School Mathematics Trip to Florence

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Your maths school trip to Florence will allow your students to learn more about the important role maths played in the Renaissance, as well as open their eyes to the importance of maths in the wider world!

The birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence bore witness to some incredible developments in maths, science and engineering from 14th – 17th century. During the Renaissance, people began to combine science and maths in ways that had not been attempted before, leading to incredible mathematical discoveries.

Maths was used by Brunelleschi to construct the giant dome of Florence’s cathedral, while trigonometry developed into a major branch of mathematics, which can now be used to explain the angle of inclination of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The Renaissance also saw the invention of some truly beautiful mathematical instruments, many of which are now on display in the Museo Galileo.

School Mathematics Trip to Florence



4 days, 3 nights

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Suggested Itinerary

Day 1


Flight from the UK, transfer to accommodation on arrival


Free time for evening meal
Day 2


Visit to the Garden of Archimedes - A Museum for Mathematics


Visit to Museo Galileo (Institute and Museum of the History of Science) followed by a walk to the area around the famous Ponte Vecchio


Free time for evening meal
Day 3


Visit the Piazza del Duomo and Florence Cathedral


Visit to Museo di Leonardo da Vinci


Free time for evening meal
Day 4


Morning excursion to Pisa including visit to the Leaning Tower Flight back to the UK
  • 3 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation
  • Airport transfers in resort
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • Detailed information pack
  • Free staff place ratio 1:10
  • Itinerary planning service
  • Motorway tolls and taxes
  • Return air travel inclusive of taxes
  • VAT


All levels
  • Supports learning in STEM
  • Application of mathematical thinking
  • Maths-based careers
  • Using maths to solve problems
  • The Golden Ratio and Fibonacci
  • The history of number systems
  • Maths in action - art and architecture


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 Meridiana

The recently refurbished Hotel Meridiana offers 67 modern air-conditioned rooms all with en-suite facilities.A buffet breakfast is served every morning in a spacious dining hall.

Educational Activities

Leonardo da Vinci Museum

Located in the heart of Florence, the Leonardo da Vinci Museum offers a unique insight on the artist’s masterpieces and

Museo Galileo (Institute and Museum of the History of Science)

The new Galileo Museum, formerly the Institute and Museum for the History of Science, is dedicated to science and the

The Garden of Archimedes - A Museum for Mathematics

A museum entirely dedicated to Mathematics, itis divided into three sections, corresponding to three different ways of discovering the subject.The

Cultural Activities

Brancacci Chapel

The church of Santa Maria del Carmine houses one of the greatest tributes to painting of all time: the frescoes

Florence Cathedral

Florence's striking black, white and pink cathedral captures Italian architecture at the very beginning of the Renaissance. Brunelleschi's dome took

Florence Cathedral Belltower

The belltower of Santa Maria del Fiore, one of the most beautiful belltowers in Italy, was an (extremely costly) invention

Leaning Tower of Pisa

The iconic symbol of Italy, Pisa's bell-tower would be a beautiful and architecturally significant building even without its famous lean.

Medici Chapels

The Medici Chapels form part of the monumental complex of San Lorenzo, included is the church of San Lorenzo which

Palazzo Vecchio (Old Palace)

The Palazzo Vechiois the most important civil building in the city of Florence. The construction, designedby Arnolfo di Cambio, was begun

Ponte Vecchio

Best known of all Florence's treasures, this glorious bridge was the only one of six spared by the retreating Germans

Uffizi Gallery

Florence's finest art gallery grew out of the private collection of the city's ruling de' Medici dynasty

Supporting you every step of the way

Creating your perfect trip

Your quote will be put together by an experienced Tour Adviser who’ll be an expert in the subject area and will know the destination really well too. They’ll work with you to create a trip to suit your group’s needs and meet your learning objectives.

Launching your trip to parents and students

The next step is to get your trip approved and then get students signed up to it. Our ‘Trip Launch Pack’ will help you with this step. This is full of resources (all free to download) designed to make your life easier at this crucial point in the trip planning process.

After you’ve booked

Once you’ve booked, your dedicated Itinerary Coordinator will start work on the finer details. They’ll make sure your itinerary makes the most of your time and they’ll take on most of the admin tasks for your trip (freeing you up to do what you do best – teach).

Support while you’re away

From lost property to properly lost, we’ll always be on the end of the phone while you’re out on the trip. You’ll get a final info pack before you go, as well as access to all your trip documents via the Vamoos app.

After your trip
We’ll ask you for feedback, so we can improve our service. Let’s start planning your next trip too, so parents have plenty of time to pay (and so it’s less stressful for you). And don’t forget to head to our resources hub to continue the learning back in the classroom.

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Great destination. Highlights were – the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the mathematical walking tour, rafting, the Da Vinci Museum and the cinema. We had a fantastic maths trip and loved Pisa and Florence. Halsbury were incredibly helpful and efficient from start to finish – I can’t recommend them highly enough.

Denmark Road High School for Girls

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