Venice is best for...

Traditional food: Head to trattorias, bacaris and ristorantes for real Venetian cuisine

Homely restaurants: Find family-run eateries for some of the tastiest food in Venice

Cicchetti: Enjoy this form of Venetian tapas with a glass of Prosecco at bars around the city

Fast facts

Language: The language spoken in Venice is Italian

Currency: The currency used in Venice is the Euro (€)

Local time: Venice is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time

Fly to: Venice's main airport is Venice Marco Polo Airport

Whether it’s the bolognese or risotto di sepia (squid ink risotto), when it comes to Venice it’s all about indulging in the food. Luckily, there are lots of trattorias, bacaris and ristorantes all serving up traditional Venetian cuisine.

Often the best and tastiest food in Venice is served in a hole in the wall-type restaurant where stools are scarce and walls are bare. Don’t let the small kitchens and shabby chic vibes put you off because these venues are usually family-run and have age old recipes that can’t be beaten.

With all that water surrounding Italy, seafood is a staple, and you can savour crab, prawn and lobster served with the best pasta you’ll find anywhere in the world.