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Galleria dell'Accademia, Venice

Situated just down the Accademia bridge, the Accademia Gallerie was founded in the 1750s as painting, sculpture and architecture's school and is a key study visit on any Art and Design school or student trip to Venice. It's purpose was to create an official institution for arts like those  in other Italian cities such as Florence, Milan and Bologna and it is now regarded as probably the city's most important and prestigious art gallery.

Most notable is probably its extremely impressive collection of Venetian works and paintings by artists including Bellini, Titian and Mantegna. Contact FHT for student group entrance prices and opening times

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Bridge of Sighs

This famous bridge, known as the Ponte dei Sospiri to the natives, connects the Palazzo delle Prigioni and Palazzo Ducale. It is called the bridge of sighs because in old times convicts, after their trial, were forced to enter the prison through this bridge and, legend has it, as they glimpsed their last view of Venice would let out a sigh. If your student group wish to walk on it then you will need to take a guided tour of the Doge's read more ...

Campanile di San Marco

The Campanile di San Marco is the highest structure in the city and from its bell tower, reaching over 97m high, your student group will be able to enjoy breathtaking views over the whole city and St. Mark Cathedral’s dome. The tower was originally built in the 9th century and then rebuilt several times in the following centuries. Unexpectedly it crashed to the ground in 1902, so was rebuilt afterwards following the or read more ...

Day trip to Verona

Just a short coach ride from central Venice, you can take your student group on a half or full day trip to beautiful Verona, home to the infamous balcony which helped inspire the Rome and Juliet story, as well as it's renowned amphitheatre. Please get in touch with FHT for guide and coach hire rates.

Gardaland

If you have time of the urge to get away from the beauty of Venice island, take your student group out on a fun-filled day to the largest theme park in Italy and one of the largest in Europe! Call FHT for entrance prices and coach hire and we will take your group to enjoy all the fun of the fair!

Guided Walking Tour of Venice

A guided walking tour of Venice with an expert guide is a must-do during your stay in this beautiful city. Your student group will have the chance to see the main attractions around St Mark’s Square, including the Campanile, Doge's Palace and some of the backstreets. With the guide's help you wiill also be able to get under the skin of this intriguing place. Please call FHT for prices and if you want the tour read more ...

Rialto Bridge

The iconic Rialto bridge was built in late 16th century as result of a competition held in Venice to replace the older version on the Grand Canal. Many illustrious architects such as Palladio, Sansovino and Vignola tried to win the competition but was Antonio da Ponte who was chosen to design it. The bridge now houses several bustling jewellery and Murano glass shops which your group can browse and buy if they wish.  

St Mark's Square

One of the finest piazzas in the world without doubt and located in the heart of Venice, the magnificent San Marco square is surrounded on three sides by the Procuratie Nuove, Procuratie Vecchie and Ala Napoleonica. On the fourth side is the outstanding Basilica di San Marco and few steps away the 15th century Clock tower or Campanile that rises above the Mercerie. The square is one of the lowest areas in Venice and espe read more ...

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