University & College Fashion & Textile Trip To Florence
Celebrate Italian fashion and indulge in some retail designer outlet shopping with a memorable trip to stunning fashion hub, Florence!
Explore the shoe designers Salvatore Ferragamo Museum
Costume Gallery in the Meridiana of the Pitti Palace
Oldest silk-weaving workshop in Florence at Antico Setificio
Learn about successful Italian brands at Museo Gucci
*Please note, entrance fees where applicable are not included in typical price – contact us for more details
See the oldest silk-weaving workshop in Florence at Antico Setificio Fiorentino in the San Frediano historical area. Fine fabrics have been woven here since 1786 and have been inspired by works during the Renaissance. Everything from bedroom fabrics to living room and clothes design is created here.
The museum is full of icon designs from Italy’s most famous fashion export. Students will be able to browse, and potentially drool over, classic Gucci designs and handbag exhibits.
See the impressive collections of the Costume Gallery in the Meridiana of the Pitti Palace located in the Palazzo Pitti. You’ll be surrounded by inspirational museums to fuel student project ideas.
Explore the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum, dedicated to the life and work of the Italian shoe designer. View hundreds of stunning shoes and learn about their production and design. Your students will have time to ask questions about the industry and potentially make a few purchases!
This medieval arched bridge spanning the river Arno is arguably the most photographed landmark in Florence. Lined with jewellery shops, great views can be had from the bridge which gives access to the artisan quarter of Santo Spirito and attractions across the Arno such as the Pitti Palace.
This impressive Romanesque, crenellated fortress-palace is the town hall of Florence, and was the workplace of Macchiavelli when he was Secretary of the Florentine Republic. The frescoes and staircases reveal the connection of patronage and power within art, and show how art is made not only to be hung in galleries, but to be a part of everyday life.
The Boboli Gardens are situated behind the Pitti Palace. Over centuries it has become one of Italy’s largest and most elegant Italian style gardens. The garden includes beautiful sculptures, wonderful fountains and amazing panoramic views.
Tip: This visit can be combined with the visit to the Modern Art Gallery and Galleria Palatina.
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Tailored course trips
We specilise in making bespoke tours that support your course objectives. If there is a excursion or activity not listed above that you would just love to include in your tour, get in touch with our further education department and we’ll do everything in our power to make it happen.
We have fantastic contacts in Italy and people on the ground who know their country inside and out. If there is anyone who can help put the perfect fashion and textiles course trip together for you, it’s us!pixabay