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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 #23 of 298 Activities in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We started with the three hour tour of Florence and it was an excellent introduction to the city and all its wonders. Kane was our guide and he made the tour very interesting and amusing. It is quite something to be looking at a statue of St Mark, extolling the beautiful craftsmanship of Botticelli and then being told in the... More

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Dallas, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

My wife and I took the Uffizzi tour in the afternoon and the Florence walk tour the next morning. First, this company provides excellent service. I had my wallet stolen the morning of the first four. After returning to the hotel and cancelling the credit cards, it was after the tour had left. I called to see if I could... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

We signed up for the two day tour package to see Florence and visit the small towns (Sienna, San Gimignano etc) in Tuscany. What a fantastic way to see the city and surrounding area. Kane was the best tour guide ever, his enthusiasm, history & knowledge for Florence was contagious! We would have missed half of Florence if we just... More

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Covington, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We used Artviva tours for additional day trips out of Florence. The Best of Tuscany Tour was fantastic. We visited 3 hilltop towns and a winery for lunch. The tour was very well put together. Our tour guide Stephan was superb! He was energetic and enthusiastic about what he was doing. I wished we had a little more time in... More

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Hi. My husband and I took the Florence in two Glorious Days tour. We did the city walking tour which was very informative and helped us orient ourselves for the rest of our trip. We did the Uffizzi Gallery tour with the Vassari Corridor. Claus was a great guide and had a thourgh knowledge of the beautiful art there. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed a really wonderful day in Florence thanks to Laura (3-hour walking tour) and Kane (Uffizi + Accademia tours) - both very knowledgeable and so entertaining! Highly recommended if you'd like to experience Florence in a day and come back relaxed, happy and almost expert about this fantastic city :).

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Seneca, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The 3 hour Origional Florence Walking Tour with Laura as our guide was outstanding. I'd recommend it to anyone visiting Tuscany. The tours of the Uffizi and Academmia were nice, but not up to the level of presentation as the walking tour.

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Syracuse, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We booked three Artviva tours in Florence and loved all of them but my admiration of this company began long before I got to Italy. I had many questions about the tours prior to booking them and Artviva answered my questions promptly by email. We were a group of 8 but our numbers changed during the planning and for one... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Art Viva Tours exceeded our expectations. I was travelling with my Friend Dineen who is an artist and I am a designer. We both studied Art and Art History in college and Dineen is an Art Teacher today. This was my first trip to Italy and we went on many Art Viva tours in Florence, Tuscany, Cinque Terre, Rome and... More

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Kane was our tour guide for Artviva's Original Florence Walk and Original David Walk through ArtViva. He ushered us through about 1500 years of Florence's history, architecture, art and drama with wit and ease. What a glorious way to start our stay in Florence and thanks to Kane for helping build a solid bridge from then to now. We had... More

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