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Artviva: The Original & Best Tours Italy

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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...more
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Via Dei Sassetti 1 | Second Floor, 50123, Florence, Italy
+39 055 264 5033
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 21 April 2006

On a recent trip to Florence Italy, I had pre-booked a couple of tours through the "Original & Best Walking Tours" company (aka Artviva). They have a number of options available - we did "A Perfect Morning in Tuscany" & "Masterpieces of the Uffizi". From...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 21 November 2007

My wife and I participated in a walking tour of the Uffizi on November 15th with the "Original and Best..." With the exception of poor organization at the outset, the tour was excellent. We absolutely enjoyed every minute of it, and our guide was excellent....More

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Artviva, Director at Artviva: The Original & Best Tours Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2007

Dear Traveller to Italy We would like to clearly state that the suggestions made by “ Hobius” regarding our team’s honesty and integrity are misleading in the review titled “ My Experience”. Unfortunately strikes cause chaos for companies trying to offer good service here in...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We really enjoyed our tour with Liz, an American who lives in Florence and knows it very well. Her tour was very interesting and did not seem a moment too long. She walked us all over the historic parts of Florence enlightening us on the...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

To our surprise when we arrived for our tour, we were told that we were the only 3 so it would be a private tour. Our guide was Manolo and we found him to be very knowledgeable and engaging. He led us through many of...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

These guides are phenomenal—steeped in art, art education, fully bilingual, comprehension of the history, culture and aesthetics of Florentine art, architecture and the geographical area. They were warm, charming and generous, giving us extra time at the Uffizi and David. The tour starts from their...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hilda our tour guide was superb. She definitely knew the Uffizi Gallery and the key works to see. It is a HUGE museum and very well done filled with fabulous art. We found the tour to be exactly what we wanted and Hilda made it...More

Thank SVcouple
Reviewed 1 week ago

We planned a walking tour with Artviva on the Monday of our 4-day trip to Florence as that is when nearly all the museums are closed. Corrina was a great guide with a vast knowledge of Florentine history. We especially appreciated the little details she...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Brenda was very nice, very funny and knowledgeable. Gave us lots of tips and ideas for our time in Venice!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brenda was our tour guide of the Uffizi Gallery. She is passionate about art and teaching about art in a way that is so interesting and engaging. Instead of looking at every piece of art she showed us ones that held the most significance. It...More

Thank Maureen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly! Answered all our questions! Easy meeting location and description was exactly what we expected.

Thank CindyG1405
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this tour. Barbara was a wonderful guide; a Florence local with a great personality and sense of humour. She made the tour a lot of fun whilst at the same time imparting great knowledge on the history of this amazing city. Highly recommended.

Thank Marc M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I couldn’t recommend Artviva more! We had a great day tour of the Tuscan countryside, beautiful, informative, and perfectly timed so that we didn’t feel rushed or have too much time in each town. Marissa was the perfect guide, and made our evening as well,...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
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23 August 2018|
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Response from Lisa W | Reviewed this property |
Our groups were never more than 10 people. It was a great size and we had headphones so we could hear our guide at all times. Highly recommend this company! Have fun!🍷
April C
6 August 2017|
Response from ArtViva I | Property representative |
Hi April C, Yes, even though that time is going into low season we do still have tours available. Please keep in mind that we have private custom on request tours available all year round too. If you do a search on our site... More
25 March 2017|
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Response from ArtViva I | Property representative |
Hello! Thank you for your interest in ArtViva! It really pleases us to hear from return customers such as yourself. Regarding the Cinque Terre tour, first please note that our public small group tour of Cinque Terre is... More