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 Tour

The exquisite highlights of the Vatican Museum and its world-famous collection of masterpieces on a small-group tour of the Vatican, the Sistine Chapel  and St. Peter's Basilica. 
As one of the Vatican’s accredited agencies, our expert tour guides will lead you through one of the world’s greatest museums.
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€ 85.00

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.
€ 60.00

Emperors & Gladiators - Colosseum & Roman Forum Tour

Walk in the footsteps of Rome's legendary Gladiators and Emperors on this fascinating Rome tour!
Experience the foundations of not just a city, but an empire.
€ 54.00

The Original Rome Walk

All the must-sees of Rome in a fascinating 3-hour guided tour!
This best of Rome walking tour including a visit to the Trevi Fountain and the 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

My Exclusive Highlights of the Eternal City Tour - 6 Hour Tour

Rome's most important sites come to life!
Visit Rome with an expert tour guide who will lead you through the heart of the architecture, politics and culture of this captivating city.
€ 85.00

Roman Passions - Rome Food & Wine Tour

Discover Rome's gastronomy through a fascinating tasting tour.
Enjoy some of the city's most traditional (and yummy) food and wine offerings! 
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€ 36.25

My Exclusive Rome by Night Tour

Walk the ruins and monuments of ancient Rome as the stars come out and the city lights come on.
What better way to begin your evening than with a full tour of Rome's most famous sites?
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€ 70.00

My Exclusive Catacombs and Appian Way Tour

A private Rome tour that goes beyond the ancient city walls.
Travel the Appian Way, the most famous road to Rome and see feats of engineering that still influence city planners all over the world.
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€ 46.00

My Exclusive Capitoline Museums Tour

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

My Exclusive Day in the Life of Ancient Rome & Ostia Antica Tour

A private tour of Ostia. After a grand past as ancient Rome's naval base and major commercial port, this seaside town fell into obscurity.
After centuries of abandon, 19th-century excavations uncovered some of the best preserved ruins of the ancient world to explore on this private Rome. 
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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 - Rome Running Tour

Forget running around the block so you don't get lost in Rome whilst trying to keep fit.
See the sights in the company of an expert local running guide on a splendid morning Rome running tour.
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€ 42.31

My Exclusive Highlights of Rome by Night Tour By Car

Gain a whole new perspective on the Eternal City with an evening tour with private transport. 
See all of the most important sights when the stars are out and the city lights are turned on for the evening.
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€ 98.33

My Exclusive Highlights of the Eternal City by Car

Rome is a big city, what better way to see all of the places you want to visit than with a driving tour!
Touring Rome by car is a great way to visit all of the important sights in Rome with a limited amount of time.
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€ 118.33

My Exclusive Sacred Rome Tour

A unique tour of sacred Rome. 
Visit the beautiful churches of Rome along with the underground tunnels in which the faithful were buried.
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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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€ 12.38

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

Opulent Rome: Borghese Gallery and Garden Tour

Tour one of Rome’s most important and grand museums, the Borghese Gallery, plus its surrounding stunning gardens!
Housing an immense collection of paintings, sculptures and frescoes by famous artists such as Caravaggio and Bernini, the Borghese Gallery is a definite must-see in Rome.
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