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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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We took the day tour to the Tuscan Countryside. The towns selected were fantastic. Our tour guide was excellent. Lunch at the vineyard could not be beat.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

We took the day tour to the Tuscan Countryside. The towns selected were fantastic. Our tour guide was excellent. Lunch at the vineyard could not be beat.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

ArtViva was quite responsive to our email question, and booking on line worked out very smoothly. Our guide, Barbara, was a perfect guide: Informative, fun, very engaging and gracious. Highly recommended!

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Venice, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Had Kain as our guide. What a wealth of historical knowledge. Was like a crash course in the history of Florence interspersed with funny stories. Highly recommend as a way to get quick immersion.

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ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Without a guide we could not have managed the museum with the throngs of people there. She was excellent at navigating the crowds, wonderful with information to better understand and appreciate the art. Their individual microphone system is the best.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We did the Florence walking tour with Artviva. Kane, our guide, was fantastic! I loved the use of headsets, I didn't have to worry about not hearing him. Would definitely do another tour with Artviva.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We did the "Florence in One Glorious Day" Original David Tour - Academia Museum Visit", "Uffizi Gallery Tour", and the "Original Florence Walk". First, I'd like to start by saying what makes this tour nice is the small group. I did a tour with another company that had 50+ people it was just too much getting place to place. ArtViva... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We did two ArtViva tours in Florence. One was the 3 hour walk that provided an orientation to Florence with Florinda, and the Uffizi tour with (with Klaas (name?), an art historian. Both tours were excellent and very good value. They were in depth, extremely informative tours guided by smart, knowledgable people who know their stuff. Based on our experience... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We booked the Uffizi gallery tour based on the great reviews on TripAdvisor. When we arrived we were abruptly asked if we had read the email because bags aren't permitted. We knew this and we knew that there was a cloakroom at the gallery but she seemed adamant that we leave it at the office. She then apathetically told us... More 

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Thanks to Art Viva we spent an excellent day in Tuscany. The price is hire than in other agencies, but it was still nice trip. Tour guide Eleonora was nice and very professional. For future I will expect just little bit more time in each city, or less time for lunch and wine tasting.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful tour with Tatiana. She capably introduced us to some of the major highlights of the museum. Very good value.

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