The Venetian Carnival is going to start very soon: learn how and why Carnival began in the Middle Ages, read, while eating a ,fritella, about the ceremony of Fat Thursday in Venice and the origin of the ancient tribute of a bull and 12 pigs to the Doge.
Guido Brunetti has become in the last few decades a fictional hero; charming, well-read and honest, he fights like a modern hero against corruption and scandals in the beautiful city of Venice, he has a smart wife and a lovely family, enjoys Italian food and lives in Venice !
Brimming with calm and silence, beauty and peace, the Redentore Garden is dotted with fruit and ornamental trees, luscious greenery, fruits and vegetables, stunning flowers, and a breathtaking view of the southern Venetian lagoon and its islands.
Carnival starts in Venice and the rowing clubs arrange a mocking event of the better known Flight of the Angel, called The rise of the Rat. Colourful boats along the Grand Canal reach the Canal Cannaregio, rowers in fun costumes and masks participate and join the residents in a lively social event at the end, eating and drinking together
Venetians love good food and during Carnival they enjoy making and eating ‘fritole’, a delicious sort of pastry made of a pasta similar to bignè. Discover with BestVeniceGuides the recipe (sugar, flour, eggs, raisins, pine nuts and tasty fillings), but also the different meanings of this dialect word.
The Rialto fish market has almost one thousand years of history: thousands of tons of fish were and still are sold and bought here. Our journey starts however in the wholesale market – off limits to outsiders – where negotiations take place early in the morning before the fish is then transported with special boats, called ‘topi’ over to the retail market and meticulously displayed on ice.