Meanwhile, on the other side of the country due west of La Serenissima is Milano, the Bel Paese’s button-down business and banking hub and an epicenter for world fashion.
Like Venezia, Milano, the other half of the old Regno Lombardo-Veneto (Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia), was under Austrian rule for quite some time during the 18th and 19th centuries and fell victim to the occupier’s practice of spritzen (German for splashing), diluting strong Italian wine with splashes of water.
Milano and Venezia, once united under a single kingdom during Austrian rule, now divided by two bottles of bitters. If given the choice, which one would you choose, Aperol or Campari?
Tom is a veteran print-broadcast journalist who resides in the Colli Euganei (Euganean Hills) in the province of Padova in the Veneto region of northestern Italy. He hosts the eclectic travel/foodie/photography blog The Palladian Traveler.com, is a regular contributor to Los Angeles-based TravelingBoy.com, and is a member of the International Travel Writers Alliance. Feel free to follow Tom as he “meanders along the cobblestone to somewhere.”