Ma come si vive a Venezia?
There’s a living and breathing city hiding behind the characteristic red brick facades of Venice. Start exploring the private Venice with us!
Iris and Lina started La Venessiana in June 2015 as online travel guide for responsible residents and visitors to Venice. We share seasonal travel tips and itineraries, food, culture and shopping guides.
How La Venessiana helps you explore Venice
Tools and Resources for Responsible Residents and Visitors
Our Spice and Garden Atelier in Venice will open soon!
You will see Lina’s private oasis and kitchen herb garden, a rambling herb, flower and kitchen garden arranged on several levels and roof terraces.
What others are saying
Readers + participants in our online classes
La Venessiana behind the scenes
What is your motivation to write about Venice, a city too much has been written upon?
We write to introduce Venice from a perspective of a family who have been living here since the year 915 AD. We want to discuss the potential and opportunities of a historical city like Venice with readers and guests.
Why should visitors explore Venetian history?
We cannot turn back time but we are convinced that learning more about Venetian history may help explain the political landscape of Europe today.
Why did you explore the culinary heritage of Venice?
The merchants and spice masters of Venice significantly influenced European culinary culture. This is the healing kitchen that made Venice famous in Europe for more than 1,200 years.
What else do you show us about Venice?
One half of Venice is public, and this also includes those areas of Venice “off the beaten path”. In particular, we show you glimpses of the other half of Venice, the private city. And we take you into favorite restaurants, hotels, gardens, ateliers and shops!
You are a social business. Whom do you support?
30 per cent of revenues from our e-books, magazines and online classes go to support social causes in Venice (Dingo – caring for homeless cats, Caffé Sospeso, Onlus, etc.)