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Artviva: The Original & Best Tours Italy

Florence, Italy
About Artviva: The Original & Best Tours Italy
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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Florentine Steak Experience

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1 hour 30 minutes
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Uffizi Galleries Florence - Incredible Private Tour

The Uffizi Gallery in Florence is one of the world’s top art museums, famous for its Renaissance masterworks, such as Botticelli's Birth of Venus. The ornate building, originally designed as offices, receives up to 10,000 visitors, on average, each day, resulting in packed entrance lines. On this exclusive, skip-the-line tour, you’ll breeze past the crowds and enter the museum directly for an in-depth guided visit.
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3 hours
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Klausre wrote a review Jun 2022
Lier Municipality, Norway88 contributions34 helpful votes
I booked this restaurant and cooking class for a group of 9 friends. Wow, this was a nice meal and one of the best steaks ever. We had a very good "master cook / teacher", and we really learned a lot. You work in the restaurant and cook for your steak. And good vino - and a lot of it! This experience was worth every euro and every minutes. We will definitely recommend this trip for a group.
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Date of experience: June 2022
Madeleine B wrote a review May 2022
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We had a great experience at the pasta making class in Florence. The chef did an amazing job! He started by asking about dietary needs and restrictions. And, when we said we wanted to have the pasta be vegetarian, he quickly pivoted from a ragu to a delicious vegetarian tomato sauce for the linguine. At the same time, he made a vegetarian stock to use with all the recipes. We also made a ravioli filled with a mashed potato filling and a vegetable sauce with an olive oil base. Then, there was the tagliatelle with a creamy porcini mushroom sauce. All the pasta was homemade, all the preparations were intricate, yet he very clearly showed us how to do everything and then assigned and oversaw each of us doing different tasks. We had a lot of fun doing them. He was very knowledgeable, charming, and he was funny to boot. Then came the best part. We got to eat all the delicious pasta and the tiramisu we made for dessert. It was so delicious!!! I would highly recommend this experience!
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Date of experience: May 2022
Response from Artviva S, General Manager at Artviva: The Original & Best Tours Italy
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your review, I'm so happy you enjoyed the cooking class :)
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joansw wrote a review May 2022
Pawleys Island, South Carolina18 contributions37 helpful votes
The Ufizzi is crowded and overwhelming. Our excellent guide, Ricardo, gave us a wonderful tour that did not overwhelm and was very informative. His English was superb! His knowledge of the art and the museum was first rate. It was well worth the money! We even learned how to find the best Gelato.
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gailedie wrote a review May 2022
Washington DC, District of Columbia59 contributions50 helpful votes
Catherine was an excellent, engaging guide who gave us new information about he Médicis and their city, in addition to interesting facts about Roman and Medieval Italy, and the birth of the Renaissance. The booking procedure was easy, the confirmation and reminder emails very helpful and professional. I recommend this early morning tour as there are now thousands of tourists in Florence clogging the piazzas and main streets, making the timing of this tour much more pleasant.
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Angela wrote a review May 2022
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The guide, Riccardo, was exellent and extremely kind in remembering the age of the three in the tour also. His comments and anecdotes were informative, also helping one remember what he said. This is the second time I have 'walked' with ArtViva in Florence; the first time was some 20 yrs ago but always a memorable experience and one I would recommend to anyone.
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Date of experience: May 2022