- Private excursions to the minor attractions of Tuscany -

1.
TOUR TO LARI: THE CASTLE & THE PASTA FACTORY
Private guided tours to Lari, visit to its attractions and to a sanctuary
The castle of the Vicars in Lari

 

The castle of the Vicars of Lari is a perfectly preserved example of medieval fortress. It is in the middle of a charming fortified village right in front of a worldwide famous very small pasta factory that still uses artisan methods ...



2.
TOUR TO TEATRO DEL SILENZIO AND PECCIOLI
Visit to the medieval town of Peccioli and to the famous arena in Lajatico


One peculiarity of Tuscany is its medieval towns full of narrow crooked lanes, archways, irregular stairways, stone buildings. Discover Peccioli, formerly a castle and later turned into a proper town, and visit its interesting archaeological museum full of Etruscan findings ...


3.
TOUR OF VINCI, THE MUSEUM OF LEONARDO & WINERY
Private luxury tour to Vinci with guided wine tasting at a Medicean villa
Models of the inventions of Leonardo according to his code


Visiting Tuscany means getting in contact with one of the most famous geniuses of all times: Leonardo da Vinci. Vinci is the name of his birthplace, a lovely small medieval town surrounded by olive groves with a stocky fortress hosting
the museum of Leonardo. The museum shows a series of models of many of his ideas, depicted in his famous Da Vinci code
...


4.
THE CARTHUSIAN MONASTERY IN CALCI AND VICOPISANO
Guided visits to the best attractions in the rural area surrounding Pisa


The monumental monastery of Calci, along with the medieval village of Vicopisano are some of the most spectacular destinations in the surrounding of Pisa.
The area is famous for a unique
extra virgin olive oil that you will taste
during this original tour
...


5.
THE MINING MUSEUM OF MONTECATINI VALDICECINA
Private excursions into a former mine near Volterra
The mining museum in Tuscany


The mining industry in the Upper Val di Cecina has always been a major local activity. The Museum in Montecatini Valdicecina shows the history of mineral digging out from 1827 to 1907. Enjoy a trip into the misteries of the underground ...


6.
TOUR OF VOLTERRA: THE ETRUSCANS AND THE ALABASTER WORKSHOPS
Private walking tours across the Etruscan town and its traditions


Volterra is not only a world famous perfectly preserved medieval town. It is above all one of Tuscany's most fascinating Etruscan cities. Over the centuries Velathri (as the Etruscans called it) got important also for the handcrafted production of an ancient stone given to the city as a present by the sea: the alabaster ...


7. HORSE-RIDING EXCURSION WITH FOCUS ON THE RENAISSANCE VILLAS OF CRESPINA
Private guided tours to the ceramic town Montelupo and its museum



Easy 3-hour horse riding excursion in the charming countryside around Crespina, a village near Pisa famous for its historical villas. Easy level for people with previous riding experiences
...


8. THE MUSEUM OF CERAMICS IN MONTELUPO FIORENTINO
Private guided tours to the ceramic town Montelupo and its museum
A giant coppo as a symbol of the ceramic tradition of Montelupo


Throughout history the valley of the river Arno has been famous for its clayey ground and the town Montelupo, close to Florence, made an art out of it: the art of ceramics. Arianna & Friends organizes guided visits to Montelupo and its famous Museum of Ceramics ...

 


Remember that you can combine our cultural tours with any other activity of Arianna & Friends.


Some details about our tours & experiences

An English speaking tour leader (available also in German, French, Spanish or Russian) meets you at an agreed meeting point and introduces the tours to you, staying with you for the whole time.

In our tours you can discover an endless series of hidden beauties of Tuscany while enjoying our guidence as expert local tour guides and learn a lot about our traditions and uses.

Transportation is never included in our offers. You can easily drive to all destinations following our guides. If you prefer not to drive your own car, we can also provide a car or minibus with private driver.

All our tours can be customised to best suit your requirements and can also start
from your premises.




 

 

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