Learn to make simple, healthy and colorful dishes, that Europe used to be familiar with until 200 years ago, when European cuisine and aromas were coined by Venetian spice masters and apothecaries.
Venetia - Venice Heritage Course
The story of Venice told from scratch, and her forgotten heritage. For those of you who want to get to know Venice before diving into our culinary courses. Here's the forgotten story of Venetian Culture, Identity, Language, and Culinary Heritage.
Welcome to Venice Kit
A mini course, introducing Venice from the Venetian perspective. We include food trends and travel tips for 2019, and more resources to design your trip: Restaurant tips, shopping guide, history experience, information on acqua alta, bonuses, gifts.
“La Venessiana has created an exceptional Venetian experience. Her new Venice Heritage Course is filled with intimate knowledge about the culture, language & identity of Venice. It is a brilliant solution that is both sustainable and life enriching.”JoAnn Locktov | Dream of Venice / Bella Figura Publications
“Thank you for your truly beautiful work! It’s not just that this recent post has got me curious about the preparation of fried elderflowers, so many of your posts over the past year have inspired me to explore more of the history, cuisine and agriculture of Venice. OG Venice truly appreciates your writing!!”Marjorie Sterne | OG Venice Italy Travel Guide
“Your work is wonderful and a reminder of just how beautiful and truly special Venice is. It makes me long to return. Thank you for the history lesson. I’d no idea that Carnival’s roots went back so far, although I did know about fritole.”Cho John | From the Bartolini Kitchens
Iris graduated in financial management, sustainability, history, and intercultural communications. She wrote her theses on "Ecology and Urbanization of the Lagoon of Venice", and "Business Trends and Crisis Management in Europe". 15-year-experience in corporate banking and teaching business management at university. Since 2001, she has been doing research on Venetian economic history and the culinary heritage of the Republic of Venice. Together with Lina, she started La Venessiana - The Fragrant World of Venice in 2015, as blog and social business dedicated to supporting responsible tourism, social and health initiatives in Venice and the Lagoon.
Lina is an experienced restaurant owner, chef and cooking instructor and above all, dedicated host at her hotel in Venice, opened in 1968. She is 95 years old and is deeply interested in Venetian garden and food culture, recipes and books. Lina inherited the books and library from the former monastery San Zaccaria. For La Venessiana, Lina provides inspiration, memories of the past, wisdom for the future, family stories, and books from her library to tell the true story of the Republic of Venice.