Leaders in Innovative Tours

The most interesting stories, anecdotes and fascinating facts to invigorate your Italian vacation


"Walking Tours of Florence are wise and well informed. They have a fresh accessible style which makes it fun. The recipe seems to be the more you enjoy the more you learn. And it works."

Michael Palin

Actor/Presenter (Monty Python and a list of fabulous films too long to list here)

"The Greatest Tour Guide Ever!"

Lou Reed


"...This tour is wonderful, it is informative, complete and fun. And more importantly, you don't feel like a sheep in a flock, herded around town..."

Richard Kind

Actor (Mad about You, Spin City)

"Thank You for the Wonderful Experience!"

Alex Rodriguez

Baseball Star (In December of 2000 Rodriguez became the best-paid ballplayer of all time when he signed a $252 million contract with the Texas Rangers)

"Walking Tours of Florence are much more than tours, because you leave feeling almost as if you know Michelangelo and the other Masters personally."

Mike Munro

One of Australia's finest investigative journalists and well known media personalities.

"Thank you for a wonderful job… you made us feel like we were the most important people in Florence. We all left singing your praises. Thank you very much."

Bill Kurtis

Acclaimed documentary host and producer, network news anchor and multimedia production company.

"Entertaining and Informative!"

Nat Young

World Surfing Champion

"I had the most relaxing and fun experiences with you covering Italian food, wine, art and culture. Thank you for the warm and friendly way in which you welcomed me. I was very impressed by the high professionalism of your staff."

Chi Xun

Director and writer


ArtViva Tours:

We have small-group public tours available daily through out most of the year at a very good price per person and exclusive private tours with your own personal guide. 

Our group sizes are adapted to best suit each tour, with maximums ranging from just 6-18 adults.

Creative by Design:

Travelling that engages, informs, entertains and delights the senses. That's what Artviva is all about.

Always leading the field, Artviva is constantly evolving and perfecting our tour offerings. We are very proud to play a special role in Italy; that of bringing the magnificent art, culture and history to many travellers every year.

Every tour is carefully designed to extract the essential ingredients for ensuring you leave feeling almost like a native. We’ve researched the most interesting stories, anecdotes and fascinating facts to invigorate your spirit.

We’ve sought out for you the best paths with the best views, just the place to view a stunning sunset or experience walking through olive groves, vineyards or shaded cypress paths, the most typical and friendly restaurants to sample delicious local specialties, special out of the way wine producers where tasting the wines will enliven your palate, private exclusive villas not available to the public and where you will never see a tourist bus, the right times to see Italy’s masterpieces with the least crowds, the cleverest craftsperson’s making and designing fabulous pieces.