We’ve been in Venice! Pictures of our trip are below, I’ll use this post to talk about a cookie typical of this city, the Zaeto (or Zaleto, dialect for giallo, yellow, like it’s color).
They’re made with corn flour and resins, but you can find variants like those in the featured picture with chocolate drops. They are friable and never too sweet, usually smell of vanilla. I’ve been told in the past they put them in the drawers to perfume them, but that’s probably more a rumor than a real fact.
If you’re visiting Venice, stop to a pasticceria and have one, you won’t be disappointed at all. Prices are a little high, €4-5 for each, but they’re bigger than normal cookies and it’s worth to give them a try.
Tip: Use your phone gps as an advantage. Most of the niceties of Venice are off the beaten path. Avoid ‘Strada Nova‘, the road to Piazza San Marco, and try small roads in the city. You’ll find places nobody knows about, and you won’t be disappointed by the crowd. When you’re over, just use your map to get back to San Marco.
Check below our pictures!