The Beginning of a Great Semester: Andy’s Introduction to Rome
Posted by Andy Steves in on September 5, 2011.
My first weekend in Rome started out with a fabulous tour of the city and dinner hosted by Andy Steves! We began our tour of Rome at the Piazza Trilussa and headed over the Tiber to the Campo dei Fiori. A vibrant market during the day, the Campo dei Fiori has restaurants and bars open at night. From there, we wandered over to the Piazza Navona, where Andy stopped to give us a history of Bernini's Fontana dei Quattro Fiori (Fountain of Four Rivers) and finally ended up near the Pantheon.
After our introduction to the main piazzas of Rome, Andy introduced us to the best of Rome's food and wine. Over fifty of us took over Mikki's restaurant and ate a delicious four course meal - pasta, piazza, salad, and lots of wine! The night ended with a bang when the owner Mikki opened up bottles of his famous "Fragoline" or Strawberry Champagne. Buon Salute!
The trip to Budapest was amazing! I did not know what to expect from Budapest because my roommate just told me to go with her so I was up for anything, but it ended up being one of my favorite trips so far of my study abroad experience. The hostel we stayed at gave us an excellent taste of the Budapest night life while Bogi took us to places that I definitely would not have been able to get to on my own or had known about if not for her WSA tour. It was a great weekend and I highly recommend it.Mary Reagan, Saint Louis University ~ St. Louis University, Madrid, Spring 2015
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