As a kid growing up in a Hungarian family, I learned that saluting people with Ciao! while waving my hand was a friendly way to say goodbye.
Then I moved to Italy, and I learned that ciao is not one word, but many.
When most people think ‘Venice’, they think of gondoliers steering narrow boats down narrow canals. Or maybe Carnival, the elaborately masked and costume festival springs to mind.
But Venice is so much more. Here are five facts that deserve to be better known.
Risi e bisi, which means rice and peas in the Venetian dialect, was served to the Doge at the April 25 banquet, to celebrate the feast of Saint Mark and the Venetian national day. Here’s how it’s made.