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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
08:30 - 14:00
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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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Uffizi Tour - Florence

Couldn't imagine a more interesting or instructive tour. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable. We had a tremendous visit and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this tour.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 January 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Couldn't imagine a more interesting or instructive tour. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable. We had a tremendous visit and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Three of us, including our 13 year old granddaughter, took an Artviva guided tour of the Accademia and Uffizi Gallery. Our guide, Loredana, is very knowledgeable and offered a number of interesting insights, keeping us engaged. This was a second trip for my wife and me, a first for our granddaughter and Loredana's descriptions enriched the experience for all of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

I am so glad we chose Artviva for our guided tour of Florence's Uffizi Gallery. Without our guide we would have missed out on so much; we would have just walked past masterpieces without knowing it. The guide's knowledge of the art exhibit and the city in general was exceptional. His enthusiasm for the subject was quite infectious. Without his... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

We did the Best of Tuscany tour with Marisa in November and it was absolutely wonderful. There is no way we could have seen so much of Tuscany without doing the tour, and it was so nice and relaxing to not have to worry about driving or managing our time. Marisa was an awesome tour guide--it was like spending the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We did the three Art Viva tours in Florence: the walking tour, the Uffizi visit and the David tour at the Accademia. The three guides we had were all excellent and the overview provided gave us more detail and insight than we could have got going through by ourselves. Each of the guides was very knowledgeable as well as enthusiastic... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Can't say enough nice things about our two guides on private tours of Florence and of the Uffizi Museum. Both were extremely knowledgeable on anything we asked and both were very fun and friendly. The company definitely deserves their high ratings on Trip Advisor.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We just went on a tour to see The David in Florence and our tour guide, Angelo, was BY FAR the best tour guide we have ever had - anywhere! His passion for what he was teaching us was so apparent. He stories were brought to life with his passion, animation, knowledge and detail in everything he said. I learned... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

I wanted to do this over the two days but had planned my short trip to include Monday when the Academia was closed!This was the only downside because the 3 tours, Walking around Florence The Uffizi highlights and the Academia tour were well worth the effort of a long day. The guides were extremely knowledgeable and as we were only... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

One of the greatest tours I ever take, the guides were marvelous and averything was perfect. Great information with fun comments in one of the most beatiful cities in the world.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We took three tours with Artviva and are glad we did. Our guides were amazing! Tatiana and Loredana were awesome. I mean truly awesome. Great personalities and extremely knowledgeable. I wish I could have taken them on the rest of my tour of Italy. They would have been not only fun to travel with but would have been like a... 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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