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.
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.
Vivaldi was “maestro dei concerti” at the Ospedale della Pieta where he started teaching the violin in the early 18th century at the orphanage. The museum behind the building is open by appointment only, and costs a mere 3 euros to enter! If you are in Venice on a Monday or Wednesday, be sure to include visiting this lovely museum in your list of things to do for the day.
The Vivaldi Museum has many original documents and music sheets on display for its visitors to admire as well as learn more about the history of the Pieta Orphanage. Be sure to take an appointment as it is not open to the public full time!