Because Venice is such a popular tourist destination, the restaurants are completely filled with tourists trying the delectable traditional Venetian cuisine the city has to offer. If you spot a local, ask him or her which is the best restaurant to eat at with the most reasonable prices if you are on a budget!
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 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 city of Venice became a part of Italy in the 19th century (1866) and in this time period, the Doge's Palace was used by many government offices and houses the Biblioteca Marciana for almost one hundred years until the early 20th century (1811-1904).
The oldest part of the Ducale Palace on St Mark’s Square in Venice is facing the lagoon where the corners are decorated with sculptures by various artists in the 14th century.
If you visit Venice, be sure to add this historic landmark as one of the must see tourist attractions in Italy.
In the 16th century, the Ducale Palace of Venice in St Mark’s Square was connected to the prison by a bridge known as the “Bridge of Sighs”.
The Bridge of Sighs connected to the Ducale Palace on St Mark’s Square in the city of Venice overlooks the lagoon and the picturesque San Giorgio Maggiore and caused prisoners to sigh when they catch their last glimpse of freedom as they pass into their cells in the prison from the courtroom of the palace.