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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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Arts & Music

THE GAME, LOVE and FOLLY

The Venetian Carnival has a long and rich history with the City of Venice. What we experience now is a combination of traditional and new elements, but overall the sensation of revelry is the same as it always was. A truly unforgettable time to visit.

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The News on Acqua Alta

An un precedented Acqua Alta arrived in Venice two weeks ago. Despite water damage, the city and its residents are…

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Arts & Music

The Regata Storica

The Regata Storica is an occasion that celebrates one of the oldest traditions of the Venetian Republic, traditional rowing. Unique…

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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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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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Lifestyle

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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Arts & Music

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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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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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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Lifestyle

The Giudecca

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…