Normally, Italian food stories begin with: “For centuries, grandmothers passed on the recipe…”. But in the case of Tiramisù, Italy’s best-known dessert, the Nonnas (grandmas) may have passed on the recipe, but would probably have left out a key detail.
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.