La Venessiana is a platform community dedicated to Venetian Lifestyle and Food Art, founded in June 2015 by Iris and Lina. We would like to help you plan your trip and discover more about the ancient, authentic lifestyle and food culture of Venice. We show a Venice beyond her landmark sites, never told in guide books, the Venice that is our home. We firmly believe that a visit to Venice can positively impact your life, but before you go, there are a few things to know and consider.
In addition to our Venice Lifestyle Blog, we have prepared a number of other guides and experience sections for you to get to know Venice. There’s a Slow Travel Guide (>> click here), Market & Gourmet Food Guide (>> click here), Breakfast in Venice (>> click here), and for those of you interested in healthy delicious food, a Cooking School (>> online soon, click here to read the preview). Take a look at our Secret Venice Experiences (>> click here) in which we share monthly suggestions to discover secret places and delicious, historical menus in Venice and the Lagoon, in co-operation with Venetian small business owners.
Food art and crafts developed against a backdrop of our special city, a labyrinth of humane buildings and squares, both public and private, sprinkled with gardens (horti conclusi) that still make up half of the surface of our town. Venice was famous for her artisans and her hospitality (yes, we do have a 1500 years-plus tradition in tourism!!). There’s a good reason that Venice has always been called a polis (humane city). Venice is still breathing, but we must act now and collectively to keep her alive.
Both the unique Lagoon environment and passionate small businesses are the backbone of our city, the source of sustainable lifestyle, and La Venessiana’s prime effort is to support them by sharing their stories and experiences, so visitors can relate and benefit from historical Venetian heritage.
Tools to Plan your Stay in Venice
Start exploring the Welcome to Venice Kit + Slow Travel Planner 2018. Venice is too complex a city to take in one stride, and we think that the best way to get a first impression of lifestyle is to dedicate a few hours to exploring randomly without being rushed. But then, it’s time to switch to discoveries along itineraries for both the seasoned traveler and first-time visitor. The Welcome Kit has the tools to get you started (Food, History, Shopping, Getting About and Travel Planner).
Learn More about Venetian Lifestyle
Discover the Venice off the beaten path, hiding behind the red brick stone walls. Its gardens, delicious food based on herbs, blossoms and spices, those secret courtyards overgrown with figs, orange trees and vines, where you can savor what life has been like in Venice for more than 1,500 years. Find our recommendations where to taste Venetian home food and historical menus during your stay in the following sections.
Get to know Venetian Slow Food
La Spezeria is our virtual cooking school offering ebooks and ecourses on Venetian cooking and the art of using spices to create delicious and healthy food, cosmetics, perfumes and natural remedies, all based on ancient Venetian recipes. We will be online soon !
Meet us here …
Click here to read Nonna Lina’s post on life in Venice, written for our first blogging anniversary.