Sweet peas are prized in many parts of Italy, but many think the sweetest come from Peseggia, a town north of Venice. The peas grown there are so tender that even the princess in the "Princess and the Pea" fairy tale would have felt comfortable with them. In May and June, the town holds a sagra dei bisi, a festival of peas. During the festival, people dress in period costume, and there are all kinds of performances. Most important are the numerous booths serving the exquisitely sweet peas prepared in a variety of ways.