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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 #25 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We purchased the full day Florence tour, but spread it across two days. We did the Uffizi and Accademia tour the first afternoon. Our guide for both was Klaus and he was fabulous! Easily one of the best tour guides I have ever had. With an education in art history, he knew all the facts. But his enthusiasm for the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

We took the tour with Brenda on a Sunday morning - on the same day as a big Fun Run in central Florence. It was chaotic but Brenda was calm and adapted the tour without losing any of us. She was fantastic, pleasant, highly knowledgeable and clearly a passionate Florentine. Highly recommend this tour.

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Broussard, Louisiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

My husband and I booked the Florence in One Glorious Day package which allowed us to have 3 tours (The Original Florence Walk, Masterpieces of the Uffizi Gallery Tour and The Original David Tour Accademia Museum). All three were a must see! Our guides were knowledgeable and friendly and truly made seeing Florence an amazing experience for us. Lots of... More

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Camarillo, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We took three tours in Florence.. Angelo was our guide for the Original Florence Walk.. His passion & knowledge made for a very exciting and educational experience for my wife and myself.. We had Lorie for the David tour.. We were very disappointed as it was very hard to hear her and we pretty much just broke away on our... More

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East Coast U.S.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We took 4 Art Viva tours today, 27 Sept (gondola, best Venice tour, Doge's Palace and Grand Canal tour). Christina, our guide, was excellent. She was professional, friendly and knowledgeable and we were extremely satisfied with all tours. I would whole-heartedly recommend the tour, and if you can, please try to ask if Christina is your guide. She will make... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We took 3 great tours with this company: The Original Florence Walk; Masterpieces of the Uffizi Gallery Tour; The Original David Tour. We appreciated how knowledgeable and enthusiastic our two guides were: Brenda and Joanne. They were also very easy to hear and understand. The stories they shared really make the city and the art come alive. As everyone else... More

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We spent our first morning in Florence on a running tour with our energetic guide, Marco. After meeting him at Duomo at 6:45, we were able to see the sunset over Florence and view the city sites free from tourists. Marco was an entertaining, positive, and knowledgable Florence native. He gave us a great overview of the city sites and... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

On Wednesday, September 17, 2014 I went on a Florence walking tour. Cate was my tour guide and hands down, Cate is an excellent tour guide! She is extremely knowledgeable and I was absolutely enthralled. My tour was 3 hours and it flew by! I was saddened when it ended. I recommend you request Cate as your tour guide when... More

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Moline, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I have to say that the Original Florence Walk was fabulous, well worth the time and expense. I highly recommend it. I have been to Florence 5 times, and this made my trip my absolute favorite. Well worth the time and money investment!

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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We did three tours in a day, The Walking Tour, Uffizi, and Accademia. We loved all of them, but regretted having done them all in a day - lots of hours on your feet. However, the guides were excellent and they inserted many, many fun facts that made the history come alive while you were looking at the wonderful buildings,... More

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