All that glitters is not gold – but sometimes it is! Tuscany’s most famed golden items.

Viola is often recognised as the typical colour of Florence, and in fact the uniform of the beloved Florentine football (soccer) team, La Fiorentina is even purple. But after the football season’s less than shining start for the ‘Forza Viola’, we thought it best to focus on something another colour ? gold! The first famous […]

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A new exhibition in the Accademia Gallery in Florence

A new exhibition in the Accademia Gallery (the museum most famous for housing Michelangelo’s statue of David) has just begun. Entitled The Virtues of Love ? Nuptial Painting in 15th Century Florence the exhibition will run until November 1st. The exhibition features works by artists such as Botticelli and Filippino Lippi. Artviva’s David Tour ensures […]

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Great restaurants in Florence

Italy is justly famous for its food and Florence is no exception. However, finding a restaurant that locals actually eat at can prove surprisingly difficult. Especially tricky is finding a local restaurant that serves good authentic Florentine beefsteak.  Artviva’s Festival evenings are the perfect start to an evening in Florence. The evening begins with a […]

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Historic football tomorrow in Florence!

Don’t forget that tomorrow the first match of Calcio Storico will take place in Piazza Santa Croce. The game is said to originate from an ancient Roman ball sport, which became the sport of princes and noblemen in the golden age of the Tuscan capital. Today it is fiercely fought between the four Florentine quarters: […]

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Visit Tuscan Villas and Gardens for free!

From the 17th of June until the 14th of November visitors to Florence will have the opportunity to visit various gardens and villas normally closed to the public for free. Every Thursday through Sunday from 10 am to 1 pm and 3 pm to 7 pm different villas and gardens will be open to the […]

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Wine Tasting in Florence

  Italian wine and olive oil are famous the world over. Covered in vineyards and olive groves Tuscany is world renowned for its wine and olive oil. In fact, modern Italy is the world’s largest wine producer. Why not come along to Artviva’s Wine Salon Festival which takes place in a beautiful historic palace in the […]

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