Modern Foreign 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

Price Shown includes

  • Return Air Travel
  • 3 nights B&B Accommodation
  • Specialist Group Travel Insurance
  • Bespoke itinerary planning service
  • Free Place Ratios
  • Live Trip Tracking
  • Online trip organiser & Travel App
  • 24/7 support whilst you are away

Accommodation


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.

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.

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.


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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