Rome

Italy’s capital Roma is grand both in size and magnificence.

Artviva: The Original and Best Walking Tours
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On 2016/11/04
Tasha said:
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BEST way to see Rome

My husband and I were on our honeymoon and booked the "Original Rome Walk" for a Monday afternoon on Halloween; it ended up being a private tour with our guide Sylvie and it was FANTASTIC! She was super knowledgeable and funny, and took the time to answer my husband's multiple questions. The tour itself was also great - I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Rome!

On 2016/11/02
Dawn Everidge said:
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Tour of a lifetime

My friend and I took the Genius of Michelangelo Tour by Artviva and it was absolutely brilliant, the highlight of our time in Florence!! We cannot recommend it enough!! Our tour guide was fabulous, a riveting former art history professor, who brought The Renaissance to life for us as he guided us through Florence. His stories pulled us back to the Florence known to Michelangelo and his contemporaries. The crowds disappeared for us as we were transported through time and were guided to Michelangelo's well-known and lesser known works. Ultimately the masses literally parted for us, momentarily, as we realized the dream of a lifetime, seeing his masterpiece, The David. It was the tour of a lifetime that we never wanted to end!

On 2016/08/06
Bruce Auster said:
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We cannot imagine any other way to visit the Uffizi than with a knowledgeable and entertaining guide. Angelo was both -- funny and smart. He told stories: about the art and the artists and the Medicis and we came away understanding key concepts. We learned a lot and smiled the entire way. Thank you for a wonderful tour.

On 2016/06/16
The Caiarelli Family said:
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Excellent

Our June9,2016- Original Florence Walking Tour with guide Barbara,was wonderful. Barbara was very informative about sights and history of Florence.We really enjoyed her and the beautiful sights. We would recommend your tours to anyone visiting Florence area.Thanks again,The Caiarelli's

On 2016/06/01
Amber Weekes said:
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Everything I wanted and so much more!

I am forever grateful to the staff at Art Viva! My whole life, I had always wanted to see the Statue of David, and I made my request, and it was granted! I wanted to be there at a time that was not crowded so that I could take unobstructed photographs and drink in the Statue as long as I could. Elisabeta was amazing and incredibly informed about the Statue and Florence. She shared with me wonderful places in Florence that I never would have considered. I had my time with the Statue, and I will be forever grateful to her and to Celeste who manages Art Viva. I was so impressed with having my own tour guide that I booked a small group tour for the following day through Art Viva and went to the Uffizi. Lovely as well. I will recommend this company over and over again. I owe a debt of gratitude. I felt so well taken care of and had my dream come true. I was so moved at being able to see the Statue of David completely unobstructed that I cried for hours afterward. Thank you and cheers!

On 2016/05/31
Angelica Blanks said:
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Best way to see such an amazing city

What a wonderful way to experience the best of Florence. Ismael and Elisabetta were charming, funny, and knowledgeable guides. Thank you for allowing us to fall in love with Florence, it's truly a gem.

On 2016/05/22
Maggie said:
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We had an amazing time touring Florence and understood so much more due to the great guide we had with Artviva (Brenda). Being a local, she was passionate and knowledgeable about the history and culture of Florence. Definitely a 5/5!

On 2016/05/10
The Moores said:
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Our tour guide was excellent. He provided a great many historical details about the monuments and building and the way of life in past centuries. He made the city past come alive in a very meaningful way. We could imagine Galileo or Michelangelo walking the same streets. Our 3 hours were over too soon. The guide was from Augtralia, but truly could relate Florence history in a fun way.

On 2016/01/15
Ann Martelli said:
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My family's ArtViva tours on Dec. 22, 2015 were everything we paid for. Brenda walked us around the city center pointing out the architecture, symbols, statues and great places to eat/hang out. Her in depth description of Michelangelo's David was so interesting, even my teens/young adults listened and remembered. Fantastic! In the afternoon, Hilde was our guide through the Uffizie Galleries. She gave an art history lesson that was forever memorable. Again, the teen/20's kids were listening. We got so much out these private tours. Well worth it!

On 2015/11/24
Hope said:
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Great tour, great guide

The tour was excellent. Our guide, Adrianne, was very knowledgeable and able to answer our many questions. She also went above and beyond her duty by helping keep our three-year-old entertained during the lunch so that we could enjoy ourselves without worry.

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The history of Rome dates back well over 2000 years. In the 1st century BC, Roman mathematician and astrologer Lucius Taruntius Firmanus put his abacus to work and established that Rome was founded in 753 BC – on the 21st April, to be precise.

Mythology has it that Romulus and Remus founded Rome, choosing the Aventine Hill on which to construct the city foundations.

Science however tells that Rome is actually even older. Its early populations, a mix of Etruscans, Sabines and Latins, blended to form the Romans. The Roman Kingdom and subsequently Roman Republic were born, before being taken over by the Roman Empire – as many of the surrounding lands far and wide also came to be.

Having conquered much of the world as the Romans knew it, their beloved city became known as “Caput Mundi” (World Capital) and “The Eternal City”.

Today, Rome is the capital city of the Lazio region as well as that of Italy itself. Well over 4 million people call Rome’s metropolitan home.

