Venice actually started out as a bay of communities which combined in alliance for defence against the Lombards and other invaders in the 7th century, since the Byzantine Empire’s power began to decline in North Italy.
The origin of the crème frites recipe is ambiguous; there are some Spanish regions in Europe who claim to have invented this delicious dessert. However, it is believed that it actually originated in the Veneto region of Italy.
You should definitely order this as a sweet treat ending your exhausting, yet fun, day touring the city of Venice.
The Carnevale di Venezia (Carnival of Venice) became official during the Renaissance period, although the celebrated festival began in the 12th century when the city overthrew the Patriarch of Aquileia and became a Republic. The citizens of the newly-procured republic began to dance in the streets of San Marco Square in the center of Venice.
Ever since, the biggest carnival in the world is held in the city in honour of their victory.
There are two very important historic churches on the island of Murano in Venice. Basilica di Santi Maria e Donate, the older of the two, was built in the 9th century, however rebuilt in the 12th century when Saint Donate’s remains were transferred to the church.
It is famous for its beautiful mosaics and its attractive decorations and interior design.