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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.

Suggested Itinerary (4 days, 3 nights)

Day 1/4

Afternoon

Afternoon

Flight from the UK, transfer to accommodation on arrival

Evening

Evening

Free time for evening meal

Day 2/4

Morning

Morning

Visit to the Garden of Archimedes - A Museum for Mathematics

Afternoon

Afternoon

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

Evening

Evening

Free time for evening meal

Day 3/4

Morning

Morning

Visit the Piazza del Duomo and Florence Cathedral

Afternoon

Afternoon

Visit to Museo di Leonardo da Vinci

Evening

Evening

Free time for evening meal

Day 4/4

Afternoon

Afternoon

Morning excursion to Pisa including visit to the Leaning Tower

Flight back to the UK

What's included?

  • tick icon3 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation
  • tick iconAirport transfers in resort
  • tick iconComprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • tick iconDetailed information pack
  • tick iconFree staff place ratio 1:10
  • tick iconItinerary planning service
  • tick iconMotorway tolls and taxes
  • tick iconReturn air travel inclusive of taxes
  • tick iconVAT

Educational activities and visits

Leonardo da Vinci Museum

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… Read More

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

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… Read More

The Garden of Archimedes - A Museum for Mathematics

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… Read More

Cultural activities and visits

Brancacci Chapel

Brancacci Chapel

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

Florence Cathedral

Florence Cathedral

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

Florence Cathedral Belltower

Florence Cathedral Belltower

The belltower of Santa Maria del Fiore, one of the most beautiful belltowers in Italy, was an (extremely costly) invention… 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 significant building even without its famous lean.… Read More

Medici Chapels

Medici Chapels

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

Palazzo Vecchio (Old Palace)

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… Read More

Ponte Vecchio

Ponte Vecchio

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

Uffizi Gallery

Uffizi Gallery

Florence's finest art gallery grew out of the private collection of the city's ruling de' Medici dynasty and spans Italian… Read More

Accommodation

Hotel Delle Nazioni
Hotel Meridiana
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.

Supporting you every step of the way

1 Creating Your Perfect Trip

We'll tailor make your school trip to meet your specific requirements

2 Launching your trip to parents and students

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3 After you've booked

Your dedicated Itinerary Coordinator will work with you on the finer details of your trip

4 While you're away

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5 After your trip

Head back to our resources section to continue the learning

Need help?

Zoe Campbell — Tour Advisor

Don’t hesitate to contact me for any advice or further information on how your school trip can be tailored to your requirements.

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As always, the demonstrations and 'show' at Le Fournil were excellent and our children loved the experience. — Macaulay CE Primary School

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