GCSE and A-Level school art trips abroad don't get better than Florence. Florence is the birthplace of High Renaissance art and many of the most influential historical painters, sculptors and architects. Walk the same streets of Leonardo da Vinci, see Michelangelo's David at Galleria dell’Accademia and visit the Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral with Brunelleschi's Dome - an architectural marvel.
Take a look at a sample itinerary below for your art and design school trip and see which attractions are on offer during your school or sixth form college tour.
Use our sample itinerary to help picture what your trip could look like. Our itineraries are flexible, visits and timings will be planned based on your needs.
Flight from UK to Pisa. Coach transfer to Florence. Transfer to your accommodation and check-in
Walking tour of Florence. Visits include highlights such as: Piazza Signoria; Palazzo Medici; Ponte Vecchio; Piazza della Signoria; Pitti Palace
Visits to: Museo di San Marco & Galleria dell’Accademia
Visits to: Cappella Brancacci; Brunelleschi’s Dome or Giotto’s Tower; Branacci Chapel
Restaurant evening meal
Visit to the Uffizi Gallery
Coach transfer to Pisa airport. Flight from Pisa to UK
Located on the second floor of the Pitti Palace, the thirty rooms of the Gallery have recently been reorganised, according to chronological criteria, covering a period of time going from Neoclassicism (the age of Peter Leopold) to the 1920s.
The Museum of San Marco is worth visiting for its architecture alone. This consists of the former Dominican convent restored and enlarged to its present size for Cosimo the Elder de' Medici by his favorite architect Michelozzo (1396-1472). Consecrated in 1443, this building was the scene of fervent religious activity, highlighted by personalities such as St. Antonino Pierozzi, Bishop of Florence, the Beato Angelico (c.1400-1450) and, later, Girolamo Savonarola
The Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze is home to some of the most important painting and sculpture collections in the world, including sculptures by Michelangelo, his renowned David among them, and a rich collection of early Italian painting. The collection of plaster casts and models by Lorenzo Bartolini and his student Luigi Pampaloni in the Gipsoteca in the monumental Salone dell’Ottocento is just as significant.
The beautiful Cappella Brancacci is a small chapel within the otherwise pretty plain Santa Maria del Carmine Church (due to the fact that most of the church was destroyed in a fire in 1771). It is considered a miracle that the Brancacci and Corsini Chapels survived the intense fire that destroyed everything else in less than 4 hours.
The Palazzo Vecchio (Old Palace) is one of the most famous symbols of the city of Florence and certainly is a stop that can't miss in your visit to this city cradle of the Italian Renaissance. Palazzo Vecchio was built in the form of a castle and with a tower of 94 meters high between 1299 and 1314.
The Museo Leonardiano di Vinci, or Leonardian Museum of Vinci, is a museum dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci, located in Vinci, Leonardo's birthplace, in the province of Florence, Italy.
This square offers a panoramic view of Florence, located in the Oltrarno district.
The Medici Chapels are two structures at the Basilica of San Lorenzo, dating from the 16th and 17th centuries.
This church is situated opposite the city's main railway station. It is the first great basilica in Florence and the city's principal Dominican church.
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