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

Art & Design in florence


Florence is lauded as the birthplace of the Renaissance, and its galleries, museums and churches house a peerless collection of art. According to UNESCO, Florence has around a third of the world’s greatest masterpieces. It is an obvious but highly rewarding destination for students on an Art Design and Photography educational trip.

As well as the opportunity to see the art treasures of Florence, Equity has carefully selected a number of specialist excursions.

These include tailored visits to the Accademia del Giglio, with an opportunity for students to attend courses in a range of fine art subjects and techniques. The courses are either taught in the Accademia’s centrally located 19th century building, or in the streets, squares and gardens of Florence.

Another option is a hands-on workshop at an artist’s studio where groups will see demonstrations and then produce their own works related to their chosen theme.

Art History can be explored during a range of in-depth courses comprising presentations and guided tours.





Hotel Piccadilly

  • Central location
  • Excellent value

A family run hotel in the heart of Florence, this is an ideal option for student group 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 a an excellent restaurant and bar for guests. 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

Palazzo Vecchio

The Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art houses works from the last 50 years. Currently Hungary most predominant collector and displayer of international contemporary art the gallery is housed in the architecturally controversial Palace of Arts.

Gallerie degli Uffizi

As one of the oldest and most famous museums on the workd the Uffizi Gallery is home to one of the greatest displays of Renaissance art in Europe, with pieces by many Italian masters including Botticelli, Caravaggio and da Vinci. The building was designed by Giorgio Vasari in 1560 for Cosimo I de'Medici as the offices for the Florentine magistrates — hence the name "uffizi" (offices).

Gallerie dell’ Accademia Gallerie dell’ Accademia

This gallery is dedicated to Michaelanglo, where you see the monumental figure of his statue 'David', where it has resided since 1873. It also contains more of Michaelangelo's sculptures along with a collection of Renaissance paintings. As well as a number of Florentine Gothic paintings, the gallery houses the idiosyncratic collection of Russian icons assembled by the Grand Dukes of the House of Lorraine.

Museu del Bargello

The Bargello, also known as the Bargello Palace, is a former barracks and prison, and is currently an art museum. This is the oldest public building in Florence having had construction begin in 1255 and designed around an open courtyard. It was originally two stories with the third being added after a fire in 1323.

Santa Croce

As well as being the burial place for the great and good of Florence - including Michaelangelo, Santa Croce rebuilt in 1294, is also home to artwork by Giotto, Gaddi and Donatello.


Quick Tip: If you have an excursion in mind which you don't see listed, please get in touch anyway as we may still arrange it for you!

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