The following day, the group set off to discover classical Rome at the Roman Forum and Colosseum, followed by, at the other end of the spectrum, some contemporary art at the MAXXI Gallery.
On the final morning in Rome our young artists visited the spectacular Vatican City where they saw some incredible antique sculptures and iconic masterpieces of the High Renaissance – Raphael’s Stanze, the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo’s spectacular ceiling, and Bramante’s St Peter’s Basilica.
Next stop was Florence. The first thing they decided to do was scale the cathedral and make it to the top of the Brunelleschi’s dome.
After recovering from the many steps of the cathedral, students took their sketchbooks to the Bargello and Marino Marini Museums where they were able to take some inspiration from the Florentine Renaissance sculptures.