International Family Business Tour

BUSINESS TOUR TO ITALY

25-31 of March 2023

International Family Business Tour

BUSINESS TOUR TO ITALY

25-31 of March 2023





 



 



GOAL

Study of the European business environment, specific businesses and culture.

INNOVATION

Business Tour is a special educational event invented by IBA Consortium for exploring a real business based on the best brands. 

ORGANIZERS

European Association for Business Development in partnership with International Education Network MINIBOSS & BIGBOSS BUSINESS SCHOOLS/ IBA/ UK.

FAMILY FRIENDLY! 

Business Tours are always family-friendly, where children, their parents and grandparents travel together to combine a unique business research and intense trip in a pleasant company with the same fun and progressive families.

PROGRAMME

DAY 1

ITALY IS THE CAPITAL OF ART.

Move-in-day.

Arrival in Bologna. Group transfer to the hotel Savhotel****.

EXCURSION # 1:

SIGHTSEEING MINI-TOUR OF BOLOGNA, part 1 (if you arrive before 3.00 pm)
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, as well as other things we love — gondolas, the scarlet Ferrari, opera.


Bologna is the famous capital of art,
Educational standards, progressive automobile industry.

DAY 2

BOLOGNA IS THE CAPITAL OF STANDARDS

For European Education

Breakfast at the hotel. Today is Bologna Day.

EXCURSION # 2:
UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA

Bologna is the capital of educational standards. Moreover, the oldest European university still attracts young people from all over the world. The university has two museums you can visit as optional:

  1. Museum of the Palazzo Poggi at the rectorate of the University of Bologna,
  2. Museum in the ancient building of the University - Archigymnasium.
Both museums are very interesting, will allow you to understand the history of the University, which means they will lead you to the topic of modern organization. 

EXCURSION # 3:
After lunch SIGHTSEEING TOUR OF BOLOGNA (part 2):

Here is what we will see in this beautiful old city:

  • The one of the largest Christian temple in the world of San Petronio,
  • The most important meridian in Italy (sundial),
  • Eloquent frescoes by Giovanni da Modena of the 15th century,
  • Piazza Maggiore has been the heart of the city’s urban life for many centuries,
  • Architectural features of the city: medieval porticoes and towers,
  • The ancient Benedictine monastery - Santo Stefano (seven churches),
  • The most important shrines of Jerusalem are reproduced inside,
  • San Domenico - the main temple of the Dominican monks. A real treasure of the city.
After the tour, free time - you can enjoy walking along the ancient streets of Bologna.
You return to the hotel on your own with group leaders. 

DAY 3

ITALY IS THE CAPITAL OF TASTE.

Parma is Gastronomic Capital

Breakfast at the hotel.

EXCURSION No. 4:
CHEESE PARMIGIANO DOP

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.

EXCURSION No. 5:
HAM PROSCIUTTO DI PARMA DOP

In the afternoon, visit the production of Parma ham - Prosciutto di Parma DOP. Whole pork ham. The production process begins with raising pigs in farms that are strictly selected for this purpose according to certain regulations. Not everyone hams are suitable for Parma ham, so a careful selection of raw materials follows before starting production. Salting meat is a whole art and is made manually. Further, time and the moist air of Langirano play an important role in promoting the maturation of ham. Transfer to the hotel. Free time.

DAY 4

MODENA IS THE CAPITAL OF AUTO BUSINESS.

Maserati/or Lamborghini and Pagani

Breakfast at the hotel.

Being acquainted with the Italian auto industry. Modena is the birthplace of world-famous Italian brands Lamborghini, Ferrari, Ducati, Maserati, and Pagani.

In this business tour, we will visit the Maserati or Lamborghini factories and a new modern creative factory of Pagani. 

EXCURSION NO. 6 A:
LAMBORGHINI FACTORY TOUR 

We will visit the plant and see all the workshops and stages of the process, a research center and a laboratory. You yourself will see that the manual assembly declared by the manufacturer 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, at that time he was already the founder of a large tractor manufacturing company.

Lamborghini himself, after the company was founded, owned it for another 9 years. The current owner of the company is Audi. 

ALTERNATIVELY, EXCURSION NO. 6 B:
MASERATI FACTORY TOUR & MUSEUM 

In the early 20th century, with the futurism movement gaining momentum, the Maserati brothers grew a fascination for mechanics and speed. The brothers were very close to each other and their differing talents and personalities fueled their collaboration.

Mario was the creator of the trident.

He was the only brother not to show a great interest in cars, yet as the creator of the Trident logo, his contribution to the family business was significant. The iconic emblem paid tribute to the city where Alfieri’s business was first established, Bologna, in via Pepoli, not far from Piazza Maggiore. There, a fountain with the statue of Neptune holding a trident, watches over the piazza still to this day. 

EXCURSION NO. 7:
ACETO BALSAMICO DI MODENA PRODUCTION OF BALSAMIC VINEGAR/ or VINE FACTORY. 

We will visit the production of balsamic vinegar in the village, the place is very colourful, and will find out how this culinary masterpiece is created.

