La Venessiana is a social business and travel journal dedicated to Venice, written by Iris and her Venetian family.
In our travel journal (blog), you can read stories told by different generations (grandmother, cousins, uncles, and myself). In particular, we love cooking, gardening, and exploring ancient Venetian history, so we share quite a lot about these topics :-)
I started writing on Venice in 2012 (!), so I’m one of the first Venetians blogging about their city in English. In 2015, Grandmother Lina and I started work on La Venessiana, as private travel journal and social business to (1) support inclusive life in Venice and (2) offer resources such as travel books and culinary courses to responsible visitors. As hosts, it’s our (= Venetian) responsibility to offer high-quality offers to our visitors, and La Venessiana is our small contribution in the field of sustainable tourism.
As social business, we are working on resources for responsible travelers and hobby cooks, and everyone who has an interest in historical Venetian recipes for food, beauty, and perfumery. We are also writing a book on Venice, telling Lina’s experience of life in the Lagoon and her favorite recipes.
Thirty per cent of revenues from these resources go into social initiatives here in Venice, supporting people in difficulty and homeless animals.
What we do have available for you now is the Blog, a free secret Venice – Mini Guide and our Monthly Email Magazine from Venice for subscribers. In late summer 2018, Part One of our online course on Venetian heritage, Seven Steps to Discovering Venice, to help you design your stay and understand Venice better, will be ready!