Scores of different spices, including these colorful peppercorns, are available at the Drogheria Mascari, a family-owned store that opened on the Ruga dei Spezieri (“street of the spice merchants”) in Venice in 1948.

Smithsonian Journeys Travel Quarterly: Venice

The Spice That Built Venice

The story of an import so prized, royals were literally rolling in it

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