Visitors to Florence often put shopping at the top of their list of desired activities. Now they can enjoy a guilt free shopping experience with the chance to purchase beautiful hand embroidered scarves. From June 8th to 10th the Palazzo Corsini Garden in Florence will be transformed into a magical world of color and texture. […]
The Ponte Vecchio is one of the most famous sites in the world. This beautiful bridge dates to the fourteenth century and since the sixteenth century has been famous for its gold artisans. Artviva is excited to be able to offer to our clients the chance to see a free demonstration by gold artisans who […]
This Thursday evening an incredibly exciting event will take place in Florence. Our clients will have the opportunity to meet Maurizio Seracini. Few people will recognize the name, but everyone will have heard of Leonardo Da Vinci. Seracini is known as the Leonardo sleuth or Da Vinci decoder as he is on the verge of discovering a lost […]
Artviva is proud to be one of the distributors of The Florentine. The Florentine is a bi-weekly publication printed in English covering news, events, culture, politics, business, travel, food, etc. in and around the Florence area. You can pick up a copy of the newspaper at our office in Via Sassetti, 1.
Tomorrow (Sunday May 23) is a very special day in Florence. The city will host Toscana Esclusiva ? Firenze Aperte, Giardini, Cortili (Exclusive Tuscany ? Open Day of Gardens and Courtyards in Florence). This is an annual event in which the normally private gardens and courtyards of Florence are open to the public for free. This […]
A very special exhibition opens this Saturday May 22 in the Uffizi Gallery. Entitled Caravaggio and the Caravaggesques it will showcase paintings by the great Baroque artist Caravaggio and compare them to works by followers and those influenced by him. The exhibition will include masterpieces such as the famous Bacchus and the Sacrifice of Isaac. […]
Most guide books about Florence deal only with facts ? how tall a certain tower is, how long it took to paint an altarpiece etc. But there is much more to Florence than just facts. Our Festival Evenings will give you a much better understanding of life in Italy today and through the centuries. For […]
ArtViva is now offering a service unlike any other- meet the Italian Prince Duccio Corsini, receive a personal tour of his vineyards located in the heart of Tuscany, learn his art of wine making, and become a stakeholder.
Visitors to Florence are often overwhelmed at the amount of art found throughout the city, its churches and museums, but they may not realize they could in fact be suffering from a syndrome. Stendhal syndrome, sometimes known as Florence syndrome, is a psychosomatic illness that causes rapid heartbeat, dizziness, confusion and even hallucinations when an […]
Visitors to Florence can be forgiven for thinking that the city is lacking in green spaces, as the many gardens and courtyards are hidden behind closed doors. These beautiful areas remain closed to the public except for one day a year. This year the day falls on Sunday May 23, when the city hosts […]