Veneto in Summer
Perfectly situated with miles of beautiful coastline to the east and dramatic inland vistas shaped by the Dolomite mountains in the north, this sublime landscape is dotted with charming medieval towns.
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Beautiful island dwellings like Burano - famed for its vibrant coloured streets - are home to long-established fishing communities, buzzing with an authentic convivialità. The sun glistens over the sapphire sea which makes for rich pickings when it comes to frutti di mare, “fruits of the sea”. It’s no surprise that delicacies like oysters and calamari play such a central and historic role in Venetian cooking.
Bigoli are a long, thick pasta native to Veneto. Similar to Tuscany's pici, but made with egg.
Sugo D'Anatra, or Duck Ragù, is one of the few meat-based dishes enjoyed traditionally in Venice.
Now famous around the world, the Aperol spritz (or simply ''spritz'', as it's known) originates in Venice.
Ciccetti are small, tapas-style bites, usually enjoyed whilst standing, laughing and enjoying a spritz overlooking the canal.
Tiramisu is a classic dessert of the region, known internationally for its distinctive, espresso-infused flavour.
Built in Venetian Gothic style, Venice's Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) housed the Doge of Venice for centuries.
The Ponte di Rialto, or Rialto Bridge, is one of Venice's most recognisable landmarks, and the oldest bridge of the Grand Canal.
The Grand Canal
The Grand Canal, or "Canal Grando" as it's called in Venetian, is Venice's biggest waterway.
Piazza San Marco
Piazza San Marco, or St Mark's Square, was referred to by Napoleon as "the drawing room of Europe".
The exquisite La Fenice (or 'The Phoenix'), Venice's Opera House, is so-called after being restored after several fires.
Burano is one of the several islands making up Venice. It's a riot of brightly coloured fishermen's huts & casual eateries.
The Merchant of Venice
Venice's Jewish Ghetto inspired Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice". Today, few Jews live here, but several synagogues remain.
Acqua Alta Library
Lover of books? You'll be enamoured of Venice's Acqua Alta Library, perhaps the world's most original.
Venetian masks are a centuries-old tradition, typically worn during the Carnival of Venice.
Venetian glass hails from Murano island, a short distance from the centre of Venice, where it's been made since the 13th century.
Bring a taste of Venetian cuisine into your kitchen
Treat yourself to an authentic taste of Veneto with our limited edition dishes inspired by the region’s cuisine. Alternatively, take a look at our weekly menu to see what delicious recipes you can have delivered to your doorstep this week.
Discover Venetian delicacies
Craving a little more Italian immersion? Why not bring a taste of Veneto to your kitchen with one of our authentic recipes or treat yourself to a traditional Aperol Spritz, a classic regional aperitivo. Travel vicariously to Veneto with us and discover more about this beautiful region.
Take your Italian education one step further by learning to make your own pasta at home. Our pasta making kits come complete with specialist tools and flours, and if you’re a complete newbie, don’t worry – we have a range of gift sets that cater for all abilities. Once you’ve perfected the basics, you’ll become a pasta pro in no time!