Our partner requested our services to design and operate a weekend program in Florence that would function seamlessly for the entire group of students with diverse backgrounds and areas of study. The itinerary needed to include opportunities for the group to tour and learn together, as well as a supplement excursion for the art history students that were linked to their course learnings.
3 day weekend program in Florence
Visit major sites regarding arts and culture
Optional excursion to Tuscan winery
On the ground support
24/7 emergency assistance
THE PROGRAM SOLUTION
Our tour headed to Florence, the city that is credited as the birthplace of the Renaissance, via private luxury coach to our accommodation. Once we dropped off our luggage, we enjoyed lunch at one of our favorite local spots before beginning a guided walking tour where we learned the history of the famous sights and piazzas. A few notable stops on the tour included the Duomo, Piazza Santa Croce and the Ponte Vecchio. Afterwards, we visited the Galleria dell’Accademia which houses the infamous Michelangelo’s David. The evening was free to explore the magical city or join our optional family-style dinner.
The following day, art history students visited the Museo Nazionale del Bargello, a former barracks and prison dating back to 13th Century that is now used as a renowned art museum. The remainder of the group had a free morning to explore Florence and our guides provided a variety of recommendations for various interests. Later that day, there was an optional evening in Tuscany, with a trip to San Gimignano and the surrounding wineries.
For our final day in Florence, we visited the world famous Uffizi Gallery, which is home to the Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, amongst other priceless pieces of art. We departed via private transportation in the late afternoon back to their destination city.