EXCURSION NO. 8:
PAGANI FACTORY TOUR

Pagani is the smallest and youngest automobile factory in the Valley of Motors, but no less interesting. Pagani Automobili S.p.A. - Italian manufacturer of carbon fiber hypercars. Horatio Pagani founded the company in 1992.
Horatio Pagani, who worked in the Lamborghini composite materials department for some time, founded Pagani Composite Research in 1988, a research and development company for the automotive industry. The new company collaborated with Lamborghini on several projects, notably the Lamborghini Diablo. In the late 1980s, Pagani began working on a car of his own design, calling it "Project C8." In 1991, Pagani founded Modena Design to meet the high demand for his design and engineering work and prototyping services. In 1992, he began working on a prototype Fangio F1, and in 1993 the car successfully passed tests in the wind tunnel of Dallara. In 1994, Mercedes-Benz agreed to supply Pagani with V12 engines. The final car was called the Zonda C12. In 2007, the Pagani Zonda F Club Sport set the Nurburgring track record – 7:27.82, and in 2010 - the racing Pagani Zonda R went round at 6:47.5. 

PAGANI IS THE WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE AUTO

Pagani built a new car - Pagani Huayra (“Wyra” - the god of the wind in the language of one of the South American tribes and a tribute to the Argentinean racing car Huayra Pronello Ford) debuted at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. In August 2019, the Italian company Pagani updated its Huayra BC roadster, valued at least 3.1 million euros. In the design an original mixture of carbon fiber, titanium and polyamide plastics was used, which allowed to increase body rigidity by 20%. Aerodynamics have been substantially redesigned for the car - at a speed of 280 km / h, the body of the roadster generates a clamping force of 500 kg. The specially designed Pirelli PZero Trofeo R tires help the roadster withstand lateral overloads of 1.9 g (the officially announced Bugatti Chiron is only 1.5 g). The first 100 km / h the novelty is able to dial in about 2.5 seconds.

Attention: children from 11 years old only are allowed to enter the both of plants.
Check-in at the new hotel.

DAY 5

PLACE OF LOVE

Garda Lake is a favourite spot of wealthy people

Breakfast at the hotel.

EXCURSION No. 9:
GARDA LAKE

Garda is the largest and most picturesque lake in Italy, located at the foot of the Alpine mountains. Its area is 370 sq.m., the depth is up to 346 m. The lake is attractive for lovers of swimming. The water is warm and clean. There are also thermal springs on the lake. The most famous is the Boyola underwater source, located at a distance of about 300 meters from the east coast of the island of Sirmione, at a depth of 17 meters.
The shore of the lake is a favorite vacation spot of wealthy Italians and tourists.

EXCURSION No. 10:
SIRMIONE

Gord Sirmione, located on the southern shore of Lake Garda, on the peninsula of the same name, towering at a distance of 30 meters above lake level.

Important sights of the city are the 12th-century Scaliger castle on the lake, the Church of San Pietro, decorated with frescoes of the 12th-16th centuries, the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore with a complex of frescoes of the 15th century.

EXCURSION No. 11:
SIRMIONE WINERY TOUR (Optional for adults)

Italy made wine a drink known all over the world. Why wine has become an "Italian brand" and what innovations in wine production today - you will learn all this on a tour of the winery with a tasting of famous Italian wines.

The wine tasting at Sirmione will begin with an introduction to the history, work and philosophy of the winery, hosted by one of the resident winemakers. You will be tasting all four of the winery’s iconic wines – their white, red, rosé and sparkling rosé – accompanied by a small food pairing of local snacks.

DAY 6

DAY OF REST AND FUN

FREE DAY. GARDALAND or THERMALS (Optional).

Breakfast at the hotel.

Free day. Everyone who wants fun can go to Gardaland. Entrance is at an additional cost (45 euro). The rest who want to relax can take a walk along Garda Lake or go to the Thermals.

EXCURSION No. 12:
ITALIAN DISNEYLAND - GARDALAND (Optional).

The fabulous country of Gardaland - the most famous park in Italy - was built by the Italian millionaire Livio Farini after having visited Disneyland in 1975 and was so impressed that he decided to build something incredible in Italy. There are 40 attractions in six thematic areas.

DAY 7

ADDIO, ITALIA!

Departure to home.

Breakfast at the hotel.
Checkout from the hotel.  

BUSINESS TOUR FEES

€ 2,000 per an adult, € 1,900 per a child (1-10) until 1/02/2023;

€ 2,500 adults/ € 2,400 kids 1-10, after 1/02/2023. 

By The Laws of Italy, children under 18 must stay with an adult in the room.

The price includes:

  • Accommodation DBL or TRPL in 4-stars hotels,
  •  Meal: Breakfasts,
  • Sightseeing tour of Bologna, Modena, Sirmione,
  • Boat ride around Sirmione,
  • Guides of all cultural excursions,
  • Business excursions to plants,
  • Business excursions to farms,
  • Transportation,
  • Business Tour Book with PROFIT CALCULATOR,
  • Tour souvenirs for quiz winners,
  • Service fee and taxes. 

Must be paid additionally:

  • Air tickets,
  • Insurance,
  • Optional excursion to Gardaland or Wine Tour,
  • Registration & Supervision Fee - € 300 per every participant.
The Programme can be changed only if necessary and at the discretion of the organizers.

To participate in the tour, fix the price and book your place, you must pay the entire amount at once or get an instalment plan:

  • pay an advance for 300 euro by January 15, 2023,
  • pay the rest of the amount by February 1, 2023. 

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