Who We Are
Leaders in innovative tours
since 1996, Florence-based travel/theater company Artviva has offered distinctive, original tours and experiences throughout Italy of the regions they know and love - Florence, Rome, Venice, Cinque Terre, Umbria, Pompeii and more.
Artviva The Original and Best Walking Tours is a fully licensed and bonded tour operator in accordance with European laws. License No. 516411. Insurance Policy Number is Unipol No. 065032357144.
Unique and Creative
Artviva's unique background - originally a theatre company - constantly informs the need to be innovative and truly creative, ensuring that you not only are enriched through your experience with us but also enjoy learning about a country that has so much to explore, from its world famous galleries and masterpieces to exquisite crafts and designs, stunning scenery, fabulous wines and delicious foods.
Over the years, our company has earned an international reputation for quality and innovation, outstanding services with integrity and great guides. We are proud to say we were the first in Italy to offer unique, entertaining and informative small-group tours for the public at reasonable prices.
Corporate Events Conference Planning
We can provide creative solutions for your incentive scheme. We have experience in planning unique programs to offer your employees.
High quality internationally acclaimed tours and services
Whether you need a prestigious palace, castle or villa, or a more intimate setting, we can provide very special solutions for gourmet experiences with famous chefs, special walks and talks with famous experts as well as entertainment.
Our expertise in Florence and Tuscany we will ensure we plan the perfect event while looking after all the logistics.
We are proud to say we have Florence and Tuscany's best guides, ensuring the highest quality with our most popular tours being conducted by English mother-tongue experts. No other company in Florence can guarantee this.
Artviva Exclusive Experiences
Artviva, as a world-first, has designed an exclusive selection of truly exceptional, inspirational and authentic travel experiences. Imagine experiencing Italy with world-renowned writers, celebrities, famous experts and aristocrats. We have blended their expertise with fascinating and fabulous locations to design truly unique experiences. All experiences can be tailored and are available on request, exclusively for you.
We invite you to see Italy from Artviva's point of view. Whether touring with us, looking online for a gift for a special occasion, doing a cooking class or having a bespoke perfume designed, we promise you will have a rich and unforgettable Italian experience.
We hope to see you soon in Italy!
Directors: Rose Magers and Pier Testa
Commencing with a fine arts (film) and history degree, Rose Magers then continued on to complete a law degree, receiving upon graduation the United Nations University Medal for International Public Law. Law became freelance historical research through a masters program in Italy. Her love of history, the arts, creative innovation and all things Italian led to the founding of Artviva as a way to share Italy's astoundingly rich heritage. Rose is Australian.
With extensive international experience in experimental theatre practice, he brings to Artviva well-attuned cultural management skills, enabling the Artviva team to produce sophisticated cultural travel experiences. Before becoming a Director of Artviva, Pier was a director and producer of a professional theatre company and an official consultant for a number of years for performances in museum spaces in Florence. Pier is Italian.
Proudly a fully licensed and insured tour operator.
Artviva The Original & Best Walking Tours - Offering World First Ultra-exclusive Experiences!