News and appointments from Laguna nel bicchiere


April 23
The ballad of the lagoon winemakers

On Tuesday 23 April 2024 at 7 pm at the Rossini cinema, in Venice, the film “L’ANNATA” by Andrea Mignolo, a member of our association, will be screened for the first time.
The film tells the story of Laguna nel Bicchiere’s activity.

The same film was selected to participate in an event on food and wine to be held in Naples and which will be screened on May 4, 2024 in the afternoon.
A delegation from the Association will accompany the film to Naples.


April 14
PLACEMAKING IN VENICE Connecting people to places

On Sunday 14 April 2024, in the Santa Marta district of Venice, Laguna nel bicchiere participated in the activities, laboratories and workshops of “PLACEMAKING IN VENICE Connecting people to places”, a satellite event of the New European Bauhaus Festival 2024.
“New European Bauhaus” is a project of the European Commission.



January 29
Celebration for Yasra

Our member Yasra Pouyeshman, of Iranian origin, has finally obtained, after a long process, Italian citizenship.
To celebrate it, many of us gathered on Monday 29 January 2024 at the “Do Pozzi” pizzeria.

Yasra was welcomed by a long and warm applause and by her partners Vanna and Dora, dressed in the colours of the Italian flag The poet Giampaolo Simonetti dedicated an ironic and auspicious poem to the new Italian citizen.
The members gave Yasra objects, books and food that evoke Italy.

And then… pizza, wine and beer for everyone!

For Yasra


Dalla culla
dell’antica civiltà d’Oriente
venisti ingegnere di sogni
di ponti di libertà
Qui ora dalle Alpi alla Trinacria
ti accorgo tra le mie braccia
tra montagne di pizza
serenate di mandolini
torrenti d’ignoranza
luoghi di cultura
labirinti di dialetti
finalmente compresa
per la tua arte
Qui nella folle magica città sull’acqua
ti sussurro all’orecchio:
Ti xe una de nialtri – Pope, oe!!

Giampaolo Simonetti

Some photos of the evening >>

A short video of the ceremony >>



Sunday, December 3

We are present at “X BACCO – Festival of natural and artisanal wine” at the Rivolta Social Center in Marghera.


Thursday, November 30

Tasting at the “Bistrot de Venise”

On Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 4 pm, the now traditional tasting of our wines will be held at the restaurant “Bistrot de Venise,” Calle Dei Fabbri 4690/A.
Our friend Salvatore from the restaurant “Le garzette” in Malamocco will also be present with his wines.


Tuesday, November 14

On Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. we are present, with a tasting of wines and products of the Lagoon in the glass, at Giovanni Bietti’s lecture, “The French Way to the Symphonic Poem,” at Palazzetto Bru Zane, Venice.


Sunday, November 12 and Monday, November 13

Laguna in the Glass artparticipates in Back to the Wine 2023 – Craft Wines Fair and Market, a natural wine exhibition.
Terminal 103 – Maritime Station, 30135 Venice


Wednesday, October 18

On October 18, 2023, 16 German chef trainees visited our winery.
Here is their report:


Friday, August 25

Disnar for the Historic

With the hospitality and collaboration of the Sette Mari Association (Cannaregio, Rio Terà Barba Frutariol), on Friday, August 25, 2023 Laguna nel Bicchiere participated in the tables scattered throughout Venice that joined this traditional feast held nine days before the Historical Regatta.

It is said that at one time the “disnar” served to settle disagreements between the racers who would face each other in the Grand Canal a few days later.
Dishes prepared by members ranged from tasty cold summer pastas, rice to tasty side dishes and excellent desserts, while traditional foods such as “bigoi in sauce” and sautéed mussels were exchanged with the various tables.
For those who wished, it was possible, before dinner, to experience the thrill of rowing accompanied and guided by Seven Seas members.

The evening continued with an illustration of the activities of the two Associations through videos and films.

We were also cheered by the singing of a soprano and two Venetian singers, the “Soul Spritz Duo.”
A beautiful atmosphere of sharing and closeness characterized the entire evening.

