- Gastronomy tours in Tuscany with tasting of local specialties -

1.
TRUFFLE HUNTING EXPERIENCES
Walks in the woods in search of truffle and sampling of truffles
Truffle hunting with a lagotto dog in the Pisan hills

 

The paradise for the mouth and the nose! There is a treasure in the soil of Tuscany that you can discover in on of our extremely interesting truffle tasting tours. We arrange half-day walks in the woods with a truffle hunter and his dog in search of truffles followed by a sampling of truffle-based products ...



2.
WINE TOURS
Visits to wine cellars, walks in the vineyards and wine tasting
Guided tours to wineries with sampling of wines


Tuscany is famous worldwide for its excellent production of wine thanks to its unique D.O.C., I.G.T. and D.O.C.G. wines. Arianna & Friends organizes wine tours with visits to cellars and wine sampling to experience the process of winemaking. Excellent tour all the year through ...


3.
GRAPE HARVEST EXPERIENCES
Vendemmia experience at a winery, visit to the cellar and wine tasting
Vendemmia experiences in  a Tuscan winery


An experience available in late August and September only. If you want to experience a winery during its most striking time of the year you can take part to a vendemmia. Our guide will show you all the wine making processes and you will also taste some excellent Tuscan wines ...


4.
CHEESE TASTING TOURS
Visit to an organic cheese farm with sampling of products
Organic cheese farm and oil mill excursion


An original idea while staying in Tuscany is visiting a local farm specialized in the production of fully organic cheese, from fresh ricotta to ripened pecorino. The farm is located near the Etruscan town Volterra, on the top of a hill, surrounded by a unique landscape. The tour includes an introduction to olive oil at a small oil mill ...


5.
OLIVE OIL TASTING TOURS
Visit to an oil mill and sampling of extra virgin olive oil


A very important Tuscan produce is extra virgin olive oil. Thanks to the patient care to the trees and the groves, the result of the olive pressing is an unrepeatable oil that you can taste during a
guided visit to a small oil mill
...


6.
OLIVE HARVEST EXPERIENCES
Olive collection at Tuscan grove and sampling of extra virgin olive oil
Olive grove experience during the harvest


An experience available in late October, November and Dicember only. If you want to learn a lot about one of the most important local products of Tuscany you can start from its very beginning: join some local farmers and collect the olives before tasting some freshly squeezed extra virgin olive oil ...


7.
PASTA PRODUCER TOURS
Visits to a small pasta factories and/or farms
Guided visit to a small pasta factory in Italy


Even if it is not famous on a large scale , the small-scale production of traditional pasta is something Tuscany can be proud of. We bring you to visit a small family-run pasta factory in a very original setting just in front of a medieval castle in wonderful shape or to a fully organic farm producing wheat flours, pastas and bread ...


8.
SAFFRON & OLIVE OIL TASTING TOUR
Visit to an organic farm producing saffron, olive oil, herbs and cereal


A rarity for Tuscany!
Saffron is a wonderful flower whose pistils are expensive as diamonds. We arrange a very original tour to an organic saffron farm in the area of San Gimignano and Volterra where you can taste produce, walk in a heavenly countryside and meet extraordinary people
...


9. CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP EXPERIENCE
Visits to chocolate makers, hands-on experience and tasting of delicacies
Chocolate tasting in Tuscany


The newest jewel among our local produce is chocolate. Tuscan chocolate makers got the best producers in Italy over the last years and right in the areas of our activity you can visit a small artisanal factory or a little chocolate workshop (depending on the size of your group). Learn about the reasons why the basin of the river Arno is now called the Chocolate Valley ...


10.
TOBACCO & CIGAR EXPERIENCE
Guided visit to the biggest cigar producer in Tuscany by Lucca


Tuscany has a century old traditions of tobacco farming. Even if most farmers have changed their plantations nowadays, there is a flourishing production of excellent cigars in Lucca at Manifatture Tabacchi Toscano. Arianna & Friends organizes half-day guided tours of the factory with a following intense cigar tasting ...


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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