Luxury Tuscany Villa Cooking Class: 4-course
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On 2014/10/31
Greg D said:
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Outstanding

We took tours in Venice, Florence, Sienna & Rome. Nothing short of exceptional at every turn. Knowledge, friendliness and honesty are what we got with every tour and guide. They are simply the best. Thank you all for making our trip as memorable as it was. Ciao!

On 2014/09/28
Eric P said:
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Excellent, friendly and professions Venice tours

We look 4 tours in Venice today (27 Sept) and cannot adequately describe how pleased we were with the quality of the tours. Christina, our guide, was excellent and very knowledgable. And most importantly, she was extremely friendly and always courteous. We thoroughly enjoyed the day. The day was made up of the gondola ride, the original and best Venice tour (St. Marks), Doge's Palace tour and culminating with the Grand Canal tour on our own boat. Christina was very impressive with her knowledge and presentation skills. It was simply a joy to be in her small tour group. We cannot say enough good things about her. One of the highlights of the tour was being (coincidently) literally two boats away from George Clooney's water taxi as he made his way to the Aman Canal Grande Hotel. It made my wife's day. And we managed to achieve this by coincidence. The boat captain was very professional throughout the madness of many, many boats on the Grand Canal at this time (a little before 19:00). Bravo Art Viva!

On 2014/09/02
Jessica R said:
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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!

On 2014/07/28
Boyan said:
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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!

On 2014/07/20
Sara said:
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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!

On 2014/05/26
Kaaren said:
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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.

On 2014/05/10
schoon said:
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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.

On 2014/04/22
Helen Stevens said:
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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:
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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:
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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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4h
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Prepare a delicious 4-course meal comprised of traditional Tuscan recipes, in the kitchen of an historic 13th century Tuscan villa estate. 

Discover the secrets behind making a traditional meal of mouth-watering recipes passed down through the chef’s family and comprising only the freshest of in-season Tuscan ingredients.  
 
Suitable for all skill levels, your English-speaking Tuscan chef will guide you through the techniques to prepare a traditional Tuscan menu, including a fabulous starter such as ‘bruschetta’ or onions stuffed with Pecorino cheese, and a traditional Tuscan first course dish like hand-made pasta or gnocchi with a perfectly matched sauce. The second course may be a Chianti Beef Stew or perhaps the traditional Tuscan Orange Duck recipe taken to France by Catherine de’ Medici upon her marriage to the French royal Henry II. And no great Tuscan meal is complete with a traditional Tuscan dessert such as Tuscan Apple Cake or the best Tiramisù you’ve ever had!To conclude your great culinary activity in Tuscany, you’ll dine on the amazing results - a sumptuous meal served with the estate’s very own traditional Chianti wine and extra-virgin olive oil. With the estate grapevines and olive groves in the surrounds, you’ll be immersed in Tuscan culinary history on this great one-day cookery course.Also receive a 150-page cook book to take home, ensuring your day out in Tuscany will stay with you forever.
 
 
Includes: hands-on cookery lesson, 4-course meal, 150-page Tuscan cookbook, return transportation from Florence to the Tuscan Villa estate cooking class.
 
Tuscany Cooking Class meeting times and dates: 9.15 am in our office* Monday to Saturday year-round upon request. Sundays and evening classes also available.
 
Activity cength: approximately 4 hours in the kitchen, plus travel time to/from the Villa cooking class.
 
Minimum participants: 4 persons
 
Maximum participants: 13 persons
 
Weather: This Tuscany cooking class runs rain, hail or shine.
 
Cookery course location: The Tuscany Villa estate is equipped with two professional kitchens and features a stunning historic Villa including a frescoed ballroom, chapel, wine cellar and ‘limonaia’ (lemon tree house), on-ground farmhouses and a medieval tower surrounded by grapevines and olive groves, as well as historic hunting grounds in the hillside beyond.
 
Please note: If you have any food intolerances or requests, please let us know as soon as possible. Whilst we do our best to accommodate all, we must take into account the wishes of the entire group. This activity in Tuscany may conclude later than expected. It is best not to make museum bookings or other timed plans too soon after the cookery course in Tuscany. Dinner courses and Private Tuscany Cooking Classes are available upon request. Email staff@artviva.com for more details.

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