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.
In the old days, it was only the wealthy Venetians who were able to afford the Frittelle alla Veneziana dessert in Venice.
Nowadays, you can find this delicious sweet treat at almost any local confectionery in the city.
In the late 18th century, when the city of Venice was no longer a republic, it was exposed to French rule at first, however it was then under Austrian rule. Finally, in the late 19th century (1886), it became a part of the country of Italy! If you are in Italy during the holidays, be sure to pass by the charming city of Venice and learn more about its rich history and culture.
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.