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Happy Friday educational travelers!
Known as the birthplace of the Renaissance, and home to some of the greatest architecture, museums, and food in all of Italy, Florence is an extraordinary city that should be experienced by students on an educational student tour.
When walking around this gorgeous city, it’s possible for one to admire the city’s incredible art without ever stepping foot inside a building.
On their educational tour, students will come across the Loggia dei Lanzi situated on the Piazza della Signoria and right next to the world-renowned Uffizi Gallery. Under its wide arches, students and teachers can take in the open-air sculpture gallery of Renaissance art.
Marvel at the Medici lions that’ve been standing tall over that exact spot since 1789.
Admire the bronze statue of Perseus by Benvenuto Cellini that took almost ten years to create. The mythical Greek hero, with his well chiseled body, stands poised on his right leg with his sword in one hand and the severed head of Medusa in the other.
Step outside onto the square, and you’ll quickly see a copy of the statue of David.
Nearby, you’ll see Bartolommeo Bandinelli’s Hercules and Cacus. Here, the demi-god has killed the fire- belching monster Cacus which his show of physical strength.
I hope that on your next student tour to Italy with EA Tours, you’ll take the time to seek out and admire the artwork that’s out in the open. Each of the pieces I’ve highlighted is incredibly unique and beautiful that they’re waiting for you to look upon them.
Do you have a favorite piece of art that you came across out in the open? If so, I’d love for you to share it with me.
Until then, have a great weekend and keep traveling,