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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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Walking Tour of the Accademia and David

Our guide Klaus gave an absolutely animated and knowledgeable discussion about Michelangelo as we walked to the museum. And after entering, he gave us wonderful insight as to what... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our guide Klaus gave an absolutely animated and knowledgeable discussion about Michelangelo as we walked to the museum. And after entering, he gave us wonderful insight as to what we can see in the magnificent sculpture of David. His presentation was greatly aided by an individual audio system.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This three-in-one combo tour was the perfect way to see the highlights of Florence in one day. The Original Florence Walk provided interesting information on the city and its history while exhibiting its top sites. The Uffizi Gallery and David tours were wonderfully done by our favorite European tour guide yet: Brenda, a delightful Florentine with a degree in art... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did two tours, with the waling tour definitely being better than the Uffizi one. Although both tour guides were so long winded. Florence Walking Tour: This was a really good education and great way to see the city and main sights, but with the historical and cultural perspective. Tatiana was an excellent guide and quite expert in all things... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a couple of wonderful tours with Artviva in Florence! The first was to the Uffizi Gallery with exclusive access to the Vasari Corridor. Our guide Elizabetta entertained us with her "strategy and tactics" to avoid the lines, and had in-depth knowledge. She wasn't shy about expressing her opinions of some of the more egregious tourist aggressions we saw... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I did the Florence in One Glorious Day tour, which included The Original Florence Walk, Masterpieces of the Uffizi Gallery and The Original David Tour. This was my first time on a guided tour and I'm hooked! I learned so much and appreciated the city much more having had the guides. If you have only one day in Florence, I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My family and I did the Florence in One Glorious Day Tour. It consisted of three separate tours: (1) "The Original Florence Walk", a 3-hour guided tour of Florence, (2) "Masterpieces of the Uffizi Gallery", a 2-hour 15 minute, guided Uffizi Gallery tour with pre-reserved entry, and (3) "The Original David Tour", a 1-hour Accademia museum with pre-reserved entry. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went on a walking tour of Florence with Ishmael. He was a wonderful tour guide with lots of information, he was helpful and answered questions with as much detail as he could. He accommodated everyone as it was a diverse group, we have a toddler and another couple had a young girl and a baby. It didn't feel rushed but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on 2 Artviva tours - of the Uffizi gallery and the Accademia gallery (focusing on Michelangelo's sculpture of David). We booked online before travelling - the website was easy to use. The meeting place for all tours was the Artviva office in the centre of Florence. The guides for both tours were really excellent - very knowledgable but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Museum tours: been there, done that. This was a first: a guide who had to be told by a guard to quiet down because she was too enthusiastic about telling us about the artwork. Hilde was great. Clearly knows her stuff and loves telling about it. Easy to understand, especially with the little listening device things (consider bringing your own... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I used this company for the Rome in one/two glorious days, the Florence in one/two days and the Venice walking tour. I absolutely loved every one of the 6 different tour guides spoke very good english, was very knowledgable about the subject and was very enthusiastic to tell people about their passion. If I was going back to Italy tomorrow,... More 

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