Our customised Art History trips are truly unforgettable, and inspirational. The inspiration comes in the form of Michelangelo, Dante, and da Vinci- to name just a few! Art history students spend their time poring over the greats, reading up on the lives and times of prolific painters and sculptors, and seeing their work in books. Nothing can be more satisfying, after all that time of seeing prints, than having these great works come to life right before their eyes, and being able to see them in the flesh.
Italy provides sheer hedonism for anyone with a passion for art. Its artistic centres include Rome, Florence, Venice, Milan, Turin, Genoa, Naples- in fact most Italian cities have a strong link to art and design and the hardest part about planning an Italian art tour is deciding what you can fit in! Touring several Italian destinations in the space of a week is definitely doable- if the planning is right. We will work with you to put together a trip that focuses on the art that your students have studied, but our Art History Itinerary can give you a flavour of the kind of trip to expect. Two of the Italian cities that are most popular with Art History students are Florence and Rome.
Florence, or Firenze in Italian, is the capital city of Tuscany and a UNESCO World Heritage site. It was a medieval centre for trade and finance in Europe and is considered to be the birthplace of the Renaissance, making it a must-see for Art History students. As you would expect, there are a plethora of art museums for students to enjoy in Florence, ranging from the Uffizi Gallery, where Botticelli’s Venus is displayed, to the Bargello which houses incredible pieces from Michelangelo, Donatello, and Giambologna.
Roma e il Vaticano
A trip to Italy cannot be complete without a visit to Rome’s Pantheon and Colosseum, and a tour around the Vatican. Enter the hallowed walls of the Vatican Museum and be greeted by a veritable Aladdin’s cave of art including Leonardo da Vinci‘s St. Jerome in the Wilderness and Raphael’s Transfiguration. Walk through rooms filled to bursting with ancient Greek and Roman sculptures, the awe-inspiring gallery of maps painted by Friar Ignazio Danti, and corridors of modern religious art hung with the likes of Salvador Dali, Francis Bacon and Pablo Picasso, all leading you towards the final masterpiece- Michelangelo’s breathtaking Sistine Chapel.
All Anglo Educational Tours programmes are fully customised and can take place in numerous locations including Ireland, Scotland, Italy, The Netherlands and more. Contact us to schedule your customised educational tour today!