The Bussola cookie originates from the Burano island of Venice and it is also known as Buranelli.
This soft baked cookie can be eaten a few days (and weeks) after it is baked if sealed properly, however it doesn’t retain its soft texture and becomes harder.
Dunk your hardened bussola in a hot tea as a nice sweet treat.
Saor (such as the fried sardines and onion Venetian dish) is one basic example of how trading with the East has influenced Venetian cooking traditions and methods in Venice.
The “saor” method is the method of preservation of food for longer periods of time using vinegar and onions in order to feed the citizens who go out to sea on long journeys.
Because Venice is such a popular tourist destination, the restaurants are completely filled with tourists trying the delectable traditional Venetian cuisine the city has to offer. If you spot a local, ask him or her which is the best restaurant to eat at with the most reasonable prices if you are on a budget!
There is a lovely exhibit featuring the life of Antonio Vivaldi at the Museo della Musica. He is the most famous music composer and musician in Venice; he was born in the city and taught violin at the Pieta orphanage as well as performed concerts as the choir master.