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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 4 attractions in Peccioli
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Southlake, Texas
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4 attraction reviews
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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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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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Boca Raton, Florida
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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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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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FT Worth
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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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Framingham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This was our first visit to Tuscany and we wanted to experience the real deal! First we took a Tuscan cooking class with Signora Ester and Arianna in a farmhouse kitchen. It was a memorable evening of preparing and feasting on the most delicious meal. A few days later we took a tour of 2 vineyards with Massimo. He had... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We had the pleasure of undertaking a Tuscan Cooking class with Massimo and what else can we say but it was brilliant and a lot of fun. The ability of preparing a typical Tuscan 4 course meal with other fellow travellers inside a rustic farmhouse kitchen in the countryside was fantastic. And then we got to sit down and eat... More

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

Ciao Garry ciao Carmel! Grazie tante :) for your kind words and for supporting us through this great review! It was really a lovely evening and the following dinner was memorable with all the conversation with you both and the rest of the group. I really hope we can have soon another chance to meet you and maybe the other... More

Holliston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

What a fantastic tour we had! We chose the tour of Lari, including a castle, a butcher, and the Martelli pasta factory. Massimo had surprises for us around every corner and he share knowledge that we would never have learned without his guidance. We will definitely take another tour with Arianna & Friends! Thanks you so much for giving us... More

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

Hello Gregory! It was so nice to read your report! Thank you so much!! I am really glad that you and your family enjoyed my private tour. It was a great day for me too as I liked talking to you and seeing your enthusiasm. Thank you for posting also a picture of yours. I will pass the news over... More

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