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Arianna & Friends Day Tours

Via Giuseppe Mazzini 71, 56037, Peccioli, Italy
+39 0587 672088
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Cooking Class in Tuscany

Arianna was a dream to work with to book the cooking class and she and her chefs were amazing... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
razij_13
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Calgary, Canada
via mobile
Another great experience

This was the second time I've used Arianna & Friends and was not disappointed. We attended the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sydophie
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Rochester, Minnesota
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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 13:00, 15:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Via Giuseppe Mazzini 71, 56037, Peccioli, Italy
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+39 0587 672088
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Arianna was a dream to work with to book the cooking class and she and her chefs were amazing during the class. We booked a 3 course meal - appetizer, main and dessert. We started with making a strawberry tiramisu, then 3 different bruschetta, Ragu...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the second time I've used Arianna & Friends and was not disappointed. We attended the Andrea Bocelli concert which was one of the highlights of our entire two weeks in Italy. Arianna and Friends did exactly as promised and more, very friendly and...More

Thank Sydophie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So happy to have discovered Peccioli! Our guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable, with a great spirit despite the 40 degree heat. Tour includes guided time inside the local archaeology museum, which was interesting but ran about twice as long as needed for us. (It would...More

Thank ANH7
Pasku, Manager at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, thank you for your message. We are the only tour company in Tuscany offering guided tours of Peccioli, which is not famous but it is a lovely medieval village that we can consider properly non-touristy. We are happy that you joined our group Peccioli...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took 30 people for a wonderful day trip to Volterra - truffle hunting and pasta making (and then truffle and pasta eating!) Everyone had a fantastic time - our truffle hunters were experienced and made it very interesting, and everyone really enjoyed making pasta....More

Thank katxyz
Pasku, Manager at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Grazie mille for your review. It is a pleasure for us to show the treasures of Tuscany, including the ones hidden underground like our fantastic truffles. Truffles are also a great occasion for a focused cooking class with pasta making to be paired with them!...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family were fortunate enough to have Ester and Anna-Lisa come to our villa and cook for us. They were such fun and cooked us the most amazing meal which included homemade pate, ravioli, stew and tart. We watched them prepare everything from scratch picking...More

Thank murkymoo
Pasku, Manager at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, grazie for a great review. I am glad that all the family enjoyed our guidance and the cooking experience before dinner. And of course also the food! Be back soon for another cooking experince at our My Tuscan Kitchen

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the class based on a glowing recommendation from a friend. The class did not disappoint. We really had a great time listening, learning, and doing. We arrived at the farm at 4:30pm, left at about 9:15pm, and it felt like 20 minutes!...More

Thank Richard M
Pasku, Manager at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Buona sera Richard, thank you for your kind words. We are really happy to read that the 5 hours spent at our cooking school went on so smoothly! :) Next time you will taste other recipes of ours! Saluti a presto

Reviewed 15 July 2017

Arianna planned a romantic and enjoyable picnic lunch for our small group. We visited a romantic rustic farmhouse in the Tuscan countryside where we were met by the local owners and a local chef. The site was relaxing and beautiful, and the food/wine basket was...More

Thank JP1414
Pasku, Owner at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Buona sera John, thank you for the lovely review. Our pick nick in front of a private temple is definetely something very unique and we are all very happy to read that you appreciated it as well as meeting Rita! Be back soon for another...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

We booked a private cooking class for our family of four teenagers and we all loved it! Though they have very varying interests in cooking, the hands on instruction was enjoyed by all. They were very accommodating to our time constraints and our menu requests...More

Thank Marcigc
Pasku, Owner at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Buona sera! Thank you for your great words. We do all our best to make our cooking venues be memorable and we are very happy when our guests understand and appreciate it. Come back soon for another day in our "family"!!

Reviewed 6 July 2017

We booked a private cooking class at the Fattoria Fibbiano in Terricciola in Tuscany and it was a true highlight of our time in Italy (June 2017)! From the moment we stepped on the property (with the owner's adorable dogs greeting us!) to the time...More

Thank Mary Anne M
Pasku, Owner at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your comment! You are right when you say that you wish you had more time: visit us soon again and spend a whole week in our lovely region and along with cooking venues we can arrange for you guided tours...More

Reviewed 3 July 2017

We booked 2 amazing experiences with Arianna and Friends and couldn't have been happier! Our first full day in Tuscany, we did an all-day Vespa tour with Luca. He made sure we were all comfortable on our bikes before we left for our excursion into...More

Thank roomtogo
Pasku, Owner at Arianna & Friends Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Buongiorno and thank you very much on behalf of all of us! We are very happy to read that you enjoyed all the tours and activities we arranged for you. Our aim is to make your dream Holiday in Tuscany become true and if we...More

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SnowNow
4 September 2015|
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Response from Pasku | Property representative |
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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20 May 2015|
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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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Response from Massimo P | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your request. We are not an inn nor a restaurant, so you cannot eat at ours. We are a small destination management company organizing specialty tours around local specialties and food producers. So in... More
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