The Artviva Authors, Artists & Aristocrats Festival Experience


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Michael Palin

Actor/Presenter (Monty Python and a list of fabulous films too long to list here)

"The Greatest Tour Guide Ever!"

Lou Reed


"...This tour is wonderful, it is informative, complete and fun. And more importantly, you don't feel like a sheep in a flock, herded around town..."

Richard Kind

Actor (Mad about You, Spin City)

"Thank You for the Wonderful Experience!"

Alex Rodriguez

Baseball Star (In December of 2000 Rodriguez became the best-paid ballplayer of all time when he signed a $252 million contract with the Texas Rangers)

"Walking Tours of Florence are much more than tours, because you leave feeling almost as if you know Michelangelo and the other Masters personally."

Mike Munro

One of Australia's finest investigative journalists and well known media personalities.

"Thank you for a wonderful job… you made us feel like we were the most important people in Florence. We all left singing your praises. Thank you very much."

Bill Kurtis

Acclaimed documentary host and producer, network news anchor and multimedia production company.

"Entertaining and Informative!"

Nat Young

World Surfing Champion

"I had the most relaxing and fun experiences with you covering Italian food, wine, art and culture. Thank you for the warm and friendly way in which you welcomed me. I was very impressed by the high professionalism of your staff."

Chi Xun

Director and writer


A unique evening event celebrating Italian Culture, ‘Made in Italy past and present’ and ‘slow food’ with artists, authors and arisocrats.

Our Artviva festival provides an exclusive and unique opportunity to meet Italian Princes and Counts, Aristocrats, brilliant Literati, gifted Artists, famous Authors, Artisans and Wine Makers in the stunning surrounds of a historic Palazzo in the heart of Florence.

We thank our distinguished patrons Prince Duccio Corsini, Count Niccolò Capponi and Count Sebastiano Capponi. Their generous patronage makes this unique Festival possible.

Where: The Artviva Festival Salon, Florence, Italy

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Our unique contribution to entertainment in Italy!

Meet Artists and Writers

Enjoy a free glass of wine while you meet artists and writers each evening in one of the world’s greatest art cities. Our guest authors and artists will conduct daily book signings and presentations. This event includes fabulous local talent as well as famous special guest speakers throughout the season. Our guest artist and or author can be coordinated with the interests of your exclusive group.

Italy Explained by Princes, Counts and Literati

A world first, a prestigious and exclusive experience!

What makes Italy... Italy! Enjoy finding out with this fun, lively explanation led by our spectacular and distinguished patron presenters including Prince Duccio Corsini, Count Niccolò Capponi, Count Sebastiano Capponi, Opera singers, Winemakers, Actors, Intellectuals and Literati… We explore topics such as the Slow Food Movement and what makes Italy’s culture so unique, fascinating and fabulous!

Wine Salon Festival Evening

A prestigious, exclusive and unique way to learn how to appreciate and enjoy wine.

Learn what makes Tuscany’s wines great with this fun and easy ‘class’ on how to appreciate wine. This is a not-to-be missed occasion with tastings of some of the best local wines conducted by our illustrious patrons Prince Duccio Corsini, Count Niccolo Capponi and Count Sebastiano Capponi, as well as Opera singers, winemakers, Actors, Intellectuals and other distinguished guest presenters.

Where: The Artviva Festival Salon Florence, Italy

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