Monumental Marvels - Duomo, Baptistry and Opera del Duomo Museum Tour
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On 2017/04/02
Kathleen O Pierce said:
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We were a group of 6 that had taken 4 tours in Florence and loved all of them. This tour in Rome was significantly different. This tour is not for the faint of heart. It is crowded and loud and tiring. I would never do it again even though our tour guide, Rosie, was great.

On 2017/04/02
Kathleen O Pierce said:
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Elisabetta gave us the two hour tour at the Uffizi Gallery. She was an EXCELLENT tour guide. We had a group of 6 and she held all of our attention. I would highly recommend this tour and this tour guide.

On 2017/04/02
Kathleen O Pierce said:
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We loved our tour to visit the David with Claas. It is only an hour long, and it is a MUST if visiting Florence. The only issue was that it was crowded and Claas did not hold his microphone up to his mouth, but pinned it on his shirt. There was a lot of background noise, walking to the tour, and inside the building. I would highly recommend he talk slower and hold his microphone to make the tour even better. I would highly recommend this.

On 2017/04/02
Kathleen O Pierce said:
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Our family of 6 spent the day visiting Tuscany with Stefan. We had a glorious day. Stefan was knowledgeable and fun...we learned so much. I highly recommend this tour! Couldn't have been better!

On 2017/04/02
Kathleen O Pierce said:
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My family of 6 took a walking tour of Florence with Brenda last week. She was excellent, being a native of Florence, with an art history background. It could not have been a better introduction to the city on our first morning there. Excellent!

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!

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  • Museums Tours
  • Art and History
  • Private Tour
  • Churches and worship places
  • Archaeology
  • Tickets/Reservations for Museums
  • Suitable for children

Highlights of the private Monumental Marvels - Duomo Museum & Baptistery Tour include:

  • Enter the Baptistery with your expert Florence guide
  • Hear about Giotto’s Bell Tower and the fascinating stories behind its construction
  • See the 3rd largest cathedral in the world, Santa Maria del Fiore and the remains of the old basilica of Santa Reparata beneath (Crypt).
  • Visit the phenomenal new Opera del Duomo Museum to understand the architectural wonder of these structures 
  • Marvel at the model of the incredible cathedral façade built almost to scale, with original statues wonderfully preserved and displayed in situ
  • See the original wooden model of Brunelleschi’s Dome created by the master himself to prove the validity of his architectural feat
  • Spy the originals of Ghiberti’s glimmering Gates of Paradise
  • Discover where Michelangelo carved his masterpiece, the David (now housed in the Accademia)
  • See a meticulously detailed altar forged in silver plus works by masters including Donatello and an original Pietà by Michelangelo that the artist smashed in frustration, here painstakingly pieced back together
  • You may visit the Museum Terrace to take in views from a unique vantage point and/or climb either Brunelleschi's Dome or Giotto's Bell Tower, or both, within 48 hours.

 

The finer details of the private Monumental Marvels:

Meeting Point: our office at Via Sassetti, 1.

Unavailable dates:  the 1st of May, Christmas & New Year 

Includes: Your own private guide, Duomo Complex entry ticket^, guided visit of the Baptistery, the cathedral and crypt and Duomo Museum. 

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