades who were... More 

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

Buongiorno and thank you very much for your kind words of appreciation! Lorena and Roberta are very grateful and were impressed by your immediate report :) we really hope to have another chance soon to cook for you and let you taste other great Tuscan specialties. Saluti a presto More 

Longfield, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
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Reviewed 26 March 2016

Walking tour of Peccioli dealing heavily on the past. Rather too much time spent in churches for my taste, but then this part of Italy is all about medieval churches! I found the acoustics quite bad walking round this busy little town, but would be very interesting to anyone with an interest in history.

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

Buongiorno! Thank you very much for your comments on our free guided tour of Peccioli. Being on the street market day the town is indeed quite noisy but we are working on improving this by gathering our groups in more silent corners. Other free guided tours to the medieval villages of Chianni and Terricciola are offered in the high season... More 

Omaha
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 March 2016

My husband and I participated in a small-group Tuscan cooking class with Signora Carla and Arianna. It was a terrific experience! Arianna briefly shared the history of the Fibbiano farmstead and Tuscan cooking in general. The cooking class itself was well organized and beautifully displayed. All of us enjoyed the opportunity to participate in the preparation, and especially in the... More 

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

Buongiorno and thank you very much for your kind words. We are happy that you enjoyed the food and the wine of one of the best wineries in the whole area. Please, join us again next time you visit! Saluti a presto More 

Oxford, Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2016

We booked a private Tuscan Cooking Class with Arianna & Friends at their beautiful Agriturismo Il Selvino. Ester, our master chef, and Veronica, our tutor and interpreter, were so very professional, knowledgeable, and fun! Our meal was fabulous! The learning on olive oil was extremely informative. What a difference between fresh olive oil and what we get in the States.... More 

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

Buongiorno! Grazie for your nice review. Veronica and Ester were very happy to read it. We are constantly working to offer more authentic cooking experiences so we welcome you any time at our cooking school! Saluti a presto More 

Kenosha
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Reviewed 11 March 2016

What a great opportunity! Massimo and Carla were great. Massimo was very informative, and patiently answered our many questions. Carla is a constantly moving target; she is in constant motion, with a sense of humor. I cannot wait to try doing this on my own at home!

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

Buongiorno and grazie! The pasta and pizza making class was really great for me too. We had lot of fun and the whole Group participated in a very active way. Carla also commented saying that she enjoyed your company and the whole evening. Join us again next time you come around! Saluti da Massimo e Carla More 

Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 29 February 2016

Last week my GF and I scheduled a last-minute tour with Arianna and Friends to view and experience Tuscan cheese and olive oil production. Our tour was led by Luca and he was outstanding! Very friendly and warm and patient with all our questions. Oh, and his English is perfect. He met us near our hotel in Volterra and we... More 

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

Buongiorno. Sorry for not replying earlier. Luca and all our staff thank you very much for your kind words of appreciation! The whole farm you visited is now in bloom and the tour becomes particularly fascinating. We hope you can join on of our tours again next time you are visiting Italy! Saluti a presto More 

Detroit, Michigan
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Reviewed 2 February 2016

We came to Tuscany for a little post-Christmas holiday, and took a couple of tours with Arianna and Friends during our stay. Our first experience was the Olive Oil Production and Pecorino Cheese Making tours with Luca. We drove our own rental vehicle behind our tour guide's car to the various locations to experience the local processes. Luca was knowledgeable,... More 

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

Buongiorno and sorry for replying so late. All our staff was extremely happy to read your kind words of appreciation. We would be very happy to meet you again next time you visit our area. Saluti dalla Arianna & Friends More 

New York City, New York
1 review
Reviewed 25 January 2016

I had heard about Andrea Bocelli singing once a year in his hometown of Lajatico, in an outdoor theatre he had built for himself in the hills of Tuscany. I googled Andrea Bocelli's name and his hometown to see about the concert. I came across a company called Arianna and Friends. I sent an e-mail to them about purchasing tickets... More 

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

Buongiorno Brian, ciao Melissa!! What a great review you dropped on our TA!!! I was impressed by the detailed comments and of course I was very pleased to know that you liked our activities so much. No need to say that I enjoyed your company too and I have great memories of the days we spent together. All the people... More 

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