Venice is speaking to us in symbols. For example, do you know why two lamps are always lit in the southern wing of the Doge’s Palace? Even at night, when nobody is there? We’ll tell you this story in our next post :-) but now, you are going to read about the symbol of celebrating
April and May are the best months to taste the Lagoon on your plate :-) In Venice, we have five favorite spring herbs, sold everywhere, at the Rialto Market or at one of the floating markets in town. In this post, you will get to know the herbs, traditional recipes and four restaurant tips to
In this post we let you into a secret. Each Venetian neighborhood has its own, and so has ours. This is the story of a plant, flourishing here before I was born, landmark of this little square for almost ninety years. A few people living here still recall it, and how one day in the
In this article we share our answers to readers’ questions when it comes to “celebrating in Venice”. We suggest locations to celebrate your birthday(s), meeting a long-desired goal or just celebrating the fact that you are in Venice! We have collected a few ideas for you to include Venice in your celebration, making sure you
Venice is celebrating her Birthday Weekend! Venetia, as Venice is called in Latin, the second official language of the Republic, celebrates 1597 years on 25 March 2018!! The historians of the Republic set this day on purpose, revealing that Venice was founded in the month dedicated to the Roman God of War, Mars, on 25 March 421
The Lagoon is a gem in green and blue, and sometimes, in grey. Yet, beyond beauty and colors, she is a living organism to be valued, even more so in our times. She has been home to three ancient cultures, feeding the colorful settlements they built, called Le Venetie, the small Venices, since the year 2100 BC.
Spring in Venice pops up overnight, we’ve had a few beautiful examples of it during the last few years. Come March, we are accustomed to yellow mimosa blossoms, rose-golden morning light reflecting the turquoise blue skies on the water. This year, the first day of meteorological spring brought snow to the city, ice-cold weather. The
Ombriola. Crevan. Ammiana. Pisotta. Ancient terms describing forgotten islands. One island changed its name in the late 15th century. Another resumed its former function of providing hospitality only three years ago. Yet another was submerged and a fourth appeared in the Lagoon in the early 18th century. One forgotten island which was given up in 1439 began re-emerging from
This is the seventh article wrapping up our course series “Venice for Beginners” on this Blog . Here we are telling you about the real background of Venetian feasts and why we still love and need them to this day. The season of Venetian feasts peaks on 25 April with La Festa di San Marco.