Here are some photos >>


August 2023

Reusing waste

Architecture Biennale 2023 for our winery

Key themes of the Architecture Biennale 2023 were: the reuse of those countless architectural elements that our society discards today (from the building to the “nail”) and openness to the territory.
The curators of the German pavilion have managed to unite The two themes in a way that seems masterful to us. For some time now, the materials used to set up the various pavilions have no longer been thrown away, but stored. Attempts are being made to encourage its reuse, but without incorporating this into a complex project involving the local area. But the curators of the German Pavilion succeeded in doing so by involving numerous associations in the area including “Laguna nel bicchiere – le vigne ritrovate.”

What did they do? They viewed materials left over from previous years from other pavilions, selected panels, beams, metalwork and set up a real workshop. They then invited several groups of architecture and interior design students from German universities and involved them in a series of workshops on the ground.

In August 2023 Laguna in the Glass had the opportunity to host a large group of these students who were shown the need to reorganize the winery. Students tried to interpret the requirements by creating sketches, taking measurements and taking photos. The students then continued their work at the German Pavilion, where they worked on their projects under the watchful eye of the two professors, Nina and Robert. Finally, they cut, turned and arranged the various pieces to be assembled in the cellar, even overcoming the difficulties of transporting them by boat to St. Michael’s Island.

It was an unforgettable experience; there was the commitment and enthusiasm typical of their age from the boys, and they were warm and empathetic to a group of old men who offered them only food, ice cream and, of course, wine in return.


Saturday, April 22, 7:30 p.m.
church of S. Francesco della Vigna, Venice
concert playbill

Concert by violinist Paolo Bernardo

On Saturday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m., at St. Francis della Vigna Church, Maestro Paolo Bernardo will perform a concert of Bach sonatas for solo violin.
The concert is dedicated to Laguna in the Glass.
Paolo Bernardo is the son of Mario Bernardo, the partisan Radiosa Aurora; he holds the Chair of Violin at the Bolzano Conservatory of Music and is the first and only Italian violinist at the Odessa High Violin School
We met him on the occasion of the day dedicated to his father during which we tasted “Radiosa Aurora” wine from the Terre di Gaia winery.



Wednesday, January 25, 3 p.m.
Marciana National Library, Venice

Guided tour of the exhibition:
“A Romagnolo in Veneto, le ciàcole de Bepi.”

On Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 3 p.m., a guided tour of the exhibition, “Un romagnolo in Veneto, le ciàcole de Bepi,” will be held at the Marciana National Library.

The Ciàcole de Bepi are satirical poems in Venetian dialect by Olindo Guerrini, where Bepi is Pope Pius X (1835-1914). The Pope is here portrayed in a lighthearted and biting manner as a kind of naive country curate intent on prattling on about the things of his time.
Olindo Guerrini, a versatile intellectual with an extraordinary goliardic streak, was also a great poet, writing in various dialects as well.

The visit will be led by Dr. Elisabetta Sciarra, coordinator of the Cataloging and Collection Development Department of the Marciana National Library, and Maurizio Vittoria. A publication with the “Songs” will be distributed.





Friday, December 16 and Saturday, December 17
Garden Greenhouse

Terra Madre Day 2021

On Friday, December 16 and Saturday, December 17, 2022, from 10 a.m., at the Garden Greenhouse we will celebrate Terra Madre Day 2022.
With the participation of schools participating in the Project “I Watch Grow and Grow” (Gallina, Diaz, Canal, Manzoni).
Handicrafts exhibition market

  • Saturday morning: Wine tasting mini-course by “Gian” Posocco.
  • Saturday afternoon: Mini-approach course with beekeeping remaining.
    Reservations required: / 3480034126




Sunday, October 30, 11 a.m.
St. Michael’s Vineyard

Dante in the vineyard

Prof. Giorgio Battistella will recite verses from the Divine Comedy pertaining to wine, vineyards and Venice.
The event is open to all.




Monday, August 29
Rialto fish market

High housing tension

Laguna in the Glass participates with a table at a “People’s Dinner” at Pescheria in Rialto, organized by “High Tension Housing.”
During the course of the evening, some previously unseen scenes from the film Welcome in Venice will be shown, introduced by director Andrea Segre.





