Discovering Venice

Some tips and information to live Venice as insiders

The gondola is a symbol of Venice. What it would be the amazing look at the old palaces reflecting on the Canal Grande or the enchantment of the canals at sunset without the gondolas? However, do you know how the gondole of Venezia are built, their history and their peculiarities? If not, keep on reading…

To enjoy your venetian holiday, what about a glass exhibition? In this respect, we have the right advice for you! From 18th April to 31st July 2016 at the Venice glass museum Le Stanze del Vetro in San Giorgio Island, glass art works by the main protagonists of the Vienna Modernism are featuring.

June is a very special month in Venice since there are a lot of local festivals which still keep the true spirit of the city. During these events, the atmosphere gets amazing and the lively and friendly mood of the venetian people can be appreciated at its best. Thus, we can talk about good food, live music, games and entertainment… but what about an unforgettable experience, a real touch of venetian insider life?

If you are planning to go to Venice and you need a travel card to buy online, you can get the Venezia Unica City Pass, an all-in-one pass for public transportation, admission to museums, tourist attractions and cultural events. You will see that taking public transportation, entering the most beautiful exhibitions, getting into events and important venues has never been so easy and fast!

If you decide to come to Venice, a good idea for the accommodation is to look for apartment rentals, a solution that will improve the quality of your holiday by letting yourself experience the real soul of the place and getting to know its true spirit.

Sant’Erasmo,  a little island of the Venice lagoon (3,26 km2!), situated at the north site of Venice. Because of its very fertile soil, the island has always been referred to as the Orto di Venezia (Venice vegetable-garden) and even now, when walking along its beautiful sites, it is possible to appreciate its agricultural vocation.

Hi everybody! Going to the past artichoke feast in Sant'Erasmo gave me an idea to cook delicious "fondi di carciofo" (artichoke's bottoms) in a different way (we usually stir-fry them with garlic and persil), so here it is:

for 4 persons

8 artichoke bottoms (you can easily find them at any vegetables' stall at Rialto market)

1 egg

grated Parmesan cheese

breadcrumbs

wheat flour

salt

vegetable oil to fry

Hello everybody! I haven't forgotten my blog, even if I haven't posted much for ages... just not enough time! Let,s start cooking again with a very very easy recipe: I've been cooking carrots/zucchini nearly everyday for mostly 10 year now, as they're the vegetables my kids eat most easily, so I've tried them in every possible way: sautéed, steam-cooked, in soups, in pasta sauces, baked, stuffed... this time, I prepared a yummy variation of the sautéed version, with a crispy touch. Try it!

For 4

2 carrots

1 big courgette

1 slice of sandwich bread

1/4 onion

Chilly Vogalonga this year under the rain, but the weather didn't stop hundreds of participants from all other the world!

Cette année, une Vogalonga sous la pluie, mais cela n'a pa stoppé les centaines de participants provenant du monde entier !

Hi everybody! High season has indeed started and time to cook is not so much, but this dessert is so easy, quick and most of all delicious that I couldn't resist sharing it...

250g milk cream

250-300g strawberries

4 tbsp sugar