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Online Travel Experiences

Explore Italy from wherever you are in the world with our new online virtual experiences, masterclasses & cooking classes.

Can’t travel? No problem – we’ll come to you!

Now you can virtually travel & experience the world’s greatest art, history and culture with world-class experts from the comfort of your own home.

 Explore the range of experiences , masterclasses, cooking class and more below or design your own!

Enquire here to create your own exclusive online experience.

Our pricing for a private exclusive online experience for just you and your group is 300 euros. This is to cover our basic costs of preparing, arranging the set up and appropriately compensating our world-class experts. You can have up to 15 people in different locations. We are happy to discuss special circumstances just get in touch below.

Exclusive Zoom Experiences

Available as private online Zoom experiences with your family & friends:

When booking an experience you can select “Buy as a gift” on the calendar which allows you to purchase without selecting a date or time for your recipient to choose when it suits them. Christmas gifts sorted!

Best of Tuscany Virtual Tour

Inside the Uffizi Galleries

Courtesans of Venice

We welcome all donations to support our local community in Italy

Write to us about your perfect customised private tour using the form below for a quote. Prices depend on number of people, time and chosen expert and can be adapted to suit your budget. They can also be bought as a gift voucher so you have the perfect Christmas gift for all!

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What is an ArtViva Live Online Masterclass Experience?

These new experiences are live and interactive guided tours or masterclasses with one of our amazing experts

Each Online Experience will have a unique link to an exclusive online webinar with our world-class experts, where not only will they take you around the world and back in time through their video, but you can ask questions via chat and even interact directly!

It’s not just a lecture, it’s an interactive experience with a live Q&A satisfying all your questions. You get to be in the same ‘room’ as our experts!

Whether you have never traveled, have always wanted to visit a place or are looking to travel while you’re at home, this is a great way to explore Italy and the world while enjoying the comfort of your own home. Suitable for anyone, whether you’ve never been overseas or have traveled extensively, these are exciting, interactive experiences. 

About ArtViva

We are proud to say that ArtViva is the leading tour company DMC in Florence, Italy. Since 1996 we’ve been acclaimed for virtuoso excellence and exclusive access to the very best of Made in Italy. With thousands of 5-star reviews we are recommended by every major industry travel guide.

We have a unique, ‘theater company’ background and are TV & Film producers as well as extraordinary event providers. We know how important it is to capture every moment and make it a wonderful experience. With exclusive access to museums, palaces and hard-to-get-into private venues, we offer innovative high-quality experiences with the best of Italian Excellence. We open doors.

With regular high-quality small group tours, we also organise bespoke experiences in Italy’s art cities of Florence, Venice, Rome, Milan and beyond.

We are acclaimed for our innovative tours that bring the history of Italy to life and our renowned for our attentive customer care. Most importantly: we are licensed tour operators. Based here in Florence, Italy, we pay local taxes and we proudly support a sustainable local community.

We support a community of hundreds of people: guides, historians, artists, authors, actors, artisans, drivers, chefs, restaurants, bars and wineries, cheese makers and truffle hunters, not to mention our wonderful staff here in Italy.

We have a vast collective knowledge base with our experts that are leaders in their fields. We pride ourselves on providing access to our amazing art, culture and history here in Italy and love connecting you to our Italy.  The Italy of the past and the Italy of today.

ArtViva's New Live Experiences & Masterclasses

maurizio seracini florence

We have connected with the most acclaimed experts in Italy, from the real life Da Vinci Code Art Detective Maurizio Seracini, to Dr alan Pascuzzi, known as Michelangelo’s last apprentice to a leading scholar on Renaissance Robotics. Here’s just one example!

The World's Greatest Art Mystery

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An Insight into the World’s Greatest Art Mystery Online virtual experience with the original Da Vinci Code Detective. Enjoy learning all about the Leonardo Da Vinci masterpiece said to be the ‘School of the World’ that went missing over 500 years ago and the trail blazing Da Vinci detective’s search.

Click Here to see the rest of our latest new online masterclasses and live experiences.

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We’ve developed our virtual online masterclass program to serve you and to help create work for our business and the community of wonderful guides, experts, drivers, accommodations, wineries and restaurants we support.

If you would like to contribute to our CrowdFunding Campaign you can find out more here.

We are very grateful for any donations supporting our local community here in Italy.




Donation Based

As we are launching these online experiences during this very difficult time, our prices are pay what you can to be accessible to all. If you can't currently afford to pay anything we ask you to write to us and we'll invite you. Like all small businesses in Italy we have been hugely affected by the crisis, and are very grateful for any donations supporting our local community using the button below. Or you can contribute to our crowdfunding campaign here!

Request a Private Online Masterclass & Experience

All our online masterclasses & experiences can be hosted privately just for you or your group. We can customize the virtual experience however you like. Whatever you are looking for we can create and design something specifically for you. We have amazing experts from around the world. World leaders and passionate locals, all great story tellers, able to enthral you with enjoyable interactive live master classes.
Go ahead and leave us some details in the form below with what you are looking for and we’ll be in touch.

Interactive Online Experiences for Families & Kids

Home schooling kids can be exhausting. Our amazing experts are available for one on one exciting learning time. From the secrets of the original Da Vinci detective to bringing to life the incredible stores that made ancient Rome one of the greatest empires that ever was to foraging for wild herbs-to making handmade pasta with a Michelin chef-we have it all on tap for you from your own home.
Our family-friendly experts are great at bringing learning to life. Our online experiences are designed for children, teens and multigenerational families. Fill out our enquiry form, tell us about yourself and we will get back to you.

Enjoyable Online Group Learning Experiences

Enjoy connecting virtually with friends, family and colleagues near and far. Our fabulous experts will guide you through an interactive online experience focused on the topic of your choosing. Whether it’s a tasting of fine Italian wine with a noble sommelier, or a fun relaxed masterclass with a Michelin chef, or experiencing the Vatican with a world leading expert, or going on a hunt with the Original Da Vinci Code detective, or just having a zany dancing around the world virtual disco with a focus on the destination of your choice… We will work with you to create a private experience for your holiday, a special occasion, team building or just for fun. Enquire with the form below!

Online interactive curricula for Schools, Universities & Colleges

We work with you to develop your own custom multi-session curricula for preschool, kindergarten, middle, upper schools, colleges and universities. Our amazing experts are great at engaging with our dive in deep learning aided by fascinating visual presentations and virtually guided tours. We can break out of geographical constraints and jump from viewing masterpieces up close in the world’s greatest museums to going into iconic monuments where history was made. We can tailor our interactive virtual journeys to suit your curriculum. We can virtually go anywhere and can enhance enjoyment and learning for the classics, to art masterpieces, to specific periods in history, to art classes, to restoration, to cooking and foraging.
With our interactive conversational Socratic approach, your students will be able to ask our experts questions as they go. Our curricula are also available for parents looking for immersive engaging home-schooling content. Enquire with the form below.

Enjoyable Team Building Online Experiences & Incentives

Enjoy connecting virtually with colleagues near and far. Our fabulous experts will guide you through an interactive online experience focused on the topic of your choosing. Whether it’s a tasting of fine Italian wine with a noble sommelier, or a fun relaxed masterclass with a Michelin chef, or experiencing the Vatican with a world leading expert, or going on a hunt with the Original Da Vinci Code detective, or just having a zany dancing around the world virtual disco with a focus on the destination of your choice… We will work with you to create a bespoke team building experience that will be talked about for years to come.

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