Florence Design & Technology

Prices from: £269 (Based on 4 Days, 3 Nights)

The enticing city of Florence is a great choice trip for your Design and Technology students, allowing your group to explore Design and Technology from design origins through to finished product.  Not only is Florence the home of Leonardo da Vinci and home to a museum dedicated to this master, it also close by to the likes of luxurious Italian supercar brands including Lamborghini and Ferrari.  Students will have the opportunity to visit museums dedicated to these superbrands, in addition to having the opportunity to take your group to the Ducati Motorcycle Factory and expose your students to the manufacturing process.

There are also numerous Food Technology related visits available in the Tuscany region, an area famed for its cuisine and high quality produce.  Students can learn from cookery classes and visiting local produce farms.

Contact Adaptable Travel today and start organising your Design and Technology trip to Florence.

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Guangzhou GB
We had a good experience in the trip as well as in the organization process. It will be better if we do it again next year because then we would be more prepared as to what is actually available for us and other options we could consider. Probably the most difficult part was having too much time for ourselves. We had two days out of the four in which us teachers had to be guides. It's doable, but challenging when we are not familiar with the environment. The guide the we also had was very kind, helpful, and informative. Unfortunately, even though our Chinese students could speak English, they were not proficient enough to completely understand what was being said due to the Italian accent. Most were simply not used to it.
Confirmed traveller: 26 March 2019
Published on: 07 April 2019
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Pembrokeshire GB
Although the hotel was ideally located is was very, very basic, WIFI was only available in a very cramped small area in reception, no phone signals and very dated no TV etc.

Loads to do in Florence, great City, would consider a return but a higher class hotel.

The tour guide was excellent and really helped us getting orientated.
Confirmed traveller: 03 May 2016
Published on: 11 May 2016
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London GB
Students and Teachers loved our D&T trip to Florence! Everything was so well organised from start to finish and the subject trips were fabulous! Pizza making, gelato tasting, textile museums including - Gucci.
Confirmed traveller: 24 March 2016
Published on: 01 April 2016
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Cookery Lessons
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Duomo Museum
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Parmesan Factory (Modena)
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The Lamborghini Museum & Production Line Tour
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The Ferrari Museum & Exhibitions
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Ducati Museum & Factory visit
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The Silver Museum - Pitti Palace
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Salvatore Ferragamo Museum
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Museo del Tessuto
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Destination Pack
To assist you with planning the most relevant and appropriate itinerary for your students, a Leisure & Learning destination pack complete with a full excursion list including curriculum area recommendations will be sent with every quote.

Adaptable Travel can tailor-make an itinerary based on the exact needs of your group. Below is a sample itinerary for your Design & Technology trip to Florence.

Day 1

Depart from the UK to Pisa, upon arrival, you'll be transferred by coach to Florence (approx 1-1.5hrs). After checking into your hotel you may have some free time in the city to explore, subject to your flight times. If this is the case, we highly recommend a visit to the famous Piazza della Signoria and Piazza del Duomo or one of the galleries such as the Bargello or Uffizi.

Day 2

Start the day and have breakfast with your group before being transferred to the Enzo Ferrari Museum and explore the history of the prancing horse. Here your students have the opportunity to attend engaging workshops with a focus on technical-scientific, team-building and marketing.

Then have a group lunch before visiting the Ducati Museum and Factory, here your students will learn about the 90-year history of the company as well as witness the manufacturing process and stage by stage assembly lines of the motorbikes.

Spend your evening in Florence and enjoy a group evening meal.

Day 3

On your third day, your group will proceed to the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum and learn about the history and craftsmanship involved in the creation of Ferragamo brands. Then enjoy a group lunch after your visit.

Your trip will then be followed by a visit to the Silver Museum in the Pitti Palace and discover sophisticated collections of ivory, jewellery, silver miniatures and Chinese & Japanese porcelain.

Travel back to Florence and enjoy a group evening meal.

Day 4

After breakfast, check-out of your hotel, you may have some free time to explore this city. Then proceed to your airport transfer to Pisa and return to the UK.

Extended durations are available. An extended duration gives further options to add more cultural, design and technology, food technology or language based excursions. Please enquire and Adaptable Travel will be happy to assist.

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