This Business school/university trip to Rome and Bologna gives students an insight into the significance of fashion and luxury goods in Italy’s economy, as well as providing a true understanding of their huge impact on global trade. Here’s our Business educational tour program in Italy at a glance:
- Day 1 in Rome: Trevi fountain, Pantheon, Spanish Steps
- Day 2: flea markets, Fendi offices in Mussolini’s Square Colosseum, Colosseum, Roman Forum, Via del Circo Massimo, Garden of Oranges
- Day 3: Roman school visit, business lecture by art company
- Day 4 in Bologna: train to Bologna, Asinelli Tower
- Day 5: Eataly farm workshop, business district, Fiera di Bologna
- Day 6: Ferrari workshop, Ferrari museum tour, train to Rome
Like what you see? Discover Italy’s bustling business world in our detailed itinerary below! But remember, all our school trips are completely customisable.
*Prices based on groups of 20 students and 2 free teachers.
✓ All accommodation costs
✓ Full board meals for the entire trip
✓ All transportation costs, including airport pick-up and drop-off
✓ All activities listed in the itinerary
✓ 1 free teacher per 10 paying students
✓ 24-hour emergency contact support during the trip
✓ Detailed pre-departure summary & briefing
✓ Full financial failure protection
✓ Public liability insurance
✓ Our trips are fully risk-assessed
Day 1: Explore Rome
Step off the plane and hop on the Terravision bus to your accommodation in Termini. Check into the hotel and make your way out to explore all of Rome’s must-sees. Marvel at the historic Trevi fountain, the Pantheon and the Spanish Steps.
Feast on a welcome dinner and come together for a trip briefing to get you prepped for the week’s adventures.
Day 2: Colosseum
Explore the Campo di Fiori or Porta Portese flea markets, where you’ll experience Italian culture, compare prices and learn more about the history of this important trading area.
After lunch, get glam as you visit the Fendi offices in Mussolini’s Square Colosseum, also known as the ‘Italian Civilisation’ building. Take a guided visit to the magnificent Colosseum and Roman Forum, too.
Enjoy some traditional Italian grub. Walk it off down the Via del Circo Massimo and admire the beautiful views of the Palatine Hill. Make sure you stop off at the Garden of Oranges for superb views of the Vatican.
Day 3: School Visit and Business Lecture
Visit a Roman school that has been specially matched to meet your educational interests. Walk in the shoes of an Italian student for the day, taking a school tour, joining lessons, playing sports and participating in activities.
Listen up at a business lecture by a street art publishing company. Have some questions ready for the Q&A session at the end.
Finish up your day with dinner at a local Italian restaurant.
Day 4: Panoramic Views of Bologna
Wave a sad goodbye to Rome and a happy hello to Bologna. Once you’re off the train, check in, then take a walking tour of the city. Indulge on tasters of mortadella and coffee in the university district. Next, climb up the Asinelli Tower for mesmerising panoramic views – pick out parts of the city you’ve already seen and try work out where you’re going next!
You can’t argue with us on this one – Bologna makes the best Bolognese! We recommend a classic ragù Bolognese.
Day 5: Eataly Farm Workshop and Bologna Trade Exhibition
Visit the Eataly farm to learn about its history, supply chain and products. Get hands-on in a workshop where you’ll make and eat some delicious food.
Explore the business district of Bologna and see what’s on at the Fiera di Bologna, a major trade exhibition space.
If it’s wintertime, try tortelloni in brodo for dinner.
Day 6: Ferrari Workshop and Museum
Get involved in a workshop with the team at Ferrari on technical, marketing and team building aspects of the business. Be amazed on a tour of the museum’s cars and Formula 1 racetrack.
Bologna – you’ve been beautiful! Time to take the train back to Rome.
Finish off your trip with some traditional Italian-style gelato.
Day 7: Italy
It’s home time…but it’s not over. Italy’s business world will follow you back to the classroom…and beyond!
Understand how Italy’s economy has changed over time and across various industries.
Recognise Italy’s global impact and its involvement in international trade.
Grasp the importance of fashion and luxury goods in Italy and Italian companies’ role in the industry.
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