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Artviva: The Original & Best Tours Italy

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Address: Via Sassetti 1 | Second Floor, 50123 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055 2645033
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Description: Acclaimed since 1996 for our great guides and tours, we offer the...
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.
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Excellent tours, and an extremely helpful facilitator of activities

We booked several tours through Artviva, including a private tour of the Uffizi masterpieces, a tour of the Academia, the Sex, Drugs and Renaissance walking tour of Florence. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We booked several tours through Artviva, including a private tour of the Uffizi masterpieces, a tour of the Academia, the Sex, Drugs and Renaissance walking tour of Florence. We also booked a chef through Artviva to cook dinner for us (a group of 6 travellers) at our apartment and we booked a car + driver for a day so that... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

My family of 6 (kids 17, 14, 12 and 10) recently took the pizza and gelato making class. It was great fun and the kids really enjoyed making and eating their own food. The instructor kept everyone engaged. We also enjoyed sitting down with everyone in the class to eat the meal and exchange stories about our travels Florence. Would... More 

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We took the walking tour of Florence, which was fantastic and our guide was really wonderful. It gave us the history of the city, architecture, and the art. The next day we did the Uffizzi gallery and Statue of David tour and again, our guides were just wonderful. My two daughters ages 16 and 20 loved every tour! They brought... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Our guide, Liz, showed us a fantastic full-day tour of Florence. We made it challenging due to the fact that my elderly stepmother had just fallen and broken her nose the day before the tour, and we also had two kids with us (ages 9 and 11). Liz was incredibly patient and adjusted the pace and content to perfectly match... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We did the "Best of Tuscany" tour with Artviva and had a great day. Their office was easy to find and our guide for the day Guiseppe was absolutely brilliant, such a charismatic and passionate guy. The tour takes in three wonderful walled towns, Siena, San Gimignano and my favourite Monteriggioni, plus a fabulous lunch at a Tuscan winery. Even... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and I along with our 15 year old son took the Food and Wine tour and it was a lot of fun. The guide was excellent and very knowledgeable and the food/wine was great, interesting and different. Very worthwhile and would highly recommend this tour.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We did two amazing cycling/walking tours with Ellanora and Jo of Artviva. The guides were first rate in terms of their knowledge, ability to present it in a fun and informative way and (equally importantly) the personal qualities they brought to the experience. Both were willing to share stories about their lives in order to bring alive the whole experience.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We took the the Artviva Ufizzi Tour with Klaus and the Academy Tour with Brenda one day, and the next day we went on their Walking Tour of Florence. I had been to Florence, including both museums, previously on my own. Having a guide when I returned with my children brought the artwork in the museums and the buildings in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Florence has been at the top of my bucket list and it didn't disappoint! To maximize my experience I booked the three tours package with Artviva - 3 hr walking tour; 2.5hr tour of Uffiza Gallery and 1hr tour of Accademia Gallery (David). Kane was my guide for the first two and English/Italian lady whom I believe is Elizabetta (sorry... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Elisabetta was inspiring! I do not have an art history background, but her tour of the Uffizi, and later her discussion of the statue of David at the Adcademia Gallery absolutely made me want to sign up for an art history class! I highly recommend this tour, and you are doubly lucky if you get to join Elisabetta's group!

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Address: Via Sassetti 1 | Second Floor, 50123 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055 2645033
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Duomo
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Duomo
Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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