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Business Studies School Trips to Sorrento, Italy

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The Sorrentine peninsula, a land of orange and lemon groves and the birthplace of Limoncello liqueur, is an ideal base for exploring the traditional Italian region of Campania – the home and origin of the pizza! Despite its historic agricultural roots, the region’s most important industry is its ever increasing popularity as a tourist destination, the effects of which can be extremely detrimental to its operating environment if not governed correctly.

There can be few places which have such an interesting diversity of industries in an area of such outstanding natural beauty, ensuring that a tour to this spectacular Italian region will be a memorable experience for your students.

Did You Know?

In northern Italy, last names tend to end in “i”, while those from the south often end in “o.” The most common Italian surname is Russo.

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Our quick, online quote form allows our specialists to provide you with a bespoke quotation for a trip tailor-made to your group’s individual requirements.

Sorrento Fact File

Regional departures:
Most UK airports

Nearest airports:
Naples Capodichino Airport

Monetary unit:
1 euro = 100 cents

Timezone:
Greenwich Mean Time + 1

Language:
Italian

Population:
60.72 million in Italy

GDP per capita:
$33, 049 in Italy

Business HQs located here:
Europe Luxury Car Hire, ITALY: Fiat, Salvatore Ferragamo Italia S.p.A., Gucci, Lamborghini

Local exports:
Machinery, Metals and metal products, Clothing and footwear, canned tomatoes, pasta and flowers.

Climate: (click to enlarge)

Sorrento Climate Graph
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Recommended Visits


Sorrento Business Studies Recommended Visits

Visit a local Italian business, compare it to a global organisation, study the impact of tourism on the local economy and learn more about agriculture as a business – it’s all possible in the Sorrentine Peninsula. Here are just a few of our favourite business studies visits.

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Agriturismo Fondo Galatea Naples Archaeological Museum and Underground Tour Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii Visit a local business La Pasta di Gragnano Factory Herculaneum Bougainvillea Galateria – Ice cream making and demonstration
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Itineraries

Sorrento Sample Itineraries

Your bespoke itinerary will include the appropriate balance of educational visits and leisure excursions to fill your chosen duration and meet your aims and objectives. Your dedicated School Tour Coordinator will offer advice and recommendations with the sole aim of creating the perfect itinerary for your group, but just to get you inspired, we have outlined the itineraries created for two of our clients below.

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5 days,
4 nights

Overview of visits: Pompeii, Pasta factory, Vannullo buffalo mozzarella farm, Paestum, inlaid woodwork factory, Amalfi Coast, Isle of Capri, local working farm

Day 1:

After arriving at the hotel the group spent the rest of the day at leisure.

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Day 2:

After a morning visit to Pompeii, the group took a tour around ‘La Pasta’ factory in Gragnano.

Day 3:

In the morning the group visited the Vannullo buffalo mozzarella farm, before visiting the archaeological site of Paestum in the afternoon. In the evening the group went to an inlaid woodwork factory in Sorrento.

Day 4:

The day was filled with a visit to the Amalfi Coast to study Travel & Tourism in more depth. Their evening excursion was a visit to a family run winery in Sorrento.

Day 5 (Additional day optional):

A full day visit to the Isle of Capri included a visit to a local family run Limoncello factory.

Day 6:

After a morning visit to a local working farm including Pizza making and lunch, the group departed for the UK


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Accommodation

Sorrento Accommodation

We have a number of hotels and hostels in and around Sorrento which are perfectly suited to school groups. Here are just a few of our favourites:

Hotel Del Mare, Sorrento

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This 3 star family run hotel located in Sorrento’s most picturesque corner, Marina Grande, is just a short walk to the centre of Sorrento and just metres from the beach and makes a great base for visiting nearby attractions such as the Amalfi Coast, Pompeii and Capri.

“A lovely hotel with amenable, approachable staff who provide a good experience for students”

Kate Phillips, King Edward VI College

Furnished in a Mediterranean style, the hotel has 31 rooms of either single, double, triple or 4-bedded rooms each equipped with private bathroom facilities, hairdryer, telephone, TV, air conditioning.

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Klien Wein, Piano di Sorrento

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Situated in the town of Piano di Sorrento, the Klein Wein Hotel is a modern 3 star hotel located along the coastline, overlooking the bay of Naples and Sorrento and is just a 5 minute walk to the beach.

“The staff could not have been more helpful and this was greatly appreciated. They are a great venue for trips, the views were excellent and it was conveniently situated”

Sarah Rath, Downe House School

The hotel has 40 rooms each with balcony or terrace, with either a sea view or a view overlooking the orange and lemon gardens and grounds of the hotel. Each room comes equipped with air conditioning, TV, telephone and private bathroom facilities. The restaurant offers good traditional Italian food, suitable for all.

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Villa Igea, Sorrento

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This charming 3 star, family run hotel can be found next to the church of the “Capo of Sorrento” and a short walk away is the beach of the Regina Giovanna – set among the ruins of the Roman Villa Pollio Felix.

“The staff were superb - very accommodating and very supportive of having such a large group in the hotel.”

Sarah Gadd, Comberton Village College

Each room of the hotels’ 65 rooms are modern and comfortable and have a TV, telephone and private bathroom facilities. Guests can benefit from the hotels’ 24 hour reception and terrace.

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Giosue a Mare, Meta di Sorrento

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This modern 3 star hotel has recently been renovated and sits in an amazing location right on the coast with its own private beach.

“Beautiful location, right on the beach which is perfect for students. The hotel staff had the right expectations and were friendly.”

Miss T Day, St Peter's School

Each room is bright and modern in design with a telephone, TV with Sky channels, air conditioning and private bathroom facilities.

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