• Carnevale in Pasticceria

    Above you can see what a typical morning in early February is like while Venice is getting ready for the day ahead. Baking fritole doesn’t take too long, so while taking a coffee and waiting for the fog to lift, we spend some time looking up all the recipes for fritole. Ancient ones, and the

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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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  • 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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  • A Dreamy Summer Day in the Lagoon: Unexpected Burano

    Join me for a weekend trip to Burano! It’s early July and we’ll take an early morning boat from Fondamente Nove. From here, depending on the traffic (! yes, traffic! the public boats vaporetti usually queue up in front of the landing stage Murano Faro, it may take up to 15 minutes), we will reach

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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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