Florence A level Art & Photography Field Trip

Twenty two Sixth Form students flew to Florence on 8th February for 4 days. Year 12 were using work created in Italy to add to their coursework portfolio and Year 13 were using inspiration from Florence for their exam projects. The trip was designed to make maximum use of time to visit as many places of interest as possible. We had a tour guide with us to explain the cultural history of this amazing city as well as free time to explore, make art and take photographs.

The Hotel Pendini was our base; a beautiful hotel right in the heart of the city. From there we visited galleries, churches, a convent, a monastery with amazing frescos and the original David by Michelangelo. We climbed 398 steps to the top of the bell tower of Brunelleschi’s Duomo which gave us stunning views over the city and mountains in the distance.

Of course, in Italy, there was lots of food to enjoy and as you would expect, we were full on delicious pastas, pizzas and Italian Gelato. Mrs Giles and I were particularly fond of the thick and creamy hot chocolate.

Such a wonderful trip, immersed in art, history, culture and food. We all could have stayed much longer!



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