Venice, Italy is one of the world's top travel and vacation destinations and certainly one of the attractions of the city is its unique cuisine. Venetian food is, quite obviously, characterized by its use of fresh seafood from the lagoon and elsewhere around the Adriatic Sea, along with beautiful vegetables and fruits grown on lagoon islands such as Sant'Erasmo.
If you are lucky enough to be visiting Venice sometime soon, then you will surely want to sample some of the typical and classic seafood of the city - many dishes you are unlikely to find in restaurants anywhere else! On this page I've presented a tempting collection of photographs and descriptions of typical Venetian seafood dishes and specialties, such as you are likely to find in many of the city's restaurants, trattorias and osterias. I'll share a little basic information about seafood in Venice (visiting the fish market is a must!) and also cookbooks you can buy to try your hand at preparing these Venetian specialties at home.