Italian Language Trips to Florence

In Florence we can arrange a number of visits that will enrich your students’ experience. As well as a course of language lessons we are able to arrange visits to a number of museums and galleries, as well day trips to the beautiful cities of Siena, Pisa, Assisi, Venice and Volterra, amongst others.

Prices start from£329pp

Popular itinerary

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.

Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Check into UK airport Arrive in Pisa, travel on to Florence with stop at the Leaning Tower of Pisa Evening meal
2 Language Lesson Visit to the Uffizi Evening meal at a local restaurant
3 Language Lesson Visit to the Galleria dell’Academia Evening meal at a local restaurant
4 Language Lesson Walking tour of Florence Evening meal at a local restaurant
5 Language Lesson Visit to the Lamborghini Factory Evening meal at a local restaurant
6 Language Lesson Visit to the Parmesan Factory Evening meal at a local restaurant
7 Free time for shopping and sightseeing. Transfer to Pisa airport and fly back to the UK Arrive in UK and travel on to school
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Morning Check into UK airport
Afternoon Arrive in Pisa, travel on to Florence with stop at the Leaning Tower of Pisa
Evening Evening meal
Morning Language Lesson
Afternoon Visit to the Uffizi
Evening Evening meal at a local restaurant
Morning Language Lesson
Afternoon Visit to the Galleria dell’Academia
Evening Evening meal at a local restaurant
Morning Language Lesson
Afternoon Walking tour of Florence
Evening Evening meal at a local restaurant
Morning Language Lesson
Afternoon Visit to the Lamborghini Factory
Evening Evening meal at a local restaurant
Morning Language Lesson
Afternoon Visit to the Parmesan Factory
Evening Evening meal at a local restaurant
Morning Free time for shopping and sightseeing.
Afternoon Transfer to Pisa airport and fly back to the UK
Evening Arrive in UK and travel on to school

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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.

Santa Maria Novella Church

Dominican monastery that serves as a distinguished monument to the religious and artistic history of Florence, which features valuable examples of Florentine paintings from the 14th and 15th centuries. Situated on Piazza Santa Maria Novella, with its original five-sided shape, is one of the largest squares in the old city centre of Florence.

Casa Buonarroti

This museum/gallery contains more pieces that honour Michelangelo Buonarotti than it does work created by the great man himself. He did own the house, but never lived in it; the collection is the work of Michelangelo Buonarotti the Younger, in honour of his great-uncle. Works include the Madonna of the stairs (his earliest known work), the Battle of the Centaurs and the Santo Spirito Crucifix, rediscovered in 1963. There are also various reproductions of Michelangelo´s work

Piazza della Signoria

The civic heart of Florence. Home to the Palazzo Vecchio, and the location of the original David by Michelangelo, a copy can now be found here. Statues, fountains, cafés and gelaterias can now be found in on the Piazza. During the 14th Century – Florence's golden age – crowds collected here. It is where Savonarola preached hell-fire against the decadence of the city and held his Bonfire of the Vanities, only to be burned at the stake in the same spot exactly one year later.

Santa Croce Church

The walls are lined with tombs, and 276 tombstones pave the floor. The church's most famous inhabitants are Michelangelo, Macchiavelli, Galileo and Bardi. Its various chapels feature works of art by Giotto and della Robbia, and the serene cloisters were designed by Brunelleschi.

The Uffizi

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.

Guided Tour of Florence

A sightseeing tour of Florence on foot will offer the opportunity to see all its main attractions including the Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo and the Ponte Vecchio. An experienced guide will give information on the history of the city and will be able to answer any questions you have on the city and its buildings.

Orsanmichele

This gothic looking church was built in 1337. The extraordinary structure testifies to the historic evolution of the city, which once served as a granary in the gardens of the Sisters of San Michele during Florence's mercantile period.

Day Trip to San Gimignano & Siena

Take a trip to discover Tuscany’s medieval past. San Gimignano, is a small walled village famous for its fascinating medieval architecture and 14 towers that rise above all the other buildings offering an impressive views of the city and surrounding valley. Siena is likely Italy's loveliest medieval city. Built around the Piazza del Campo, it was devised as a work of art that blends into the surrounding landscape.

Day Trip to Lucca & Pisa

Pisa is best known for its leaning tower and is a real must see for any trip to Tuscany, but the city also has Romanesque buildings, Gothic churches, Renaissance piazzas and a lively street life making it the ideal stop. Nearby Lucca with its famous walls shields one of Italy's finest mediaeval treasures, an unspoilt site sprinkled with palazzi, towers and countless splendid churches. The surrounding hills produce some excellent wines and arguably, the finest olive oil in the entire world.

Ponte Vecchio

The most famous bridge in Florence and also the oldest, this structure with three stone arches replaced a wooden bridge which had crossed the Arno River at this spot since Roman times. The upper side of the bridge, known as the Vasariano corridor, was designed by Vasari to link the Palazzo Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery to the Pitti Palace; today it is an art gallery. The bridge is inhabited. Originally the sides held food shops but by the end of the 15th century the shops were assigned to goldsmiths and silversmiths. An opening midway across the bridge offers views of the river and shore.

Grotta del Vento

Situated in the centre of the Apuan Alps' Natural Park, this is one of the most complete European caves. Following illuminated and easy-going trails, you can admire the many wonders of the underground world: from shining stalactites and stalagmites to polychrome flowstone, alabaster draperies, crystal-brimmed lakes, underground water-courses and bizarre forms of erosion.

Day Trip to Venice

Take a sightseeing tour around this fabulous city. Occupying 117 islands in the azure waters of the Adriatic, this lagoon city is a watery maze of grand canals, 177 smaller canals, over 400 bridges and the world's most famous sandbar, the Lido. Though thoroughly walkable, getting around Venice is a mesmerizing experience aboard the city's variety of public transport boats, the vaporetti or smaller (and more expensive) motoscafi.

Day Trip to Volterra

The “magic and mysterious” city of Volterra has its roots in three thousand years of history. It is possible to find evidence and traces from every historical period, which gives the artistic city a unique aspect. Explore the 12th century city walls, narrow streets, palaces, tower houses and churches.

Day Trip to Assisi

Known primarily as the birthplace of St. Francis (1182-1226 AD), Assisi has been a sacred town since long before the Franciscan era. Visitors can enjoy stunning architecture, well know artistic works and medieval and Renaissance culture.

Leaning Tower of Pisa

The freestanding bell tower of the cathedral in Pisa is world-famous for its unintended tilt. Construction of the tower started in 1173 and took over 200 years to complete - it began to lean almost from the outset! This is a must see landmark for any visitor to Tuscany and creates a great photo opportunity for your students.

Bargello National Museum

The National Museum has its setting in one of the oldest buildings in Florence and one of the most beautiful in Italy. Initially the headquarters of the Capitano del Popolo and later of the Podestà, in the sixteenth century it became the residence of the Bargello or head of police spies from which it took its name. The building is the setting mainly for works of sculpture and many examples of the decorative arts.

Duomo

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.


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What You Say

The guided tour was very good. The lady was very friendly and flexible. She did not talk too much and she tried to entertain the students. The John Henry Newman RC School