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-TWO-HOUR PASTA FACTORY AND CASTLE TOUR

Guided tour to Lari with visit to a traditional pasta factory and to a panoramic medieval castle

 



Making penne





The castle of the Vicars in the middle of the village

 



Medieval entrance to the hamlet of Lari

Even if it is not famous on a large scale yet, the handcrafted production of pasta is also something Tuscany can be proud of.
Arianna & Friends organizes half day tours to a renowned artisan pasta factory close to Pisa.



MORE ABOUT THIS TOUR

An English speaking personal tour leader (on request also German, Spanish, French, Italian or Russian) meets you at your premises or at another agreed meeting point and takes you to a small family-run pasta factory that exports its production to all the world. During the visit the guide informs you on the traditional methods of production and on the very original conditions in which this family works. You will understand why this pasta is so amazing and also why the Italians love it so much.
The factory is located in a small medieval village called Lari, where you wil also explore a medieval castle of the Vicars dating back to the XIV Century with its gloomy dungeons. The castle is very fascinating not only for its history of many centuries but also for its extremely panoramic location in the center of Tuscany.
After the visit you are invited to taste a local cherry liquor, typical produce of the small village.
Lari is particularly scenic since the view covers the whole lower Arno valley, with a unique sight over Pisa.
The duration of the tour is about 2 hours.






The mould for shaping penne



Fusilli getting dry



Making spaghetti

Pasta Martelli

A pasta brand renowned all over the world



Stairway to the castle



Main entrance to the castle



Wax puppets depicting a medieval trial



The dungeon of the Castle of Lari



View the castle



The round shape of Lari


 



 


Rates and enquiries

 

 


PRIVATE TOUR TO THE PASTA FACTORY
AND THE MEDIEVAL CASTLE IN LARI


- Rates 2015 -

Number of people
in your party
Total rate
1 person
€ 160
2 persons
€ 170
3 persons
€ 185
4 persons
€ 200
5 persons
€ 215
6 persons
€ 230
7 persons
€ 245
8 persons
€ 260
9 persons
€ 275
10 persons
€ 290
extra person
€ 15
child 4-12 y.o.
€ 10
DURATION OF THIS TOUR: 2 HOURS


RATES INCLUDE:


+ an English speaking tour leader for the whole tour
+ a visit to the Castle for about 1 hour
+ a visit to the pasta factory fof about 1 hour
+ tasting of cherry liquor at a local bar
+ tax


RATES DO NOT INCLUDE TRANSPORTATION
For more info on transportation, please see the box below.


The tour leader is available also in German, Spanish, French, Russian or Italian
with no surcharge.


You can choose to combine a half-day pasta factory tour with either one of our tasting tours or one of our cultural tours and book a full-day excursion.

 


Transportation

Rates do not include transportation.

MORE ABOUT TRANSPORTATION FOR THIS TOUR
This tour takes place in the area of Lari, a rural region between Pisa and San Gimignano where little public transport service is offered.
Here are the transportation options for you to reach the destinations of the tour.
1.
- CAR RENTAL
We can help you find the best car rental solution from your hotel, agriturismo or private villa. We will book your car and give you detailled road instructions to meet us for the tour. If you rented your car on your own we will give you just any necessary road instruction.
2.
- VESPA SCOOTER RENTAL
You can add some action to this tour! Rent a Vespa scooter from our garage in Pontedera and ride it throughout the tour. Our guide will meet you in Pontedera and you will follow him/her to the several destinations.
3.
- CHAUFFEURED CAR RENTAL
Enjoy all the comfort of a private driver collecting you at your location on a luxury van! We will arrange a chauffeured car service from any location in Tuscany for the whole day of the tour.



 

Testimonials from our guests


COMMENTS OF OUR GUESTS


This is an email we got from Anthea, who spent a day with Arianna visiting a medieval castle and a small pasta factory in Lari before getting to an olive farm for a lunch based on local specialities.

Come stai, Arianna? It was very nice meeting you - and thanks much for a wonderful day exactly a week ago. It's hard to believe that it was only 7 days ago when we were in your beautiful country. Our hearts are still there....

Per your request, here are the photos from my camera for your keepsake. Good luck with the business and keep that beautiful smile of yours shining. Mostly, keep Tuscany the way it is.... and keep Lucca the hunter in check! :)


Big hugs
Anthea

 





Anthea and her friends visiting the pasta factory in Lari and meeting Gianluigi,
the olive oil maker, at his farm.

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COMMENTS OF OUR GUESTS

This is an email we received from Mary from the UK. Mary and her friends joined us in a Pasta Factory tour

Good Morning Massimo,

I have attached the photograph of the day you took us to the Martelli pasta factory. We are all still talking about our day with you ...... it was very enjoyable!

[...]

Kindest regards, Mary




Mary and all her friends from the UK with Massimo
having a drink outside the pasta factory in Lari.

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