Welcome to La Venessiana – Cucina Speziata. 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 would love to virtually show you a Venice never told in guide books. Disocver daily life in the Venice “behind” her landmark sites. The real Venice which is our home.

La Venessiana

La Venessiana is our Blog about life Venice, virtual home and garden tours, shop news, gift guides and food trends. We’ve also created an online guide Discover Venice in Seven Steps, tips for your Coffee Break in Venice and a special Welcome Kit for Subscribers to our Monthly Newsletter – Magazine, Postcard from Venice.

Cucina Speziata – Venetian Recipes

You get lots of glimpses into our private kitchen and kitchen garden in our online Food & Spice Magazine, Cucina SpeziataWe write about secret spice and herb gardens, used to make perfumes, remedies and flavor food and share our family recipes cooking in the kitchen of a house overlooking Campo San Zaccaria.

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

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. Below, you can start reading a few of our favorite articles on the Blog.

Venetian Stories on Instagram

I love Instagram and post here (almost) every day. For more updates, follow our Venetian stories here.

Have questions on Venice ? We’d love to get in touch with you ! Click here to write us.


5 comments on “About”

  1. Thank you! I love the article on your Blog describing Venice during Carnival! Wonderful suggestions, love all the restaurants and cafes you recommended ☺

  2. Hello Lina and Iris, loved reading your profile. Thank you for dropping by my blog because I got a chance as as a result to come across yours. Looking forward to following your blogging journey. Cheers.

    1. Hi, so nice to meet you! Thanks for getting in touch, we look forward to reading your blog!

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