We'll start before the bounty reaches the marketplace, on the tiny Island of Burano, where the fishermen get up before dawn...
|Burano's boats, parked along the edges of the canals, are as colorful as their houses. There is a small, open-air fish market on Burano, but most of the catch is delivered to the famous, bustling Rialto Market in Venice.|
|This is fresh tonno, or tuna from the northeast Atlantic for €17.80/kilo. The Italians use tuna in many of their delicious sauces for pasta.|
|The purple eye of a swordfish.|
|Calamari Freschi Vivi, or fresh live squid. Creepy eyes.|
|One of the artists here at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica has fig trees, and she would bring in baskets of delicious ripe figs for everyone.|
|The Rialto marketplace. Beyond this stall, you can see the pallazi that line the Canal Grande.|
|Nostrani means home-grown, which likely refers to being grown in small farms on outlying islands in the Venetian lagoon.|
VERDE = Giardino
Venetian gardens are primarily secret, but perhaps I can get a peek during the week...