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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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Your Summer Menu

SUMMER SUN Visiting Venice in Summer may have received a bad rap other the last few years. And whilst it…

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Venice with Kids

As a child what do you remember looking for when finding a place to play? Trees, alleyways, hidden doors and…

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The Venetian Language

Venetian Dialect or Venetian Language? First thing to perhaps mention before entering into this discussion, is the fact that the…

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Fish of the Venetian Lagoon

RIALTO MARKET Whilst visiting the bustling Rialto Fish Market, you may well be forgiven for being slightly overwhelmed. Apart from…

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The Days and Ways of Lido

I have to admit to being shamefully disinterested in this part of the world before quite recently. Assuming ignorantly, that it…

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How to Spend Easter in Venice

It has taken some time for me to become accustomed to the many, wonderful and intense celebrations that decorate the…

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Carlo Scarpa in Venice

The Anomalies of the Venetian Skyline Carlo Scarpa, arguably the most famous Venetian Architect of the ‘modern era’(1906-1978), he was…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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San Marco

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