This 7-day business-focused trip to Rome and Bologna will give students an insight into the significance of fashion and luxury goods for Italy’s economy, as well as providing a true understanding of their huge impact on global trade.
Students will have the chance to learn how businesses work in Italy and take part in exciting workshops, based on all aspects of a business including Ferrari, Eataly and Fendi. In between learning, marvel at some of Italy’s most famous landmarks, take in stunning panoramic views and consume some of the best authentic, traditional Italian dishes.
Our school trips are completely customizable and can be tailored to meet your requirements. Speak to a specialist now to find out which additional destinations, itineraries and subject focuses are available for this trip.
*Prices based on groups of 20 students with 2 free teacher spots.
Day 1: Explore Rome
Day 2: Visit the Colosseum
Wake up to explore 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, visit the Fendi offices in Mussolini’s Square Colosseum, also known as the ‘Italian Civilisation’ building. Afterwards, take a guided visit to the magnificent Colosseum and Roman Forum. Finish the day enjoying Italy’s popular cuisine before you take a stroll down Via del Circo Massimo for beautiful views of the Palatine Hill and 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. Be an Italian student for the day, first take a school tour, then join some lessons, play sports and participate in other activities alongside Italian students. In the afternoon attend a business lecture by a street art publishing company and have a Q and A session. In the evening enjoy dinner in a local Italian restaurant.
Day 4: Panoramic Views of Bologna
Start your day off by checking out of the accommodation and taking the train from Rome to Bologna where you’ll check-in to your new accommodation. Take a walking tour of the city, indulge on tasters of mortadella Bolognese and coffee in the University district. Next, climb up the Asinelli tower for mesmerising panoramic views. In the evening, get cultural and enjoy a classic ragù Bolognese for dinner.
Day 5: Eataly Farm Workshop and Bologna Trade Exhibition
Spend the morning visiting Eataly farm to learn about its history, supply chain and products. Get hands-on in a workshop where you’ll make the food of your choice and enjoy a meal. In the afternoon visit the business district of Bologna and see what’s on at the Fiera di Bologna a major trade exhibition space. In the evening, end your day trying the classic dish tortelloni in brodo* for dinner at a traditional restaurant.
*depending on the season, you won’t be able to eat this in the summer
Day 6: Ferrari Workshop and Museum
Wake up and get involved in a workshop with the team at Ferrari on technical, marketing and team building aspects of the business. As well as that, get a tour of the museum to see the cars and Formula 1 racetrack. For the afternoon, say goodbye to Bologna and take the train back to Rome. As its, your final night in Rome, indulge on some traditional Italian style Gelato before heading back to the hotel for the evening.
Day 7: Say Goodbye to Italy!
It’s time to transfer to the airport as you come to the end of your Learning Adventure. We encourage students to apply what they’ve learned on the trip, back at home!