Venice actually started out as a bay of communities which combined in alliance for defence against the Lombards and other invaders in the 7th century, since the Byzantine Empire’s power began to decline in North Italy.
There are many cafes you can rest at in Murano when you are tired of walking and exploring the island; have a fresh cup of coffee with some delicious biscuits or a piece of cake at one of the local cafes.
In the late 19th century, Mark Twain, the famous American author who wrote the world-renowned “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”, came to Venice and dedicated most of his chapter in “The Innocents Abroad” on the urban Venetian life with reference to the traditional gondolas and their “captains”.
Local bakeries in Venice usually always have the traditional baicoli biscuit for sale for those who enjoy a sweet treat on holiday!
They received their name because of their shape which resembles the lagoon basses.