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Artviva: The Original & Best Tours Italy

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Address: Via Dei Sassetti 1 | Second Floor, 50123, Florence, Italy
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+39 055 264 5033
08:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Sat 08:00 - 18:00

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

Really enjoyable walking tour, our guide Tatiana was incredibly knowledgeable and pointed out so many things that we would never have noticed. Very good value too.

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Irvine, California
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Do yourself a favor and skip Artviva's cooking classes. Total tourist trap. I love to cook and one of the things I really wanted to do during our time traveling throughout Italy was learn how to cook some delicious and authentic Italian food. I turned to my trusted guide Rick Steves for a recommendation and in his newest edition of... More 

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Really enjoyable walking tour, our guide Tatiana was incredibly knowledgeable and pointed out so many things that we would never have noticed. Very good value too.

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Los Angeles
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We loved our tour with Tatjane learning the significance of the city sights. She shared interesting stories that made the history of Florence come alive. She was very knowledgeable, accessible for questions, made sure our listening devices were working properly and the group was together, no one left behind. A great tour.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We participated in the ArtViva Uffizi Gallery and Accademia David Tour. Both were very enjoyable! Neither myself or my wife are huge art buffs, but our great tour guide, Brenda, really explained the artwork in a way we could understand and delved into many details that we would not have noticed on our own. We had been on several tours... More 

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did 3 Florence tours with ArtViva today, making for a REALLY LONG day. We did not realize they use short-range radio with earphones to communicate (as almost all tour groups do in Florence, due the huge number of groups intertwining). The earbuds supplies are the cheapie type like Apple provides. I find them very hard to hear from, or... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I must say that Artviva was a wonderful way to experience all that Florence had to offer. We did the Florence in a day tour but broke it up into 2 days. All 3 of our guides were extremely knowledgeable and very interesting. We loved the tour of the Academia with Barbara who enthusiastically gave us lots of background info.... More 

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Koping, Sweden
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ArtViva guided tour of Florence is highly recommended for anyone who is interested in art, history, architecture, or if you just want to have a good time! Barbara made our day!

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Manassas, Virginia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I took the Florence in One Glorious Day tour, which is actually three separate tours with breaks in between. It starts with a walk through Florence and some of its most historic sites, then after lunch tours of the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia, where Michelangelo's David resides. It took about eight or nine hours, but was a great way... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I went on Artviva's Best of Tuscany tour at the end of March 2017. I would highly recommend this tour if you are visiting Florence and have time to see some of Tuscany. When we arrived at Artviva's office the morning of the tour, everything was well organized with little time spent in waiting to get started.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a 3 hour private Uffizi tour with the guide Hilda. Her English speaking was perfect. Her subject matter expertise was amazing. She began the tour even as we were walking from their office to the museum! Although we were exhausted by 16 hours of travel she was so interesting that we forgot about being tired for the entire... More 

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