For more than 1500 years, Venice was a merchant hub, where spices arrived from the Levant and spice mixtures were created and sold all over Europe: The art of using herbs and spices to create wellness + beauty products, natural remedies and delicious food was developed in Venice! These were the beauty and health products apothecaries and spice masters used in Europe before the advent of the chemical food, beauty and pharmaceutical industry.
In our online classes, we share the ORIGINAL Venetian recipes and everything you need to know to take care of yourself in a natural way. Learn how to use herbs and spices to reach immediate well-being and long-term health. And explore Venice along the way!
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Venetia: Venetian Heritage + Culture
SIGNATURE CLASS: Venice for responsible visitors and residents, food and garden lovers: Complete 3-step roadmap to explore the city in 2020-25, interactive with videos, travel guides and stories about Venetian culture, gardens, food and history.
Nadal a Venessia - The Venetian Christmas bakery
E-BOOK: Take virtual walk around venice, a few days before Christmas! Filled with our personal tips for you to enjoy the season's cakes and cookies, at pastry stores and bakeries where Venetians love to stop. Includes recipes for winter drinks!
Festa della Salute - Thanksgiving in Venice
E-BOOK: Our Venetian Thanksgiving: All about the best-loved feast in Venice, celebrated on 21 November: Walk to the Basilica, soul food recipes, traditional menus, market walk, cooking for Thanksgiving, restaurant tips, spices and untold stories.
Autumn and Harvest Time in Venice
VIRTUAL RETREAT: Venice and the Lagoon in autumn: Visit the garden of Titian, wine country in the Lagoon and the colorful Rialto Market. Discover seasonal itineraries, recipes and autumn feasts. Learn to make your own autumn soul food spice mix!
Autumn Moon Collection: Thanksgiving + Autumn in Venice
This bundle includes two resources: THANKSGIVING IN VENICE (E-BOOK) + AUTUMN AND HARVEST TIME IN VENICE (VIRTUAL RETREAT). For all of you who want to virtually witness and learn about Venice in late autumn and enjoy all the recipes!
Autumn Value Bundle: Venetia Heritage Class + Autumn in Venice
This bundle includes VENETIA, our signature class on Venetian heritage and culture, and our autumn class: AUTUMN IN VENICE: CITY WALKS AND SEASONAL RECIPES.
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Approximately 55,000 Venetians live in the historic center. Their numbers are down from 150,000 two centuries ago but this core of residents holds a deep love for their home, not least the writer, slow food expert and Venetian Iris Loredan. Iris and her grandmother are passionate to show people that there's much, much more to Venice than just St Mark's, beautiful though it is. So they write about the hidden, private side of Venice. From courtyard gardens to secet orchards, medicinal botany to vegetable patches. Most lie behind anonymus, vertiginous, red brick walls, totally unknown to passers-by or their guidebooks, and astonishingly gardens cover almost half the surface area of the city. Often the only clue you'll have to being near a secret sanctuary is a waft of heavy vanilla, Jasmine or lemon balm as you pass by. And most of the time you're probably no more than just a few feet away from an old vineyard, an ageing convent garden or, as Iris puts it, the second Venice, known only to residents. If you're lucky she'll take you there through her writing or in person. And if we're lucky Venice, her history and her gardens will survive in the safe hands of Venetians like Iris and her grandmother Lina.