TRIP WITH SISTER

Venice, Italy

On Tuesday 24th of September, I received word from my sister saying that she had arrived in Milan and was looking forward to a memorable trip in Italy. She asked me to organise a day trip for the weekend, and I didn’t hesitate to take her to one of Italy’s most emblematic cities; Venice. An apparently floating city that is spread over some 118 tiny islands.

We woke up at 6 a.m. in the morning and caught the train from Milan’s Centale Station. It took us around 3 hours and cost 40 euro return. When we arrived, Venice was even more beautiful than we had expected. We set about putting together a list of all the places we wanted to visit. Top of the list were Piazza San Marco, Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge- built in 1181, this is the oldest bridge in the city, dividing the districts of San Marco and San Polo.

Of course, no trip to any Italian city could be complete without trying out the local grub. My colleague Laura Bourdin out together a list of “must eats” for us to try. One suggestion was to try “Rosticceria Gislon”, a cosy, little restaurant, tucked away in via Campo San Bartolomeo. There I recommend you try Mozzarella in carrozza and Polenta e baccalà- battered cod in a mild cheese. When it comes to your drink of choice, try Spritz (Prosecco wine and Aperol or Campari). Spritz originated in Venice giving it it’s nickname, Veneziano, which means “from Venice” in Italian, so where better to try it than in the City of Canals?

This was a wonderful trip, though the train back to Milan was very crowded, so for a calmer return trip I recommend you book the high speed train. Have a nice day!

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