Next morning I was feeling more upbeat about discovering Venice.
I had desperately emailed Martina and Valentina, two Italian beauties who I'd met on my masters and were connoisseurs of all things Italian. They reassured me we'd had bad luck with our ristorante choices and steered me in the right direction.
Their three essential things to do in Venice are:
1. Get lost in the city, as it's the only true way to discover it.
2. Take a Gondola ride
3. Try the Italian aperitiv 'Spritz with aperol'
I dragged him out of bed and up to the rooftop terrace for breakfast al fresco.
I caused a little bit of a stir in the ristorante with the other diners when it arrived! They couldn't quite believe it either, I don't think.
Crispy and gooey all at the same time.