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!
I thought that with WSA Budapest we received a great perspective on both parts of the city. I also don't feel like I missed out on anything, which I might have if I had planned Budapest on my own. Bogi, our guide, was flexible with whatever we wanted to do and made it clear that every...Mollie Kahn ~ Rome, Italy, Fall 2013
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