Agriculture College Trips & Tours to Florence
Florence, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance which is surrounded by hills and set in a river valley, is home to a wealth of beautiful gardens for students of Agriculture to appreciate whilst on a study trip. The city also houses approximately a third of the world's most important works of art therefore is the ideal to inspire your students as they explore the city’s formidable galleries, treasure-crammed churches, sculptures, paintings and architecture which attest to its artistic and cultural past, adding great first-hand experience to your study tour.
Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.
|1||Daytime flight from London airport & transfer to accommodation||Take the funicular to Montecatini Alto|
|2||Guided tour of Florence including the Cathedral, Bell Tower and Baptistery, Ponte Vecchio Bridge and Boboli Gardens||Uffizi Gallery & Galleria dell'Accademia||Enjoy an early evening stroll soaking up the Florentine atmosphere|
|3||Full day excursion to Pisa & Lucca||Quasar & bowling|
|4||Shopping & sightseeing in Bologna||Transfer to airport for return flight to London|
|Morning||Daytime flight from London airport & transfer to accommodation|
|Evening||Take the funicular to Montecatini Alto|
|Morning||Guided tour of Florence including the Cathedral, Bell Tower and Baptistery, Ponte Vecchio Bridge and Boboli Gardens|
|Afternoon||Uffizi Gallery & Galleria dell'Accademia|
|Evening||Enjoy an early evening stroll soaking up the Florentine atmosphere|
|Morning||Full day excursion to Pisa & Lucca|
|Afternoon||Quasar & bowling|
|Morning||Shopping & sightseeing in Bologna|
|Afternoon||Transfer to airport for return flight to London|
Price Shown includes
- 3 nights' bed & breakfast accommodation
- Return flights and overseas airport transfers
- Extensive group travel insurance
- 1 in 10 free place ratio
The visits shown in the sample itinerary above are not included in your quoted price unless indicated. If you would like to add any of these activities to your quote price, please get in touch.
Price shown is based on 30 paying passengers departing from a London airport on selected dates and is subject to availability.
On-tour support includes...
- Airport assistance when you arrive back at your UK airport when you book a coach transfer to take you home Services of a StudyLink Destination Representative
Additional on-tour support available...
- A choice of packed lunches for your group throughout your stay
- Pre-booked meals at great group prices
- Services of a Local Guide
Top visits for college groups in Florence
One of the world’s finest art galleries which features all the great names of the Florentine Renaissance. Includes paintings by Piero della Francesca, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Giotto, Raphael, Titian and Caravaggio. There is a whole room dedicated to Michelangelo and the 16th century.
Basilica de Santa Maria Novella
Ranking second only to Santa Croce in the list of great Florentine churches, and housing some important frescoes such as Masaccio’s Trinita (1428), this church stands proud in motifs and scrolls made out of green and white marble.
The Medici’s private chapels and mausoleum feature several of Michelangelo’s most outstanding pieces of Florentine funerary sculpture.
Piazza della Signoria
The original location of Michelangelo’s David. Sights include the Palazzo Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery and an outdoor gallery sheltering several outstanding pieces of sculpture.
For spectacular panoramic views of Florence and the Arno Valley, a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo is a must. Designed in 1869 by Florentine architect Giuseppe Poggi, Piazzale Michelangelo is a popular spot with locals and tourists.
Dating back to the 14th century, the Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) is a medieval bridge spanning the river Arno in Florence. It is one of the few remaining bridges with houses built upon. The Vasari corridor that runs over the houses connects the Uffizi with the Pitti Palace on the other side of the river. The unique Vecchio is one of the most photographed bridges in Europe.
The Boboli Gardens
The Boboli gardens are one of the greatest open-air museums in Florence. With centuries-old oak trees, sculptures and fountains, the Boboli gardens are a must visit.
Leaning Tower of Pisa
The freestanding bell tower of the cathedral in Pisa is world-famous for its unintended tilt. Construction of the tower started in 1173 and took over 200 years to complete - it began to lean almost from the outset! A must-see for any group and a great photo opportunity for your students.
Santa Maria del Fiore, Battistero & Campanile
Elegant architecture, exemplifying the roots of the Renaissance. The Baptistry building represents a direct link between the Golden Age and Rome. The bell tower, built by Giotto, is decorated with statues and reliefs. Other architects have picked up this theme from the campaniles, and doorways are magnificently Gothic-clad in green, red and white marble.
Central Florence is dominated by the splendid Piazza del Duomo, and, at its centre, the Duomo, the city’s cathedral. Climb to the top of the dome for a fabulous bird’s-eye view of the city.
Coach excursion to Pisa or Lucca
Choose to visit Pisa and view the world-famous leaning tower or Lucca, renowned for the well-preserved Renaissance walls encircling its historic city centre and its cobblestone streets.
Medici Villas & Gardens
The Medici Villa gardens are a definite ‘must-see’ when on a study tour to Florence. The splendid garden has a magnificent range of citrus and other rare plants, antiques and Renaissance statues to inspire your students as they explore this beautiful setting.
Architectural History & Philosophy
Building Performance & Technology