More Than Florence: Tuscany’s Unexplored Destinations

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Beaches to rival Sardinia and mountains that link with the Alps—countryside to seaside, skyline to mountain range, Tuscany is a treasure trove of art, nature, and wonder. Yes, technically a trip to Florence will still take you to Tuscany, since Florence is the capital of the Tuscan region, but that’s being literal. As beautiful as […]

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The Best Places to Celebrate International Women’s Day in Florence 2018

International Women’s Day was started in the early 1900’s, and it was first celebrated in 1911. Called ‘Festa delle Donne’ in Italy, it’s still a landmark celebration this side of the Atlantic. The official campaign theme for this year’s International Women’s Day? #PressforProgress, after the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report showed that […]

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How to Pop the Question in the World’s Most Romantic Country

If you’ve spent long, fruitless hours searching the internet for that perfect proposal idea, and you’re banging your head against a wall in frustration, we have a solution. For those who want to make sure that popping the question is an event that you will both remember for the rest of your lives then there’s […]

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An After-Hours Treat: The Vatican by Night

  When you arrive in Rome you’ll soon realize that you can choose from a plethora of Vatican tours that are offered to the city’s tourists. While these tours will save you time in the long queues and will give you a structured visit to an overwhelming attraction, you might be looking for something a […]

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A Vine with Your Name: Adopt a Vine with ArtViva

Some of the most popular tours that we run at ArtViva revolve around wine. The attraction of Italian wines draws visitors to the country from around the globe. Since we witness firsthand the immense pleasure that our guests experience when they taste the product on site after meeting the vintners and exploring the winemaking process, […]

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Christmas in Italy? Our Favourite Destinations

Everyone will tell you that Christmas in Italy is a magical time, and I would not hesitate to agree. Yuletide visitors get to enjoy the twinkling lights and tasteful city decorations that enhance the already charming historic centres. Italians extend their celebrations through the Feast of Epiphany (also known as Twelfth Night), so those visitors […]

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Our Best of Umbria Tour: What to Expect

Assisi, in the heart of UmbriaItaly is comprised of twenty unique regions, from its southernmost Mediterranean island region Sicily up to the northern tip of mountainous Alto-Adige. Nestled in almost the exact middle of the Italian peninsula is Umbria, an extraordinary region offering  something for everyone, whether seasoned Italophile or first-time visitor. Our Best of Umbria tour […]

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The Best Time to Visit Sicily: Autumn

If the lure of these attractions is what motivates you to visit the area, you should choose your season carefully when you plan a trip to Sicily. Autumn in this region is characterised by a temperate climate, which makes touring particularly pleasant. You won’t get rained on and you won’t get sunstroke. In addition, the […]

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Celebrate the Harvest, Italian Style

The autumn in Italy is a particularly magical time for all of us at ArtViva. The harvesting of the grapes, olives and truffles offers opportunities not only to sample the national delicacies straight from the vine and the soil, but also to join the traditional festivities that celebrate these fruits. Truffle Hunting The truffle is […]

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Our Wines of Nobility Tour: What to Expect

While many tours of Tuscany place a narrow focus on art and architecture, outings that cover more than one area of interest are perfect for making the most of your Italian getaway. If you’re looking to immerse yourself in nature and a good glass of wine, for instance, you can experience both at the same […]

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