Friday trip: Firenze

Posted on: April 1st, 2016 by intern No Comments

Friday, April 15, 2016

Meeting point: Florence, Piazza della Signoria at 1.00 pm


Walking through renaissance…  

Piazza della Signoria is the central square of Florence, site of the civil power. Palazzo Vecchio, designed by Arnolfo di Cambio, is the most important element of the square together with the so called Loggia della Signoria in which gothic and classic elements are combined. Piazza del Duomo is composed by Giotto’s bell tower, the outstanding cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore built by Arnolfo di Cambio, Francesco Talenti and Filippo Brunelleschi whose dome is still considered an artistic and engineering masterpieces, and the Battistero di S. Giovanni with Andrea Pisano’s door.
Uffizi Gallery was the ancient government headquarters. The gallery hosts a superb collection of priceless art works arising from the Medici’s collection enriched, over the centuries, thanks to donations and acquisitions. The museum is divided into sections which are dedicated to different painters and styles. Inside this rooms you will see some of the greatest masterpieces of masters such as Cimabue, Giotto, Mantegna, Leonardo da Vinci, Tiziano, Botticelli, Caravaggio, Parmigianino, Canaletto, Rubens and many more…



This trip is part of the Supplementary Art Course and is compulsory if you are attending the Supplementary Art Course for 2 ECTS credits.
The visit is open to all interested VIU student and professor. To participate sign the roster on the door of the classroom corridor by Thursday, April 6.  


  • 1:00 p.m.   meeting at Piazza della Signoria, Firenze and visit to the center of Florence with Prof. Paolieri
  • 2:00 p.m.   Entrance to Uffizi and guided visit with Prof. Paolieri
  • 6:30 p.m.   Estimated time for the end of the visit in Florence


Entrance tickets: VIU will sponsor the entrance tickets for all the students attending the Supplementary Art Course.

The transportation costs are on your own. You can reach Florence on your own and then meet Prof. Paolieri at the Piazza della Signoria.
You can reach Florence by train ( We suggest you to purchase the tickets as soon as possible to avoid the rise of the prizes.



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