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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...more
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Arianna and Ester came to our hotel suite, set up for cooking, and went straight to work! It was an amazing experience that I would do again in a heartbeat. The food tasted so good, they were funny, and made us feel like apart of...More
Being able to learn to fix Tuscan dishes in a Tuscan kitchen on a Tuscan farm was one of the highlights of our ten-day trip to Italy! Rita was a wonderful host and interpreter and Lorena was a wonderful cook. If you want to get...More
I was referred to Arianna & Friends by a family member who visited 2 years ago. It was truly the highlight of our trip. They organized everything perfectly. We took a train from Rome to Florence. A driver picked us up from Florence and took...More
I found this company very well organized and good to deal with. They arranged a very nice hotel for us and we received our package for the Bocelli concert as arranged at the hotel. Transportation to the theatre on the given night was easy to...More
Date of experience: July 2018
Ariannafazio, Manager at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
thank you very much for your positive review. I hope you enjoyed the show with Maestro Andrea Bocelli. At the moment of booking the transfer all our customers are informed about how complicated the logistic is in Lajatico on that special day. Every...More
While this review is long overdue, the sentiment has not waned. We and another couple experienced Rita & Esther’s magic on a trip in early September 2018, and we are literally still talking about it. The farm was so fascinating, charming and lovely, the food...More
We did three tours with Arianna and Friends. The first was a cooking class on a picture perfect Tuscan farm. Arianna herself was our tour guide and Ester was our chef. Our teenager and our ten-year old boy-girl twins each had a fantastic time. We...More
We contacted Arianna & Friends directly before our Italian trip to arrange for a cooking class. They’re very responsive & organized and Consuelo was most helpful. We really enjoyed our 5-hour private cooking class at Rita’s Farm in a rural setting booked through Ariana &...More
Our class, in late September, was simply wonderful. Our hosts, Rita and Ester, did a splendid job of explaining and showing us all of the delicious things we prepared. Our group was large (12) and they accommodated all of us perfectly. The working farm is...More
My wife and I along with our German friends and 8 others attended the cooking course at Rita's farm on a beautiful October evening. After introductions and a short tour of the farm we started cooking with Easter and Rita. The experience was exactly what...More
We lucked out as the day of our cooking class there was no one else signed up but us!
So we ended up having our own private class! Rita and Sylvia were AMAZING and you can see the love they have for cooking and for...More
Hello! We offer day private tours with several kinds of focus. Contact our booking office at the contact info below and provide info on a preferred date, number of people and kind of tour you would like. Our staff will be... More
Hello! We offer day private tours with several kinds of focus. Contact our booking office at the contact info below and provide info on a preferred date, number of people and kind of tour you would like. Our staff will be happy to schedule a great wine & food tour, cookery class or an original country tour off the beaten track.
Hello, thank you for your question. The area of San Miniato and the area of Palaia border each other, since they both belong to the truffle growing district of central Tuscany. In the area of Palaia we meet one truffle... More
Hello, thank you for your question. The area of San Miniato and the area of Palaia border each other, since they both belong to the truffle growing district of central Tuscany. In the area of Palaia we meet one truffle hunter whereas in the area of San Miniato we meet another one. Both of them are very professional and friendly and they truffles they provide are in both cases the best ones, as the areas are just a few kms one from the other. You can simply choose the best one for you according to the area closer to your accommodation. Surely, you will enjoy the experience in both cases.
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