“Welcome to La Venessiana – The Fragrant World of Venice !
We are Iris and Lina, your hosts who founded La Venessiana – Cucina Speziata in June 2015. Join us and discover how you can benefit from Venetian culinary culture, spice recipes and many more ideas for your own home and garden. And kitchen, of course :-) We’d love to virtually show you a Venice never told in guide books. Take part into daily life in the Venice “behind” her landmark sites, which is our home.
La Venessiana – Venice Blog
La Venessiana is our Blog on Venice and her Lagoon, dedicated to residents and visitors. We tell stories connecting the present to the past, write about lush gardens and food trends in town. Start by exploring the online guide Discover Venice in Seven Steps and download the Welcome Kit + Venice “Workbook”. We believe that Venice can be discovered along three “themes” customized to meet individual preferences and expectations. Click here to download your kit !
La Venessiana – Food Blog
This is La Venessiana’s Food Blog and our Virtual Spice Atelier. We write about daily life in Venice, about family recipes, Lagoon herbs and fruit and self-sufficient life in the Lagoon. Above all, we write about spices ! The pictures are taken in the garden, terrace and kitchen of a house overlooking Campo San Zaccaria. From December 2017, we will alsohost ecourses on Venetian cooking and how to use spices to create delicious and healthy food, based on ancient Venetian recipes.
In Venice, you learn encountering and caring for ancient sights and sounds at every corner. You learn to harness ancient lifestyle and benefit in our modern world for it confers security. I’ve always had the impression that the Lagoon was a wistful, parallel world with access to ancient wisdom. It has its own time and seasons, and our grandmother says there are five of them.
More about us + Contact
Click here to read Nonna Lina’s post on life in Venice, written for our first blogging anniversary. Take a glimpse into Lina’s garden here on our Food & Spice Blog, Cucina Speziata. We’d love to get in touch with you ! Click here to write us.
Venetian Stories on Instagram
I love Instagram and post here (almost) every day. For more updates, follow our Venetian stories here.