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Arianna & Friends Day Tours

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Address: Viale G. Mazzini, 71, 56037 Peccioli, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0587 672088
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Description: Small regional tour operator specializing in very original and...
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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Fantastic Tuscan Experience

We shared the most wonderful day with our guide Luca. He shared his passion for his beautiful country, and its people. We really gained much more than just a guided tour from him... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
Marianne M
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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We shared the most wonderful day with our guide Luca. He shared his passion for his beautiful country, and its people. We really gained much more than just a guided tour from him. He gave us insights and exposure that we never could have picked up on our own. We visited a wonderful farm involved in Pecorino cheese making, had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Our family which consisted of 6 adults attended the pasta lab at the farm in Tuscany on March 6th. It was a beautiful location with a great chef, Ester, and her interpreter and fellow chef, Massimo. They were such gracious hosts. We were provided with aprons, hats, and wine to start our cooking. We made ravioli, gnocchi, and pasta with... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Just wanted to say that we thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Massimo and Moira were great tour guides and I wish we had more time in the region to do more activities. Spent the day visiting a few historical villages, had lunch at an organic cheese farm, and toured a winery and olive oil mill. All of us, even the children... More 

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

Ciao Ray, thank you very much for your kind review! Moira and I were really glad to read that you all enjoyed the day trip we arranged for you. We both found your children extremely nice and it was easy to involve them in the activity. We all really hope to meet you soon again next time you visit Tuscany.... More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I highly recommend Arianna & Friends. Our day-long vespa tour was one of the highlights of our time in Italy. Our guide, Massimo, was knowledgeable and fun, and we felt comfortable and safe at all times. This is the only way to see Tuscany and to enjoy the delights it has to offer. We learned history, sampled olive oil, wine... More 

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

Buongiorno Karen, thank you so much for this very kind review! It is Massimo typing :) I was really glad to have you for this tour and I am really glad that you enjoyed it as an ideal way to visit Tuscany. We are now developing many new routes across Tuscany so next time you are here maybe you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We were lucky enough to spend a couple of weeks in Tuscany in July 2014 with friends, and Arianna and her team made our stay so special. I don't think there's anything they can't organise for you! We did a Tuscan cooking class, which was interesting and delicious; plus a half day wine and cheese tour (where we asked to... More 

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

Buongiorno Catherine, grazie mille per le tue parole! Thank you very much for your great words, witnessing your appreciation for what you experienced with us. It was a great pleasure for me to guide you and for all of us to arrange your program. I will immediately send our prime minister your considerations about who should run this country! :)... More 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We did the cheese and olive oil tour with Luca on a recent trip to Italy. Luca was very knowledgable, entertaining, and enjoyable to be with for our half day tour. He was also very helpful in helping us setup transportation at the last minute when my wallet was stolen in Paris. I would highly recommend Arianna and friends, and... More 

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

Buongiorno Andrew, it is Massimo typing, a colleague of Luca. Thank you very much for your report. Luca was really honored to read your words. He informed me on the inconvenience you had in Paris and I am really happy that his help gave you some relief. We would be really happy to meet you again for another of our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Arianna Fazio hosted us for a 6-7 hour Italian cooking class at a farmhouse home in the Peccioli, Italy area for 13 of us in a group. Some of us weren't sure what we were getting into, but once we donned aprons and chef hats, everything just got better! The lady (Emma) who lived there was exceedingly gracious, made us... More 

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

Buongiorno Arthur, thank you for the great report of your experience at our cooking school last Autumn. Sorry that I did not reply earlier. Arianna and all of us at Arianna & Friends were really happy to read your kind words and we are really thankful for your call to contact us. This is really important for a small business... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Whilst my girlfriend and I were planning our trip to Italy, we both agreed that visiting Tuscany was a must. We had read lots of reviews regarding grape harvests and wine tasting and out of them all Arianna and Friends stood out from the rest. Booking our wine tasting tour and the accommodation was very easy through friendly emails and... More 

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

Hello dear ones! Sorry that it took me so long to reply to your wonderful report! Thank you very much. The whole staff at Arianna & Friends and especially myself are very happy to know that you enjoyed the program we arranged for you. The grape harvest in the end turned ok for nice companies like the one you visited.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Six friends who enjoy traveling and cooking together decided to take a private cooking class offered through Arianna and Friends, Peccioli, Italy. The class was the one of the highlights of our week in Tuscany-and that's saying a lot! Prior to coming to Italy, we were given a variety of options to choose from and finally decided on a menu.... More 

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

Hello Beth, thank you so much for your kind words! I am writing on behalf of Arianna who was very happy to read your report. Our main goal is to join a useful and interesting cooking lesson with a pleasant atmosphere and fun, so the fact that our day turned into one highlight of your trip makes us all extremely... More 

Endicott, New York, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The first time we were in Italy two years ago, we took a cooking class with Arianna and Friends that truly was one of the most memorable (delicious and useful!) experiences of the trip. So when we started to plan our trip this year, the first website we visited was Arianna's. It's easy to sign up and they are very... More 

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

Hello Mari, just a quick note to thank you for your kind words! You met several of us now (it is Massimo typing) and we feel very honored that you chose us again when returning to our area! This really means a lot to us. Please, remember that you will be always welcome for another cookery class (the range of... More 

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