600 luxury & spice stores on 10 islands ...
The forgotten story of the Mercerie - Shopping Malls in Venice, told in 24 episodes
CALENDARIO D'AVVENTO - 2017 - ADVENT CALENDAR
Lush Christmas Fairs vs. the most quiet time of the year
Advent in Venice unfolds in its own time – each day from now until Christmas, a new surprise will show up in town. Would you like to join in ? Discover the scintillating magic of a Venetian Christmas ? The secret stories of the muschieri and spezieri, whose shops lined the Mercerie for 800 years? How spices were used to bake Christmas cakes in the past and today? The secrets of Venetian perfumery and a very special gift guide? It's all in these 24 days of this Advent Calendar ...
La Merceria - Venetian Christmas gifts of the past and present
Precious tissues and garments. Silk carpets. Velvet spice bags. Murano glass. Lace Curtains. An incredibly colorful market place made up of spices, perfumes, coffee and lace curtains. It's the area between San Marco and Rialto, San Bartolomeo and San Lio that we will cover. And we will also cover the importance of the Fondeghi as stage for the Venetian Christmas Fairs. A meeting place of travelers, spice merchants, bankers and artists. Forgotten flavors and stories of lush Christmas.
Visit our Christmas Corner NATALE A VENEZIA on the blog. Keep in touch as we update our page several times a week, until Christmas and New Year. And the ANCIENT Venetian Christmas Feast, which is celebrated on 6 January.