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"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

Rockstar

"...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

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Fantastic tours we did with Artviva.
Wow! We did the Grand Italy package tours of Venice, Florence and Rome with the Learn to be Gondolier Tour in Venice and Villa Swim tour with wine tasting in Tuscany as extras. The company threw in an Evening walk with wine in Florence. Friendly staff, great service, really fantastic guides, best tours we did in Europe. Venice gondola rowing teaching experience was our favorite, just being out on the lagoon with magical views and our son having a go at rowing was the highlight of our trip. We can't recommend Artviva more highly; we will definitely be using them when we return. Can't remember all the guides names, but a special thanks to Stephan for a great Best Tuscany tour and Jennifer for the Grand Canal and Original Gondola tours, and Sylvia in Florence for the Uffizi tour and Chris for a memorable
Vatican tour.

travelmumTravelmum, Australia, May 12, 2009

 

Our guide, Chris, was excellent, and the best guide I've ever had.  
His knowledge of art history was superb; and even more importantly, he was able to impart his appreciation of art to us.  I would specifically recommend Chris to any friends visiting the Vatican -- his wealth of knowledge was invaluable!

Jonathan & Jill Fine, 2009 June 26


We were very impressed.
Our guide took us away from the swarms of other tour groups.  He didn't use ear phones or name tags and he answered our touristy questions.  If his tour was an example of all your tours, if in Italy again we will book even more with you.   I have already recommended Artviva on Rick Steves helpline.

Denise Arnold, may 16, 2009------------------------------

Both tours and guides were fabulous.
The guides were quite knowledgeable and very friendly.  We spending our day with them and will definitely recommend your tour company to others.

Norman Landsman, 5/29/09



We heard about you in the Rick Steves book on Florence
 We did three tours in Florence and one in Rome
 
I can't remember the guides names, we had so many.  In Florence our first guide was a young lady, very nice.  Brown hair, kind of long maybe?  She took us on the walking tour of the city.  Then we took the Museum tour and the lady that helped us had shorter hair, dark brown.  Very nice and knowlegeable.  We missed the third tour we paid for, the Acadameia, because we miscalculated our train schedule and had to leave to get back on the boat.
 
The Rome walking tour we had a young man, Marcello, I think.  He was very good as well.  Knew everything, couldn't come up with a question he did not knwo the answer to.
 
We were in Rome for four days May 15-19, I think, and I want to say we took the tour with Marcello on the Monday.
 
Florence would have been the following Wednesday.
 
The tours were great and so was the service.  We arrived late for the first tour in florence and a young lady stopped what she was doing and walked us through the city until she found the group.  She was very nice and helpful...give her a raise...she was from Nashville and just could not have been more helpful.  We were stressed out from trying to get to Florence, find the tour starting spot and she made us feel better right away.
 
The guides were all very good and knowlegeable. We have already given your company name to friends who plan to tour Italy.
 
Thanks
 
Rob & Keri McCorquodale



Recently back from a trip to Italy
thoroughly enjoyed the tours--- trying to get in touch with Chris - our tour guide in Rome (May 11) -- of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel..please forward this to him.. greatly appreciated.  Thank you.
All tours were spectular.  We would not have known much about what we were seeing if we had not experienced these tours.  Such knowledge about their subjects, art, history, theology, philosophy and sooo passionate!  It was so exciting !  I am especially happy to have seen tour guides who speak perfect English - made it so much easier.  Thank you so much ArtViva!   

Lisa and Amir Longoria, May 11, Texas



Took a magnificant tour of the Vatican
in May with Guido and can't recommend him highly enough. He was So knowledgable and very professional. We found you on the web and can't thank you enough.


Susan Pool



We were very impressed.
Our guide took us away from the swarms of other tour groups.  He didn't use ear phones or name tags and he answered our touristy questions.  If his tour was an example of all your tours, if in Italy again we will book even more with you.   I have already recommended Artviva on Rick Steves helpline.

Denise Arnold, may 16, 2009

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