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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 54 Ratings.
Last 10 reviews:

On 2014/07/20
Sara said:


Kane was a fabulous guide! He had an extensive knowledge of relevant historical fact and made the history of Florence come alive. It really helped having a native English speaking guide as we found other guides who had English as their second language were often difficult to understand. Thank you Kane!


On 2014/05/26
Kaaren said:


The 4 Venice tours, Venice in one Glorious Day, are outstanding. We did 2 on Mon 5/12 and 2 on Wed 5/14. Jen was our fantastic guide for 2 of them. I don't remember the names of the other 2 Italian ladies, but they were also excellent & easy to understand.


On 2014/04/22
Helen Stevens said:

I'd like to thank Angelos for giving us a fantastic evening tour 16th April. His local knowledge brought Florence alive and made our stay much more enjoyable. Thanks for the tips about places to go - we loved the Opera!


On 2014/04/15
Susan S said:

Simply Wonderful!

Touring the Uffizi Gallery with Klaus was the highlight of our trip to Florence; his passion and knowledge provided for an unforgettable afternoon. Booking a tour with ArtViva is highly recommended!


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.

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