The Venetian Celebration Calendar

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. Feasts remind us of […]

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Camminando sotto i glicini – The Venetian Wisteria Walk

Looking up in Venice these days is a must because the purple blossom season is in full swing. In mid-April Venice is enveloped in the fragrant cascades of il glicine – wisteria. I mean, literally enveloped. Above you can see one of my favorite wisteria plants covering a building on Campo San Giacomo dall’Orio. Since I was a […]

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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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April blossoms and spring in the Lagoon of Venice

Spring in Venice comes early and you can notice its first signs by mid-February. It’s not just the narcissi and primrose plants you see pop up in the fiorerie (flower stores) and on the balconies, it’s the season of mimosa blossoming (take a look at mimosa pictures in Venice in this blog article). March and April bring […]

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The Venetian foodie guide for March

March in Venice can look sunny, balmy and bright like above, or greyish-blue when moist clouds chase the waters back into the Lagoon, bringing abundant rainfall like it happens so often on the Mediterranean coasts. Expect the first REAL warm sun rays enveloping Venice in the first days of March, and in the last few […]

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The Secrets of Laguna Nord

This blog article introduces our favorite season in the Lagoon, very early spring. The unofficial start of spring as we perceive it in Venice, is the day after Mardi Gras called Mercoledì delle Ceneri (Ash Wednesday). In this article we take you for a virtual trip out into the northern Lagoon and tell you its story […]

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Favorite Summer Desserts from Venice

Which is the golden rule to choosing your dessert in Venice? From an incredible number of options, my grandmother and I have selected three styles of dessert for you, especially adapted to summer. These desserts come 1. fluffy, 2. light and 3. very (!!!) luxurious in the sense that you can taste recipes more than 1,200 years […]

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Inspiration for Urban Gardening from Venice

From the garden of a Venetian countess: What does a Venetian giardino pensile – a hanging garden look like ? This garden is located in the San Basilio area ear San Nicolò dei Tolentini. On our way we could touch the dripping blossoms of wisteria (it was raining) and marvel at other trees with purple blossoms, making Venice look decidedly elegant […]

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Erba Curry, Origano, Salvia: Cultivating Summer Herbs

Join me for a visit to Serra dei Giardni on a Saturday morning. It’s past 11 am though, they open late. In the little courtyard in front of the hothouse you can see the shelves packed with trays of new herbs and vegetables. Take a look at what we’ve got here in Venice and what will be […]

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