Traditional Venetian cuisine although rich in flavour is actually considered poverty cooking due to the fact that it uses the most basic ingredients, however through spices has received its substance and popularity among tourists when they visit Venice.
If you attend the famous Carnival of Venice while on vacation in Italy, be sure to try their delectable sweet treats served at the festival, such as the fritola (fritters) or a slice of fried Galan cake.
There are many things you can do in Venice with kids when you are on vacation in Italy especially in the month of September.
On the first Sunday, the Historical Regatta occurs on the Grand Canal featuring a historic parade as well as thrilling rowboat races!
There is also the Venice Film Festival that is held on the Lido di Venezia and you can get there by waterbus (vaporetto) or water taxi.
There are so many restaurants to choose from in Venice when you want to have a traditional Venetian meal for dinner after a long day of sightseeing around the historic city. Order a fegato alla veneziana, which is liver sautéed with onions, olive oil and butter with a side of traditional polenta!