Day Tour

Arte Firenze for Families (2 Hours 30 Minutes)

Context Travel

Florence, Italy

Valid for Travel Now Through: 02 Mar 2019

Arte Firenze for Families (2 Hours 30 Minutes)

Florence, Italy

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Vacations
  • Sightseeing

Meals

None

Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level

Moderate

Description

Created especially for our younger art enthusiasts, our Arte Firenze for Families walk acts as a primer to the rich collection of the Uffizi Gallery and to Florentine art and history, in general. The Uffizi is, perhaps, the best museum in the world in terms of its collection of Renaissance art, thus it will be an excellent text for our immersion into the art and culture of the time period. We will pair your family with an art historian, trained in an interactive inquiry-based learning technique, who will bring the collection to life, making what might be the kids' first museum experience both fun and informative.

We start our time together with a short introduction in Piazza della Signoria, discussing the Uffizi's structure and its relation to Palazzo Vecchio, Florence's town hall, and the importance of the Medici family. After spending some time outside the museum, we will then continue on to the museum, where we will spend roughly two hours exploring the collection.Focusing on recurring subjects, themes and symbols, the historical background in which the works were created and biographical information about the artists, themselves, the docent will be able to construct an engrossing dialogue with the children about the art; how, why and by whom it was created. This will create an atmosphere of exploration and participation which will encourage investigation and interaction.

By the end of the walk, the children will have a very clear idea of how and why art is created and will be able to better appreciate the artwork they will encounter throughout their trip.

In order to plan the best possible experience for children, it would be helpful for us know some background. Have they traveled to other countries in the past? If so, where? Have they studied any subjects in school that would relate to the walk? Are they interested in art, music, even food! The more we know, the better.

Due to the very interactive nature of this program and given the educational environment our docent aim to evoke, we adhere to a very strict maximum of 6 participants. Groups larger than 6 will need to book two separate walks that can run concurrently but with different docents.

About Us

The Context vision is to create an atmosphere—a context, if you will—for curious travelers to engage with local experts; to give them access to places and cultures that might otherwise remain out of sight to the casual visitor; to invite them off the tourist track and into the real life of the people, history, and heritage that make these cultural capitals amazing. With no more than six people, you'll participate in an intimate, hands-on, conversational experience. No Tour Guides - Our docents are first and foremost scholars or specialists, with MAs, Ph.D.s, or other terminal degrees in their fields of study.

Insider Tip

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Terms & Conditions

Context walks can be cancelled up to 48 hours prior to the walk with an 85% refund. Within 48 hours all reservations are final and cannot be refunded. Walks are held rain or shine with some variations to accommodate the weather. If you are running late for your meeting with our docent, we ask that you call to alert us so that we can relay the message to the docent. No shows are treated as last-minute cancellations and are non-refundable. Cancellations within three business days need to be made by phone to the emergency number provided in your confirmation email. Cancellations within three business days made via email or by calling our U.S. 800 number may not be honored. Other terms and conditions may apply.



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By: Joe C


Reviewed on: 27 Jun 2018

Without question they did a superb job.