Take a coffee break (Venetian recipe!) and learn how you can benefit from the best-kept secrets of Venice.

Our city seen from a VERY different perspective!

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 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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we are showing you the second Venice, known only to residents!

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Imagine you could be in Venice during the quiet months of the year

Autumn and Harvest time in Venice, our NEW virtual retreat, takes you there!

Spend a few hours exploring Venice in our video guides + e-books for responsible travelers. Take in the scents and taste the flavors of the city in our food + wine guides and recipe books.
Yes, I want see Venice in autumn!

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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.

Elizabeth Salthouse on L'Italo-Americano

Be our guest in "the second Venice"

November is the BEST month to explore our city and learn about soul food and spices!

This is why we created two ways for you to discover Venice NOW: Our virtual retreat AUTUMN AND HARVEST TIME IN VENICE and our e-book THANKSGIVING IN VENICE. You can also have both!
I want to discover autumn + thanksgiving in Venice!

How to prepare your visit in Venice

Start with the mini experience, or take a weekend off and explore the full Venice class!!

  • €16,00

    €16,00Getting Started: Discover Venice in 3 Steps

    MINI CLASS introducing the three-step roadmap for you to visit Venice in 2020-25.
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  • €56,00

    €56,00Venetia: Venetian Heritage + Culture

    SIGNATURE CLASS and COMPLETE GUIDE for 2020-25: Explore the history, arts and crafts, gardens and food culture of Venice. Downloadable guides and the complete roadmap for you to visit the city in 2020-25. Designed for first-time and experienced visitors.
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Online soon: VENETIAN MOMENTS

Monthly Magazine

For all of you who would like to be Venice a part of daily life. Explore Venice + get healthier every month, digging deeper into the world of Venetian spices! New lesson will be online every Tuesday + a community for you to discuss all things Venetian!
Available here on 1 December 2019