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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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I did the Florence Walking Tour, Uffizi Gallery tour, and the David tour. All were excellent because the guides did not just dispense information to us. They told a story - and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I did the Florence Walking Tour, Uffizi Gallery tour, and the David tour. All were excellent because the guides did not just dispense information to us. They told a story - and eventually the stories behind the artworks and landmarks made sense and painted a lovely and very rich picture of Florence. Wish I stayed for more days :)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

we did the walking tour of Florence, the tour of the Academia, the Uffizi and the day tour of Tuscany. I have to say the tour guides were GREAT. They were very knowledgeable, interactive and enthusiastic . Just great tours. My complaint is a practical one Artviva says they have no restrooms in their office and clients better find a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I did the Florence walking tour, the Uffizi and David tours. All the guides were well informed and friendly. I'll definitely use this company on my next visit to Europe!

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Oradell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Did the original Florence Walking Tour with Andrew. It was really terrific. Such interesting, behind the scenes kind of information that you just cannot get from anything but an experienced guide. He really made Firenze come alive for us. We all - myself, my husband and my 15 year old teenager - really enjoyed the tour and had lots of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Did this tour with Kane who was absolutely wonderful. He is from Australia and has vast stores of knowledge on Italian history and all things Florence. We were with a group of about 15 and he aptly led us through the various sites of Florence with tales and history that was fascinating. The tour is 3 hours long and it... More 

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed our tours with our guide Liz. So much information, well organised tour with our very helpful and pleasant guide

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We 4 adults attended the walking tour, then the Uffizi and then the David tour - an all day collection of 3 tours. We were exhausted - lots of standing and looking but we got a complete picture of Florence - art, sculpture, history, architecture. The Guides were each incredibly interesting - Hallie or Hattie who shared stories of the... More 

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Mass
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Excellent tours. All 3 guides were very knowledge about history, relayed many humorous anecdotes throughout their discussions - which made the tours interesting as well as entertaining. Tour guides were prompt, and finished on time. Our visit was during some extreme heat, guides accounted for that with extra effort to keep us in shaded areas, and the opportunity to stop... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

My husband and I participated in the Walking tour of Florence, The David and the Uffizi. By far, our favorite tour was the walking tour of Florence. We had Kahn as our tour guide and he knew so many interesting details about the city. We still talk about the tour and have highly recommended it to friends traveling there next... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

After a long thought on whether to take a tour or not, we decided to take it. Now, which of the one hundred thirty six available tours to take? After another long search zeroed in on art viva and boy was it a good decision! We took the Florence in one glorious day tour, a quite hectic one, on a... More 

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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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