Welcome to La Venessiana Retreats

Explore Venice online

Come along on virtual visits to Venice and the Lagoon, discover little-known islands and secret gardens, and learn more about Venetian cuisine and ancient recipes. This is our invitation for you to connect with Venice during unprecedented times.


Laguna in Cucina - Membership

Be our personal guest!

In Laguna in Cucina, we're taking you virtually to Venice: Every Tuesday, a new episode is online, packed with lush recipes, anecdotes, virtual visits to the markets and into the secret Lagoon. We also talk about personal memories of people and places, Nonna Lina's gourmet cuisine, and stories about life and foraging in the largest Lagoon of the Mediterranean sea.

A food memoir of the Lagoon: Simple and authentic recipes, enriched with stories of Venice's rich culinary heritage.

We take you back to Venice and capture its undocumented Lagoon and marshlands, through family recipes, tales on habits and ingredients, and unheard stories where Venice's iconic dishes have been forged.

La Venessiana has created exceptional Venetian experiences. Her new Heritage and Culinary Online Classes are filled with intimate knowledge about the culinary culture, language & identity of Venice. It is a brilliant solution that is both sustainable and life enriching.

JoAnn Locktov - Dream of Venice


There is so much you tell us that I had never known. The story of Venice is fascinating and so much more complex than I had once thought. It's like looking at someone with new eyes.

Chris Bean

We will be adding more online classes in 2021: Breakfast in Venice, Cooking Venetian for Beginners, Venetian Pastry Classes, and more!

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For me, La Venessiana has always stood out from other websites because of its very personal insights and real beauty – it is so beautiful! - reflecting the personality of your incomparable city. It is filled with information I never knew, and is a joy for me.


Janet Rant