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Seeing the sites

From the Ferrari factory to the largest food park in the world

Some say that seeing is believing. Our students from Arts, IT, Science, Business and Economics, and Art, Design and Architecture, who studied in Prato over the months of June and July this year, got out and about visiting museums, factories, organisations and fairs in Prato, Florence, Maranello and Bologna. Site visits are one way that you can learn first-hand about the subject you are studying and they are an important feature of many of the study programs we offer at the Monash Prato Centre. 

Creative Computing: understanding art, science and technology

Our Information Technology students visited the anatomical waxes department of the Natural History Museum ‘La Specola’ in Florence, to learn about scientific classification systems. 

From Galileo to GPS: How astronomy shapes our lives

Science students went to another museum also called ‘La Specola’ but in Bologna to see some of the inventions of Galileo Galilei, the great master of astronomy. 

Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics and Issues in Global Business

Students from the Monash Business School had the opportunity to visit Beste, an innovative international textile company located 15min from Prato. Here they learnt about the textile production cycle, the challenges the company faces, its investment in new technology development and its ongoing efforts to be a sustainable and socially responsible business. 

Human rights in the criminal justice sphere

As part of their criminology studies, Arts students visited Punto Luce Prato, the first association in Tuscany connected with Save the Children. Our students experienced first-hand the work of the association in assisting underprivileged children and their families, spending some time with them doing activities during their visit.


Our Architecture students spent some time in the neighbouring region of Emilia-Romagna, first visiting the Ferrari factory in Maranello, learning all the secrets of this major example of Italian industrial excellence, and then stopping in Bologna to visit FICO World Eataly, one of the largest permanent food fairs in Italy.

Do you want to see these places for yourself? You can find out more about studying in Prato via the links on our study programs webpage.