Our Extraordinary Staff

Always happy to help, our English-speaking staff ensure a warm welcome


"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


We're happy to help!

Our wonderful staff go to extraordinary lengths to help you have a great holiday in Italy.

Not only do we all speak perfect English, we pride ourselves on being friendly and helpful, efficient and knowledgeable. We love Italy and want to be sure you experience it like a local. 

We pride ourselves on excellent service with integrity. We find that our clients often stay to have a chat in our office in Florence and our staff is delighted to give advice on how best to enjoy Italy whether it is where to find good shopping and eating opportunities or advice on what tours are best for the time you have.

like having English speaking friends in Florence

TripAdvisor review, 5th March 2014

"The entire staff of Artviva are friendly, knowledgeable and capable of providing a sense of YOU being the most important person! Some of our fondest memories of several "lazy" days in Florence were exploring the city with "friends"..."

KGB10_10, September 2013