Thanksgiving in Venice
Culinary autumn and the unknown secrets of La Festa della Salute
Our Venetian Thanksgiving: All about the best-loved feast in Venice, celebrated on 21 November.
Recipes and stories, historical background, video guides
Discover autumn vibes, autumn comfort food, and all about the best-loved feast in Venice, celebrated on 21 November. Soul food recipes, traditional menus, market walk, cooking for the feast and the unknown facets of its historical background.
This is the true story of a QUIET DAY ILLUMINATED BY HUNDREDS OF LONG WHITE CANDLES. Everyone in Venice loosk forward to November 21, when this quiet feast is celebrated in the Basilica della Salute overlooking the Grand Canal. Venetians have been celebrating since 1631, when another pandemic had just abated.
On 21 November, a Votive Bridge spans the Grand Canal, as Venetians celebrate their most loved and in a way, most important feast of the year: LA FESTA DELLA MADONNA DELLA SALUTE.
It's a special Thanksgiving feast in the Lagoon, as we celebrate la salute (health) and how the city overcame one of its three testing episodes in history.
THIS E-GUIDE IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL INSPIRATION FOR MY UPCOMING TRIP TO VENICE! INFORMATIVE AND FILLED WITH DELICOUS RECIPES AND STORIES I NEVER KNEW. THANK YOU FOR CREATING AND SHARING IT! - Susanne H.
Venetian cuisine is a skillful combination of flavors and tradition from Europe, the Mediterranean, Levant, and Asia. ~ Bistrot de Venise
The Bohemian gardens of Venice with a view of the Alps. How fall gardens inspired Titian and Tintoretto and their favorite gardens. A virtual tour of San Francesco della Vigna and the Seven Islands. Prosecco, squash and the Lagoon islands in autumn.
What REALLY happened in 1630/31, and how Venice mastered the crisis. How patients were treated and the original recipes of 1630, by Alvise Zen, a physician who assisted the patients on the island Lazzaretto Vecchio. You will want to know more about these recipes, they work wonders in humid winter weather. And then, it's time to prepare for the feast. Join us virtually and see the market, the menu and the recipes!
About the Basilica, the votive bridge, white candles (ceri), trabacolo boats, dosa calda, torta greca, Fiera della Salute (culinary fair), and a walk towards the Piazza via Academica Bridge. Sweet treats and snack tips along the way!
Traditional Venetian thanksgiving menu + all the recipes for you. Where and what to eat for lunch and dinner in Venice, including gluten free menus.
Message from Iris + Lina
Thanksgiving Week in Venice
Five secrets about gardens in Venice you should know before visiting
Virtual Walk 1: The Bohemian gardens of Venice
Virtual walk 2: The Seven Islands and a visit to San Francesco della Vigna
Virtual walk 3: Il Prosecco di Sant'Erasmo
Virtual walk 4: Wine country in the Lagoon: Mazzorbo, Santa Cristina, Ammiana, Le Vignole
Download the book - Edition 2020
The video guides: Thanksgiving in Venice
Updates for 21 November 2021
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Our Thanksgiving Menu
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Bonus: Access the Venice Community
Resource list: Thanksgiving and Autumn in Venice
The real retreat ..
The Venetian Thanksgiving: All about the best-loved feast in Venice, celebrated on 21 November.
All about autumn and Thanksgiving, Venetian style.