July 2015 | Events, Team
This year, the annual Monoplan weekend took place in July. The team met bright and early in the morning at Zurich Airport and took the plane to Florence. Upon arrival, the journey continued by bus to the SPA Hotel, situated in the Tuscan hills. After spending the day by the pool and relaxing, the team was treated to a cooking course in the evening. The Monoplaners split up into several teams, who competed against each other to win the title for “best pasta”. In the end, the title went to Monoplan team “Greece”, who, with their pasta creation, made a lasting impression on the jury of hotel chefs. After dinner, the evening was spent relaxing by the pool, but not before making a trip to the ice-cream parlour in the nearby village.
The next morning, the team found several Vespas and three Fiat 500 cars waiting for them. What ensued was a team discovery outing through the picturesque Tuscan landscape. In the evening the team caught the bus to Florence. Following a tour of the city and dinner, the evening was spent partying in a club with a view over the Florence night sky. In the early hours of the morning, the team returned to the hotel and sat by the pool to enjoy the sunrise.
After a short night, the final day of the weekend centred on the topic of architecture. The events of the day included a tour of the newly constructed Antinori Winery. The Monoplan team was given an extensive tour of the site, and learnt about both the architecture of the winery and wine cultivation in Tuscany. In the late afternoon, it was time to catch the plane from Florence back to Zurich.
The team would like to thank Daniel, Philip and the organisers for the lovely weekend, and we are already looking forward to next year’s trip!