Travel and Education. In October, MiniBoss students travel to Italy

Italy is the capital of emotions, music, fashion, cooking.

Italy gave us the great creators Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael and Botticelli, the great designers Armani, Valentino, Prada, Gucci, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli, Emilio Pucci, the great writers Dante Alighieri, Salvatore Quarimo Fizoro, , great culinary masterpieces - pizza, pasta, ice cream, limoncello, and other things we love — gondolas, the scarlet Ferrari, opera ... The list goes on. But it is better to see, feel and live.
MiniBoss students get acquainted with the culture and business of Italy during the business tour, which will be held from October 28 to November 3, 2019. The program is rich!

Day 1. Milan - the capital of fashion

  • Arrival at Milan (Malpensa Airport). Group transfer to the hotel.
  • Milan sightseeing tour #1
Milan is the famous capital of fashion both in clothes and in art.
  • Check in at the hotel.
Day 2. Modena - the capital of the automotive business

  • Tour # 2: Lamborghini Factory and Museum
We will visit the plant and see all the workshops and stages of the process, a research center and a laboratory. You will see for yourself that the alleged manufacturer of manual assembly - is not a myth. Each machine is transported on a special trolley from site to site, overgrown with new details.

You will have the opportunity to visit the Lamborghini Museum, where the history of the development of this automobile brand is presented on two floors, where there are a couple of famous Formula 1 cars and the equally famous Murcielago.

Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. Founded in 1963 by Ferruccio Lamborghini.

During the tour you can order test drives on Lamborghini (10 min from 140 €).
  • Tour # 3: Balsamic Vinegar Production
We will stop by the production of balsamic vinegar in the village, the place is very colorful, and we will find out how this culinary masterpiece is created.
  • Tour #4: Pagani - business tour to the factory and museum
Pagani is the smallest and youngest automobile factory in the area. Pagani Automobili S.p.A. - Italian manufacturer of carbon fiber hypercars. The company was founded in 1992 by Horatio Pagani.

In August 2019, Pagani updated its Huayra BC Roadster, valued at least € 3.1 million. The design used an original mixture of carbon fiber, titanium and polyamide plastics, which allowed to increase the rigidity of the body by 20%. The first 100 km / h the novelty is able to dial in about 2.5 seconds.
  • Transfer to the hotel. Free time.
Day 3. Parma - the gastronomic capital

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Tour #5: Parmigiano DOP Cheese Factory
The king of Italian cheeses is Parmesan. Made from time immemorial. It is important that the ingredients of Parmesan include only milk, whey, rennet, salt and time. And, despite such a modest list, the production process is very exciting.
  • Tour # 6: City tour of Luciano Pavarotti and Enzo Ferrari.
  • Transfer to Modena. Sightseeing tour of Modena.
Modena is a small city, but known in Italy and abroad thanks to such names as Luciano Pavarotti and Enzo Ferrari. A city known for its gastronomic traditions and restaurants.

Architecture and history buffs will also find something to see here: numerous museums, the palace of the Dukes of Este Modena and the main art gallery of the city; The Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Tour # : Prosciutto di Parma DOP ham production
In the afternoon, visit the production of Parma ham - Prosciutto di Parma DOP. You will see how the production process begins with the cultivation of specially selected pigs. Not all hams are suitable for Parma ham, so a careful selection of raw materials follows before starting production. Salting meat - made manually. Further, the important role is played by the time and the moist air of Langirano, which contributes to the maturation of the delicacy.
  • Transfer to the hotel. Free time.
Day 4. Bologna - University Capital

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Tour #8: University of Bologna
Bologna University is the oldest European university and still attracts young people from all over the world.
  • Tour #9: Sightseeing in Bologna
After lunch, a sightseeing tour of Bologna. Here is what we will see in this city:
  • the sixth largest Christian church in the world of San Petronio, inside: Italy’s most important meridian (sundial),
  • Maggiore Square - the heart of the city’s urban life for many centuries,
  • architectural features of the city: medieval porticoes and towers,
  • ancient Benedictine monastery - Santo Stefano (seven churches)
  • San Domenico is the main temple of the Dominican monks. The real treasury of the city.
  • After the tour, free time - you can enjoy walks along the ancient streets of Bologna.
We return to the hotel on our own.

Day 5. Places of Love: Verona and Lake Garda

  • Breakfast at the hotel. Eviction from the hotel.
  • Excursion #10: Verona - a city of love
Verona is a city with a long history, praised by Shakespeare, Petrarch and Byron. Everything breathes history here, and in the courtyard of Juliet’s house, under her balcony, lovers swear eternal fidelity to each other.

Here you will see the largest open-air opera house - the Roman amphitheater Arena di Verona, built in the 1st century AD. Because of him, Verona is often called the "Little Rome". You will be amazed by the beauty of the numerous churches located throughout the city.
  • Tour #11: Lake Garda

Lake Garda is the largest in Italy with thermal springs. Its area is 370 sq.m., depth - up to 346 m.

We will sit proud Sirmione, located on the southern shore of Lake Garda, on the peninsula of the same name. We will see such attractions as the Scaligers of the 12th century, the Church of San Pietro In Mavino, the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore with a complex of frescoes of the 15th century.
  • Check in at the hotel.
Day 6. Day of rest and entertainment
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
Free day. Everyone who wants fun can go to Gardaland. Entrance is at an additional cost (approx. 45 euros). The rest who want to relax can take a walk along the shores of Lake Garda or go to the thermal springs.
  • Tour #12: Gardaland (optional)

The fantastic country of Gardaland - the most famous park in Italy - was built by Livio Farini after having visited Disneyland in 1975.

Now there are 40 attractions in six thematic areas: Sunken Atlantis, Ancient Egypt, the Knightly Middle Ages, Hawaiian Islands, Outer Space, Country of cartoons.

Day 7. Goodbye, Italy!
  • Departure home.
The tour price includes:
  • accommodation in the selected hotel in 2 or 3-bed rooms,
  • food (breakfast),
  • group transfer airport - hotel - airport (from 20 people),
  • all cultural tours,
  • all business excursions,
  • program guide services,
  • Branded Printed Business Tour Brochure,
  • souvenirs for winners of the Business Tour quiz,
  • program transport service.
Paid additionally:
  • flight, 
  • insurance, 
  • entrance tickets to Gardaland, 
  • 50 euro/each child - accompaniment by a teacher-curator.

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