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Ars Opulenta - Private Custom Tours of Florence and its Environs. I'm Eugene Martinez, private art and history guide, licensed and authorized by the Province of Florence and the Region of Tuscany. I have a degree in in art history and graphic arts...more
Antonino is the best guide ever. He loves food. His cook book and cooking class is fantastic. He is warm and sweet. You can take a typical food tour with a group of people with another tour guide but when you take it with Antonino...More
Me and my family took a cooking class with Antonio and he is just the best!! He is funny, charming, entertaining and is an expert on food. We cooked the most amazing meal and has a blast! The wine, the food, the company!!!
The highlight of our 10 day trip to Italy was the time we spent with Antonio Alfani. Antonio is clearly loved by all who know him and we are happy to be part of that group! He took us to the Interno Mercato Centrale di...More
I am very sorry to hear Eugene has passed away, but my friends and I spent a day in Florence with Antonio Alfani. We highly suggest you do the same for an experience with Tuscan food and cooking! This charming man befriends you from the...More
One of the most talented and exciting guides we've ever came across.
First time I wrote to Eugene he sent us a huge response, full of detailed information. From that point it was clear that he loved his job.
Our experience in Firenze (oct 2013)...More
We had the pleasure of meeting Eugene in Florence for a tour of the market, followed by a cooking class with his partner Antonio.
The two were the most gracious hosts in their home, where the cooking class took place. The class was relaxed, informal,...More
My daughter and I along with two other Canadian couples had a wonderful time with Eugene in Florence in September. Sadly, writing a review was on my to-do list, but somehow never got done.
I've just heard the incredibly sad news that Eugene passed away...More
Eugene met us at the train station and from there he did the impossible, he showed us Florence in one day. We wanted to see it all in a short time. With his stories and knowledge he helped us to see and understand the city,...More
We have now been back a few weeks, from our long awaited European holiday, and when we recall our trip and the memories we have, one of our fondest memories is that of our day trip to Florence from Rome.
Our visit to Florence was...More
Eugene Martinez and Ars Opulenta is the best tour guide we have ever had!!! We had so much fun and learned so much. Eugene took us to several places for wine tasting and drove us to several nearby towns for two wonderful days. Very interesting...More