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Our secure server software (SSL) is the industry standard and among the best software available today for secure commerce transactions. It encrypts all of your personal information, including credit card number, name and address, so that it cannot be read as it is sent via the Internet.

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Artviva - The Original & Best Walking Tours will not gain any access whatsoever to your credit card details since data transmission takes place directly with the bank's server (in this case, the server of Banca Sella www.sella.it).
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Artviva - The Original & Best Walking Tours makes no claim or representation, and accepts no responsibility, regarding the quality, nature, or reliability of the sites accessible by hyperlinks from this website, or sites linking to this website.Offers are subject to change without prior notice. Prices shown are per person, unless specifically stated otherwise, and do not include taxes or other fees unless specifically stated otherwise. Offers are subject to availability and may not be combinable. Restrictions may apply; please call for complete details. While we make every effort to be accurate, Artviva - The Original & Best Walking Tours assumes no responsibility or liability for the representations contained on this site.

Artviva - The Original & Best Walking Tours Privacy Statement
Our company respects and follows European and Italian privacy laws and standards outlined in INFORMATIVA SULLA TUTELA DELLA PRIVACY (D.L. 196/2003). When you send us information about yourself you aggree that we can use it for our companies purposes however this information will never be shared with third parties according with the above laws.
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When you provide us with your name and e-mail address we deem this as giving us permission to contact you further.
2) We never sell or pass on your information to third parties
Artviva will not sell your information to any other organizations. Your name will reside only in our database and will not transferred or traded with another organization. You will also always have the ability to opt-out of further communications.
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Our servers collect data each time a user navigates our site. This information is anonymous and provides us with information such as the number, frequency and duration of visits to each web page. This data is useful in ways to improve the content and navigational tools of our website.
4) When appropiate Client's comments may be used without contact details on our web site . By use of our web site and services clients agree to the aforesaid use;
5) Any recordings of our services are not permitted without prior written consent and appropiate authorisations

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Artviva: The Original and Best Walking Tours
Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5 stars
   Based on 57 Ratings.
Last 10 reviews:

On 2014/09/02
Jessica R said:

Absolutely Amazing!

My boyfriend and I only had a day and a half to spend in Florence so we signed up for the Artviva Original Florence Walk. Our tour guide, Klaas, was just amazing. His love for Florence and it's history made the tour so enjoyable and made me fall in love with the city. In 3.5 hours (from 9 am - 12:30 pm) we saw: Piazza del Republica, Orsanmichele, Palazzo Davanzati, Palazzo Strozzi, Piazza di Santa Trinita, Basilica di Santa Trinita, Piazza del Limbo, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Cathedral of Florence with the Duomo, and part of the Bapistery. We were given head sets so we could hear Klaas talking even if we were not right next to him. This tour was amazing for seeing most of Florence in a very short amount of time. My boyfriend and I are not big fans of art so we did not go into the Uffizi but did go see the Statue of David in the Accademia Gallery using the skip the line tickets through Artviva as well. Could not be happier with the way this tour turned out. Thanks again Klaas and Artviva!

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On 2014/07/28
Boyan said:

excellent

Kane was an excellent guide with a good sense of humor. He is very competent, enthusiastic, and a great story teller. I learnt a great deal from him about the city of Florence. He really made my short stay in Florence that much more enjoyable. Thank you Kane!

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On 2014/07/20
Sara said:

excellent

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!

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On 2014/05/26
Kaaren said:

EXCELLENT VENICE TOURS

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.

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On 2014/05/10
schoon said:

Venice in one glorious day!!!! Having heard from a friend that a visit to Venice could be a challenge as far as visiting the highlights is concerned, we decided to scour the internet for a suitable guided tour. Skipping the line was imperitive for us. Two ladies with 3 adolescent sons,a challenge in itself. We chose to "do" Venice in one day so that we could be free to return to places of interest with enough knowledge to recognise and be sure of not missing the most important sights. Skipping the line to enter the San Marco Basilica was absolutely a highlight. Thousands of visitors stood in the pouring rain in order to get a glimpse of this magnificent masterpiece. Our guide Christina was absolutely professional and was able to keep our teenage sons more than interested. It was also very much appreciated by us that Art Viva gave us a call the day previous to our tour that bad weather was expected and offered us to postpone the gondola trip.

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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!

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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!

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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!!

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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.

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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.

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