Valentine’s Day Treat – A Venice Lifestyle Video

We’ve been fans of the Venizavion video series since summer 2014 ! Back then, their first video was voted “most beautiful” by the readers of the Venetian daily Il Gazzettino (watch this video here). and the readers of the other Venetian dailies, offline and online, like Venezia Today and La Nuova Venezia, followed suit. While […]

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Late Summer in the Lagoon

September is considered summer in Venice with a bonus: It’s harvest time and the flowers and vegetables in the Lagoon enjoy a “second spring”. That means they are ripe and lush again after the hottest months of the year and the grape harvest, la vendemmia, is taking place.

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Venice for First-Time Visitors

During the summer, we were asked repeatedly how first-time travelers can prepare their visit to Venice. Useful “things” to know about Venice. Here’s our collection of answers dedicated it to the first-time traveler AND the seasoned visitor amongst you. What can I expect from Venice ? Expect the world capital of colors and reflections. After all, there are 118 islands […]

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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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Culinary Flavors of the Fifth Season

In the second part of August the so-called “Fifth Season” starts in Venice. La quinta stagione which comes between summer and fall. Call it harvest time in Venice and the Veneto. This is also the time of the vendemmia, the grape harvest. You can see below what our grapes look like. They are blue for in Venice just […]

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Mousse All’Anguria – Water Melon Mousse

When it gets really hot in Venice there are a few possibilities to cool down,  I mean culinarywise. One of my favorites during these really hot days called  le giornate di solleone is a slice of anguria (water melon). Did you know that anguria grows right around the corner ? The Veneto is the third largest […]

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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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