Artviva Private Italy Tour Reviews


"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


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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