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Arianna & Friends Day Tours

Terricciola, Italy
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About Arianna & Friends Day Tours
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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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I called today to rent a Classic Vespa. Their rate was 80 euros for automatic and 90 euros for a classic manual. I said I would call back to book a Classic. When I called back the prices had gone up from 90 to 100....More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a wonderful evening cooking with Arianna and her chef. We had a change in our itinerary and Arianna was accommodating, changed our event and provided a delightful evening with wonderful food.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Annemarie M
Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent an afternoon and evening with Ester and Rita on Rita’s farm. What a wonderful day! We brought 2 teens with us, and all 4 of us said that this experience was the highlight of the trip to Italy. We didn’t feel like tourists....More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently went on the Volterra and cheese tour with my son and family and daughter and family .We were a group of 5 adults, two teenagers and 2 young children. It was a wonderful experience. After touring the beautiful Etruscan village, our guide led...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Hallie S
Massimo_AeF, Owner at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Hallie, thank you very much from all the staff of Arianna & Friends. Our organic pecorino cheese is really in heaven and the cheese is delightful. We are so happy that all your family, including teenagers and kids, liked it so much. Be back...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to see Andrea Bocelli in Lajatico on 25th July. As I was travelling solo I researched thoroughly who to use to get me to and from the concert. I was blown away by their efficiency, My special thanks to Consuelo who looked after...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Trish B
Massimo_AeF, Owner at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Buona sera Trish, thank you so much for your kind words. On behalf of our guide Consuelo and of all the staff at Arianna & Friends I express our gratitude and satisfaction for your successful visit & stay in Italy. Keep tuned for the Teatro...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the visit to Lari with wine tasting after. It was very easy to communicate with the company from the USA and we got clear instructions on where to meet. Our tour was the perfect mix of history and culture combined with food...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank toffeenose
Massimo_AeF, Owner at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Buongiorno Sheila, thank you for your kind words. I am particularly happy to read that you felt having met a local friend rather than a guide :) Be back soon! Massimo

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent guide (Gulia Bianconi) for day tour to San Miniato. Tour through town including the tower (even climbed up the top) - awesome aspiring view. Learned about the truffle hunter and the dogs. Loved the story of the beijing ( little plates) on the town...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Massimo_AeF, Owner at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Buongiorno Bob! Thank you so much for your kind words of appreciation. I thank you on behalf of Giulia and of the guys at the winery and at the butcher's. See you soon!

Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

Thanks so very much to Rita and Ester for such a wonderful experience. They were so hospitable and welcoming, even to our dog Harvey who enjoyed his time in the shade during the course. We all learnt so much about the local ingredients we were...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Explorelaughlive
Massimo_AeF, Owner at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Buongiorno! Thank you for your message! We are really happy that you enjoyed our cooking class so much. Yes, definitely we are child friendly and pet friendly :) We really hope we can have you with us again soon! Saluti da Montefoscoli

Reviewed August 6, 2019

We went to Signor Aldo’s house with our guide Veronica and guide to be Marco and had the most wonderful experience of our Tuscan trip so far! We learned about Tuscan culture and traditions as well extra virgin olive oil production and the art of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Kelly C
Massimo_AeF, Owner at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Buongiorno Kelly! I thank you very much for your kind words of appreciation on behalf of Aldo, Veronica and Marco, our due-to-become guide :) We hope to see you and your family soon again! Saluti dalla Toscana

Reviewed August 3, 2019 via mobile

We used Arianna & friends to take us from Lucca to the Andrea Bocelli event on 25th July. The coach (no. 10) turned up promptly, our guide Consuelo was very organised and she’d soon got all the paperwork checked and we were on the lovely...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank deestruction
Massimo_AeF, Owner at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Buongiorno! On behalf of our guide Consuelo and of all the staff at Arianna & Friends I would like to thank you for the lovely report you dropped. Arranging group transfer services by coach to Teatro del Silenzio is a difficult task for us, as...More

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ticaenvictoria
July 28, 2019|
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Response from Massimo_AeF | Property representative |
Buongiorno thank you for your request. These two tours have a focus on Andrea Bocelli but they do not imply a visit to his farm. We have a special program that is focused right around it. Email us for all details.
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Jaredonna
January 16, 2019|
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We stayed at the hotel San Lino in Volterra recommended by Ariana and friends. It was very nice but I am not sure how close it is for the tours.
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April 18, 2018|
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Response from Massimo_AeF | 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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