Florence Art & Design

Prices from: £269 (Based on 4 Days, 3 Nights)

Home to the worlds widest and most preserved collection of Renaissance art, and containing a quarter of the world’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Florence is the perfect destination to educate and inspire artistic students.

The city rose to economic and cultural pre-eminence under the Medici House in the 15th and 16th century. The Medici family greatly influenced the growth of the Italian Renaissance through their patronage of the arts and humanism, sponsoring philosophers and artists such as Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. The last of the House of Medici was able to leave the family’s intense collection of art treasures to Tuscany, on the condition that it never leaves Florence. On your next school trip, visit the unmissable Uffizi and Pitti galleries which today are a testament to the value of that legacy.

Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance era, boasts astonishing art galleries and museums which contain breath-taking and often famous masterpieces. Your students can discover the remarkable work from Botticelli, Giotto, Michelangelo, da Vinci, Brunelleschi and many more, whilst exploring some of the finest examples of Renaissance, Medieval, Gothic and Romanesque architecture which surrounds the beautiful rich cultured city.

Contact Adaptable Travel today to begin organising your school trip to the most stunning, inspirational and artistic cities in Italy.

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Guangzhou GB
We had a good experience in the trip as well as in the organization process. It will be better if we do it again next year because then we would be more prepared as to what is actually available for us and other options we could consider. Probably the most difficult part was having too much time for ourselves. We had two days out of the four in which us teachers had to be guides. It's doable, but challenging when we are not familiar with the environment. The guide the we also had was very kind, helpful, and informative. Unfortunately, even though our Chinese students could speak English, they were not proficient enough to completely understand what was being said due to the Italian accent. Most were simply not used to it.
Confirmed traveller: 26 March 2019
Published on: 07 April 2019
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Pembrokeshire GB
Although the hotel was ideally located is was very, very basic, WIFI was only available in a very cramped small area in reception, no phone signals and very dated no TV etc.

Loads to do in Florence, great City, would consider a return but a higher class hotel.

The tour guide was excellent and really helped us getting orientated.
Confirmed traveller: 03 May 2016
Published on: 11 May 2016
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London GB
Students and Teachers loved our D&T trip to Florence! Everything was so well organised from start to finish and the subject trips were fabulous! Pizza making, gelato tasting, textile museums including - Gucci.
Confirmed traveller: 24 March 2016
Published on: 01 April 2016
Accadeemia Gallery
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Boboli Gardens
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Cappelle Brancacci
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Duomo Museum
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Gallery of the Ospedale degli Innocenti
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Horne Museum
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Museo di San Marco
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Museo Nazionale del Bargello
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Palazzo Vecchio (Old Palace)
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Medici Hotel, 2*

Location: Situated in the historical centre of Florence, an ideal location close to all... Read more

Hotel Maxim

Location: In a great central Location, just a 2 minute walk from the Cathedral of Santa ... Read more

Hostel 7 Santi

Location: Hostel 7 Santi is located in central Florence just a short walk from the Fi... Read more

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Destination Pack
To assist you with planning the most relevant and appropriate itinerary for your students, a Leisure & Learning destination pack complete with a full excursion list including curriculum area recommendations will be sent with every quote.

Adaptable Travel are able to arrange personal itineraries based on the requests of individual groups, please see below a popular example of an Art & Design itinerary for study trips to Florence:

Day 1

  • Your group will arrive in the beautiful city of Florence to check-in to your hotel.

  • Depending on flight times your group can take part in a guided tour of Florence, your group will be taken around some of the most popular sites in Florence such as The Duomo and Piazalle Michelangelo (we can arrange the tour to suit your preference).

  • After taking in the sites, your group can sit down together for an evening meal before returning back to your hotel.

Day 2

  • On your first morning, after breakfast, your group will visit the Accadeemia Gallery where you can view the spectacular sculptures by the great Renaissance artist Michelangelo and much more.

  • Next your group will take a 10 minute walk to the Brancacci Chapel, here your group will be able to view some of the most influential and important paintings created.

  • Lunch time, why not enjoy a meal near to some of Florence’s beautiful fountains such as the Fountain of Neptune?

  • After lunch your group will visit the Palazzo Vecchio, this is the town hall of Florence and is amongst the most impressive town halls in Tuscany.

  • After a peaceful stroll through the town hall, your group can enjoy an evening meal before heading back to your hotel.

Day 3

  • On your third day, after breakfast, you will make your way to the Boboli Gardens. This fantastic open-air museum offers beautiful views along with a collection of sculptures and fountains dating from 16th century to the 18th century.

  • Free time for lunch, why not enjoy a picnic in the Boboli Gardens?

  • Once your group have finished lunch you will head over to the Uffizi Gallery. This gallery houses many works from famous artists such as Leonardo da Vinci.

  • Your group will enjoy an evening meal and then head back to the hotel

Day 4

  • After your breakfast, you will be checking out. Depending on your return flight time, your group will have free time for your own programme or you could enjoy a trip to the Leaning Tower of Pisa!

Please contact Adaptable Travel today to start organising your next bespoke trip to Florence.

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