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Arianna & Friends Day Tours

Viale G. Mazzini, 71, 56037 Peccioli, Italy
+39 0587 672088
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Ranked #1 of 5 attractions in Peccioli
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Small regional tour operator specializing in very original and experiencial tours to the rural Tuscany. Our aim is to bring visitors of Tuscany to... more » Owner description: 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 the very enthusistic "foodies" we also arrange informal and very educational Tuscan cooking classes, pizza classes, chocolate making experiences, pastry making experiences. We are famous for our truffle hunting tours in the woods near San Miniato and from 2012 we will lauch a truffle-based cooking class!EXPERIENCE WINE & FOOD IN TUSCANY WITH US! « less
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Bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We didn't take a cookery course with Arianna & Friends, instead we hired them to cater our small wedding which we held in small place near Cortona. Where do I begin? The food, service and whole experience with them was simply exemplary. Ester and Veronica arrived at around 4pm and by 7pm had produced a banquet for the 10 of... More

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Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We got in touch with Arianna & Friends to take part in some typical Tuscan cooking class. Our experience with this tour operator has been outstanding. Since the first contact, we got immediately a superb impression of their professionalism, their attention to details and great attention to the needs of each customer. In spite of a very busy period during... More

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

Buongiorno Vincenzo, thank you so much on behalf of all our staff for the great words of appreciation you wrote here above! It is great if our guests get to understand how big an effort we all do to ensure great service for them, as combining the actions of so many people can sometimes be really hard! We really hope... More

Burlington, ON, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We booked with Arianna and Friends for a Truffle hunting walk in San Miniato. Luca was our guide with Ricardo and his dog Nebbia finding the truffles. We were then treated to a full lunch made with various truffle products by Monica. A truly memorable and once in a lifetime experience. Everyone was lovely and fun and we found 5... More

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

Buongiorno! Thank you very much for your review. Luca and all the staff here at Arianna & Friends' are very happy to know that you enjoyed our tour and the company of Riccardo and the lovely curly dog Nebbia! If you want to experience also the White truffle you are invited to visit us in November, when San Miniato becomes... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Luca is the best!! Patient, cordial, informative, and the Gem of Pecciolli & Volterra. Learn the details of Olives & the Pride of its making. Guys in the Cheese factory are so Proud of their product, they wouldn't stop talking, absolutely fantastic. Lunch was superb! We'll be back, hopefully to help Luca pick from his trees.....

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

Hello Ricardo, thank you for your kind words. Luca sends his hugs to you and was very happy to read your review. We hope you will soon be back in Tuscany to experience one other of our foodie tours. Saluti dalla Toscana More

Southlake, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

A great outfit! Luca and Ester are a treat, they share knowledge of Tuscan cooking, wine and olive oil. They are fun and very good at their job. We had 2 separate classes at our villa with them with 2 different groups of guests. Both meals were exquisite! The local wine was very nice and the Limoncelo was great. We... More

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

Buongiorno from the Whole staff at Arianna & Friends! Thank you so much for the great review you wrote. Luca was very happy to read that you enjoyed our private cooking experiences at your villa and that you appreciated also the locally made limoncello! The guide of the Peccioli free guided tour also was glad to read your words. We... More

Magnolia, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I cannot say enough good things about Arianna & Friends excellent service, quality, authenticity and pride showing their area, & sincere friendliness. Luca, our guide, was so helpful & I felt he was part of the family. At the last minute we stumbled into the office in Peccioli after a few wasted days driving around. Arianna & Friends (Arianna &... More

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

Hello Magnolia, thank you for your great review. Sorry if our reply was so late but the Summer has been incredibly busy so far! All the staff at Arianna & Friends is particularly happy that our day tour somehow recovered your bad feelings until then. Our area is full of great things to discover and to do but often they... More

Boca Raton, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We were a group of ten family members ranging in age from 15 to 75. We were renting a villa in Tuscany, and everyone wanted to tour an olive oil factory, but we had not planned anything in advance. I emailed Arianna on Wednesday, and as noted by other posters, she quickly replied. (Other inquiries to other tour companies went... More

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

Buongiorno Rose Marie, thank you for your kind words and sorry for our late reply! We are glad that you enjoyed the olive oil tour and we also hope that your views on high quality extra virgin olive oil has changed since then. Arianna and all the staff at Arianna & Friends invite you to visit Tuscany in November when... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

definitely would be a loss if u miss joining a tour with them! we spent a day with arianna &frds for a full day event, incl truffle hunting experience (of cuz a yummmm truffle lunch) and a visit to an olive oil mill! first time following the very friendly hunter and his cute dog to a wood to dig truffles... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My wife and I along with another couple did the olive mill/cheese factory tour and the Lari tour on consecutive days. First and foremost, Luca is beyond excellent as a tour guide. Tour guide isn't even the right name for what he provides. He has a vast and extensive knowledge of everything from picking and pressing olives to the detailed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We had such a good time when Ester and Luca came to the Villa in Tuscany and taught the six of us how to cook Italian style. We made panzanella for antipasti, tagliatelle with Tuscan meat sauce for Primo, veal in tomato sauce for secondo and tiramisu for dessert all while we sampled the localwine The food was delicious, Luca... More

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