Why visit Florence?
The cradle of the Renaissance
By the 15th century, Florence was one of the largest and wealthiest cities in Europe. Its de facto rulers, the Medici, were particularly enthusiastic patrons of the arts, and commissioned many works by Florentine artists including Botticelli, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci.
Many of their masterpieces remain in Florence, in the collections of some of the world’s most prestigious art museums, including the Uffizi and the Palazzo Pitti.
An art school trip to Florence is ideal for inspiring your young artists and deepening their understanding of European art history. And there will be plenty of opportunity for them to develop their own judgement and reflections on the works of art they’ll see.
Inspire your mathematicians
The Renaissance wasn’t just a period of incredible artistic creativity, it also led to major developments in maths and science. This included the spread of algebra and the further development of trigonometry.
Florence boasts some incredible museums where students can learn more about this on a maths school trip.
The Garden of Archimedes is a museum entirely dedicated to mathematics. Here, your students will learn more about the mathematics involved in many everyday objects and the importance of Pythagoras’ Theorem. They’ll also learn more about the life and work of Fibonacci and passage of mathematics from the Islamic world to medieval Europe.
You’ll also be able to visit museums dedicated to the life and work of Galileo Galilei and Leonardo da Vinci, both of whom made important contributions to the development of mathematics during the Renaissance.
The birthplace of the Italian language
There really is no better place for your students to learn Italian than Florence, the city where the language was born!
Italy is still home to many regional dialects, but Standard Italian evolved from the dialect spoken in Florence during the Middle Ages. This was largely due to the incredible literary movement in the city at the time, which included some of the giants of Italian literature, such as Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio and Machiavelli.
Your students will love using their Italian skills to explore this beautiful city and delve deeper into the rich culture. If you’re looking for an Italian school trip that will inspire a love of Italy and her culture and language, then Florence is the perfect destination for you.