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Arianna & Friends is an incoming tour operator dedicated to people who want to discover Tuscany in a familiar and “slow” way!
Your friends in Tuscany are Arianna, Massimo, Consuelo, Luca, Moira and Veronica, all working at this innovative project. They are happy to help you organize a perfect dream-vacation in Tuscany.

Arianna & Friends is specialized in organizing tailor-made wine&food and/or cooking experiences in the Pisan area in a welcoming, familiar and relaxing atmosphere. The members of our staff will take care of your reservation from the time of the request to the time of your stay.

Being official tour leaders, we will spend time with you during our cooking classes, our wine and food tours and our visits to several towns in Tuscany such as Pisa, Florence, Lucca, San Miniato, Lari, San Gimignano and Volterra.

As your personal guides and as your friends in Tuscany, we are waiting for you here to show you the beauty and the "taste" of our land together with its history, culture and traditions.

Arianna & Friends the way for you to get to know the land and its culture from a genuine point of view!

Come and meet us!

Arianna, born in 1975, lives in Santa Maria a Monte with her family and her funny dog Dante. She graduated in modern languages in Pisa, after spending some years in Freiburg, Germany. She has been working as a tour leader, translator and interpreter for years before founding Arianna & Friends in 2007. She specializes in cooking classes and visits to wine and olive oil farms as well as cheese and pasta factories. She likes listening to music, organizing events and the arts. Her favourite dish is the wild boar with olives, a recipe she inherited from her granny.

Massimo, born in 1976, has lived most of his life in Peccioli and grew up thanks to the delicious pasta dishes of his mum. He graduated in modern languages in Pisa and then founded Arianna & Friends in 2007. He works as a tour leader but he is also an Italian and English teacher as well as an experienced translator (English, German, Russian). His hobbies are reading, travelling "off the beaten track", farming his plot, barbecuing with friends.

 


I am trying out some French in front of my
French colleague Karine filming me!

Consuelo, born in 1983, lives in the countryside just out of Peccioli, where she was born and grew up. She has attended the High School of Interpreters and Translators of Pisa, specializing in English and Spanish before joining Arianna & Friends in the Summer 2008. She is fond of nature and enjoys socializing with people. She really loves the typical Italian character of her car, the new fiat 500 !
Luca, born in 1984, the youngest (for now) at Arianna & Friends since August 2011. He lives in Fabbrica, a little village near Peccioli, and graduated in Pisa in modern languages, specializing in French, German and English. He is a professional driver and tour leader sharing with Arianna & Friends his love for the beauty of Tuscany and his interest in showing this to all visitors. His interests are playing soccer (like most Italian men), Latin-American dancing and travelling around the world, especially to the Caribbean archipelago.

Moira, born in 1975, has joined Arianna & Friends in April 2011 working as receptionist for the Tourist Information Office of Peccioli, the town where the premises of the Tour Operator are. She provides information in English, French, Spanish and German. She originates from La Spezia, the city near the Cinque Terre park, and now she lives in Montopoli Valdarno. She loves travelling, reading, writing and simply staying in company of good people.

 

Veronica, born in 1977, is the most recent one at Arianna & Friends'. She lives in Montelupo Fiorentino, a town famous for its ceramic and pottery tradition and she is the mother of a sweet little girl called Matilde. She attended courses of Russian and English at the University of Pisa with Massimo. After graduating, she worked in hospitality and event organization. In Autumn 2012 she joined our company to develop original wedding and event planning. She is a real passionate of food and cooking, often counting on the precious advice of her aunt and the stories she remembers from her grandma.

Here are some of the other friends who make all this possible. They are property owners, winemakers, cooks, city guides, chauffeurs, teachers and many more. Their common aim is showing you the best of this land: from the wine & food production to the local history, from the rural culture to the Tuscan lifestyle.



Licia

Cook at cooking classes
and wise grandma

Ester

Cook at cooking classes
and breathtaking cake maker

Aldo

Pizza-maker and
crazy jazz musician


Diego

Luxury car driver and
logistic problem solver

Cinzia

Banquetting helper
and dog passionate

Orazio

Farm entertainer
and carrot lover


Andrea

Pastry maker and
pastry passsion transmitter

Cecilia & Paul

Chocolate maitres
and delicacy magicians

Giovanni

Cheese maker and
organic farming pioneer


Giuseppe

Wine maker and
winemaking clear explainer

Alessandro

Olive oil maker and
agriturismo owner

Valentina

Potter and hi-fi
ceramic decoration brush user


Bettino

Chef at cooking events
and philosopher

Stefania & Elisa

Wine and olive oil makers
and mother & daughter

Riccardo & Nebbia

Truffle hunter and
truffle hunting dog


Gionata

Chocolate maker
and children chocolate educator

Mirko

Wine maker and
Tuscan autoctonous vine fanatic

Gianluigi

Olive oil maker and
olive adoption promoter

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