• Celebrating in Venice

    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

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  • Venezia Imbiancata: Frozen Mimosa and Snow Days in Spring

    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

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  • Celebrating Samhain with Risotto del Contadino

    Like elsewhere, Halloween in Venice couldn’t work properly without la zucca – pumpkins decorations and dishes. But then, when my grandmother was young and the notion of Halloween wasn’t generally known in the Veneto, squashes were a staple food in late October.  Especially, pumpkins were used to make delicious risotto. It seems that squashes arrived via

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  • 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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