Duration: 4 Days
Florence is the capital of the Tuscany region in Italy and has many world-famous works of art and architecture, not least the leaning tower of Pisa. Popular for Art school trips with Edventure Travel, Florence has a wonderful range of art galleries and famous landmarks to visit.
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- All travel when at your destination
- Accommodation based on bed and breakfast with students in multi-bedded rooms
- Teachers free of charge sharing twin rooms
- All meals mentioned in the itinerary
- All activities mentioned in the itinerary unless otherwise stated
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- Personal Expenditure
- Overseas departure taxes if applicable
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- UK Coach Transfers
- Full Time Tour Director
- Activities not mentioned
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- Luggage in the hold of the aircraft
Depart the UK
Depart the UK and fly to Florence. Travel to your hotel, if you have time take a guided tour of Florence to see The Duomo, Baptistry of St John and Palazzo Medici.
Depart the hotel after breakfast and visit the Piazzale Michelangelo with panoramic views of Florence. You will continue to Basilica of San Minato al Monte before lunch.
This afternoon visit the famous Uffizi Museum.
Today you will visit the Boboli Gardens with many impressive sculptures and fountains. Later you could visit the Palatine Gallery and Silver Museum in the Palazzo Pitti with items from the 16th century.
Pisa and home
Visit the world-famous leaning tower of Pisa before travelling to the airport for your departure to the UK.
Leaning Tower of Pisa
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a freestanding bell tower of the cathedral of Pisa, known worldwide for its nearly four-degree lean which is a direct result of the unstable foundation. This is due to the tower having been built on soft subsoil which had difficulty supporting the tower’s weight of 14,500 tons. Your group could experience the inside which is even more exciting and experience the amazing acoustics. You can also view the cathedral and other monuments from the tower.
The Duomo of Pisa
The Duomo di Pisa is a medieval cathedral with its interior divided into five naves by densely lined cylinders which are said to be taken as treasure from the ancient ruins of Palermo. Your group will see the mosaics which show a strong Byzantine influence, while the pointed arches point to Muslim influences. You will view the façade of grey marble and white stone set with discs of coloured marble and notice the numerous arches with columns of decorative pillars which do not seem to support the building. These pillars give an elegant image as if lace decorates the entire building.
- Baptistry of St John Florence
The Palazzo Vecchio de’ Medici is a Gothic revival-style palace which was erected at the site of a house with a tower in the 11th century by the aristocratic Albizone family. It is now the prefecture’s headquarters.
Piazzale Michelangelo is a square which will offer your group a stunning view of the city. This 19th century piazza has undoubtedly the best panoramic view of Florence due to its location at the top of a hill on the south bank of the Arno River. Your students will also discover that the square is decorated with copies of Michelangelo’s sculptures, but it is unquestionably the view that people come here to see.
Basilica of San Miniato al Monte
San Miniato al Monte is a basilica in Florence which sits on one of the highest points in the city. Your group will discover that it is of the most scenic churches in Italy. Built between the 11th and 13th century, the exterior is decorated with green and white marble in geometric patterns and a mosaic decorates the facade over a central window. You will also experience the impressive view of Florence where your students will be able see the last standing parts of the medieval walls that once surrounded Florence.
The Uffizi Gallery is one of the most important and best-known Italian museums. It is the most visited due to its collection of priceless and important works from the period of the Italian Renaissance which include many works by Leonardo da Vinci. The Annunciation is one of about 16 paintings which is displayed in the museum by perhaps the world’s most famous artist of all time.
Palatine Gallery and Silver Museum in Palazzo Pitti
The Palazzo Pitti is a vast palace in Florence which dates from 1458. The palace was bought by the Medici family in 1549 which has amassed a great treasure of paintings, plates, jewellery and luxurious possessions. It was originally the residence of Luca Pitti, an ambitious Florentine banker, who wanted to construct a palace that was so large that every one of its windows was as large as the main door of the Palazzo Medici Riccardi. The palace and its contents were donated to the Italian people in 1919 and is now the largest museum complex in Florence.
Gallery of the Academy of Florence
The Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze, or ”Gallery of the Academy of Florence”, is an art museum which is best known as the home of Michelangelo’s sculpture David. Your students will also be able to see other sculptures by Michelangelo and also many other paintings by Florentine artists, mostly from the period 1300–1600, the Trecento to the Late Renaissance.
Students will experience a different culture and gain an understanding of other nationalities, principles and values.
School trips can offer the opportunity for students to develop their relationships and interactions with others.
This trip can help develop a student’s motivation for the subject and inspire them when back in the classroom due to personal experience.
Knowledge and Perspective
Personal experience and close interactions with these locations can help students understand the subject and put it into perspective.
A trip can make a students engage with a subject and become more positive about a subject.
Educating through a school trip can create a better understanding of a subject with hands-on learning. Students are engaged, enthusiastic and observant.
This trip can be a reward trip for students that have studied hard over the course of the year and can give them a well-deserved break with their friends.
Students can practise their language skills when exploring this fascinating country.