October Summer in Venice, and A Favorite Venetian Autumn Dish: Zucca e Pesce al Cartoccio

  Judging by the weather Venice was blessed with last weekend #octobersummer, it’s hard to imagine that we are already in the midst of autumn. We’re in for change .. By now, you can see the first leaves of vite americana (Virginia creeper vine) in Venice turn red, a sure sign that temperature changes in…

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Three New Ideas For You to Explore Venice This Autumn: News from La Venessiana

October in Venice, so far, feels calm and warm. On a morning walk, around 8 am, you can take in the scent of autumn, the cool mist rising from the canals, looking veiled when the warmth, stored in the water during summer, suddenly meets a hint of sharp cold air. While some days are brilliant right from…

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Guide to Gluten-Free Seasonal Food in Venice: Favorite Dishes and Restaurant Tips

It doesn’t feel like fall in Venice at first glance. Yet, if you take a closer look you can see the a few auburn leaves among the greenery, but that’s mostly due to one of the driest summers we’ve just been through. No, that’s not the season of Indian Summer in Venice yet (which would…

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Summer Garden Brunch

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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Visit to the Largest Olive Grove in the Lagoon

Instead of hiding in the garden on a particularly hot August afternoon, I discovered a special secret place, so cool and breezy, amongst lush plants growing on an island south of Venice. A garden island, not walled, so you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Lagoonscape, San Clemente, Santo Spirito, and even Poveglia.

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How We Celebrate La Festa del Redentor: See the Redentore Feast with Venetian Eyes

When you arrive in Venice tonight, you will notice a festive air about the city, despite the crowds. Restaurants are offering fancy menus, and there are lanterns adorning the quays, i baloni del Redentor. There’s much anticipation in the air as Venice is celebrating one of the two feasts that are so truly, and only,…

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