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  • San Siro, A Monument to Futball

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

     On Saturday morning we shook off our hangovers and tried to do some tourist stuff before our date at San Siro, the soccer stadium for an Inter Milan vs. Fiorentina game. We first went to wander around the fancy shopping district. In two minutes we saw four Ferraris and as many Porsches. If I ever have too much money, this would be where I’d spend an afternoon shopping. 

     

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    Tags: Milan // Study Abroad // Soccer // Weekend Trip

  • Club Hollywood

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

     On the train back into downtown, I gave my friends a call and told them to meet me back at the Duomo 30 minutes later. I showed up five minutes early and caught a showing of the azzurro Lambo Polizia car. A few years ago Lamborghini gave the Italian police force a pair of Gallardos. They’ve since been painted the Polizia light blue and decked it out with lights. It’s quite a crime deterrent and draws a crowd. After about 10 minutes, the Carabinieri ducked back inside and the machine growled to life like an angry bear out of hibernation, except sexier. 

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    Tags: Milan // 2008 // Weekend Trip // Study Abroad

  • Milano, the Capital of Design

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

     At 8 o’clock this Friday morning my friends and I got on a train to Milan. I had a full schedule that day. Beyond visiting the tourist sites, I wanted to take care of a few other things. First I’ve been seeking a design internship in Milan and wanted to meet with one opportunity. I also wanted to check out a school I was looking at for this summer. And third, visit the Politecnico di Milano and see about their master’s program in design. 

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    Tags: Milan // Weekend Trip // 2008 // Study Abroad // Soccer

  • Riding in Italy

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

     Back at Notre Dame, I race on the cycling team. Initially, I considered studying abroad during the fall semester in order to not miss the racing season, but then I would have missed the football games. This year I also made the Irish Guard, which marches during the half-time shows of the Fighting Irish football team. In the end, I figured I could always ride after I’m out of college, but that’s not the case with the Guard. So while I’m here in Rome, my cycling teammates are back representing the Irish in the Midwest Collegiate Cycling Conference and their season is in full swing. 

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    Tags: Cycling // Rome // 2005 // Study Abroad // Hobbies

  • Monuments to Speed: Ferrari and Ducati

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

     This morning my alarm went off at 5:45. My first reaction, a mix of anger and confusion for such an early awakening, immediately faded when I remembered why I was getting up so early. Today I was catching a 6:35 train for Bologna to visit the Ferrari museum, and the factory and museum of Ducati. 

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    Tags: Ducati // Ferrari // Day Trip // Study Abroad // Rome // 2008

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Reagan Brown, Southeast Missouri State University

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I absolutely loved my WSA experience. I traveled to Rome over Easter Weekend and was able to do so many incredible things while I was there. We stayed at the Yellow Hostel which is kind of far from a lot of things but it was so much better than I was expecting it to be. I would definitely...

Reagan Brown, Southeast Missouri State University ~ Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spring 2016

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