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Cooking

How to use the Autumn flavours

The season has changed in Venice and it is most visible in the mercato. Here are the flavours of Autumn and how we have introduced them into our private dinner menu.

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Arts & Music

Poets in Venice

  Poets have been drawn to Venice for centuries; or perhaps, there is something in the written word that is more adapt…

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News

A Winter Evening in Venice

When Winter envelops Venice it is not only the change in temperature, light, and food that you will notice; there…

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Cooking

Drogeheria Mascari

Ruga dei Spezieri (Street of the Spice Merchants). Walking through the streets of Venice the names give you an unmistakable…

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Lifestyle

The Guidecca

The Guidecca, can be found in the South of Venice, looking lazily out over the South Lagoon. There is something…

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Acqua Alta

In the previous post, I did advocate visiting Venice in November and definitely have not changed my opinion but I…

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Lifestyle

Venice in November

After talking with a few friends recently, it would seem that not everyone shares my thoughts on November in Venice,…

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Arts & Music

Venetian Fashion

(photos courtesy of PiedeTerra) The Venetian Fashion has always been something apart from Italian fashion in general. Once again Venice,…

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Cooking

Moeche

When the first whisperings begin to circulate that Moeche are in the market, all prior plans go out the window.…

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Lifestyle

The bells of Venice

In Venice, time is different. You will notice that people talk about distances in terms of minutes and make plans…

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Lifestyle

Cannaregio

Cannaregio is an area that is difficult to define in just a few sentences as there are so many different…

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Lifestyle

San Marco

The Sestiere of San Marco is the oldest, most famous, and unfortunately most touristy. For all these reasons it is the…

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Festa del Redentore 2017

Venice is known as the floating city but this festival brings a whole new meaning to the word. On the…

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Events

The Rowing boats of Venice

The traditional feet of Venetians are those silent wooden vessels that cross the canals and are guided by oar. This is a small introduction to the most common Venetian rowing boats and how to recognise them.

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Castello

Venture on foot into the farthest corner of Venice. A wonderful compilation of contrasts, tiny calles and green spaces, grand masters and modern art, Venetian kitchens and world famous restaurants

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The stories in the stones

The stones of Venice may have been warped by rain, wind and endless feet but they hold the secrets of Venice. Terazzo alla Veneziana to blood red stones

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The Bacari of Venice

It is about time that we threw our two cents into the pool (more like sea) of advice about the…

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Arts & Music

Dorsoduro

I have always thought of this district as the slightly more light-hearted and childish district, full of many hedonistic pleasures.…

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Lifestyle

The Natural light of Venice

Sunlight, although limited in these closing days of winter, is reliable and wonderful. Here are a few thoughts on how you can find and enjoy it in Venice

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Lifestyle

Banco Lotto No.10

As you cross the ‘Ponte Dei Greci’, a beautiful bridge in its own right, what you may not realise is that…

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