Summer With A Bonus: How the Fifth Season Tastes in Venice

La Storica is what Venice has been focusing on, at least since last Saturday when several meet-ups were organized in town to celebrate the upcoming regatta taking place. The Feast is called Disnar per la Storica – eating and drinking and getting to know each other. Meeting old friends around town and of course, the

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Spring in the Lagoon of Venice and a visit to Torcello

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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Dream of Venice Architecture: Venice, the Resilient City in Midnight Blue

We are so happy to announce a give-away for our readers: Click here to win a copy of the book published by JoAnn Locktov – Bella Figura Publications! This give-away is open until 13 December 2019. Hortus Conclusus. The Humane City. Midnight Blue, a color with a special meaning here in Venice! Dream of Venice Architecture introduces

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The Venetian Coffee Story and A Recipe for You !

Last updated on 1 October 2018.  Cava – coffee was known to the Venetian mercanti (spice merchants) and the spezieri (call them spice experts, for now) as early as in the 12th century. Back then, polvere de cava (dark coffee powder) and roasted coffee beans were considered “just another spice variant”. And the same was true for sucaro de

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San Martino in Pezzi – When Tourists Don’t Come to Venice

Last updated on 24 November 2018 Is there a time – a season – that Venetians can really dedicate to themselves. Getting some quiet after a long (mass) tourist season. I think I’ve made out that time, even though it is getting shorter every year .. It’s now, when Venice chiude bottega for ten days, or so. When festive

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