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 Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary
1

Flight from the UK, transfer to accommodation on arrival

Free time for evening meal

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

3

Visit the Piazza del Duomo and Florence Cathedral

Visit to Museo di Leonardo da Vinci

Free time for evening meal

4

Morning excursion to Pisa including visit to the Leaning Tower

Flight back to the UK

4 days, 3 nights Price from £699 pp
  • 3 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation
  • Airport transfers in resort
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  • Free staff place ratio 1:10
  • Itinerary planning service
  • Motorway tolls and taxes
  • Return air travel inclusive of taxes
  • VAT

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Educational Activities

Leonardo da Vinci Museum

Leonardo da Vinci Museum

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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)

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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

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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

Brancacci Chapel

Brancacci Chapel

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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

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