• A Venetian Menu for New Year’s Eve

    On 31 December 2017, the sky in Venice looked pale white. You felt inundated by a strangely weak light against the marble stones, so characteristic for the short days in December and January. On such a day, the sun isn’t strong enough to draw reflections on the water. The air is very moist and can

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  • Christmas Card from Venice

    The real color of Christmas is green and the color of the flame of a candle, says Grandmother. She loves recalling the quiet Christmas feasts of her youth when decorations consisted of just a few ingredients. Fir trees. Dark red ribbons. Dark red candles. What was available in the Lagoon and simple decorations made from

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  • Christmas Gift Guide 2017 – Shopping Tips for Castello

    This is our Christmas gift guide really taking you into a Venice so full of precious shops selling home-made goods and gifts making come Venice alive. Gifts helping you to get to know Venice even better. Away from the Rialto Market and the Mercerie, though I do love this area (check out our Advent Calendar with 24

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  • Treating you to Venetian Hot Chocolate

    It looks thick, brown and enticing. It tastes only slightly bitter and rich, velvety and dense. What’s the secret to preparing exactly this kind of cioccolata densa for which Venice has become famous in the world ? In my opinion, this is the best soul food ever invented in Venice :-) It has all the ingredients

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  • Nine Ideas to Spend an Advent Day in Venice

    During the weeks before Christmas, Venetians have got all the time to treat visitors as VIP. You will certainly feel like a special guest in a city no longer besieged by tourists. But then, this year, Christmas starts a little bit earlier. For the first time, the Albaro de Nadal – the Christmas tree on Piazza

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  • San Martino in Pezzi – The Most Quiet Time of the Year

    Is there a time – a season – that Venetians really dedicate to themselves. Getting some quiet after a long (mass) tourist season. I think I’ve made out that time. It’s now, when Venice chiude bottega for a few weeks. When festive November comes to an end and you can still find its culinary treats, like the San Martino biscuits

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