Gruppo Sinergia and Sartoria Cavour and MF1.. Oh my!

Today turned out to be a great day. It started again with breakfast in the hotel and then we checked out. We all loaded onto a bus and headed to the company Gruppo Sinergia. This company is like a much smaller and more personalized version of amazon. They have about 45 employees and ship out…

Turned out to be a Beautiful Day in Verona

Today was an amazing day! It started with breakfast in the hotel, and then we went to visit the company Consorzio Della Moda. This is a company that is made up of over 400 companies, and its goal is to provide these small companies with strength in numbers. When these competing companies work together towards…

Venice, I’m gondola miss you

Today was so much fun in Venice! We woke up, had some breakfast, and headed to the train station. When the train arrived, we didn’t have much time to get on and find our seats because it took off super quick. The train was so much nicer than any other train I’ve been on in…

Hot chocolate and the Mall

Today was a long day filled with group activities and company visits. It started with breakfast in the new hotel. The other hotel definitely had better breakfast, but here I was still able to get a croissant! We then loaded onto a bus and headed to NAD which is a fashion design school here. It’s…

Dear Juliet

Today was a great day! We woke up early, and I got to eat another chocolate croissant. After breakfast we packed up all of our stuff and checked out of Hotel Sempione. We all loaded onto the bus, and on the way, I alternated between napping and looking out the window at the beautiful landscape….

A Gelato a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Today was a really great day. We had a lot of free time to explore Milan on our own. We started off with breakfast in the hotel and then walked through the new part of the city to go to the store 10 Corso Como. This store is very interesting. You walk in through a…

Becoming a True Italian

We had another long but exciting day today. It started off again with croissants in the hotel and then we took the metro to Lineapelle. This company specializes in different kinds of leather products. It was a bit confusing to figure out what they actually did, but it seemed like they try to get people…

Holey Cannoli

Today was such a busy day! We ate breakfast and met at 8:30 to head to the first ever Starbucks in Italy. When we arrived, we noticed that it was not like any other Starbucks we have ever seen. This one had outdoor seating with cool decorations and was in an old building. I was…

Only the Weather was Bad

Today was a great day. It started off with croissants and kiwi for breakfast, and then we headed to the bus to drive to Mantero. This silk company specializes in making silk to sell to consumers and also to sell to big named companies like Gucci and Chanel. This company gets the tread shipped in…

Our First Italian Friends

Today we had another great breakfast at the hotel. It was the first time I had a chocolate stuffed croissant and that was delicious! We started the day off by taking the metro to Universita Cattolica. The metro was definitely something to compare to the subway in the United States. They are very similar in…

Caio Day Two

Today was so much fun. It all started off with great Italian breakfast at the hotel. It was very simple much like hotel breakfasts in the United States, but the food was fresh and very delicious. I ate a stuffed croissant and some scrambled eggs. Definitely worth waking up a few minutes early to go…

We made it!

I cannot believe I am here in Italy; it seems like just yesterday I was finishing up my finals. Today (and yesterday) had its great and not so great moments. Yesterday morning at 8:00 we filled the bus with a bunch of anxious excited students ready to just get to Italy already. We took a…

Pasta La Vista USA

Hi everyone! My name is Elizabeth Good, and I am a freshman in the Swanson School of Engineering here at the University of Pittsburgh. I am majoring in Industrial Engineering. I am from the typical “right outside of Philly” in a town called Warrington. I am an only child, but I have a yellow lab…

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,…