Friday, August 26

Disnar for the Historic

On Friday, August 26, 2022,Laguna in the Glass participates in the initiative “Disnar for the historic,” organized by the Remiere and other city associations, with the friends of the “Sette mari” rowing club at their headquarters in Rio Terà Barba frutariol (Cannaregio).




Tuesday, May 31, 6 p.m.

Fra Mauro’s Short History of the World Map

Our member Piero Falchetta presents, at the Venice Boat Show 2022, the publication “A Short History of Fra’ Mauro’s World Map” promoted by Laguna in the Glass and published by

Link to make salon ticket:




Saturday, May 7, 2022, 11 a.m.
St. Michael’s Vineyard

Radiant Aurora

Presentation of the wine Radiosa Aurora
with a remembrance of Mario Bernardo, the “Radiant Aurora” partisan,
screenwriter and cinematographer in cinema.




We are in Dubai!

Let’s go toExpo 2021 in Dubai!

From Feb. 28, 2022, the Laguna nel bicchiere – Le vigne ritrovate association, together with the other vineyards of theUrban Vineyard Association (U.V.A.) will be present in the Italian Pavilion, in the Piedmont Region space, at Expo 2021 Dubai.

The aim is to raise awareness of urban vineyards as an example of city regeneration both in terms of tourism and quality of life for citizens.

In the Urban Vineyard Association very old vineyards like ours stand alongside very modern vineyards, such as those in New York City placed on top of large skyscrapers. This is with the common intention of protecting the rural, historical and scenic heritage and enhancing it in terms of culture and tourism.

In Expo 2021 Dubai, films and various documents on the different realities present in the U.V.A. will be shown and meetings with tour operators and possible supporters will be held. Laguna nel bicchiere will be present with various photos and an illustrative video, the Italian version of which can be viewed at:

Laguna in the Glass 2022

Laguna in the Glass 2022

A U.V.A. conference is scheduled for Wednesday, March 2, at 1:30 p.m. (Italian time) at the Italian Pavilion. The event will also be available for live streaming at the link:



Friday, December 17, 10 a.m. – Garden Greenhouse
Saturday, December 18, 10 a.m. – Rialto Outpost

Terra Madre Day 2021

On Friday, Dec. 17, 2021, 10 a.m., at the Garden Greenhouse and Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021, 10 a.m., at the Outpost in Rialto, we will celebrate Terra Madre Day 2021, in collaboration with the schools participating in the“I Watch Grow and Grow” Project (Giacinto Gallina, San Girolamo, Armando Diaz, Bernardo Canal).
Local and slow products will be on display, along with some activities for the little ones.


Sunday, December 12 – Fish Market, Rialto

Craft Festival

On Sunday 12 we will participate, as usual, in the Crafts Festival, under the Pescheria arcades in Rialto.


Monday, Nov. 29 – Outpost, Rialto

Presentation of the book: My Lagoon Wanderings.

On Monday, November 29, 2021 at 7 p.m. at theOutpost, in Herbaria – Rialto, our member Vanna Purisiol will present her new book:
“My Lagoon Wanderings.” This is an interesting excursus on Venetian traditions and ways of life, with a strong biographical connotation.

Tuesday, November 23 at the “Bistrot de Venise”

On Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 4 p.m., the now traditional presentation of our wines, bottled during the summer, will be held at the Bistrot de Venise restaurant. As has been the case for many years now, Salvatore of Le Garzette restaurant will be with us with his wines.
It will be necessary to show the Green Pass.


“The World on a Plate”

Saturday, October 16 and Sunday, October 24, 2021 – St. Michael’s

The world on a plateOn Saturday, October 16 and Sunday, October 24, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. at St. Michael’s there will be a tasting of delicacies from the national cuisines of our “outsider” members.

To register send a WhatsApp message or text message to 349 5386323.
All recipes for the proposed dishes can be found in Italian and the language of the country of origin on the page: The World on a Plate.



Oct. 2 – 12
Exhibition by our member Luc François Granier: “Far Fae

On the occasion of Art Night Venice 2021, Saturday, Oct. 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. there will be the opening of the exhibition “Far Fae,” featuring the works of our member Luc François Granier.

Claudia Coró Art Studio
Venice, Giudecca 673
Variable opening hours, visits by appointment, tel: 3405183068

Sept. 27 – Outpost, Rialto

Book presentation: The voyages of a Po… of women. Traveling by rowing between Venice and the waterways of the north.

