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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 256 activities in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We took the Masterpieces of Uffizi Gallery tour with Klaus (I believe that was his name). He was incredible! He started at the beginning of the Renaissance with the earliest paintings and went through the stages of the period. He was so knowledgable that when we were done we felt like we had taken a refresher course in art history.... More

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Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I took the Original Florence walk and learned so much. Great tour guide, great price. Great company. i would gladly use them again.

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San Jose, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Booked the Original Florence Walk online 40 hours before the scheduled tour on 4/14/14 for my son and I while on our way to Florence. My son was not feeling well upon arrival and couldn't make to the meeting for the tour in the morning. I called Artviva to inform and asked for possible options including partial/full refund. I was... More

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Highland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Class was a great tour guide he was knowledgeable but not pretentious, friendly and humorous. Your tour is more expensive than the others I looked into but I felt so satisfied with what I learned and saw of Florence I feel like I got a great "buy". I will definitely use your company again the next time I am in... More

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

During an April 2014 visit to Florence, my wife and I had the pleasure of being led by Brenda, one of Artviva's tour guides, through the "Masterpieces of the Uffizi Gallery". I will never visit an art gallery without a tour guide again. Her knowledge of the art and artists was enlightening. The tour was approximately two-hours long. You're on... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

I've been going to Florence for years, with different friend and members of my family. Just visited again in March with an old friend and took this tour FOR THE SIXTH TIME. It is just that good. Not cheap, but worth every penny. Not only do you visit some beautiful hill towns (the Siena Duomo is not to be missed),... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

We did the Florence-in-one-day marathon (three walking tours, about nine hours, with 1-hour breaks between tours) and highly recommend this as an overview for folks with limited time in the city. We were so energized and fascinated by what we saw that we weren't at all tired out at the end of the day, though one should be prepared for... More

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nyc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

f you love metal, wood, leather, paper and brilliant artisans do not miss this artisan tour from Artviva florence. Our tour guide Helen Bayley met us in our hotel lobby at 10 am. As we walked to our first appointment, Helen shared that she is an artist and art historian who has lives in Florence. She grew up in England... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Our tour of the Uffizi with Klaus was absolutely one of the highlights of our stay in Florence. His combination of knowledge, friendliness, and above all, PASSION for art made for an experience we will not forget. It made us want to sign up for another tour the next day....anything with Klaus!

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Sequim, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We have been to Florence several times before but this trip was for three months and we wanted to get to know the city better. Brenda was a great guide for this walking tour of the city. She was easy to understand and gave a very nice perspective of the history of the area. We highly recommend this tour.

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