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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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 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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About Our Venetian Chocolate

This Carnival weekend is a good time to post a “sweet story” telling about Venetian chocolates. Venice in the last 300 years developed her own flavors and specialties as you will discover. The story of chocolates in Venice begins in Piazza San Marco, in each of the eight cafes  Giuseppe Tassini mentions were around the […]

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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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What to see, eat and do during Carnival in Venice

For a couple of years now, Carnival festivities in Venice have found a certain routine. We divide them into the evergreen events reflecting ancient Carnival festivities just as they were celebrated during the times of the Venetian Republic and those that change every year. What did people eat during Carnival at the times of the […]

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Ocio che nevega – January in Venice

Last night Venice enjoyed something that may be perfectly normal in other parts of Italy while here, it’s not something you get to see so very often :-). Already from mid-November, you find the “ocio che nevega” brochures available at the Town Hall. It means attention – it’s snowing, and that’s what finally happened last […]

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How the exotic plants came to Venice

I took the pictures for this article on a morning in early November. Fall seemed to arrive earlier than last year. With the leaves wilting they make way for us to spot something else. During the warm season, it’s hiding behind the foliage but now, something stands out evergreen and emerald. Solitary and exotic plants attract our eyes. You wouldn’t […]

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