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30 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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Cooper Cohen, University of Notre Dame

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The most fun, exciting, educational, and craziest weekend I had during my semester abroad. You definitely get the maximum bang for your buck with WSA. WSA provided me with an unbelieveable weekend in Budapest. After hearing from my friends about their amazing experiences on WSA trips, I had to see what all the hype was about. I chose to take part in a WSA weekend in Budapest, and I loved every minute of it. The guide, Bogi, was the best! WSA is the perfect blend of an educational/tourist expereince while also allowing for sites off the beaten path as well as kickass nightlife. You won't regret a trip with WSA.

Cooper Cohen, University of Notre Dame ~ University of Notre Dame, London, Spring 2015

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