On Monday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Outpost in Rialto, Luana Castelli and two of our members who participated in the fabulous “voyages” (Colleen and Katarina) will present the book“The Voyages of a Po… of Women. Traveling by rowing between Venice and the waterways of the north.”
This is a handy guide for those who love rowing, accompanied by an exciting logbook on the journeys made by an all-female group, “Un Po… di Donne,” from Canottieri Giudecca. The book is illustrated and complete with maps of the routes taken over the years.

Sept. 13 – Outpost, Rialto

Presentation of the book: Fra Mauro’s Short History of the World Map

On Monday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Outpost in Rialto, our member Piero Falchetta will illustrate his essay“A Brief History of Fra’ Mauro’s World Map” sponsored by Laguna in the Glass.
Copies of the volume will be available upon donation.

Photo exhibition

Sept. 3-24
Photo exhibition by member Marica Michieli:
“Ceci n’est pas une bibliothèque

Multimedia Laboratory Art Conservation
Venice Cannaregio 2589 – Fondamenta della Misericordia
Tuesday-Sunday 4-8 p.m.

Laguna wines in the glass – TASTINGS 2021

  • Friday, July 9
    St. Helena Vineyard
  • Tuesday, June 15
    the cork – bacaro wine bar
    Cannaregio 1188, Ghetto
    041 4767486
  • Tuesday, June 22
    ala Vecia papussa – bacaro cafe bar
    Cannaregio 2612, fondamenta Misericordia
    041 5256030
  • Tuesday, June 29
    resurrected bacaro – osteria pub
    Cannaregio 4467, campo drio la chiesa
    041 4588176
  • Thursday, July 1 – postponed to a date to be determined
    Wildner – restaurant
    Castle 4161, riva degli Schiavoni
    041 5227463

Free admission
All appointments will be held in the afternoon, from 4:45 to 6:15 pm.


Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 7:00 a.m. on first call and 10:00 a.m. on second call, the ordinary meeting of the Laguna nel bicchiere – Le vigne ritrovate Association is convened at the winery in St. Michael’s.
1) Election of the Chairman and Secretary of the meeting
2) Approval of previous meeting minutes
3) Approval of 2020 final account and 2021 budget.
4) Vineyard situation
5) School project
6) Programming initiatives 2021
7) Report on ongoing collaborations
8) Miscellaneous
At the end of the meeting Maurizio Vittoria will present the Association’s new website.



The online enrollment campaign for the year 2021 has begun.
Membership fees are: 20 euros Ordinary Member, 100 euros Sustaining Member.
See the form on the“How to Join” page.




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  • December 21-22-23, 2020
    On Monday, Dec. 21, Tuesday, 22 and Wednesday, Dec. 23, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Garden Greenhouse, Laguna in the Glass and Slow Food members will be able to find olives, oil and aromatic salt from the lagoon, contributing a suggested offering that will be donated to support the Educational Project “I watch grow and grow“.
  • October 10, 2020
    Grape harvest at St. Helena: meeting at 9:30 a.m.
  • September 20, 2020
    We are present at the Craft Festival in San Giacometto field, Rialto.
  • September 13, 2020
    Harvest in the Vignole: meet at Fondamente Nove for the 8:45 a.m. boat.
  • September 12, 2020
    Harvest in St. Michael’s:
    harvesting will begin at 8:30 a.m. (second harvest).
  • August 28, 2020
    The confident city, Project Together at St. Helena. Excursion to the vineyard in preparation for the harvest, Friday, August 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • August 26, 2020
    Harvest in Malamocco: meeting at 9:30 a.m. (second harvest).
  • August 18, 2020
    The confident city, Project Together at St. Helena. Feast of St. Helen. 5 p.m. Mass and afterwards excursion to the vineyard with aperitif, Tuesday, Aug. 18.
  • August 14, 2020
    Grape harvest at St. Michael ‘s: harvesting starts at 8:30 a.m. (first harvest).
  • July 31, 2020
    The confident city, Project Together at St. Helena. Free excursion to the vineyard and vegetable garden at St. Helen’s Parish, Friday, July 31 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.