The pincia is one of the most authentic Venetian sweets originating from the Veneto region. It is usually made of stale bread, dried fruits, nuts and spices and is made differently by different cooks with their own preferred method of cooking.
The prison was originally inside the Doge’s Palace in Venice in the wells, where it was suffocating and pest-ridden, and in the Piombi, under the palazzo’s conductive roof, where it was extremely hot in the summertime and freezing in the winter.
Nowadays, when you pay a visit to Venice, you will notice that the prison of the Ducale Palace is now connected to the palace by the bridge also known as the “Bridge of Sighs”.
There are two monumental granite column pillars in St Mark’s Square, and on top of one of these columns lies the Lion of Venice, the city’s symbol.
It dates back to 300 BC, however it was brought to Venice in the 12th century.
The main Venetian staples are fish, rice, and of course, polenta!
Pasta and pizza originate from Italy and have been recently added to the restaurants’ menus for increased diversity as well as due to their popularity.
The Glass Museum is on Giustinian Fondamenta near the famous Basilica of St. Maria and Donato; visit this museum to witness the history of glass and how it evolved over the centuries since the Egyptian period.