The Process

There are five parts to the task: 1) conduct background research on the country of Italy, the region of Tuscany, and the province of Florence, 2) analyze specific tourist sites and divide them by type and location, 3) create a day by day itinerary with a breakdown of activities and costs, 4) use the evaluation rubric to self-score your travel plan, and 5) submit your completed travel plan for a grade.

1. Conduct background research on the country of Italy, the region of Tuscany, and the province of Florence.

Before constructing your travel plan, use the links below to research information on the country of Italy, the region of Tuscany, and the province of Florence. Take your time and begin to synthesize an acceptable plan for the family’s vacation. The links to websites and videos below should provide a good starting point. Additionally, you can use an Internet search engine for more research material.

Websites

Italian Tourism Official Site: Travel Ideas
Discover Tuscany: Travel Guide about Tourism in Tuscany
Visit Florence: Online Travel Guide
WikiTravel: Florence

Video Clips

Top 5 Things to Check Out in Florence, Italy
Florence, Italy - Best Things To See
Florence, Italy

Search Engine: Use a search engine such as Google.

2. Analyze specific tourist sites and divide them by type and location.

For two days, we will discuss what you have learned about Italy, Tuscany, and the city of Florence. After discussing the various historical and physical characteristics of the city, we will then discuss various tourists’ sites and attractions within Florence itself. At the end of the two days, you will be required to pick 5 tourist activities or attractions and write a three-page paper describing the history and characteristics of each site. This will be due Thursday. You may use the following links to aid in writing your paper.

Map of Florence
Italian to English Translator
Florence Tourist Attractions

3. Create a day by day itinerary with a breakdown of activities and costs.

Use Microsoft Word or another word processing program to construct a travel plan outlining the planned activities and attractions for each day. Please plan an equal amount of museums and cathedrals to parks and town squares for all of the family members involved. Please use official websites and Internet searches to research valid prices for each attraction. Additionally, please use Microsoft Excel or another spreadsheet program to develop a budget that shows the family’s expenses divided by day and individual. Lastly, please take into consideration age and the possibility of family passes to various attractions. The total budget should not exceed $500.00 for each individual for the entire trip.

4. Use the evaluation rubric to self-score your travel plan.

The evaluation rubric is in the next section of this WebQuest.

5. Submit your completed travel plan for a grade.

Submit your travel plan by placing it in the “Assignment Box” at the front of the class by the end of the following week.

Proceed to Evaluation