There are three categories of Venetian cuisine that you will find throughout Venice; the coastal area cuisine, the plains cuisine, and the mountains cuisine. In the plains area, you will mainly be served grilled meats mostly in the form of a barbecue, along with either grilled polenta or potatoes or a variety of vegetables.
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.
St Mark’s Square is one of the most famous historic sites in Italy and is visited by millions of tourists every year.
The power of Venice is reflected in the four large bronze horse statues on its main square, Piazza San Marco.
The Lion of Venice came to symbolize the charming city after it became a part of its St Mark’s Square in the 12th century. It is definitely a sight to see when you are touring the islands of the romantic city of Venice when on vacation.
The bronze horses found in St Mark’s Basilica façade in Venice were actually stolen from the Hippodrome during the “Siege of Constantinople” in 2014 as a result of a successful revenge against the capital of the Byzantine Empire, Constantinople, for massacring all the Venetians (Roman Catholics) in 1182 in the city.
The most renowned structure in Venice having architecture from the Byzantine period is the Saint Mark’s Basilica which is the Roman Catholic cathedral found in ST Mark’s Square in the centre of the city.
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.