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A GARDEN IN VENICE

A Garden in Venice

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Isole e giardini
 Garden lifestyle in the Lagoon of Venice

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Did you know that almost half of Venice consists of gardens? In the 15th century, Venice had more than 400 botanical gardens, more than any other city in the world! Many gardens still wait to be rediscovered, and so do their surprising stories and recipes.

Since 2011, A Garden in Venice has taken readers virtually into private gardens, exploring green oases never seen before. Come with us and see the green Lagoon!

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... see Venice in the 13th century

Rose petal tea inspired by Caffé Florian!

Baccalà and puntarelle salad

Lagoon turquoise

The beach + Lagoon + Dolomiti!

Develop recipes. Colors, blossoms, spices!

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coffee or tea

favorite dish

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Beach / Mountains

Personal Jam

Meet the authors,
Iris and Lina

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Artemisia syrup. Lilac sugar. sea lavender cake, cornelian cherry-apple cornetto, and much more. Click to see the garden stories!

Recipes

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Centuries-old recipes, recreated with fresh ingredients from the islands. Discover this secret space here.

laguna

In cucina

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garden harvest

Favorite summer reads

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How we make acqua di San Giovanni

Summer could never start in the Lagoon without this tradition ..

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Our summer flair - virtual retreat is now online!

The story of a culinary retreat we hosted with 12 guests in the garden.

The benefits of laurel in the summer heat

What really helps when the heat is parching, and an ancient recipe.

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Free garden & lifestyle guide
Returning to Venice

Haven't been to Venice in a long time, or is it the very first time you are planning to visit? After the pandemic, it's time to show Venice in a different way!

We've prepared a collection of special tips for you, to explore those gardens that keep up the botanical heritage of the city, Levantine at heart.

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Morning garden walk in Venice

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Nonna Lina's garden in Venice is a haven for local edible plants: Wild herbs, berries, fruit trees, and edible blossoms. You'll discover her garden and the edible treasures of the Lagoon, and forgotten stories about those islands where Venice's iconic dishes have been forged.

Come inside:
The hanging gardens
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We think that breakfast is the most beautiful + refreshing way of starting your day in summer! Especially in this ancient garden in Venice - it's more than 1600 years old! You'll discover its special story as garden curated by the nuns of San Zaccaria, bought by Nonna Lina's family in 1968.

La Terrazza - private breakfast club

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Lina grew up in the northern Lagoon near Lio Piccolo and Torcello. We're collecting her know-how about foraging herbs, delicious Lagoon dishes and stories in Laguna in Cucina - a unique collection of easy gourmet stories and life in the Lagoon, which you can discover here.

Beyond the garden
Laguna in cucina

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“Exceptional on-line experiences, filled with intimate knowledge about the culinary culture & identity of Venice.”

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“I want to live in your Venice! You describe the city in such rich and loving detail.  Venice we usually don’t see!

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The way we visit Venice is changing. To keep the delicate balance between human life, nature, and tourism, in our opinion, you need to start with awareness. We provide tips for responsible traveling and provide information about the fascinating ecosystem of the Lagoon.

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We support small local initiatives that make life a little better in Venice and the Lagoon.
In 2021, 20 per cent of proceeds go to Dingo Venezia, an association taking care of homeless cats in Venice and the Lagoon, about 400 animals to be fed and given medical care.

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