Design & Technology tour to Florence by air: 4 days, 3 nights

Florence provides some exciting learning opportunities for design and technology students especially within the motor industries with the Ferrari, Ducati and Lamborghini factory & museums. Your students can also visit the inspiring Leonardo da Vinci Museum which is located a short walk from the hotel in Florence.

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Suggested itinerary

Day one

Depart for your flight, arrive in Pisa
Visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa
Transfer to Florence
Check in to accommodation

Day two

Breakfast at accommodation
Visit the Enzo Ferrari Museum, Modena and/or the Ferrari Museum, Marenello
Leonardo da Vinci Museum
Evening in Florence

Day three

Breakfast at accommodation

Visit the Ducati Museum and Factory, Bologna
Visit the Lamborghini Museum, Sant’Agata Bolognese
Evening in Florence

Day four
Breakfast in accommodation
Extra excursion if flights allow
Transfer to airport for flight back to the UK

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Excursion Ideas

  • School Trips to Florence

    Uffizi Gallery Museum

    Subject range: Art & Design

    What you’ll experience: Located in the heart of Florence, the Uffizi Gallery is one of the most famous museums in the world. Its large collection has works from all centuries but a large part dates back to the periods between the 12th and 17th centuries. The museum houses works of art by great Italian artists such as Botticelli, Giotto, Cimabue, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Raffaello, just to name a few.

    Select says:The Uffizi, together with the Vatican Museums in Rome, are the top two most visited museums in Italy by visitors from all across the world.

  • Galleria dell’Accademia

    Subject range: Art & Design

    What you’ll experience: The Galleria dell’Accademia is most famous for its sculptures by the great Renaissance artist, Michelangelo, above all, the magnificent statue of David. The main halls at the Accademia also offers visitors works by great Italian artists such as Sandro Botticelli, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Pontormo, Andrea del Sarto, Allessando Allori and Orcagna.

    Select says:Many of the works of art were commissioned by the powerful Medici family and were donated to the Grand Duchy of Tuscany by the last of the Medici so that these magnificent works could be enjoyed by everyone.

  • The Leaning Tower of Pisa

    Subject range: Art & Design

    What you’ll experience: The Tower of Pisa is constructed from white marble and dates from medieval Europe and stands at 60 metres. The tower has eight stories, including the chamber for the bells.

    Select says:The Pisa tower is one of the four buildings that make up the cathedral complex in Pisa, Italy, called Campo dei Miracoli.

  • The Leonardo da Vinci Museum

    Subject range: Art & Design

    What you’ll experience: There are five sections within the museum: Mechanisms (motion tranformation, locking system, flyweel, worm screw, ball bearer, eccentric cam, etc.); Earth (the printing machines, the revolving crane, the oil press, the automaton, the rolling mill, the odometer, the theatrical machine, the fantastic animal, etc.); Water (the hydraulic saw, the Archimedean scew, the water floats, the webbed glove); Air (Leonardo’s parachute, the hornithopters, the wing trial, the anemometer, and anemoscope, the hygrometer, the comedy bird); Fire (the armoured tank).

    Select says:Located at Sant’Agata Bolognese.

  • The Ferrari Museum, Marenello

    Subject range: Art & Design

    What you’ll experience: The museum in Maranello introduces visitors to present day Ferrari and the future. The Ferrari Museum in Maranello also offers visitors exclusive shuttle bus tours to the Fiorano track and along the Viale Enzo Ferrari boulevard in the factory complex.

    Select says:A regular shuttle bus links the Museo Enzo Ferrari in Modena and the Ferrari Museum plaza in Maranello and runs throughout the day.

  • The Lamborghini Museum

    Subject range: Art & Design

    What you’ll experience: View the key models from the start to the modern day and see the racing cars, including Formula 1. Students experience the main stages of technological development: 4×4, aluminum, carbon fiber, and hybrid. A production line tour is also possible – enquire for details.

    Select says:Located at Sant’Agata Bolognese.

  • Ducati Museum

    Subject range: Art & Design

    What you’ll experience: The Ducati Museum enables your students to explore the history of the production of these famous bikes along with the racing heritage. The museum is located in Bolgna 1 hour from Florence.

    Select says:A factory visit is possible for over 18s only.

  • Ferrari Museum, Modena

    Subject range: Art & Design

    What you’ll experience: The museum at Modena has a futuristic structure which envelops the house where Enzo Ferrari was born, so visitors gain an insight into the man as a driver, creator and builder. The museum is also located in the space where Enzo Ferrari’s father had his workshop.

    Select says:The area is divided into five sections: experimental engines, classic 12 cylinders, aspirated engines, turbos, and Formula 1.

Design & Technology trip to Florence by air: 4 days, 3 nights Accommodation

Hotel Panorama

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Location: Florence


The 19th Century Hotel Panorama has a great location offering a unique view of the Cathedral, and is only a 4-5 minute walk from the Galleria dell'Accademia and the Leonardo da Vinci museum, and 15 minutes from the station. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout.

Rooms: Air-conditioned and each includes a small fridge and a private bathroom with shower. Rooms on the higher floors have views of the city.

Facilities: Free Wifi, breakfast buffet, air conditioning, non-smoking hotel, multilingual staff.