In the 12th century, trade in Venice was booming, so it was not just what was locally produced in the city that was served at the dinner table! You will notice many foreign herbs and spices used in traditional Venetian cuisine.
In the old days, everyone was able to participate in the rowing boat races held at the Historical Reggata in September on Venice’ Canal Grande, however now the races are only open to Venetian rowers. It would be a fun thing to do to watch this historical traditional event while on tour in Venice.
There were four orphanages in Venice that were fundamentally dedicated to teaching the young girls music; the Ospedale della Pieta, where Antonio Vivaldi taught violin and was choir master, was considered the best.
You should definitely pay this landmark a visit when on tour in Venice. Guests visiting the Ospedale della Pieta can even stay the night if they need to.
Note that the Vivaldi Museum in the building can only be visited if you schedule an appointment in advance!
Be sure not to miss this attraction when on your family trip in Venice!
The baicoli biscuit, a traditional Venetian dessert, was invented around the 20th century in Venice and is a very popular food among tourists who visit the wonderful picturesque city during the holidays.
The rowboat racing event that occurs after the parade of the Historical Reggata on the Canal Grande is an important event for those who win because they ultimately become a part of Venetian history of the particular sport.