Verona to Milano: Day 12

Another early morning in Verona yet sadly it will be our last as we returned our keys one last time. We had a long day ahead of us with 3 company visits scheduled. The first was at Grupo Sinergia which was a logistics service provider. Their clients range from food, fashion and appliance companies. The…

Verona: Day 11

Today started out the same as always by grabbing a bite to eat in the hotel. I was a little wary of whether or not I would enjoy this morning’s lesson considering the lengthy lecture time listed on our agenda. However, I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed learning about the Fashion Consortium…

Venezia: Day 10

Another unfortunately gloomy day here in Italy, but excitement still filled the air upon meeting this morning. Today was another day trip and this time to Venice! I feel like this was one of the trips that was very anticipated due to the classic pictures everyone has seen featuring a gondola. Despite our 8 months…

Verona: Day 9

Today was our first day waking up in Verona and I couldn’t wait to get the day started. We ended up having to walk to a different hotel in order to board a coach to take us to the New Academy of Design. Despite the lengthy lecture time of nearly 3 hours, it was one…

Goodbye Milano Hello Verona: Day 8

This morning I woke up slightly sad knowing that I’d be leaving Milan but also excited for a change of scenery that would await in Verona. After a 2.5 hour long ride, we finally arrived in Verona and I immediately fell in love with this city. Once I got off the bus and looked around…

Milano: Day 7

It’s hard to believe that we’ve been in Italy for a whole week at this point. However, with exhaustion setting in, it makes it more believable. I’m so focused on fitting as much into my day as possible that there’s not a lot of time to rest. I was warned of how much walking I’d…

Milano: Day 6

Today started off no different than previous days except for the fact that we were able to sleep in an extra thirty minutes, which was really the biggest treat. With a long day ahead of us we couldn’t waste any time and took the metro, which day after day seems to become much easier to…

Milano: Day 5

We started the same as usual by convening in the hotel lobby prior to taking on the day. Our first stop was at the Starbucks Reserve Roastery. This was a really neat experience where we got to evaluate an American brand thrive and prosper in Italy while using a new business model. The addition of…

Milano: Day 4

Another early morning start with a long day of exploring ahead of us. Despite the gloominess appearance outside, we were all eager to finally embark upon our day trip to Como. Before reaching our final destination, we stopped at the Mantero silk company for our very first company visit. This company does everything from designing…

Milano Day 3

Ciao everyone! Today we woke up bright and early to make our way to Cattolica, a local university here in Milan. We started off with a lecture in fashion by professor Rinaldi. The lesson began by explaining the difference between fashion and luxury. It was an interesting concept to me that the two were different…

Milano Day 2

Waking up this morning was a tough one, while still trying to overcome the jet lag. However, once I reminded myself of the schedule ahead of me for the day I was filled with joy. We started the day of with a crash course in Italian which has always been a dream of mine to…

Buongiorno Milano

I officially began my journey to Milan approximately 48 hours ago when I left my house in Allentown, PA. Since then we took two flights to get here; one to Newark, NJ and then finally a 7.5 hour flight to Milan. I personally enjoy flying and have never really had many problems with it, however,…

Follow Me to Italy: Milan with Briana

Hi! My name is Brianamarie (Briana) Mitich and I am a freshman in the College of Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh double majoring in Marketing and Supply Chain Management. I also intend on pursuing a minor in Economics and a certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. I’m from Allentown, Pennsylvania so I’m about an…

Meet Plus3 Italy 2019!

Welcome to the Italy Plus3 Study Abroad Program! Dr. Karen Bursic and Frank Bursic are traveling to Milan, Italy with 24 College of Business Administration and Swanson School of Engineering students from May 4th-May 18th. In addition to numerous cultural experiences, this trip will include visits to Como Textile, Milan Textile, MF1-Mario Faroni Knitwear Factory,…