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29 Entries Tagged with "Rome"

  • Playing Pong with Nonno Carlo

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

    On Tuesday I decided to ride inland and uphill to Castelbuono. It was a beautiful day, and the views were amazing. People have asked me if I saw evidence of Mafia activity during the time I’ve spent in Sicily. The Mafia is careful not to attract any attention to itself so as an outsider, it … More »

    Tags: Sicily // Cefalu // Spring Break // 2008 // Rome // Study Abroad

  • Spring Break in Sicily!

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

    Back in January, we knew we needed a place to go for spring break. We were considering Greece, Tunisia, Sardinia, and Sicily. So we shopped around online looking for apartments to rent for a week in any of these places. We found a nice one in Cefalu, Sicily, where I had studied two summers … More »

    Tags: Sicily // 2008 // Rome // Spring Break // Study Abroad // Night Train

  • 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 … More »

    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 … More »

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

  • The Best Dinner of My Life… and a Bad Pork Sandwich

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

                On Friday I had the best meal of my life. I staggered out of the restaurant holding two things in my hands: my belly, and a button that popped off my new suit jacket.

    Claudio, the owner of Ristorante il Gabriello near the Spanish Steps, welcomed us down into his subterranean … More »

    Tags: Rome // Rick Steves // Family // 2008 // Study Abroad

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Joshua Dyer, Bridgewater State University

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Andy and his crew were awesome. They helped us navigate the city and showed us its innumerable historic sites (Colosseum, Vatican, Trevi Fountain, etc.) with the option of going to Easter Mass at the Vatican if you pick the right weekend. All I have to say was that being in the third row at...

Joshua Dyer, Bridgewater State University ~ University of Limerick, Spring 2016

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