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Welcome to Venice Talks, a new podcast series dedicated to the city of Venice and its people, the Venetians. A weekly podcast aiming to find what is going on among the canals and small alleyways, uncovering the stories and speaking to the people that matter: artisans, writers, fashion designers, artists, glass makers, bloggers, guides and much more.

In episode #1 I got to chat to Marisa Convento, the Impiraressa of Venice, ambassador for all Venetian crafts worldwide.

Discover what an Impiraressa is, how important Venetian glass beads were and are, learn how to visit Venice in a sustainable way.  Discover Venice the way the Venetians know it!

Dive into the enchanting world of Venetian glass beads with the latest podcast episode! 🎙️✨ Explore the rich history, intricate craftsmanship, and timeless beauty of this ancient art form that has captivated generations. Join us as we unravel the secrets behind the mesmerizing glass bead creations in the heart of Venice. Don’t miss out on this immersive journey – tune in to our podcast now and let the magic of Venetian glass beads transport you to a world of artistic wonder!

You can find Marisa in person at Bottega Cini, in the Dorsoduro Museum Mile, just opposite Palazzo Cini, and also online on and all social medias: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

I hope you will enjoy our chat!



Food & Travel Blogger, Culinary & Food Tour Guide, Cooking Consultant & Instructor - this is well as an event organiser and overall talker - always in Venice! #aphotoofveniceaday Offering cooking lessons at As a friend once said: A Fire Cracker full of energy, not crazy but a visionary!

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