Bring the curriculum to life and inspire your students future career in February 2020 at the prestigious MoMA, widely considered to be one of the most impressive and diverse Modern Art museums in the world. Find out more
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Art & Design Trips to Florence
The glory of Florence is rooted in its past. Florence is rich with formidable galleries, treasure-crammed churches, sculptures, paintings and architecture, all of which attest to its artistic and cultural past.
The Medici dynasty sponsored philosophers and artists such as Botticelli, da Vinci and Michelangelo, making this compact city an ideal choice for school trips, especially for groups wanting to explore some of the great art treasures of the world.
Curriculum Topics Key Stage 4 & 5
- Art, Craft and Design
- Graphic Communication
- Textile Design
- Three Dimensional Design
Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.
|1||Depart UK airport for flight to Pisa||Transfer to Florence with a stop at Leaning Tower on route||Free time exploring the city and evening meal|
|2||Visit to Galleria dell’Academia||Visit to the Uffizi||Evening meal|
|3||Day trip by coach to Siena and San Gimignano||Return to Florence for evening meal|
|4||Visit to Boboli Gardens||Transfer to airport for return flight|
|Morning||Depart UK airport for flight to Pisa|
|Afternoon||Transfer to Florence with a stop at Leaning Tower on route|
|Evening||Free time exploring the city and evening meal|
|Morning||Visit to Galleria dell’Academia|
|Afternoon||Visit to the Uffizi|
|Morning||Day trip by coach to Siena and San Gimignano|
|Evening||Return to Florence for evening meal|
|Morning||Visit to Boboli Gardens|
|Afternoon||Transfer to airport for return flight|
Price Shown includes
- Return air travel
- 3 nights B&B accommodation
- Return airport transfers
- Bespoke itinerary planning service
- Free Place Ratios
- Live Trip Tracking
- Online trip organiser & Travel App
- 24/7 support whilst you are away
Reasons to Visit
Galleria dell’ Accademia
The Accademia di Belle Arti was Europe's first school of drawing. The Academy Gallery houses works of Italian sculptors like Michelangelo (main gallery), including the original David.
The Palatine Gallery
An impressive collection of compromising works by Raphael, Titian, Correggio, Rubens, Pietro da Cortona and other Italian and European masters of the Renaissance and Baroque periods.
The gallery's wonderful collection is arranged to illustrate the evolving story of Florentine art. Some of the most famous pieces are in rooms 7-18; they include Botticelli's Birth of Venus, Titian's Venus of Urbino, Michelangelo's Holy Family and Piero della Francesca's Duke & Duchess of Urbino.
Cappelle Medici is a dome of colored marble. Marble tombs of the Medici family anchored high on the hexagonal dome walls carry the Medici coat of arms. Decorative inlaid semiprecious stones are cut to such precision that seams are nearly invisible to the naked eye.
Modern Art Museum (Palazzo Pitti)
The remarkable Duomo, of Santa Maria del Fiore, with its pink, white and green marble façade and characteristic dome, dominates the city's skyline. The building took almost two centuries to build (and even then the façade wasn't completed until the 19th century), and is the fourth-largest cathedral in the world. It also houses the crypt of Santa Reparata.
Palazzo Vecchio, a monument of exceptional artistic and historic importance, has been the city’s political center over the centuries. The building was erected as the seat of the Priors of the Guilds, probably according to the plans of Arnolfo di Cambio (XIII-XIV centuries).
When the Medici bought the Palazzo Pitti in 1549 they also acquired large pieces of land behind the Palace, some of it previously owned by the Bogoli family. Tribolo designed the garden in 1549, containing antique and Renaissance statues, fountains and other Mannerist embellishments.
San Marco Museum
Opened to the public in 1869, this museum houses the largest collection of sacred art in Florence including a sweeping fresco by Giovanni Antonio Sogliani and a superb collection of works by Mariotto Albertinelli.
Salvatore Ferragamo Museum
The museum was established in 1995 and located in Palazzo Ferroni. Together with famous fabrics collections and drawings, it is possible to see a collection of 10,000 pairs of shoes designed by this famous Italian stylist from 1920- 1960.
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