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Artviva - The Original & Best Walking Tours

#229 of 736 Tours in Rome
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Address: Rome, Italy
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US$ 106.87*
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Fascinating Florence: Guided Walking Tour
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Two-Hour Uffizi Gallery Tour

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this is a great resource in florence!

we did three walks in florence this past weekend. the three hour walk, the uffizi and the academy. all three were terrific. florinda guiding the first and barbara guiding the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 November 2016
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Harrison, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

we did three walks in florence this past weekend. the three hour walk, the uffizi and the academy. all three were terrific. florinda guiding the first and barbara guiding the second and third were both knowledgeable and charming.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

During a two week trip to Italy, we took a day to hike Mount Vesuvius and then tour Pompeii with a private guide, Elaria, from ArtViva. As an archaeologist, her passion for the culture and history were evident throughout the tour. We also appreciated her recommendation for a local restaurant where we enjoyed lunch. We would definitely recommend Elaria and... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We were 2 couples, booked this tour in advance and that saved us a lot of hassle in getting tickets and standing in long queues. The tour started on time, the headsets worked perfectly, and our guide Loredana was very knowledgeable, interesting and helpful.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We had a private tour with Cate and enjoyed learning about the history of Florence and the wealthy families who ruled the city. Cate is extremely knowledgeable and friendly and we highly recommend seeing the city with her!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

English speaking Vatican tour with guide Savario was outstanding. I would recommend you ask to tour with him. Knowledgeable without being laborious. Good natured, witty and able to deftly move our group through the crowded spaces with ease to ensure we attained best vantage. A really enjoyable captivating guide. 5 stars. BRAVO.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Savario was an amazing guide. Really outstanding. This tour was the highlight of my Rome trip and I can't speak highly enough of Savario - make sure you ask for him by name.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We took 2 tours in Rome, 1 in Florence and 2 in Venice I'm reviewing each separately because they were different I always book ArtViva because of Rick Steves' recommendations and personal experience. The experience varies by the number of people in the tour. Usually they are small and I hate going in summer because it's hot and there are... More 

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Artviva, Manager at Artviva - The Original & Best Walking Tours, responded to this review

We should be the one thanking you for writing such a splendid review: it was a pleasure for us all to read it. First of all, congratulations for being so brave as to visit Italy in one of the hottest months of the year! Second, thank you for appreciating our very strict selection process when choosing guides to join our... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

We've had several tours with ArtViva--in Rome and in Florence. This one isn't so hot--at least the guide Florinda wasn't very good. It would take an exceptional guide to make the cattle call at the Vatican great--and Florinda was average at best. What is advertised as 3 hours was in fact about 2. The whole goal seemed to be to... More 

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Artviva, Manager at Artviva - The Original & Best Walking Tours, responded to this review

We would like to first of all thank you for your lovely review about your tours in Florence – we really appreciated it! We are sorry to hear that our tour in Rome did not live up to your expectations. The Vatican Museums are one of the most famous and visited museums in the entire world (last year almost 6... More 

Orinda, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

Angelo is an outstanding guide. We had been to the Ufitzi before but with Angelo's knowledgeable tour it was stunningly different and a truly memorable experience. He was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. We couldn't have asked for a more enjoyable afternoon. We had a personal Renaissance thanks to Angelo and the Original & Best Walking Tours. I would recommend this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

Booked the excellent Artviva Florence in One Glorious Day or Two Package - and split it over two days. The guides Kate (Walk through Florence) and Klaus (Uffizi & David) were simply great - they wove history, art and simple day-to-day things into an intertwined fascinating journey through Florence. Learnt so much about the Renaissance and the evolution of Art... More 

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Artviva, Manager at Artviva - The Original & Best Walking Tours, responded to this review

We are pleased to hear that you learnt so much on our Florence tours and we look forward to welcoming you to our tours in Rome as well! More 

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