Traditional Venetian cuisine although rich in flavour is actually considered poverty cooking due to the fact that it uses the most basic ingredients, however through spices has received its substance and popularity among tourists when they visit Venice.
Antonio Vivaldi was born in 1678 in Venice and started teaching the violin at the Ospedale della Pieta in 1703. His Baroque works allowed him to gain recognition and respect in the city and around the world.
The church of Ospedale della Pieta holds frequent mass services and even some music programs of Baroque style to this day, so it would be interesting to attend some of their events while on your trip in Venice.
One unique way of eating the basic traditional
Venetian polenta is adding shrimps to it! There is a famous dish known as “polenta e schie” (polenta and shrimps), where the shrimps are fried and placed on the soft polenta.
The pincia is one of the oldest traditional Venetian sweets in the region; it is also known as Veneto Bread Pudding. It is usually served during the Christmas holidays and Epiphany period. It is a typical example of peasant cooking using basic ingredients to come up with a delicious treat.