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Arianna & Friends Day Tours

Address: Viale G. Mazzini, 71, 56037 Peccioli, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0587 672088
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Peccioli
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Small regional tour operator specializing in very original and experiencial tours to the rural...
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Hours:
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
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 cooking classes at our cooking schoola 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 in 2014 we launched very exclusive foodie tours on Vespa scotters!EXPERIENCE WINE & FOOD IN TUSCANY WITH US!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Our family of 5 (kids aged 16,15 and 9) has just had two great experiences with Arianna and friends. We loved the cheese tour with Luca. He was so passionate about the farming methods and very knowledgable. He made every effort to accommodate our needs and answer our questions. The farm we visited was extraordinary and the produce we ate... More 

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

Buongiorno Jackie, although some months have passed since you were here, both Luca and I wanted to thank you for your great words of appreciation. Ester was also really happy to know that you enjoyed her cookery class. We will be always ready to guide you around if you visit the area again and we will strive to give you... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Thanks to Arianna and her colleague we had a fabulous time learning to make some Tuscan classics. From risotto to baked fennel to chestnut crepes with fresh ricotta the food and the experience were memorable. I did this with 7 dear friends. Arianna and her associate came to our villa with all the food and wine and patiently guided us... More 

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

Hello Veronica, Arianna and all the staff at Arianna & Friends wanted to simply thank you so much for your great words here. We are all really happy to have been one of the most memorable moments of your trip and we really hope that we can help you again next time you visit Tuscany. Saluti dalla Toscana More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This is a most amazing tour group......the name says it all!! I have just spent 5 months renting a villa in Tuscany (Fabbrica) and the owners of the villa recommended Arianna & Friends.....and as I had many visitors over that time period and who wanted to have a Tuscan experience having a local tour group (run by Arianna) was the... More 

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

Ciao Robin! Grazie infinite, for the beautiful words you dropped on our tripadvisor. No need to say how much we all miss you. We often talk about you in our office and we remind the great days we spent together. Please, give a big "hi" to all people we have met through you. In so many years of history (now... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The cooking class that my wife and I took was the highlight of our trip. It was taught by Arianna & Esther outside the lovely village of Peccioli in Tuscany. We were a little concerned about the class since we are both vegetarians, but Arianna was very accommodating to our dietary needs, and the pasta we made was fabulous. For... More 

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

Hi Chris, thank you really much for your comment. We are really glad that you enjoyed meeting Ester and Arianna and that you liked the food and the whole concept. We hope you can choose us again next time you visit Tuscany. We will prepare a lot of other dishes with all the variety of vegetables we have! Saluti dalla... More 

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