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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, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A full day of laughter, fabulous food, beautiful scenery, laughter, history, wonderful wine,mand more laughter all provided by Stefan. We (a group of just 10) left Florence at 8:30 and drove to San Gimignano a medieval hilltop town in Tuscany. Spent about an hour walking throughout the town (more than enough time), sampling snacks and taking photos. Another lovely drive... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Booked the tour of the Uffizi having read the many five star TripAdvisor reviews. Our experience was average, at best. The group was huge, and many paintings (including many by Carvaggio) were skipped. It was hard to ask questions as there were so many people on the tour; as a result, we felt we had only learned the surface information... More

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Had a great, full day 9 hr tour with Nadia to San G, Monteriggione and Siena with a fantastic, authentic farm lunch along the way. We enjoyed every minute. It was a small group of 6 + informative guide + great driver. We were given lots of info on each destination along with tips for our free time re: shopping,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We did an art tour for kids of the Uffizi gallery in Florence.Our guide was Hilde and she was very very friendly, utterly professional and so interesting. She had the kids captivated with stories about the history and the art. Considering they are only 7 and 9, she did amazingly well! Would highly recommend!

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

The Walking Tour with Cate was the perfect start to our visit in Florence. Cate gave historical details regarding the locales as we walked, informing us of the places and personalities of Florence --- she made the history contemporary. Her knowledge and insight of the sculpture and art of the Renaissance, and the connections she made between the artists, their... More

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We woke up to thunder showers and lightning but the tour still went on. Then we met Kane and the fun began. He walked us through the beautiful sites of Florence with a great amount of history stories and always a laugh too. It was very interesting and fun. We highly recommend this tour company, walking tour of Florence and... More

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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We took the 3 Florence in a day tours and they were a highlight of our two week trip throughout Italy. We had two different guides, Laura and Klaas, both of whom were friendly and knowledgeable, and most importantly, passionate about the city and its art and history. We had a wonderful experience and learned a lot, and the tours... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Just completed a fantastic tour of the Uffizi gallery. Our guide Angelo was the best, combining tremendous knowledge with a fun presentation of the various exhibits/works. Highly recommended.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Last August, it was our second time participating in the Artviva Best of Tuscany tour. We really enjoyed the logistical arrangements as well as the lunch provided in a wonderful estate facing San Gimigniano and Tuscany countryside. Food, wine and service were excellent and the view is breathtaking. Our small group of eight, led by Nadia, had the opportunity to... More

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I took the Best of Tuscany Tour with Nadia and the Walking Tour of Florence the next day with another ArtViva Guide. Both were brilliant: professional, friendly and extremely helpful. They were both clearly immensely knowledgeable about Florence and Tuscany but organized their tours and their knowledge so that they weren't a dry recitation of facts and dates but really... More

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