SUMMER VACATION IN VENICE
FEASTS FOOD LAGOON LIFESTYLE FASHION GARDENSAND ITINERARIES
It’s only around 21 June, when the summer neighborhood feasts start in Venice, that our minds are switching into summer mood. You notice the arrival of summer also at the food stalls, markets, ice cream flavors and, of course, the crowds of daytrippers arriving in town. There’s space to savor your Venice “off the beaten path” and such a lot of things to do and see!
Join us and witness summer in Venice on this page updated 1-2 times a week to share with you all the latest!
Current Summer Feasts in Venice
It’s still June and we are enjoying the neigborhood feasts, where you can taste home-made foods and cakes, and drinks, of course! Click here to visit read my post on the Summer Feast on Campo della Bragora, and find out more on Venetian summer street food in this article, on Campo della Bragora and San Piero de Casteo!
FAVORITE DRINKS FOR SUMMER FEASTS IN VENICE – AND A RECIPE BOOKLET FOR YOU!
Taste Venetian summer drinks and flavors you can in the next two resources. Here’s our summer gift to you, a pdf ebook with recipes to make Venetian summer drinks at home, plus our favorite locations where to taste them in Venice.
COMING SOON IN VENICE
It’s little more than three weeks that Venetians will celebrate EL REDENTOR, La Notte Famosissima on the weekend SATURDAY AND SUNDAY – 14-15 July 2018. They have been doing so since 1577. So during the next two weeks, we will be sharing more information on this Feast with you on this space!
MARKET GLIMPSE & SUMMER FLAVORS FROM VENICE
Above, you can see an incredible bounty these days in town. And water melon, growing south of Venice on extensive fields near Rovigo, plays a major part in our kitchens. Below you can download a few favorite summer recipes, easy, delicious and refreshing and above all, so healthy. For there’s nothing like water melons able to replenish lost energy during the long hot summer days. And – they also grow in secret private vegetable gardens in town, looking much like squashes.
GLIMPSES FROM MY NEIGHBORHOOD
My home in Venice is located in Castello – San Zaccaria. From here, it’s less than ten minutes to find the perfect place to enjoy a summer morning, far off the beaten crowds. By the way, the silk trees are still in bloom, and you can see a beautiful tree (mimosa albizia) in the picture above, on Campo della Bragora. From now until end – August, it’s the wonderful fragrance of the silk tree blossoms, mixed with the white oleanders, both smelling refreshingly of vanilla blossom and lemon, that attracts me to spend time here at dusk and dawn. In the evening, the silk trees on the campo look wonderful, their feathery leaves are soft to the touch but don’t wince when you touch them like the yellow-blossoming species do.
From 10 July, or new Virtual Summer Retreat in Venice will be online, dedicated to organic, glutein-free cuisine. This will be a self-paced online course, taking you into a secret edible, very lush and very green, garden in Castello. We will cook authentic Venetian summer menus and refreshing drinks. We will learn to make vegan cakes and ice cream and also learn about Venetian historical cuisine and recipes, most of which most glutein-free. We include a glutein-free guide to Venetian sweets and more healthy tips and grandmother Lina’s valuable know-how on cooking with herbs, blossoms and spices.
Stay tuned here, doors will open on 10 July 2018!
Enjoy more summer impressions from Venice … this is Riva dei Sette Martiri:
What a boon to enjoy breakfast on Via Garibaldi (before you continue to the floating market …) Venice isn’t yet too drowsy from the heat, but that will come soon, by August :-)