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Artviva Tours: ASTA Licensed Tour Operator
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Artviva The Original and Best Walking Tours 
is an ASTA (The American Society of Travel Agents) approved travel agency/tour operator based in Florence, Italy.
Artviva's tours in Italy are internationally acclaimed and recommended by every major travel guide.• Artviva is a fully licensed tour operator in accordance with Italian and European laws. • Artviva Director Rose Magers is the Italy Chapter President for ASTA. • Artiva's guides are the best in Italy and consistently receive international acclaim.• Artviva specialises in tours and tourism services in Italy's art cities, Rome, Venice, Florence and the famous Tuscan countryside. • No other company in Italy offers the sheer variety and depth of high quality, imaginative and innovative itineraries. • The staff are native English speakers and are dedicated to ensuring inspirational travel experiences for you. • Artviva has great new creative offerings for Italy tours in 2010. Artviva's Background: Artviva began as a theatre company. This background creates a very different perspective for providing high quality tourism services. Our tours are carefully crafted and are informative and entertaining. Our theatre background also ensures cutting edge creativity is always applied to cultural team building, event planning and incentive needs. tions.

Artviva The Original and Best Walking Tours

is an ASTA (The American Society of Travel Agents) approved travel agency/tour operator based in Florence, Italy.

Artviva's tours in Italy are internationally acclaimed and recommended by every major travel guide.

• Artviva is a fully licensed tour operator in accordance with Italian and European laws.

• Artviva Director Rose Magers is the Italy Chapter President for ASTA.

• Artiva's guides are the best in Italy and consistently receive international acclaim.

Artviva specialises in tours and tourism services in Italy's art cities, Rome, Venice, Florence and the famous Tuscan countryside.

• No other company in Italy offers the sheer variety and depth of high quality, imaginative and innovative itineraries.

• The staff are native English speakers and are dedicated to ensuring inspirational travel experiences for you.

• Artviva has great new creative offerings for Italy tours in 2010.


Artviva's Background: Artviva began as a theatre company. This background creates a very different perspective for providing high quality tourism services. Our tours are carefully crafted and are informative and entertaining. Our theatre background also ensures cutting edge creativity is always applied to cultural team building, event planning and incentive needs.
tions.

Artviva adheres to local and international laws pertaining to tourism and tourist safety.

As required under Italian laws we are registered and licenced with the Florence Chamber of Commerce no. 516411

and are fully bonded with Compagna Assicuratrice Unipol S.p.A No. 065032357144

We have a strict privacy policy, we never sell or pass on information about you unless you have aggreed.

We have clear terms and conditions and an easy to understand cancellation policy.

We follow strict self imposed guidelines re integrity in business and customer relations including not accepting commisions from shops and restaurants

Integrity in Travel

International Acclaim for Our High Quality Services

"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
Rock Star Personalized tour Italy Florence

"...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) Florence tour Italy

"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.
Past awards include the Logie for "Reporter of the Year" and the "Penguin Award for Best Current Affairs Journalist.


"...thank you for a wonderful job. Your entire staff was attentive to our shooting schedule and the details which can befuddle so many who are not familiar with the peculiarities of production crews. And most important, 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 president USA

"Don't miss an opportunity to join one of the highly
informative and entertaining Walking Tours of Florence,
led by English speaking guides who really know their subjects.
I loved every minute of my tours."

 

Author of Great Sleeps and Great Eats in Italy
Sandra A Guftstason
"Entertaining and Informative!"
Nat Young(World Surfing Champion ) Florence tour Italy

Artviva's tours in Italy are internationally acclaimed and recommended by every major travel guide.

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Australian Financial Review, Le Guide du Routard, GreatSleeps!GreatEats!, Forbes Travel Magazine, Examiner.com, The Daily Telegraph
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Customers Reviews

Artviva: The Original and Best Walking Tours
Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5 stars
   Based on 50 Ratings.
Last 10 reviews:

On 2013/12/15
Ryan Antista said:

Awesome and highly recommended!

