Pastries in Venice can be described as a symbol of the city and pastry-making here is pure art
which is passed on from one generation to the next.
Do you know that the sugar was brought to Venice after the Crusades during the twelfth century
and was traded by Corner, a noble family, that owned sugar cane plantations in Cyprus? The raw
sugar was then processed and refined in their palace, called Ca’ Corner on the Grand Canal.
However, it was a rather expensive ingredient and therefore it became a real symbol of wealth
The venetian pastry-making, such as the cuisine, can be defined as “fusion”, because they both are
the result of multicultural and commercial relations which grew over the centuries. The spices
came to Venice from the East: cinnamon and black pepper, cloves and ginger, vanilla and nutmeg,
pine nuts and sultanas.
Today we chose the 3 most famous and iconic pastries in Venice.
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