So, what would you expect to eat in Venice?
We have savoured:
Squid ink pasta with cuttlefish;
Pizza with salami,
Gnocchi with fetta, eggplant
Mozzarella (buffalo) and pomadore salad,
Risotto with vegetables and another with mushrooms.
John rediscovered rum babas and we were both pleased to find that you could buy a glass of wine and sip it in the street!
There is a focus on sea food and we made a trip to the fruit, vege and fish markets near the Rialto bridge. John looked wistfully at the baby squid, but at E48 per kg, it is probably just as well that we don't have cooking facilities!
I am struck by the fact that although venice is renowned for being expensive, it actually doesn't seem to be that much more expensive than home.
Thankfully, I have not felt the slightest urge for retail therapy. If you were into murano glass, masquerade masks or fashion, you would no doubt be in seventh heaven.