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

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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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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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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

Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My wife and I had a great visit to the Andrea Bocelli Concert thanks to Arianna & Friends. Our 10th row concert seats were awesome. Our hotel was very accommodating. Our bus rude to Lajatico with Maria as guide was nothing short of outstanding. Maria's knowledge of the area, and concern for her guests were wonderful. She answered all questions... More

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

Buongiorno! Thank you very much for your great review. We are all very glad that you enjoyed all services we arranged for you. We have informed the production of the concert about the fact that this year many spectators were not really happy about the selection of songs and the style of exhibition. It is all behind our control but... More

Canterbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had excellent service from Arianna and Friends from the minute we booked up until the end of our four day trip. It was a pleasure to meet Arianna - such a bubbly and enthusiastic lady - when she took us on the pasta and olive farm tour and also around Lari castle. Diego was a superb and very informative... More

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

Buongiorno and thank you so much for such a great review. We are all particularly glad that you enjoyed the organization for the Bocelli concert, which we do on this special occasion once a year, along with our guided tour, which we do on a daily base! Arianna sends her love too. We all hope that we will have soon... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Massimo was a great guide who showed us on this very personal tour (just our family, 2 adults and 2 kids aged 6 and 8) a very interesting olive oil mill (with great tasting and excellent local food as snacks), the castle in Lari and - as a highlight - the Pasta factory in Lari, which is a "must-see" if... More

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Ciao Stefan, Verena und die süßen Töchter!! Ich wartete auf ein mögliches Kommentar in den nächsten Tagen aber ich dachte... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I took my mum on the trip to Italy for Andrea Bocelli concert on her birthday. Arianna and friends arranged everything so perfectly - we just had to come to Italy. 4 days in Florence in the nice hotel near Duomo, welcome dinner, shuttle to concert venue in Lajatico and back, concert tickets in good spot... We are used to... More

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

Buongiorno and thank you very much for your great words. We rely on the comments of our guests who visit Lajatico for the yearly concert of Andrea Bocelli at Teatro del Silenzio in order to improve our services. It is a very delicate time of the year as we move over 1,000 people there and we assemble tens of different... More

Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Thank you Arianna & Friends for your thorough coordination of concert tickets, lodging, and transportation to the Bocelli Concert. We enjoyed every minute of the concert and were well cared for at Claudia's agriturismo . Our wine tasting with Lucca and tour of Peccioli were enjoyable as well and again well planned. The tour of Morelli's grappe factory was interesting,... More

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

Buongiorno Joseph and Sue, thank you so much for the great words you wrote here. Yes, we were incredibly busy in the days you were here and probably you could notice the little confusion in the office. Yet, we did it! We coordinated 1,200 people to the concert this year and luckily we showed to several of them the best... More

Kingston, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Tuscany of course has many many things to offer - especially for a family on holiday. On a whim, we decided to sign up for an intimate cooking class for our family (including our two 11 year old daughters). One other family participated in the class (who also had two children) and which included making a four course dinner from... More

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

Buongiorno Greg, thank you very much for your feedback on our cookery lesson! And thank you for having browsed our website and discovered all the activities we offer! Luca sends his "hi" to you and is very glad that you liked the cooking experince with him and the chef. We all hope that we will have soon another chance to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I booked for the Andrea Bocelli concert through Arianna and Friends. From my initial quires I received personalised and prompt service. As I was travelling alone and not wanting to rent a car they assisted me with train schedules to and from Venice. A shuttle service was provided to and from the train station. The accommodation for my 5 day... More

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

Buongiorno Vikki, thank you very much for your report! We are so glad that you enjoyed the concert package we arranged for you this year. We all hope that we can arrange another stay for your in Tuscany in the future editions of the concert of Andrea Bocelli at Teatro del Silenzio. We will strive to provide a service of... More

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