Reviews Masterpieces of the Uffizi Gallery Tour


"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 will recommend this tour to everyone...
Review-Feed Back -Comments 2008 clients

“Our guide made the tour more interesting than the other two times we have visited there. A wonderful, lively art history lesson as well. Thank you!”
                                                                                                                                           Donna Ghiorso
                                                                                                                                       Uffizi Gallery Tour, Florence Italy

“Wonderful, interesting facts, loved her! Perfect for overall view and understanding from Middle Ages to Renaissance. Great! Grazie!”

                                                                                                                                           Meredith Fulton
                                                                                                                                       Uffizi Gallery Tour

Florence Italy

“Very gracious and pleasant tour guide. Obviously very well informed and passionate about Florence art. The Uffizi Gallery – wonderful tour – great to receive highlights and maximize time. Wonderful tours – will defnitely recommend to others.”

                                                                                                                                    Nancy and Joe Bono
                                                                                                                            Windermere, Florida, USA
                                                                                                                                       Uffizi Gallery Tour
Florence Italy

“Fantastico! Paola’s enthuasiasm and knowledge made for a memorable tour. Our excellent guide brought the art to life. Thank you.”

                                                                                                                             David and Naoko Vitarelli
                                                                                                                                     Uffizi Gallery Tour

“Very instructive, good to understand even for non-native English speaking people, very friendly, good humour, thanks a lot.”
Verna Schindler-Dericks
                                                                                                                                      Uffizi Gallery Tour
                                                                                                                                                   July 2008
Florence Italy 

 “Guide so knowledgeable and excited about subject matter – made verything so real and understable! Awesome! We did 3 tours in Florence (with 3 teens) and loved them all. Thank you!”
                                                                                                                                           Jane Shrosbree
                                                                                                                                      Uffizi Gallery Tour 

“The guide was very informative and knowledgeable and managed to create an excellent context for each artist and his works. We would have been lost in the Uffizi without the tour. We thought it was excellent.”

                                                                                                                             John and Nina Garlington
                                                                                                                                      Uffizi Gallery Tour 
                                                                                                                                             April 14, 2008

“The two days we have shared with Artviva have been inspirational. We hope we can do further trips in the future with you. Thank you for a most informative art history tour, we loved it, and learnt so much. Paola, you conduct a good tour – Grazie mille!”

                                                                                                                             Garry and Judi Harford    
                                                                                                                             Uffizi Gallery Tour
                                                                                                                                                 June 2008

“The two tours (Uffizi and Accademia) were well worth the cost. They provided enough depth to let me learn and see highlights in very large museums. Otherwise, it would have been truly exhausting and overwhelming as a first-time visitor. I would truly recommend your tour to others. Sylvia was our guide for both tours. She was outstanding. Very enthusiastic, knowledgeable and entertaining. She made the art come alive and brought enough background of art history and knowledge of the artist to make it extremely fabulous!”

                                                                                                                                             Mr. Waldman 
                                                                                                          Uffizi Gallery Tour and Accademia Tour
                                                                                                                                               May 2, 2008

“Paola was very interesting and knowledgeable and was easy to question if the need arose. This tour helped us in several ways: 1) We didn’t think to book museum tours before leaving the hotel so it got us in without long lines. 2) We saw many of the most important pieces of art without having to figure it out ourselves. 3) Paola made each piece we saw truly interesting because she was so knowledgeable about the art. She was very nice.”

                                                                                                                               Pat and Laurie Kennedy
                                                                                                                                       Uffizi Gallery Tour

“Absolute wonderful docent! It has been a delight and renewed my interest in Art. Thank you!”

                                                                                                                                           Cathy Wigmore
                                                                                                                                       Uffizi Gallery Tour
                                                                                                                                            March 4, 2008
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“Very knowledgeable, the tour was very informative and went very quickly. It was very enjoyable. I would recommend the tour.” 

                                                                                                                                              Jack Meaghe
                                                                                                                                       Uffizi Gallery Tour
                                                                                                                                            March 6, 2008

“ Christine was outstanding. Her knowledge of art was impressive. We will recommend this tour to everyone on trip advisor.”

                                                                                                                                                  Ann Baluk
                                                                                                                                       Uffizi Gallery Tour
                                                                                                                                           March 7, 2008 

 She gave us an understanding and deep appreciation for the artists and their work by intimate stories, and highlights the meaning of each work, she brought the art to life! Outstanding!”

                                                                                                                                            Brokaw  Group
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“We thought Paola was excellent, giving just enough information with lots of enthusiasm in a very pleasant manner.”

owding Group
                                                                                                                                       Uffizi Gallery Tour
                                                                                                                                               August 2008

“Christine was an excellent
guide – very informative and interesting. Great stories."

                                                                                                                                           Alexandra Berk
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                                                                                                                                            March 4, 2008

"What a lovely job! I have never been so excited about art as I am now! Thanks!”

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                                                                                                                                         September 2008

Great – explanations clear and interesting to us non-artistic people.”

                                                                                                                                 Rick and Linda Roman
                                                                                                                                       Uffizi Gallery Tour
                                                                                                                                               May 4, 2008

“We really enjoyed the Uffizi and Original Walking Tour with Paola. She really brought the city and artworks alive and was wonderful!"

                                                                                                                                              Dubby Rosen
                                                                                                  Uffizi Gallery Tour and Original Walking Tour

"This was a wonderful tour. The only problem: I shall never be satisfied until I’ve spent a week seeing more. But this was a great aperativ. Thanks Sylvia."

                                                                                                                                                  Chris Iven
                                                                                                                                       Uffizi Gallery Tour
                                                                                                                                               July 9, 2008

“Engaging, funny, knowledgeable. Christine made our time so much richer her! Having her for both tours (Uffizi and Original Florence Walk) was wonderful – bravissima! Helped us appreciate so much more about what we were seeing! We are grateful for this opportunity!”


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