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
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
Come and meet us!
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
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!
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
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.
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.
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
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
Cook at cooking classes
and wise grandma
Cook at cooking classes
and breathtaking cake maker