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THE 5: WHAT WE ARE OBSESSED WITH THIS MONTH

DECEMBER

 

SUMMERTIME (1955)
David Lean

 

David Lean’s first colour film and his own personal favourite.

A love story between Hepburn, in the shoes of Jane, and Venice (the true protagonist) who takes on a lone trip to Venice, and ends up with way more than she expected.

 

 

VENICE & THE SEVENTH ART

 

PEGGY GUGGENHEIM

 

Seventy years ago Peggy Guggenheim, the enfant terrible of the art world whose life was as radical as her art collection, made her home afloat the Venetian lagoon. Within two years of installing herself and her collection at the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, she opened it to the public where it has subsequently become the most visited museum of modern art in Italy.

 

Find out more about one of the 20th century’s greatest patrons:

 

EXPLORE PEGGY’S WORLD

 

BACCALA MANTECATO

 

Pizza is to Naples as Baccala Mantecato is to Venice. 

A venetian delicacy: cod cream. 

Simple on paper, but complicated in preparation. Two main ingredients. cod and olive oil, a whole lot of patients and a few tricks of the trade. One of the many Venetian Cicchetti which make us day dream of our return to Venice.
 

RECIPE

 

CASA FLORA

 

Our Venetian home away from home.

A three bedroom apartment where to experience Venice and all its facets. Casa Flora is run by a wonderful Venetian family who kept up with the times, intercepting the needs of today’s travelers without losing their identity, nor the traditions that have been so lovingly handed down to them.

Casa Flora is the highest expression of ​​hospitality, a place with the perfect balance between contemporary and tradition, which sees the guest as the true protagonist and allows them to experience the lagoon city as if being at a friend’s home, with all the comforts of a boutique hotel.

 

STAYS WE LOVE

 

MICHELUZZI GLASS

 

Glass making is a true art, one that belongs to the Venetians, a craft that needs to run in one’s blood  and is exclusively handed down from generation to generation. Just like in the case of  Elena and Margherita Micheluzzi, two sisters, daughters of Venetian glass artist Massimo Micheluzzi, who decided to continue the family tradition giving life to an elegant brand that uses traditional techniques to achieve a uniquely modern aesthetic.

 

VENICE LANDING