Welcome to La Venessiana – The Fragrant World of Venice !
We are Iris and Lina, your hosts on La Venessiana, founded in June 2015 as a blog on Venetian Lifestyle and Food Art. On the blog, we’d love to show you a Venice behind her landmark sites, never told in guide books, a Venice that is our home. In our food section, we explore Venetian culinary culture and spice recipes, and also take you into our kitchen and kitchen garden. It’s a Venice told by two generations of writers, so more often than not, you will get to read two opinions on the same topic :-) The opinions converge, however, where the purpose is concerned. Transporting the gifts of Venice virtually to readers’ homes.
La Venessiana – Lifestyle
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 Art
La Venessiana Food Art is our Spice Atelier and Food Blog. We share family recipes using Lagoon herbs and fruit, and about self-sufficient life in the Lagoon. Above all, we write about spices ! The images on our site were in a gardenscape and kitchen of a house overlooking Campo San Zaccaria. From December 2017, we will offer culinary ebooks and ecourses on Venetian cooking and on 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.