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.6 - A chat with Jelena Vesic, Store Manage/SMM at Bottega Cini in Venice
In this episode Monica is talking to Jelena Vesic, Store Manage/SMM at Bottega Cini in Venice, about how Bottega Cini was born and what it is, about the importance of Made in Venice, about life in Venice for an expat.
Ep.5 - A chat with Romena Brugnerotto, Venice tour leader & travel consultant
In this episode Monica is talking to Romena Brugnerotto, Venice tour leader & travel consultant about The Venice Film Festival, films set in Venice, books about Venice and the new Venice tax which will be applied from January 2023.
Ep.4 - A chat with Bianca Grisolia, PR & Communication manager for the Venice Cocktail Week
In episode #4 Monica is talking to Bianca Grisolia, PR & Communication manager for the Venice Cocktail Week. We talk about the upcoming Venice Cocktail Week, about cocktails and the art of mixology in Venice and how to drink your way through the city!
Ep.3 - A chat with Luisella Romeo, professional tour guide in Venice
In this episode Monica is talking to Luisella Romeo, tour guide in Venice, about Virtual tours, the Jewish Ghetto, tours for the visually impaired and for disabled people, about rowing and sailing in Venice.
Ep.2 - A chat with Alessia Fuga, world famous Murano Glass Bead Artist
In this episode Monica is talking to Alessia fuga, one of the best Murano Glass lampwork bead makers in the world. We discover the different types of Venetian glass beads, we talk about The Venice Glass Week and also how to learn how to make a bead.
Ep.1 - A chat with Marisa Convento, Venetian Artisan and Ambassador for the crafts of Venice
In this episode Monica is talking to Marisa Convento, the famous Venetian bead stringer about Venetian glass beads, Murano Glass, the crafts of Venice, how to prepare a visit to the city and more.
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.