Saint Martin’s day is a very important celebration for Venetians: all the pastry windows are full of colorful cake full of candy, chocolate with a cent in the middle. Its’ Saint Martin’s cake!
Everything starts with the legend of Martino, a soldier that riding his horse in a gloomy November day, saw a poor man chilling under the rain. Immediately
the soldier take his sword, cut a part of his cloak and donated it to the poor man. It was a very charitable deed. And while Martino was riding away clouds, cold and rain disappear: the sun shined again and temperature went up: saint martin’s summer was started!
If you are in Venice in November in a sunny day you still listened Venetians say: “ it’s saint Martin’s summer” and you can also find small groups of children knocking at the door asking for a money or a piece of this cake. And parents are celebrating tasting the new wine and eating chestnut together