From Barcelona we took at 14 hour train ride to Milan, Italy. We didn’t have a sleeper car this time, only reclining seats. It wasn’t as nice as our ride to Madrid, but it got us where we wanted to go.
When we arrived, we checked into our hotel, and went in search of Gelato. What we found was delicious.
Later we met up with my friend Lauren, who is studying in Milan. We were lucky to have her show us around the city. We walked past Castello Sforzesco, an old castle. She also showed us the Galleria, a famous shopping area. If you stand in the middle and twirl around, it brings you luck. Next, we visited the Duomo, one of the world’s largest cathedrals. It’s really pretty, and lucky for us it wasn’t under construction (it’s the first cathedral we’ve seen without any scaffolding.)
Lauren also took us to a great dinner. In Italy it’s common for bars to host apertivo happy hours; you buy a drink and it comes with an all-you-can-eat buffet. The food included everything from pizza and pasta to cooked peppers and corn. All of it was delicious. We’re going to be on the look out for more apertivo spots during the rest of our time in Italy.
After dinner Lauren took us to for more Gelato. This time we went to Frozen, which Brette recommended to me. It was also really good. My goal is to have gelato every day while we are in Italy.
We’re now headed to Florence. I’m looking forward to the fabulous artwork and architecture.