Florence Design & Technology School Trips & Tours
The enticing city of Florence is a great choice of Design and Technology trip for your students, allowing your group to explore Design and Technology from design origins through to finished product, it also home to the 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.
Price Shown includes
- 3 nights' B&B accommodation
- Return flights and overseas airport transfers
- Extensive group travel insurance
- 1 in 10 free place ratio
Price shown is based on 40 paying passengers departing from a London airport in November 2022 and is subject to availability.
On-tour support includes...
- Airport assistance during check-in, security and gate checks on your outbound flight from the UK
- Airport assistance when you arrive back at your UK airport when you book a coach transfer to take you home
Additional on-tour support available...
- Pre-booked meals at great group prices
Top visits for design & technology trips in Florence
Discover the beginnings with Ferruccio and the key car models from then until now. Explore racing cars from Formula 1 and the main stages of technological development.
Maranello Ferrari Museum
Immerse yourself in the Ferrari story past and present, and top off the experience with a bit of time travel to the future too. The Maranello Museum tells the Ferrari story by delving deep into the Prancing Horse’s extraordinary roots and taking visitors on a magnificent journey via its most famous and successful F1 cars, legendary sports prototypes and GTs, and, of course, the road cars that have set the benchmark for the entire car industry.
Ducati Museum & Factory
Ducati is proud to represent Italian industry - the essence of Italian style shows through the design of each bike. Sinuous, seductive and flexible lines with a permanent, timeless quality that sets an unsurpassable standard.
Ducati Bikes – in over 60 nations throughout the world these models dominate the dreams of the most ardent motorcycle enthusiasts.
Salvatore Ferragamo Museum
The Salvatore Ferragamo Museum in Florence is a fashion museum dedicated to the life and work of Italian shoe designer Salvatore Ferragamo. The museum contains 10,000 models of shoes created and owned by Ferragamo from the 1920s until his death in 1960. Following Ferragamo's death the collection was expanded by his widow and children. The museum also includes films, press cuttings, advertising materials, clothes and accessories from the 1950s to the present day.
The Pitti Palace (Galleria Palatina)
This enormous palace is one of Florence's largest architectural monuments. The original palazzo was built for the Pitti family in 1457, designed by Filippo Brunelleschi and built by his pupil Luca Fancelli. In the separate Palazzina del Cavaliere on the upper slopes of the Boboli Gardens is the Porcelain Museum, while the Palazzina of the Meridiana contains the Costume Gallery, a showcase of the fashions of the past 300 years.
At the Pagani facility, you will discover the incredible life of Horacio Pagani, a man who crossed the Atlantic Ocean from Argentina to accomplish his life’s dream: creating supercars that are like a work of art. In the show room you will be able to admire the very first model to scale which Mr. Pagani, the founder, made when he was just 12 years old. You will also get an opportunity to see the first racing car that he ever built, as well as the very first drawing of the Zondaand the latest Zonda Revolution and Huayra. Guided visits of the production work-shop will be allowed together with a chance to buy official Pagani merchandise.
Leaning Tower of Pisa
The freestanding bell tower of the cathedral in Pisa is world-famous for its unintended tilt. Construction of the tower started in 1173 and took over 200 years to complete - it began to lean almost from the outset! A must-see for any group and a great photo opportunity for your students.
One of the world’s finest art galleries which features all the great names of the Florentine Renaissance. Includes paintings by Piero della Francesca, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Giotto, Raphael, Titian and Caravaggio. There is a whole room dedicated to Michelangelo and the 16th century.
Museo del Bargello
Italy’s greatest collection of Renaissance sculpture. Major collections within Florence’s first palace encompass Renaissance to Mannerist sculpture, including an array of majolica, tapestries, paintings and silverware.
Dating back to the 14th century, the Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) is a medieval bridge spanning the river Arno in Florence. It is one of the few remaining bridges with houses built upon. The Vasari corridor that runs over the houses connects the Uffizi with the Pitti Palace on the other side of the river. The unique Vecchio is one of the most photographed bridges in Europe.
Galleria dell’ Accademia
Europe’s first artistic academy and home to Michelangelo’s famous masterpieces. The academy features the famous marble David sculpture, created between 1501 and 1504. The Muscular Four Slaves can also be seen, and range from virtually finished to the barely blocked out. Also on offer is a superb range of Gothic and Renaissance paintings.
We can arrange for your group to fly from a range of UK airports and we’ll work with you to plan your route at the best value possible.
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Before your tour
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- Free group leader inspection visits
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- Exceptional standards of coaching
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- Extensive group travel insurance
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