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School Art Trip to Florence

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Inspire your young artists on an art school trip to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance!

This spectacular city is an incredible place for art students to enhance their knowledge of the history of art, as well as to develop their own skills, as it’s said to have the greatest concentration of art in the world.

Your school art trip to Florence can include visits to Uffizi Galleries, the magnificent Duomo - crowned by Brunelleschi’s dome and, of course, the Galleria dell’Accademia. While you’re in Florence on your school art trip, make sure you don’t miss the panoramic views of this breathtakingly beautiful city from Piazza Michelangelo and take some time to browse for bargains at the famous leather market.

You may also like to consider the possibility of turning this into a cross-curricular school trip, as Florence offers exciting opportunities for Italian and maths too!

 

Suggested Itinerary (Based on 4 days/3 nights )

Day 1/4

Morning

Morning

Flight from UK

 

Transfer from Pisa Airport to hotel

Afternoon

Afternoon

Local familiarisation on foot
Evening

Evening

Free evening

Day 2/4

Morning

Morning

Visit to Uffizi Gallery

 

Visit Palazzo Vecchio

Afternoon

Afternoon

Visit the famous Ponte Vecchio area for lunch and shopping

 

Visit Palazzo Pitti

 

If time allows, visit Boboli Gardens

Evening

Evening

Free evening

Day 3/4

Morning

Morning

Visit to Galleria dell'Accademia

 

Visit to the Medici chapels at San Lorenzo Basilica

Afternoon

Afternoon

Visit to Piazza del Duomo and Florence Cathedral
Evening

Evening

Free evening

Day 4/4

Morning

Morning

Visit to Davanzati Museum

 

If time allows, visit to one of Florence's markets (dependent on the day of the week)

Afternoon

Afternoon

Transfer from hotel to Pisa Airport, return flight to the UK
Evening

Evening

 

What's included?

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  • tick iconReturn air travel inclusive of taxes
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  • tick iconVAT at current rates to tour operators

Educational activities and visits

Galleria dell'Accademia

Galleria dell'Accademia

Europe's first school of drawing, this museum of art is chiefly famous for its several… Read more

Palazzo Pitti

Palazzo Pitti

The Palazzo Pitti is a vast Renaissance palace in Florence, Italy. It is situated on the… Read more

The Boboli Gardens (Giardino di Boboli)

The Boboli Gardens (Giardino di Boboli)

The Boboli Gardens (Giardino di Boboli) are rich and extravagant pleasure-gardens wi… Read more

The Gallery of Modern Art

The Gallery of Modern Art

The Gallery, which is situated on the second floor of the Pitti Palace, has a fine collec… Read more

Uffizi Gallery

Uffizi Gallery

Florence's finest art gallery grew out of the private collection of the city's ruling de'… Read more

Cultural activities and visits

Florence Cathedral

Florence Cathedral

Florence's striking black, white and pink cathedral captures Italian architecture at … Read more

Florence Cathedral Belltower

Florence Cathedral Belltower

The belltower of Santa Maria del Fiore, one of the most beautiful belltowers in Italy, was… Read more

Florence St. John's Baptistry

Florence St. John's Baptistry

The Florence Bapistry (or Battistero di San Giovanni) is a religious edifice in Florence.… Read more

Leaning Tower of Pisa

Leaning Tower of Pisa

The iconic symbol of Italy, Pisa's bell-tower would be a beautiful and architecturally… Read more

Ponte Vecchio

Ponte Vecchio

Best known of all Florence's treasures, this glorious bridge was the only one of six… Read more

Accommodation

California Hotel
Hotel Delle Nazioni
Hotel Pendini
California Hotel

Hotel California cannot be beaten for location, as it is on the very same street as the Galleria dell’Accademia, which houses the original David by Michelangelo.

The 22 rooms are all decorated in the Florentine style and are bright and spacious. All rooms have air-conditioning, a TV and safe. The white marble bathrooms all have a bath with Jacuzzi or shower and have hair dryers. Some rooms offer spectacular views of the cathedral dome. Make the most of the pleasant weather and beautiful surroundings by taking breakfast on the garden terrace.

Hotel Delle Nazioni

Excellently located, the Hotel Delle Nazioni is just a 10-minute walk from Florence Cathedral.

Students are accommodated in multi-bedded rooms and staff in twins. All rooms are modern with en-suite bathrooms & TV.

A buffet breakfast is served in the hotel, with evening meals taken in a local restaurant.

Hotel Pendini

The family-run Hotel Pendini has been welcoming guests since 1879. Being on the third and fourth floors of a 19th century building, it is an oasis of calm above the bustling streets of Florence.

Groups will stay in multi-bedded rooms, all air-conditioned with a private bathroom, free WiFi and a satellite TV. Group leaders will stay in twins and singles.

A buffet breakfast is served every morning.

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