Spicy Christmas chocolate. Luxurious pastries flavored with blossom syrups and bergamot. Quiet evenings, and canals illuminated with white and winding golden light chains. Venice taking a deep breath after a lively year. Find a quiet place and join Venetians for a cup of Christmas coffee and cookies. Stay tuned as Venice is preparing for welcoming the New Year, and its own, silent, traditional Christmas Feast, La Festa della Befana, on January 6. Below, you can find our freshly published Christmas Gift Guides, and more blog posts on traditional and festive winter menus. Join us virtually via our Essenza di Natale blog series, taking you on a tour to discover Venetian Christmas menu, cakes, and cookies as white as snow :-) And scroll below to discover more, travel guides, webcams, and our new Venetian Christmas & New Year Bakery Book!
Did you know that Venice celebrates Christmas twice? First, Venetians celebrate on 24-26 December. Especially on 26 December, as this was the day when the Doge visited the place where the reliquaries of Santo Stefano had found their new home, at the church and monastery of San Giorgio Maggiore.
Discover our authentic Venetian Christmas cakes, cookies, and follow us around town during Christmas! Includes shopping guide and list, and 20 recipes. E-Book. 116 pages, EUR 9.80
20 per cent of proceeds goes to Una Stella Per Natale – Supporting people with leucemia in Venice and the Veneto.
Watch this space! This is where we will show the Christmas time in Piazza San Marco, on Christmas Eve! For now, this is how it looks like now …
It’s different from last year’s tree, and was inaugurated on 30 November. Take a look at the gallery below, which takes you straight to its inauguration.
We send a monthly email magazine to our subscribers, which we call Postcard from Venice. It’s a culinary magazine, but also takes you straight to Venice every month, via videos, recipes, book tips and more. And for Christmas, there will be a little gift for all of you, from Venice!