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Wonderful family day at the truffle festival!

We were fortunate enough to attend the truffle festival in San Miniato in November. Our family of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
stacy p
AMAZING DAY with Arianna & Friends!!

We had a wonderful experience with Arianna!! In the morning, she met us at our hotel, and we drove... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
GLH314
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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” (72 reviews)
“cooking class” (70 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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56037, Terricciola, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank EllenP601
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Pasku, Proprietario at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We just returned from a half day pastry and pizza making class and had a wonderful time. Luca, our guide, was fantastic, personable, and knowledgeable. The pastries we made were amazing and the Chef, Andrea, was so much fun to watch and work with. I...More

Thank Kristen S
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Pasku, Owner at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Kristen, thank you for your message. Luca, Andrea and all our staff at Arianna & Friends are very happy to read that you enjoyed our pastry & pizza making class so much! We hope that you will be back soon and you will be...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Wow! We booked a day tour with Arianna & Friends that was fantastic! Lucca was our guide -- there were no other participants in our tour group. You do need to have your own car. Lucca guided us to destinations and led us through the...More

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Pasku, Owner at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Buona sera, thank you for your message. We are all so glad that you enjoyed our private tour with focus on a pasta factory and on a winery. We only offer private tours led by our expert locally grown up guides and we are really...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Arianna and Friends is by far one of the most professional, knowledgeable and innovative tour company. Both Massimo and Arianna have a profound knowledge of their territory, inspire you to return and have a great attention to detail. They respect their guests, share with them...More

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Pasku, Manager at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Buona sera Vicky, thank you so much for your great words of appreciation! It was such a pleasure to have you here again with another of your student groups! I hope I will have the change to see them returning to Tuscany in their future...More

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Reviewed 12 December 2017

This was our second visit in 3 years to Borgo alle Vigne (Hilton property) next to Peccioli. The property is very nice and the staff is super friendly. It is a great place to use as a base to take day trips in and around...More

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Pasku, Manager at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Buongiorno and grazie for your great review! As you noticed all our staff participates to our tours and activities and we are all very glad to read that you liked us all :) Our lovely area is waiting for you any time you would like...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

What a spectacular evening. Everything was perfect from start to finish. One of our best evenings in our two week trip. Our host Arianna and chef Anthony were arm and welcoming. Would highly recommend.More

Thank Naureen J
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Pasku, Manager at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Buongiorno! Thank you for your words. You visited us in the spectacular season of the white truffle so we are all really happy to have been able to create a unique cooking class with focus on truffles and we are really glad that you enjoyed...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

Our group of 5 joined Rita at her farm for a tour and understanding of olive oil production. Then learned to cook a 4 course Tuscan dinner. The entire experience was phenomenal and by far the best activity in our 8 day stay in Italy....More

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Pasku, Manager at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Buona sera and thank you for your nice review. We are so happy that you enjoyed our cooking school in the rural Tuscany and the stunning farm of Rita as a setting. The fact that it's been the most memorable experience of a long stay...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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