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benvenuti – welcome!
Welcome to La Venessiana, a blogzine dedicated to the Lagoon of Venice. We are Iris and Lina, and we write about food and lifestyle, historical recipes projects under way, as Venice is changing in 2020.
Lina is a Venetian hotelier who founded three restaurants dedicated to authentic Lagoon cuisine in Venice. This is a gap to fill in – historical Venetian recipes are surprisingly delicious and useful in our times! Lina’s granddaughter Iris is an environmental specialist in the financial sector and wrote her thesis on the ecology and urbanization of the Venetian Lagoon. Enjoy our new website, and the flavors and recipes of Venice!
iris and lina
Lagoon Escapes and virtual tours
Lina grew up in the northern Lagoon and has been eating these natural recipes for as long as she can remember! We share her Lagoon stories and recipes here on the blog and in our online experiences, which are virtual tours and culinary retreats in the Lagoon. Since 1945, Lina has cooked these recipes for thousands of guests in her restaurants and at cooking lessons attended by chefs of renowned hotels, such as Hotel Danieli. Some of our recipes come from the library of the San Zaccaria monastery which is in the house Lina’s family bought in 1968.
Summer favorites from the blog
The Lagoon Resource Compass
download this free guide and stories which help you explore venice from 2020.
Venice has changed profoundly, and is still in a phase of transition. this is why we must tell the story of our city and the Lagoon differently and have prepared a compass for you to discover Venice in line with the changes going on from 2020. It’a like a fresh time-out in the Lagoon – promised!
Click here to download!