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Private cooking class excellent for families with children

We had a fabulous day with Arianna and Daniela and left feeling like friends. They were so kind to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Cristabel27
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Family Fun with Rita & Esther

Our adult family of 5 enjoyed an afternoon and evening at Rita’s Farm. Our hosts Rita and chef... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
C8353OEvincentv
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Indiana, United States
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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 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 arrange fantastic truffle hunting tours in the woods near San Miniato and very exclusive foodie tours on Vespa scooters, as we are located near Pontedera, hometown of Vespa! EXPERIENCE WINE & FOOD IN TUSCANY WITH US!
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“arianna friends” (73 reviews)
“cooking class” (73 reviews)
“pasta” (36 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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56037, Terricciola, Italy
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a fabulous day with Arianna and Daniela and left feeling like friends. They were so kind to our children (aged 8-13) and it really felt like we had spent a day cooking in a Nonna’s kitchen at the farm. We chose the 4...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our adult family of 5 enjoyed an afternoon and evening at Rita’s Farm. Our hosts Rita and chef Esther welcomed us into the most pleasant setting at Rita’s home. We met her family and most of the animals too. We did the full dinner cooking...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family just returned from a two week trip to Europe and have many wonderful memories. However, all of us agree that one of the best memories are of the evening spent in the Pizza and Pasta class at Rita’s Tuscan Farm! The farm and...More

Thank kreichmuth2018
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Massimo P, Manager at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Buongiorno, grazie for your kind words of appreciation of our small group pasta & pizza cooking class at Rita's farm. We are particularly honored to read that this was your favorite memory of your whole holiday in Europe! We hope we can have another opportunity...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved our cooking class at Rita’s farm!!! One of the best things we did in Italy! Ester was our chef and was simply delightful and super talented! I’m hard pressed to say we had a better dinner on our entire trip (and we ate...More

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Massimo P, Owner at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Buongiorno! All of us at Arianna & Friends are so happy to read tha you enjoyed our pizza and pasta class with Ester at Rita's farm! We do our best for you to have the smoothest of the holiday experiences and we are very glad...More

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Reviewed May 3, 2018

The cooking class in our villa was a highlight of our trip. We chose the pasta class and really appreciated their patience with us. They taught us about the local olive oil and how to prepare the sauces for the meat sauce and vegetable sauce....More

Thank Mike W
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Massimo P, Manager at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Buongiorno Mike, thank you very much for your kind words of appreciation. We are glad that you will be preparing our recipes at home after experiencing them here! See you again soon in Tuscany

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Reviewed April 26, 2018

My family and I did the walking tours of Volterra and Florence with Arianna & Friends. We really enjoyed both tours and our guides were so informative! They provided so much history and interesting facts on the cities that we would not have gotten through...More

Thank Arti S
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Massimo P, Manager at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Buongiorno, thank you for your kind words. All our guides are selected to provide an excellent service in all historical towns of Tuscany and I am glad you appreciated the visit to Volterra and Florence. We are also very happy to read that you felt...More

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Reviewed April 3, 2018

We were fortunate enough to attend the truffle festival in San Miniato in November. Our family of 5, including 3 children took the train out from Florence for an easy trip to San Miniato for the day. While we missed our scheduled train, we called...More

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Massimo P, Manager at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Buongiorno Stacy, thank you so much for your message. I finally find a minute to reply :) It was a great pleasure to meet you on the occasion of the yearly truffle festival of San Miniato last november! Thank you for your kind words and...More

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Reviewed March 28, 2018

We had a wonderful experience with Arianna!! In the morning, she met us at our hotel, and we drove to Lari, where we toured a medieval castle, and visited a pasta factory and a salami factory. The afternoon was the highlight of our day: We...More

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Pasku, Proprietario at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2018

Thank you very much on behalf of Arianna and of all the staff at Arianna & Friends for your kind words. We are all so happy when our guests appreciate our hospitality and the style of our experiential activities :) Saluti a presto!

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Reviewed March 27, 2018

We had two great excursions with Arianna & Friends - a cooking class, that was authentic, fun and delicious, and a visit to a cheese farm after our Vespa Tour got rained and blown out by an nonseasonal cold front. I was impressed with their...More

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Pasku, Owner at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2018

Dear Steve, thank you so much for your nice words! Even if we could not provide our private vespa tour as planned, we are all so glad that you enjoyed the alternative route we arranged for you and your family in such a bad weather...More

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Reviewed March 25, 2018

On the recommendation of our hotel- Hilton Grand Vacations- we booked 4 different services with Arianna and Friends: (1) private chef service for dinner (Daniela) (2) San Gimignano with Margarita (3) Cheese and Olive tour with Luca (4) Firenze 4 hrs with Guilia Can't say...More

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Pasku, Proprietario at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2018

Ellen it was a great pleasure to receive your message of appreciation for all the services we arranged for you! You are always welcome back and we all really hope this will happen soon. Saluti a presto Massimo and all the crew at Arianna &...More

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Response from Pasku | Property representative |
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
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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
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Response from Ariannafazio | Property representative |
Dear Ann, thank you for your message. We would be very happy to organize for you a cooking class in June. We give you the possibility to have the course organized at your villa/apartment if you have a suitable kitchen that... More
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