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The Beginning of a Great Semester: Andy’s Introduction to Rome

 

Ciao tutti!  

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!  

- Kelly 

Comments:

Crystal Cascante, University of Florida

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I've been in Europe since the beginning of January and have traveled every weekend. This Easter Weekend was by far the best one. The hostel was perfect and super convenient, I made a ton of new friends, and our guides (Andy, Rhianne, and Elena) made sure we saw absolutely everything in the city. The meals included were all absolutely delicious, and Andy even brought snacks every once in a while to hold us over in between meals. We were given our Easter Mass tickets the night before and strategically planned to be in the front for mass. We followed Andy's suggestions and got to sit in the very front for Mass. The wait was worth it and so was every cent of the trip's cost. I barely spent any of my own money, just on transportation to and from the airport, gelato, and food on my last day there. I would 100% recommend this company to all of my friends!

Crystal Cascante, University of Florida ~ AIFS London, Spring 2016

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