Dream of Venice in Black and White

All images in this article: Courtesy by JoAnn Locktov / Bella Figura Publications What happens when a Venetian sees this city, so resplendent in the colors of the rainbow, wearing black and white? What a contrast to the Venice we know and whose colors we vividly recall from our children’s books. Venice, the mermaid blue,…

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Easter Breakfast Treats from Venice

When Venice is basking in the sun, on Easter Sunday. You could definitely eat breakfast outside on my favorite campo in the neighborhood, Campo della Bragora in Castello. I love the spring morning light flooding this wide campo and its oleander bushes that will soon be covered with white vanilla-scented blossoms.

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Understanding Venice, Traveling Back in Time

The Lagoon is a gem in green and blue, and sometimes, in grey. Yet, beyond beauty and colors, she is a living organism to be valued, even more so in our times. She has been home to three ancient cultures, feeding the colorful settlements they built, called Le Venetie, the small Venices, since the year 2100 BC.…

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Venezia Imbiancata: Frozen Mimosa and Snow Days in Spring

Spring in Venice pops up overnight, we’ve had a few beautiful examples of it during the last few years. Come March, we are accustomed to yellow mimosa blossoms, rose-golden morning light reflecting the turquoise blue skies on the water. This year, the first day of meteorological spring brought snow to the city, ice-cold weather. The…

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When Canals in Venice are Drying Up: Explaining Acqua Bassa e Fanghi Inerti

Carnival gives Venice a prominent place in international news and is probably one reason you could read quite a few headlines about Venice in the last few days. Quite a number of newspaper like this one mentioned Venice being “hit” by an excessive low tide. Water seemed to be drained out of the canals and gondolas  in…

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Lavagna dei Desideri – Venice Wishlist for 2018

La Venezia che vorrei … La Venessiana isn’t just about recipes and food trends and taking you on itineraries to explore secret Venice. Our first intention was, when we started this Blog in June 2015, to address topics that are dear and important to Venetians. History, traditions, nature, life and environmental issues of Venice and the…

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