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“Good walking tours in Rome”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

We used Artiva for walking tours in Rome, Florence, Venice. In general, excellent. We would certainly use them again. Far far better than the one non-Artviva tour we were forced to use.

Rome: walking tour with Cindy: this is a long and slightly rushed trek, from the Coliseum past (but not into) the Forum, up to the sites around the Trevi and Piazza Navona. It’s quite a long walk; in the height of the summer, I imagine it could be painful, requiring multiple gelato stops. If you want to see the Forum – which you do - you’ll have to schedule another half day on your own. It ends at a much-deserved wine bar.
(Suggestion for Artviva: split into two : one Colisseum/Forum; the other the rest).

Capuchin Museum and Crypt. Guide Peter handled this – very knowledgeable and an excellent tour.

Vatican Museum. This tour goes through the Vatican Museum to the Sistine Chapel and St Peters. Our guide was Simone. He knows his stuff; the problem is that there are at least ten times too many people in the Museum, and it’s rushed, so you don’t get time to stop and look, and if you could, you’d be trampled by the mobs. Still, you do see the Sistine Chapel for a decent amount of time, and how could you go to Rome and not see this? We barely saw the Pieta over the heads of the millions. Simone left us in St Peters; you likely could stay for many hours more, except you’ll be hungry by then, and it’s not clear you can get back in if you leave. Under the crowded circumstances, this is about as good as you can do, I think.

Visited May 2013
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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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8 reviews
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“My Prestigious Original Rome Walk”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

Who cares about jet-lag when you are learning so much and having this much fun! Thanks Guido - fabulous, if exhausting tour, with a great finish - and I enjoyed that glass of wine at Coco and Mimis' !

Visited September 2013
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Naples, Florida
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9 reviews
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“Making the most of Rome!”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

I booked three tours with Artviva during my recent trip to Rome. All three were wonderful! We did the Vatican, the walking tour of Ancient Rome and the Borghese Villa. Our guides were Italian, with in-depth knowledge of their subjects, they were enthusiastic, personable and charming. They arrived on time and were not in a hurry to rush off at the end of the tour. These tours truly enhanced our fabulous experience of Rome!

Visited September 2013
Thank Lyn R
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“Wow! What a fabulous tour made special by an interesting and knowledgable guide!”
Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

A great Roman walk with a very knowledgeable guide in Simone! Plus a treat at the end at Mimic and Coco! Fabulous!
Simone was such an interesting guide who has so much knowledge about his city and its history. Lots of fun as well! Great staff also who rang and emailed me to confirm my booking.Thanks ArtViva

Visited October 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Magical Vatican experience”
Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

When we arrived at the designated meeting place, I was concerned because all the tour groups seemed enormous. But then the ArtViva lady arrived. She was sweet, charming and knowledgeable. Our tour only had about 12 people. We were able to slip in between the large groups. We were given audio receivers and could easily hear our guide. She led us through the rooms of the Vatican and then into St. Peter's Cathedral, she answered everyone's questions and it truly felt like an intimate private tour, which I thought was quite a feat. When you go to the Vatican before it opens to the"public" there are only a bazillion people, rather than a bajillion. We never had to wait, we could always see everything up close and the guide was entertaining to boot! And no one got left behind or lost. She held a colorful flag up high which made it easy to keep her in sight as we snaked past the other tours. It's an experience I highly recommend,

Visited September 2013
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