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Corone d'Avvento - Floral Advent Design from Venice

Since the past ten years or so, the central and northern European tradition of making advent crowns in December has also embarked in Venice! Near my home, Fioreria Baldan (Campiello de le Fraterne in Castello, included in the beautiful list of flower stores made by my friend Marjorie on her OG Venice Travel Guide) sells these beauties, showing the authentic look and feel of the charming and qui

Venice after the floods. Why the gardens are resilient

Dear readers , this is our first post in a long time, and while I'm writing, Venice is going through a particularly challenging time. During 12-17 November, we witnessed three serious floods. Outwardly, the city looks like she always does: Venice is recovering and at first glance, you would never guess that only three weeks ago, the water level reached 187 cm on Piazza San Marco. In the ba

Blackbird Days: The Colors of Deep Winter in Venice

Le giornate della merla - blackbird days: First article in the series "Mermaid Colors in Venice". This year, I would like to introduce you to the unique Venetian color wheel, as I call the myriad of colors, giving examples of what they look like in the lagoon, and how artists make/made use of that source of creativity.

Lavagna dei Desideri - A Wishlist for Venice

In this blog, in addition to presenting garde ns and news on gardening in Venice, we also cover topics that are dear and/or important to Venetians - regarding the history, traditions, nature, living and environmental issues of Venice and the Lagoon. After a rather difficult and thoughtful year 2014, quite a few issues have emerged that need solutions


The Giardinetti Reali seen from the Campanile di San Giorgio Maggiore A rather sizable garden, part of Piazza San Marco - easily within reach on a drawbridge spanning a narrow canal? The Giardinetti Reali were laid out in 1811 under French rule, after the wheat storage buildings of the Republic of Venice had been torn down. They hadn't been touched since then.

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