Guide to Venetian bakeries and Easter cakes

With one more week to go until Easter Sunday, we’d like to give you some impressions of spring in Venice. The sun is really strong by now and wisteria blossoms have opened in protected sunny areas in town ! The light is betraying April and the traditional three-months festive season which is our favorite time of the […]

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About Our Venetian Chocolate

This Carnival weekend is a good time to post a “sweet story” telling about Venetian chocolates. Venice in the last 300 years developed her own flavors and specialties as you will discover. The story of chocolates in Venice begins in Piazza San Marco, in each of the eight cafes  Giuseppe Tassini mentions were around the […]

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Ocio che nevega – January in Venice

Last night Venice enjoyed something that may be perfectly normal in other parts of Italy while here, it’s not something you get to see so very often :-). Already from mid-November, you find the “ocio che nevega” brochures available at the Town Hall. It means attention – it’s snowing, and that’s what finally happened last […]

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Our honey-pepper cake for Epiphany

Here are six useful terms for you to understand Venetian traditions on Epiphany Day, and of course, to taste all the cakes ! Watch out for the terms Epifania, Befana, Re Magi, carbone, panevin and fritole which we will explain in a moment. The week after the New Year brings on the ancient and real Christmas traditions in Venice.  As […]

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The Fall Guide to the Rialto Market

Autumn is a good time to write guides on Venetian Food ! During these cooler days and until the first frost, the offer at our markets is simply breathtaking as you can see in the cover page of this article. Le zucche – squash is omnipresent and we are fast approaching its peak time here in Venice, […]

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Come & Have Breakfast with us in Venice

I call these days of late summer le giornate balsamiche.  They are so calm and the light is different as the angle of the sun rays is changing. You notice there’s more dew (rugiada) on the blossoms, otherwise the flower beds are rather dry here. It looks dry and will remain so until mid-autumn when cooler weather sets […]

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Our Flavored Cappuccino Recipes

I love cappuccino with delicious add-ons. This sunny Saturday morning I flavored my cappuccino with Campari :-) Flavoring coffee is a habit of Venetians that goes back until the late 17th century when the first cafes opened in town. Grandmother is very strict with her morning coffee but she does like flavored milk with her caffé […]

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Five Things to Do in Venice during Ferragosto

Ferragosto is an ancient Roman holiday called “Feriae Augusti”, the holiday season inaugurated by the Roman emperor Augustus in the year 18 BC.  Originally it was celebrated on August 1 but was shifted to August 15 by the Catholic church to co-incide with the feast Assumption of Mary. Feriae as a plural noun indicates that not just one […]

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Our Breakfast Cake for Ferragosto

It’s Ferragosto week in Venice and a long weekend is ahead of us. Many Venetians have left Venice by now while others spend their days on one of the beaches, either in the Lagoon or on the Lido. With summer comes the need for easy and quick dishes and and festive ones for Ferragosto. That’s why […]

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