Midterm Weekend Trip: Visit to Renaissance Florence

Posted on: October 16th, 2015 by intern No Comments

Visit to Renaissance Florence

The Midterm Weekend to Florence will take place on October 23-24, 2015 (Friday and Saturday)


The activities on Friday, October 23 are part of the Supplementary Art Course “Introduction to Italian Renaissance Painting” and will be guided by prof. Paolieri.
The activities on Saturday, October 24th are extra activities organized by VIU. 


Friday, October 23​

Meeting point: 11am at Piazza della Signoria, Firenze.

11.00 am – 1.00 pm: Visit of Piazza della Signoria, Cappella Brancace, and the exteriors of Duomo, Baptistery

1.00 pm – 5.30 pm: Visit to the Uffizi Galleries
In the evening: VIU dinner (optional)

Saturday, October 24

09.00 am – 10.30 am Guided Visit to Workshop of semi-precious stones (one of the famous artistic workshops of the Italian Renaissance)

11.00 am – 1.00 pm Guided Walking Tour “Renaissance Florence” – Santa Maria Novella Church, Cathedral Of Santa Maria del Fiore (The Duomo), Piazza della Signoria, Church of Santa Croce.

End of the Visit


You can choose in advance (when signing up) if to attend only Friday or both days.You can decide if you want to organize transport and accommodation on your own terms or take the VIU “package”.

The VIU “package”  has a cost of 100 euro and includes:

Transport: Venice/Florence (both ways: departure)

Accommodation: (1 night in shared room in Hostel)

All entrance tickets (Uffizi, Workshop of Semi-precious Stones, Guided Walking Tour)


The students who decide to organize the transport and accommodation itself will have to reimburse only the entrance tickets.

For students attending the Supplementary Art Course “Introduction to Italian Renaissance Painting” the entrance tickets for the Uffizi are sponsored by VIU.

The visit is open to all VIU students and faculty.

To participate, please sign the roster on the door of the classroom corridor and bring the participation fee to the Front Office by Tuesday, October 20 at 12 am.
For further information contact us on intern@univiu.org or stop at VIU Front Office.

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