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Artviva: The Original & Best Tours Italy

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Address: Via Dei Sassetti 1 | Second Floor, 50123, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055 2645033
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Acclaimed since 1996 for our great guides and tours, we offer the original,...

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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Best of Tuscany lives up to its name

This was a wonderful experience. We visited Siena, Monteriggione and San Gimignano - three very different and beautiful places. A delicious lunch at a vineyard and tour of the... read more

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Bethany, Connecticut
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This was a wonderful experience. We visited Siena, Monteriggione and San Gimignano - three very different and beautiful places. A delicious lunch at a vineyard and tour of the facilities was also included. But what made the tour special was the size 4-6 people per van - and the knowledge of our guide. Giuseppe provided us with the history and... More 

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I took the Original Florence Walk, a 3 hour tour, today with Elisabeta. She is very charismatic, knowledgeable and has a wonderful sense of humour making the tour pure pleasure! My husband and I leaned so much about the history of Florence and visited places that we never would have seen otherwise. It was such a wonderful overview of Florence,... More 

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Did the running tour, it was an early start 6.45am but well worth it to see the sun rise over Florence and avoid the congestion of the city. The run was not difficult if you are a regular runner, all in we did about 10k but we stopped along the way and there is plenty opportunity to take pictures. Our... More 

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Went on a full day Tuscany Tour. Small group with each van having a driver and a tour guide. A remarkably great experience. Our guide kept us informed throughout the drive and made sure we had clear directions when we arrived at each stop. The trip to the winery included a wonderful lunch with multiple glasses of different wines. Have... More 

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ArtViva is a quality tour company--easy to communicate with to book tours. Nicholas was our guide for the historical walking tour and did a fantastic job of making history come alive. This is definitely a "must" especially for first time visitors but also for returners. We took the Uffizi tour with Loredana, and it was outstanding as well. She did... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The best experience of our trip to Florence was the Best of Tuscany tour by ArtViva. They limit the tour to six people per van, so it was more personal. Our tour guide Andreina was upbeat, fun and knowledgeable. We visted Siena, Monteriggioni, and San Gimignano. Each place had it's own distinctive charm. But the best part of the trip... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We did the Original Florence walk with Liz. Her knowledge of art and ability to explain the development of art over the centuries made this 2h tour extremely enjoyable and wonderfully informative. I highly recommend this walking tour

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Perfect way to kick off exploring florence. Brilliant guide (australian), great stories, insightful information. Ideal for those who have an interest in history yet enjoy learning in a fun, efficient and relax way. We enjoyed every single minute of the 3 hours tour. Thanks again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the "Masterpieces of the Uffizi" tour. Our guide was Tatiana. So good! Unless you are an art history buff, I will guarantee that you will get so much more out of a trip to the Uffizi with a guide than on your own. Tatiana was terrific. We got history, art history and art interpretation that we never would... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loredana our tour guide, led our group through the streets of Florence creating for us the story of Michaelangelo and David. Her knowledge in this area was incredible and the background information she gave us was timed to perfection as we rounded the corner of the Museum to see the awesome statue of David. A wonderful short tour and a... More 

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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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