Start exploring

Slow life, fragrant gardens, and natural food in Venice.


We write for ALL WHO LOVE VENICE AND THE LAGOON

Venetian stories you will love

discover the details of Venice and plan your next trip with these resources

In the midst of the largest Lagoon in the Mediterranean Sea, a city with more than 500 botanical gardens has survived. Come with us into this secret world, discover its botanical treasures and taste forgotten recipes.

be our guest in venice!
New from la venessiana

Laguna in Cucina

There’s a forgotten island in the secret northern Lagoon, overgrown with elderflowers and acacia. Herons and sea gulls nest in the wilderness, once a lush monastery garden. This island is called Madonna del Monte, located off San Francesco del Deserto and Sant’ Erasmo. All this is the background to Nonna’s recipes, first published in 1988, using ingredients from the Lagoon and estuary.

These are the recipes of a life spent in the Lagoon, a collection that begins in the 1880s: Personal favorites, and festive Venetian dishes, such as the marzipan-blackberry summer tart or the manna-apple-Christmas cake. All recipes use natural ingredients, fruit and herbs of the Lagoon. We chose recipes that are easy to make, so you can taste Lina’s Venetian flavors at home! From summer 2022.

SLOW TRAVEL KITS + GUIDES

Slow food guides that help you get to know Venice


My Venetian summer reading list

Summer aperitives from Venice

New: Laguna in Cucina: Authentic cuisine from the Lagoon

JOIN US IN VENICE!

Whilst researching Venice’s lagoon online, I was delighted to come across the beautiful and evocative La Venessiana blog/website. Set up by Venetian resident Iris Loredana, it shares seasonal family recipes for Venetian food and perfumes and celebrates the seasons and secret places of the city and lagoon.