Internally within Rome is Vatican City, a country within a city (within a country). After the fall of the Roman Empire, the Pope had much control of Rome, establishing the city as the Papal States capital.

It was only the unification of Italy that saw this come to an end. Rome went on to become the capital of the Kingdom of Italy in 1871 and subsequently the Italian Republic.

Rome is home to many iconic symbols of Italy, none greater than the Coliseum. Other iconic must-see Roman sites include the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, Roman Forum, the Vittorio Emanuele II Monument, and a host of other breathtaking piazzas, buildings, monuments and more.

€ 75.00

Masterpieces of the Vatican & St. Peter's

Our Vatican tours get you streamlined access to the museum and its world-famous collection of masterpieces. Book your place in one of our small groups led by some of the most knowledgeable and passionate local guides.
 
€ 60.00

Emperors & Gladiators - The Roman Forum & Colosseum

Get a unique perspective on the founding of not just a city but an empire when you join us to walk in the footsteps of legendary gladiators and emperors.
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€ 111.43

Transfer from central Rome to Florence city centre

Your very own driver and private vehicle for a transfer from the Rome city centre to Florence city centre.
Avoid the hassle of driving in Italy. Save on car rental, road tolls, fuel (and possible fines!) when travelling to Florence from Rome.
€ 54.00

The Original Rome Walk

There’s no better way to experience the layers of the city’s rich history than on a 3-hour guided excursion including visits to major sights like the Roman Forum and Pantheon.
€ 85.00

From Florence City Centre to Rome

A convenient private transfer from Florence City Centre to the heart of Rome.
Your very own driver to take you from Florence to Rome, or vice versa.
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€ 67.00

Highlights of the Eternal City: A Six-Hour Adventure

Watch as the capital’s most important sites come to life! Explore this bustling metropolis with a captivating guide who will lead you on a romp through the history of the city’s illustrious architecture, politics and culture.
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€ 36.25

Rome by Night

Walk the ruins and monuments of the ancient capital as the stars come out and the night lights come on. What better way to begin your evening than with a full evening’s exploration of the most famous sights and scenes after dark?
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€ 90.00

Catacombs and the Appian Way Adventure

Delve into the famous Catacombs and explore the world under, and beyond, the ancient walls. Also, enjoy and introduction to the Appian Way, which was the most famous road to the capitol. The structure and design of the Appian Way is still regarded as an amazing feat of engineering. It has influenced urban planners all over the world for centuries.
€ 85.00

Roman Passions - Food & Wine

Taste your way around Italy’s capital on a gastronomical expedition encompassing some of the most traditional and delectable cuisine and wine on offer in the Eternal City.
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€ 46.00

The Historic Capitoline Museum

The Capitoline Museum boasts an impressive collection of ancient sculptures, plus various 16th and 17th century paintings by the most famous artists of the era. Discover the great treasures within this historic museum that dates back to 1471.
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€ 98.57

Ancient Roman Life & the Ostia Antica Experience

Enjoy a personalised exploration of Ostia. During its glory days, the seaside town of Ostia was the capital’s primary naval base and a major commercial port. However, abandoned for centuries, it wasn’t until 19th-century excavations uncovered some of the best preserved ruins of the ancient world, which we can visit today in this picturesque and historic Italian town.
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€ 186.67

Rome at Night with a Private Chauffeur

Enjoy gaining a completely unique view of Rome at night from the comfort of your own privately chauffeured vehicle. See the capital come alive at night as well as some of its most famous sights by the light of the stars. 
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€ 98.33

Highlights of the Eternal City: A Private Drive

Explore the vast reaches of the capital in the most comfortable and efficient way possible: by car! Relax and enjoy the sights while your knowledgeable private chauffeur expertly navigates through the streets and roadways of this bustling metropolis and its finest landmarks.
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€ 118.33

The Hallowed Monuments of the Sacred City

The power of faith and the utter devotion of the Italian people can be found in every corner of this beautiful city. Explore a personally selected number of beautiful churches, and enjoy the unique experience of visiting the eerie catacombs where the faithful were buried.
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€ 31.25

Private transfer from Civitavecchia Port to Rome centre

Make the most of your day in Rome with this private transfer from your cruise ship in Civitavecchia to central Rome.
€ 49.00

Run & Rome - A Running Adventure

Rise and shine for a splendid morning run with a local guide who will lead you on a circuit to thrill the mind and burn those calories!
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€ 150.00

Custom Vacation Planning

Utilise our expertise by having us design that special unforgettable experience of a lifetime for you. 
Whether you wish to bike ride through the Tuscan hills, treat your family to the art cities, experience Italy's rich gourmet and wine heritage, explore your artistic side, or have a romantic honeymoon vacation, we can arrange it all.
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€ 14.14

Transfer from Rome airport to Rome accommodation

Take the hassle out of navigating Rome with the ease of a private driver to take you from the Rome airport to your Roman accommodation.
€ 60.00

Urban Opulence: Borghese Gallery & Garden

Join one of our experts as they show you the grandiose Borghese Gallery with its unsurpassed collection of paintings, sculptures and frescoes by famous artists such as Caravaggio and Bernini. Set in exquisitely landscaped gardens, this is an unmissable experience.
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