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5 Entries Tagged with "Venice"

  • I left my heart in Italy

    Posted by Andy Steves on November 25, 2014.

    by Lucas Walkowski, WSA London Intern

    I could think of a million different reasons why anyone should choose WSA’s Italian Extravaganza for their fall break. In a country full of so much history, art, architecture, culture, and great food, I fell in love with Italy.

    Here’s my story…

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    Tags: Venice // Florence // pisa // Rome // Italy // Travel // Study Abroad // blog // journal // WSA // 2014 /

  • WSA’s Favorite Views in Italy

    Posted by Andy Steves on August 20, 2014.

    Our favorite viewpoints in Italy

    Viewing a city from above helps make sense of some of the world’s most beautiful—and windy—streets. We love to geek out on these views and see if we can’t trace the outline of the old Medieval walls, note the tourist sights we’ve been to or will be … More »

    Tags: Rome // Milan // Florence // Venice // Amalfi Coast // Cinque Terre // 2018 // destination

  • Costumes and Paradise Galor

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

                In St. Mark’s Square there were all sorts of characters. Again, this is an example of people taking a hobby a bit too seriously. Costumes were intricately detailed and in every color, shape, and form. There was a family decked out in red lipstick down to the husband, and red … More »

    Tags: Venice // Carnevale // 2008 // Study Abroad

  • Street Fighting in the Lagoon

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

                We caught the next train with no other problems and arrived, bleary eyed, in Venice at 8:00 that morning. Our group of four split off to find our “budget hotel.” After a while, we decided we were lost. The streets in Venice change names randomly, and the numbers don’t follow any … More »

    Tags: Night Train // 2008 // Study Abroad // Venice

  • To Venice for Carnevale!

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

                As I don my mask, crossing the Rio Grande on the Rialto, I instantly become a different person. To my right, my friend looks like a cheap Italian imitation of Batman with glowing red eyes. To my left, another friend has sprouted green and blue feathers out of her porcelain … More »

    Tags: Venice // 2008 // Study Abroad

Ben Swick, University of Dayton

Happy Backpackers

Everything was so organized and the tour guide was AWESOME! They had everything planned out and I got a really good feel for life in the city. We even got to cut the lines for the Anne Frank House and Van Gogh museum. It was definitely worth the money and I would recommend to anyone looking for a fun filled weekend.

Ben Swick, University of Dayton ~ ISA Maynooth University, Fall 2015

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