My husband and I were on our honeymoon and booked the "Original Rome Walk" for a Monday afternoon on Halloween; it ended up being a private tour with our guide Sylvie and it was FANTASTIC! She was super knowledgeable and funny, and took the time to answer my husband's multiple questions. The tour itself was also great - I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Rome!
My friend and I took the Genius of Michelangelo Tour by Artviva and it was absolutely brilliant, the highlight of our time in Florence!! We cannot recommend it enough!! Our tour guide was fabulous, a riveting former art history professor, who brought The Renaissance to life for us as he guided us through Florence. His stories pulled us back to the Florence known to Michelangelo and his contemporaries. The crowds disappeared for us as we were transported through time and were guided to Michelangelo's well-known and lesser known works. Ultimately the masses literally parted for us, momentarily, as we realized the dream of a lifetime, seeing his masterpiece, The David. It was the tour of a lifetime that we never wanted to end!
We cannot imagine any other way to visit the Uffizi than with a knowledgeable and entertaining guide. Angelo was both -- funny and smart. He told stories: about the art and the artists and the Medicis and we came away understanding key concepts. We learned a lot and smiled the entire way. Thank you for a wonderful tour.
Our June9,2016- Original Florence Walking Tour with guide Barbara,was wonderful. Barbara was very informative about sights and history of Florence.We really enjoyed her and the beautiful sights. We would recommend your tours to anyone visiting Florence area.Thanks again,The Caiarelli's
I am forever grateful to the staff at Art Viva! My whole life, I had always wanted to see the Statue of David, and I made my request, and it was granted! I wanted to be there at a time that was not crowded so that I could take unobstructed photographs and drink in the Statue as long as I could. Elisabeta was amazing and incredibly informed about the Statue and Florence. She shared with me wonderful places in Florence that I never would have considered. I had my time with the Statue, and I will be forever grateful to her and to Celeste who manages Art Viva.
I was so impressed with having my own tour guide that I booked a small group tour for the following day through Art Viva and went to the Uffizi. Lovely as well.
I will recommend this company over and over again.
I owe a debt of gratitude. I felt so well taken care of and had my dream come true. I was so moved at being able to see the Statue of David completely unobstructed that I cried for hours afterward.
Thank you and cheers!
What a wonderful way to experience the best of Florence. Ismael and Elisabetta were charming, funny, and knowledgeable guides. Thank you for allowing us to fall in love with Florence, it's truly a gem.
We had an amazing time touring Florence and understood so much more due to the great guide we had with Artviva (Brenda). Being a local, she was passionate and knowledgeable about the history and culture of Florence. Definitely a 5/5!
Our tour guide was excellent. He provided a great many historical details about the monuments and building and the way of life in past centuries. He made the city past come alive in a very meaningful way. We could imagine Galileo or Michelangelo walking the same streets. Our 3 hours were over too soon. The guide was from Augtralia, but truly could relate Florence history in a fun way.
My family's ArtViva tours on Dec. 22, 2015 were everything we paid for. Brenda walked us around the city center pointing out the architecture, symbols, statues and great places to eat/hang out. Her in depth description of Michelangelo's David was so interesting, even my teens/young adults listened and remembered. Fantastic!
In the afternoon, Hilde was our guide through the Uffizie Galleries. She gave an art history lesson that was forever memorable. Again, the teen/20's kids were listening. We got so much out these private tours. Well worth it!
The tour was excellent. Our guide, Adrianne, was very knowledgeable and able to answer our many questions. She also went above and beyond her duty by helping keep our three-year-old entertained during the lunch so that we could enjoy ourselves without worry.
Pre-reserved Uffizi access, exclusive entry to the legendary Vasari Corridor (made even more famous by Dan Brown’s ‘Inferno’), celebrated artworks and our best tour guides!
Set to be closing in December 2016, this is the last chance to explore the 'King’s Passage’, with the Vasari Corridor doors opened just for our group!
The Vasari Corridor has just re-opened! You can now make your booking for a special opening for a tour that meets at 8:00am at our office for the 1st of October 2016!
See availabilities on our calendar* for the last few possibilities to see the Vasari Corridor before it closes for renovations for a couple of years from the 1st of December 2016
*All bookings are still subject to reconfirmation from our end
A relaxing evening walk around Florence’s most charming, fascinating and historic quarter, the Oltrarno, concluding with a pre-dinner drink in a charming location.
Florence's dark, medieval past is brought to life on an exploration of this little-known historic quarter.
See the magnificent Leaning Tower of Pisa with your own private tour guide.
No visit to Italy is complete without making the pilgrimage to see the Leaning Tower, a sublime accident, an icon of cityscape beauty and an astonishing monument to human will.
Choose your very own Tuscan wine adventure!
Visit vineyards and wineries in the stunningly beautiful and world-famous Tuscan wine production zones with an expert in Italian wines as your private tour guide.
Delve into Italy's great culinary history on this great one-day cookery course in Tuscany. In the kitchen of a historic 13th century Tuscan Villa estate, learn the culinary secrets behind the world-famous Tuscan cuisine as you prepare an unforgettable traditional 5-course meal.
Learn to prepare a delicious 4-course meal comprised of traditional Tuscan recipes, in the kitchen of a historic 13th century Tuscan villa estate. Discover the secrets behind making a delectable traditional meal in a cookery experience suitable for all skill levels.
Enjoy a fabulous half day bike tour through the Chianti countryside.
Stunning views of classic Chianti countryside, gourmet lunch, wine and olive oil tasting, Tuscan villa cellar visit, the most beautiful church in Tuscany and a great bi-lingual guide.