This is December in Venice – 10 Tips, Impressions and Events

Christmas in Venice arrives unexpectedly. It almost sneaks in, in a very unobtrusive way. There’s a Christmas Food Village opening in Dorsoduro (My Christmas Venice), light bulb chains and other luminous decorations lighting up December nights, and the number of seasonal events is growing in town. On the other hand, just a few steps away,…

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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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A Venetian Honey-Pepper Cake to Celebrate Epiphany

Updated on 6 January 2019 Epifania reminds us of our old roots and rites, and especially in Venice, refers to the ancient way of celebrating Christmas in the Byzantine world. Here are six useful terms for you to understand Venetian traditions on Epiphany Day, and of course, we’ll share a recipe for you to taste a favorite…

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The Lagoon in Ice Blue: This is January in Venice

Pearl white and ice blue is perlaceo e blu ghiaccio in Italian. Don’t think that January in Venice is just sad, or drab. It is just a calm month though, a restful period interrupted by roughly two weeks, which comprise Carnival preparations and celebrations – by the way, Carnival starts on 16 February in 2019,…

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San Martino in Pezzi – The Most Quiet Time of the Year

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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