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Artviva: The Original & Best Tours Italy

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Address: Via Sassetti 1 | Second Floor, 50123, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055 2645033
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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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You can't do better than Art Viva

Booked 2 walking tours with Art Viva... enjoyed them thoroughly. The guides were young, friendly, very knowledgeable and seemingly inexhaustible! I took the Florence in one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked 2 walking tours with Art Viva... enjoyed them thoroughly. The guides were young, friendly, very knowledgeable and seemingly inexhaustible! I took the Florence in one glorious day tour, covering the original Florence walk, the Uffizi and the Accademia. It was brilliant!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brenda educated my family of teens/young adults for a morning of walking to see architecture, symbols and statues. Plus suggestions for shopping & dining. Her talk while seeing Michelangelo's David was terrific. Hilde walked us through the Uffizzi Gallery and shared art history facts that even my kids remembered. Absolutey worth the cost for the private tour. Forever memorable!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked Artviva tours thanks to good reviews on Tripadvisor, and were happy to find that those reviews were well deserved. We spent the first day with Hilde visiting the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia, and her knowledge and passion for the art were evident. We walked and walked, longer than we paid for, and it went by in a... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We booked the Original Walking tour and had an amazing morning with our guide Angelo! He was extremely passionate about the works he was pointing out to us and taught us so much about the art and history within Florence. He truly made Florence an incredible experience for us and we would definitely recommend the tour!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We took the Sex, Drugs, and Renaissance tour in mid-November. The group was small--just four of us (two couples). The tour was informative, fascinating, comprehensive, and fun! It was immediately apparent that a lot of research had gone into creating this tour, and our guide was very well-informed about medieval/Renaissance Florence. The tour was a great, fun complement to all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We originally only booked the Original Walking Tour but had such a great tour with Kane that we went ahead and booked the Uffizi and David tours as well. I am so glad we did. We had a different tour guide for each tour and they all gave passionate, enthusiastic,and very informative tours. My 10 and 12 year old girls... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

With Florence being the birthplace of the Renaissance and the home to some of the most amazing works of art in the world I wanted to take a day art class. Artvia was the only one I could find. Cooking classes were abundant through many other tour operators but not art classes. I was so happy to have found a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Very professional, very informative, and very worth it! Had a wonderful time with our guide. Will look for this company in other European cities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Felt very well informed and with a most pleasant manner on all three tours I took in florence. On the streets and speaks tour, I suggest that art viva should try to make sure that level of knowledge of those on tour is similar. I felt it was too wide a gap in my case. The others on our tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

We recently visited Florence with 3 other couples and had the pleasure of going on Artviva's Exclusive Original Florence and David Tour, Exclusive Masterpieces of the Uffizi Gallery Tour and Best of Tuscany Tour. You would not be disappointed in signing up for any of these terrific tours. Each tour was hosted by a very well-versed guide who well understood... 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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