Spring Vibes and a Historical Carnival Cake

Finalmente primavera! Venice looked like this on the first morning of spring! We are all enjoying bright lights, so different from the pale sun barely illuminating Venice during the first few weeks of January. So this is what you would have seen today, arriving at Stazione Santa Lucia. And there’s the smell of new grass…

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20 Facts You Didn’t Know about Venice

El ziorno de la Candelora, de l’inverno semo fora. Today we are celebrating Candelora in Venice! So good that there are grandparents who recall this phrase, the feast and its origins. Christmas time is officially over, and we have have reached the peak of winter, called Imbolc in Celtic terms. But did you know that…

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Venice Fashion Guide/2: How to Dress Up Authentically For Carnival

Since we published our first article on Venetian fashion style in summer (click here to view it), some of you asked for more stories on fashion style in Venice, and especially what to wear to look authentic during Carnival in Venice. Our first tip for those of you is very simple – learn a few things…

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Carnevale in Pasticceria and Orange-Lavender Flavored Frittelles

Above you can see what a typical morning in early February is like while Venice is getting ready for the day ahead. Baking fritole doesn’t take too long, so while taking a coffee and waiting for the fog to lift, we spend some time looking up all the recipes for fritole. And there are many…

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A Secret Carnival Walk around Venice

Updated on 02 March 2019 Can these two and a half weeks of celebrating Carnival in Venice become an opportunity for Venetians to reconnect with history, culinary traditions and ancient crafts? A Carnival giving back some Venetian-Ness to this event by involving the Venetians? For years, I felt we weren’t really joining in the festivities…

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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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