There’s no better way to experience the significance of food and cooking in Italian culture than by visiting the country. Pizza, gelato, tiramisu and cappuccino take pride of place on menus in restaurants and cafés, as well as every possible permutation of pasta. If you’re in need of a pick-me-up in the city, you can enjoy a glass of wine or the city’s classic spritz, be it with aperol or campari.
The Italian attitude to eating prioritises the experience of dining - the excitement and community of an evening with others, enjoying good food and good company. You can look forward to vibrant dishes which will make your tastebuds sing, served over multiple courses with smaller portions of pasta, a fish course and mouthwatering desserts.
If you’re looking for something light, you can pick up a snack at one of Venice’s cafés or Bacari (Venetian bars) where you can indulge in affordable bread, olives and wine. Whether you’re on a weekend getaway, a city break in Venice or an extended holiday in Italy, Venice’s culinary scene is bound to leave you on cloud 9!