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Artviva Private Italy Tour Reviews

Very personable, interesting......Nice perspective that met the needs for both adults and our children!

Very personable, interesting...
...Nice perspective that met the needs for both adults and our children!

Just wanted to take a moment to send a huge Thank-You to one of your amazing Tour Guides! She took our family of five on a Private Walking Tour of Florence and with her sparkling personality, upbeat demeanor and wealth of knowledge of your beautiful city, my husband, three children and myself were delighted with the tour! A 10+ grade from our family to her and your Tour Company for a superb job on making us fall in love with Florence!

Private OW
Emailed on July 18, 2008
The Chervitz Family
Palm Haror, Florida


"(S.) was fantastic, energetic and knowledgeable. We loved our walking tour with S. She made it lots of fun and my kids really enjoyed it as well - very worthwhile. The San Miniato al Monte was incredible."


Private ‘Beautiful Views of Florence' Tour
August 6, 2008
Karen Autrey

"Walking tour was fantastic! Attention to details we would have easily overlooked and explanation of the history gave us all a wonderful sense of Florence. Well done!"

Private Tour
October 7, 2008
Tom and Kathy Smith

"Very clear and informative presentation. Nice perspective that met the needs for both adults and our children! Fantastic. Just the right amount of time spent highlighting the masterpieces and other interesting works."

Yvonne Buys
Private UFF 24 July 2008

"Great, knew a great deal and was able to focus the tour to meet our interests. Very personable, interesting. There is so much to see. It might help to develop categories such as architecture, sculpture, time periods overview etc."
Private OW + ACC
September 19, 2008
Carol Landsman

"Excellent! I would not change anything. She was fantastic. Catered perfectly to our needs. Fantastic!"
Private OW + ACC
August 10, 2008
James Skelly and Carolina Felipe

"Great tour! Very informative and inspiring. Definitely worth the time and next visit."

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
March 22, 2008
Private Uffizi Tour

"Absolutely one of the best tours ever! She gave lots of wonderful interesting stories. Great backdrop of history to really understand. Outstanding!"

C. Porter
July 29, 2008
Private OW/ACC

"The best tour guide in Italy. Very knowledgeable! A fabulous tour - Great beauty - A must see in Italy if you want scenery. The best of the best. Lunch was incredible. Awesome!"

Sherry McDowell
June 22, 2008

Absolutely fantastic. Extremely knowledgeable + patient with a group of 13 (including 3 children).
Brilliant - will definitely recommend to friends."

Private OW/ACC
30 August 2008
Client did not leave name nor contact details


"Very engaging and knowledgeable. Friendly and ...(illegible)....Felt like I am only skimming the surface of an incredible city + history. (heart sign) Thank you."

Private OW/ACC
30 August 2008
Client did not leave name nor contact details


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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!!


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.


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.


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!


On 2013/08/27
peter taylor said:


enjoyed tour,very informative and pleasant pace would reccomend


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.


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!


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


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.


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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