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Artviva: The Original & Best Tours Italy

Via Sassetti 1 | Second Floor, 50123 Florence, Italy
+39 055 2645033
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Ranked #24 of 289 Activities in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Acclaimed since 1996 for our great guides and tours, we offer the original, small-group Best of Tuscany tour, as well as wonderful guided tours of... more » Owner description: Acclaimed since 1996 for our great guides and tours, we offer the original, small-group Best of Tuscany tour, as well as wonderful guided tours of Florence, Venice, Rome and the Cinque Terre. Our tours are high-quality, entertaining, informative and fun! We love sharing Italy on a more personal level and with our small group sizes, we refuse to make you feel like a tourist. Our highly-qualified guides are passionate, have a sense of humour and enjoy bringing history to life. They include historians, aristocrats, wine makers, art sleuths, well-known journalists, guide writers, as well as talented artists and authors. What’s more, we are an ASTA approved, fully-licensed tour operator. We promise we are anything but ordinary, and we guarantee we are the Original & Best. « less
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Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We did the florence in one glorious day tour. The walking tour was very good. It gave my kids (16, 14 and 12) and I a great lay of the city. I've been to Florence twice before, but only after this tour, did I fully appreciate the history. The uffizi tour portion also was excellent. My boys (14 and 12)... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

We organized 4 different tours for kids in Florence with Art Viva. These were an awesome experience and our guide Cate was fantastic. We had not expected it it be a private tour but ended up just being us. The kids loved it and were fully engaged in all that Cate had to teach them. We had done many tours... More

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Ask for Nadia, she is a bubbly, informative, friendly tour guide. This was an excellent tour, though I could wish for more time in Sienna, as there is so much to see! We had an excellent day, and an especially excellent meal. It's worth it.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I was recently in Florence as part of a tour of Italy with my grandparents and sister and we decided to visit the Uffizi art gallery. This decision was last minute (as usual) and we were desperately looking for a guided/skip the line tour. We were able to easily walk to the meeting place at Artviva's office and our guide,... More

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We had Kane as our guide for 2 out of the 3 tours that we took and he was wonderful! I totally recommend trying to have Kane as your guide. For our last tour of the Academia, we had Katarina. She was also great. Both of those tour guides will make sure you have a fulfilling tour! This company is... More

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Seattle
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6 reviews 6 reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We did the "Florence in One Glorious Day (or Two)" package and we did it in one day. It's three tours -- a walking overview of Florence's downtown area and the Duomo that went from about 9:30-12:30; the Uffizi Gallery, that went about from 1:30-3; then 5-7 at the Accademia. WE had Liz for the overview, then Laura for both... More

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We recently visited Florence and had a wonderful experience learning about Florence from Kane. Kane's charm, knowledge and wit delighted us as he made history come alive for us as we spent the morning walking around Florence and learning about the Renaissance. I would most certainly recommend Artviva tours to anyone who is new to Florence.

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Ireland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My wife and I took the tour after reading the reviews here on tripadvisor and I so glad we went for it. The tour was three hours long which made it excellent value for money. Our guide was Kane and he was probably the best guide I've ever encountered. His knowledge of Florence is excellent while his interaction with the... More

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Florence
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

We did the full day package with the walking tour with Kane in the morning and Uffizi gallery and David at the Acadamia with Cate in the afternoon. It was a full on day but the commentary and links meant the history came to life! A wonderful introduction to the city and certainly the way we will recommend exploring Florence... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Did the full day with a walking tour of Florence in the morning and then the Uffizi and Accademia in the afternoon. Long day but well worth it even if you break it up over a few days and the best way to skip the queues. The morning tour of Florence was given by Kane who brought the history and... More

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