Venice Talks is a podcast series about Venice in Italy, hosted by Monica Cesarato, who is putting her insider experience at your disposal to help you experience the city at 360 !
There is a reason why Venice is one of the most visited cities in the world: is it perhaps because its attractions are something absolutely unique? Absolutely so. Nowhere else will you find a city built entirely on water with a glorious history spanning centuries.
Bu there are two ways to visit Venice: following the rush of tourists who in a few hours drag themselves along a predetermined route chosen by about 20 million people every year, or leaving this path trying to discover a less postcard-worthy Venice.
I think you can do both: you can go and enjoy Saint Marks’ Square and its monument or the Rialto Bridge admiring the Grand Canal, fighting though with the crowds to be able to take a souvenir photo.
But you can also get out of the cliché about Venice and discover that there are extraordinary places even in a city that in itself is out of any ordinary. Venice is not just about its monuments and its history: it’s about its people, the Venetians.
So,if you are planning your vacation, or it is already organized but you are looking for more useful tips for visiting Venice, you are on the right place.
This is a weekly podcast on the Venetian people, their lives and struggles in the city of Venice.
Every week, Venice Talks aims to find what’s going on among the canals and small alleyways, uncovering the stories and speaking to the people that matter. These conversations aim to animate, educate and create discussions about how to visit Venice the right and sustainable way. We do this through sharing fascinating stories about the past, present and future of Venice. This podcast is a cultural platform to discuss the most salient issues facing our city today and celebrate the people, organisations and stories behind The Serenissima.
Ep.46 - A chat with Marco Jovon from Gioielleria Eredi Jovon
In this episode Monica is talking to Marco Jovon from Gioielleria Eredi Jovon. Marco and his family operate a prestigious jewellery shop nestled on the iconic Rialto Bridge in Venice. With a specialization in crafting exquisite handmade cameos and coral jewellery, they exemplify the essence of Italian artistry. The significance of the "Made in Italy" label cannot be underestimated, as it embodies the rich cultural heritage and unrivaled craftsmanship that has become synonymous with Italian luxury goods. Marco and his family take immense pride in upholding this legacy and showcasing the finest examples of Italian craftsmanship to their discerning clientele. Through their years in business, they have witnessed the evolving Venice landscape and adapt to the changing needs of their customers, ensuring to always provide a unique and memorable shopping experience.
Ep.45 - A chat with Cristina Cappellari from Studio Saòr
In this episode Monica is talking Cristina Cappellari from Studio Saòr. Studio Saor is a dedicated team of Venetian passionate observers who possess a deep love for urban environments. With a background in architecture and urban planning, they embarked on a journey in 2014 to create their own 'Isolario' - a unique collection of maps showcasing the lesser-known islands of the Venetian lagoon. Their work focuses on narrating urban space through bespoke illustrations in the fields of architecture and cartography. They specialize in creating artwork, editorial products, exhibition and set-up designs, visual identity development, educational projects, and workshops. Their expertise lies in capturing and conveying the complexity of urban landscapes through a meticulous exploration of their shapes and details.
Ep.44 - A chat with Matteo Secchi from Venessia.com
In this episode Monica is talking to Matteo Secchi from Venessia.com. Venessia.com is an apolitical and non-profit association comprising residents of Venice. With a commitment to addressing the city's issues, their primary objective is to generate awareness and identify potential solutions. They firmly believe that Venice's identity lies with its inhabitants, and their efforts strive to preserve the unique essence of the city.
Ep.43 - A chat with Sergio Fragiacomo, owner of the Historic restaurant of Bistrot De Venise in Venice
In this episode Monica is talking to Sergio Fragiacomo, owner of the Historic restaurant of Bistrot De Venise in Venice. We talked about ancient historic Venetian cuisine, its origins, about the history of the restaurant, about Veneto wine and all about food in Venice.
Ep.42 - A chat with the Women For Freedom
In this episode Monica is talking to Sara Memo and Elena Ferrarese respectively Project Manager and Communication Manager of Women For Freedom, an Italian charity organisation dedicated to help women around the world.We talked about how the charity was born, its aims and how the now 7 year old event Women for Freedom in Jazz in Venice has brought this event to a worldwide audience.
Ep.41 - Let's talk about Venetian Cuisine and what to eat in Venice
In this episode Monica, as Cook In Venice, is talking about the evolution of Venetian cuisine, what to eat when in Venice, about the new book Andar Per Bacari and she also gives some recipes, like the one for Baccalà Mantecato, creamy cod, and Sarde in Saor, sweet & sour sardines.
I really am enjoying this podcast. Monica is very engaging and her guests are fascinating. I’ve learned so much already through the podcast and look forward to learning more. This makes me even more determined to go back to Venice and spend more time there.
Monica is an engaging podcast host. The topics and guests are interesting. My only criticism is the quality of the audio- the volume seems to oscillate and at times it is difficult to hear/understand the speakers.