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Basic price from
3 nights accom. & travel  for 40 students and 4 staff

Art & Design in Florence

Art & Design school trips to Florence

Inspire your students with an Art & Design trip to Florence and introduce them to this beautiful city where ‘art was reborn’ during the Renaissance period. This eclectic city offers spectacular architecture, be sure to take the time to explore the bustling streets and markets for an excuse to practise photography skills and bolster portfolios. Visit some of the most famous galleries in the world, home to works of Michaelangelo, Brunelleschi and Donatello, then enjoy a trip through the Tuscan countryside to Pisa to sketch its iconic leaning tower. Home to the most preserved collection of Renaissance Art a school trip to Florence provides outstanding possibilities for Art & Design students.


Suggested Itinerary

Sample 3 night/ 4 day trip

  • day


    • Flight to Pisa
    • Visit Pisa on route to Florence
  • day


    • Walking tour
    • Palazzo Vecchio
    • Uffizi
  • day


    • Duomo
    • Accademia Gallery
    • Evening: city skyline from Piazzale Michelangelo
  • day


    • Visit Museo del Bargello
    • Flight back to UK

N.B The basic 'from' prices do not include excursions, for a full package price... Request a quote >>




Hotel Piccadilly

  • 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.


PLUS Hostel

  • 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.

Subject Specific Excursions


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.

Palazzo Vecchio

The town hall of Florence, this building overlooks the Piazza della Signoria with a 311ft high bell tower and fortress-like castellations.

Pitti Palace

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.


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.

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.

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.

Quick Tip: If you have an excursion in mind which you don't see listed, please get in touch so we can do our best to arrange it for you!

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