I used the Art Viva services while in Florence for two tours, The Uffizi Gallery and the Academia Gallery. Because I went in a low season I was the only client and the company still went through with the service, thank you! I had the best tour guild that I could ever hope for! Her name was Elizabeth. She was knowledgeable, fun to be with, very well informed and broke down the pieces and art history in a way that was artful in and of itself. I give the tour service and specifically Elizabeth a 100% A+ and recommend this group all the way. I had a great experience, thank you so much!!

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On 2013/11/04
Anthony said:

Great tour, Stefan was the best

If you are going to Florence this tour is a must, Volterra is amazing "town in the clouds", and without all the tourists. Stefan made the tour absolutely fantastic and it was the highlight of our holidays.

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On 2013/10/22
Jane Wood said:

Uffizi Tour 26.9.13

An excellent tour. Floriana our guide: friendly; informative and impressively knowledgeable. A dream fulfilled. Thank you.

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On 2013/09/08
Howard said:

Inspiring and Fun!

We did the Florence in One Glorious Day. Worth every moment. Klaus entertained, inspired and excited us with his knowledge, delivery and communication. He gave us 'big picture' history and 'little picture' stories, putting humanity into the architecture. Just excellent. Liz helped us enjoy the Uffizi and Accademia with her art knowledge and insight. Both great tour guides. Next time, we'll be back!

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On 2013/08/27
peter taylor said:

great

enjoyed tour,very informative and pleasant pace would reccomend

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On 2013/06/29
Studebaker Family said:

Perfect Morning in Tuscany was Truly Perfect

On our last day in Florence we wanted to go off the beaten path. This tour was perfect - hiking, history and beautiful scenery. We can't say enough about our tour guide Stefano - he was exceptionally knowledgeable, accommodating and very personable. By the end of the tour, we felt like we'd spent the morning with a friend. The tour included a delicious lunch at a villa with gorgeous views and great company. We highly recommend requesting Stefano for your tour and lunch.

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On 2013/06/25
Jennifer said:

The Orginal Best of Tuscany

Went to Italy for first time for my 40th Birthday... We did the Best of Tuscany tour on our last day.Everything about the trip was amazing! When we first arrived, the ladies in the office were very friendly and helpful! We all met, on time with the minibus waiting for us.Our tour guide, Stephon, was great, knowledgeable and entertaining. The location stops were breathtaking and the tour/lunch of the winery exceeded my expectations. I would recommend tours from ArtViva to anyone!

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On 2013/06/10
vanessa said:

had a fabulous morning with Stephan leading us across the hill tops behind Florence. A great walk in some beautiful county which ended at a great villa. Definitely recommend it and Stephan is a great guide

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On 2013/06/10
David said:

Excellent, highly knowledgeable and professional

I am currently in Italy and last week was in Florence where I used their services for four tours: First Original Florence Walk, then Masterpieces of the Uffizi Gallery, Original David Academia Tour and last Best of Tuscany with Volterra. I cannot say enough good things about them. The guides were native English speakers, they were highly knowledgeable and experienced about their subject, and all were very pleasant and helpful. None of the groups I was in last week were very big the largest about 13 or 14. When there was a larger group they split it in half and brought in another guide. They used a radio type communication device in all but one of these groups which worked extremely well for me, since I have a hearing problem and wear hearing aides. The "Best of Tuscanny with Volterra" tour had only three participants even though the minimum states at leasts four. It was the best tour of their offerings and all were great. This is the best company I have used in all my traveling.

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On 2013/06/01
Fred & Cinda Armstrong said:

Two tours with Klaus - David and the walking tour of Florence, one with Helen - Uffizi, and a day in Tuscany with Stephan were all absolutely superb. They were totally knowledgeable, attentive, and timely. We had heard of your company from a colleague. Her recommendation of excellence was totally accurate, and we will be more than happy to pass your name to others whenever possible.

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