We’ve been around since 1996: we’re the first Italy-based company to offer high-quality, small-group guided tours and events.
Our multi-talented guides are well-informed and fun to be with. They manage to impart lots of interesting information without being boring. Our tour content is unique, and whilst we’ve often been imitated, we have never been duplicated (go to: www.artviva.com).
All of our staff and guides are either mother-tongue English or totally fluent speakers so you’ll never have a problem understanding us. We also specialized for Chinese market, with a specific range of offers (go to: www.youitaly.cn). We pre-reserve our museum entries to avoid waiting in long lines for museums. Our countryside tours visit family-run, historical estates for authentic experiences. You will never be treated like herded cattle as we keep our groups small, and strongly believe in offering experiences for travellers rather than tourists.
We’re proud to say that the bulk of our business is based on recommendations and word-of-mouth from our happy clients, hundreds of whom return to us regularly. We have been recommended by Rick Steves, raved about in more than 25 guide books and newspaper articles, and have almost 1700 five-point reviews on TripAdvisor, who have also given us a Hall of Fame Certificate (Top Excellence in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015). Our Uffizi tour was even made into a BBC World documentary with Monty Python star Michael Palin.