School Trips to Florence
To experience the “Cradle of the Renaissance” firsthand on a school trip, will leave any student in awe. Florence, or locally known as Firenze should be top of the travel bucket list for any art student. Witness, record and re-tell the beauty of Michelangelo's David; see Galileo's original instruments; go inside the mind of Leonardo da Vinci and bask in the magnificence of the stunning architecture this spectacular city has to offer, on a school trip to Florence.
Visit the Duomo, one of Christianity's largest cathedrals, and marvel at the famous marble panels; explore the Ponte Vecchio and watch the River Arno flow beneath it; or absorb the ferocious beauty of the Boboli Gardens. Be led astray by the epic, timeless love story of Dante and Beatrice, and discover the great poet's final resting place.
With effortless elegance and stunning style, anyone who visits Florence is bound to fall in love with the vast cultural wealth of excursions on offer.
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Florence Image Gallery
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Below is a sample of excursions Equity can organise for your school trip to Florence - for subject specific excursions have a look at the
recommended educational trips for Florence
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.
Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens
Full of everything from neo-classical to early 20th century art, the museum consists of 30 rooms which were once royal apartments. The varied collection, comprises works which were donated by private collectors, once belonged to grand dukes and also paintings brought by the state.
Il Grande Museo del Duomo
The Florence Cathedral, ordinarily called Il Duomo di Firenze, is comprised of three buildings that are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the historic centre of Florence.
A short trip to Tuscany will give your students the opportunity to experience the famous leaning tower and learn more about this authentic city.
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.
Museo del Bargello
A former barracks and prison that has now been transformed into an art museum housing masterpieces from Michelangelo, Donatello and many other famous Italian artists.
Lucca is the perfect destination for a day trip from Florence where you can discover some of the most beautiful Renaissance architecture in Tuscany.
San Marco Museum
Museum of San Marco occupies the oldest part of an ancient Dominican monastery, and houses the largest collection in the world of the works of Fra Angelico, who lived here for several years.
Siena is a lovely medieval town located about 73kms (45 miles) south of Florence. The historic centre of Siena has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site.
Palazzo Strozzi in Florence is a famous art gallery, presenting both early pieces and new works as well as being a masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance.
Santa Croce and the Whispering Gallery
The Basilica of Santa Croce (also known as the Temple of the Italian) is the burial place of some of the most illustrious Italians including Michelangelo. There is great artistic wealth in Santa Croce with contributions throughout history from many famous artists.
Leonardo da Vinci Museum
A museum dedicated to the universal genius of Leonardo da Vinci. From art to science this museum acknowledges the extraordinary mind of Leonardo. Most fascinating for schoolchildren are the working models of some of his scientific notebooks.
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- Central location
- Excellent value
A family run hotel in the heart of Florence, this is an ideal option for student groups looking for convenience and value.
Location: Close to the Galleria dell'Accademia and a short walk from all of the city?s historic sites including the Duomo and Palazzo Vecchio.
Facilities: As well as a breakfast room the hotel has a bar and luggage storage area.
Accommodation: Students are accommodated in 3-4 bedded en-suite rooms. Single and twin rooms are available for staff.
Meals: Daily continental breakfast.
Hotel Leonardo da Vinci
- Elegant 3* hotel
- Great location
This elegant and stylish hotel offers student groups a fantastic combination of quality, value and location.
Location: Situated a short distance from the Fortezza da Basso exhibition centre the hotel is a 15 minute walk from the historic centre.
Facilities: The hotel is fully air-conditioned and has an excellent restaurant. A meeting room is also available as well as luggage storage facilities.
Accommodation: Triple and quad rooms are offered for students all with LED TV screens, free Wi-Fi and en-suite facilities. Single and twin rooms available for staff.
Meals: A continental buffet breakfast is served each morning with regional cuisine served in the restaurant each evening. Packed lunches are also available.
- Quality central hostel
- Fantastic value for student groups
This great quality hostel offers student groups a fantastic opportunity to base themselves in the heart of Florence at an affordable price.
Location: Walking distance from Santa Maria Novella station the hostel is easy to reach on arrival and a stone?s throw from the historic centre of Florence.
Facilities: The hostel offers a restaurant and bar as well as great terrace and a swimming pool. Additionally guests can use the internet cafe, laundry service or free Wi-Fi.
Accommodation: Multi-bedded dorm rooms for students with private accommodation available for staff. All rooms have showers and lockers.
Meals: Continental breakfast served daily with half board and full board options available.
Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.
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Recommended Educational Trips to Florence
Equity can recommend Florence for the following subjects - click on the box below for more information about subject specific itineraries and excursions.