Ferragosto, or the Feast of the Assumption, is a national holiday in Italy and along with Christmas and Easter, the 15 of August is one of the most significant days for Italians.
I've never been to Italy during Ferragosto before, but I've read and heard that it much of the country "closes down" when Italians leave for summer vacations. I will be in Venice from August 12 through the 16, so what are some places that I should hit up? I fear that many of the good places, esp. the places that don't serve watered-down versions of Venetian food. Where can I get good classic Venetian seafood dishes? Any comments and hints would be appreciated. Thanks a lot!