Venice. With romantic canals in lieu of car-strewn streets, and Gondoliers still willing to sing a serenade. It’s no wonder the city inspires passions. And this being Italy, one such obsession is certainly cuisine. Although pasta can be had, the Venetian infatuation is for the plump, pearl-like Arborio Rice that is essential to preparing rich, creamy risottos. Click here to buy online.