There are many shops around Murano Island that sell the renowned exquisite Murano glass as well as numerous museums and factories that can be toured during the day.
Tourists visiting the island especially enjoy the demonstrations of the glassmaking process by the talented glass-makers.
The pincia is one of the oldest traditional Venetian sweets in the region; it is also known as Veneto Bread Pudding. It is usually served during the Christmas holidays and Epiphany period. It is a typical example of peasant cooking using basic ingredients to come up with a delicious treat.
Antonio Vivaldi was born in 1678 in Venice and started teaching the violin at the Ospedale della Pieta in 1703. His Baroque works allowed him to gain recognition and respect in the city and around the world.
The church of Ospedale della Pieta holds frequent mass services and even some music programs of Baroque style to this day, so it would be interesting to attend some of their events while on your trip in Venice.