News and events from Laguna nel Bicchiere


Sunday, December 3rd
We will attend “X Bacco- organic and artisanal wine fair” at the Rivolta Social Center at Marghera.


Tuesday, November 14th

On November 14th at 6.00 pm we will conduct a tasting of wines and other items produced by the Laguna nel bicchiere, after the lecture held by Giovanni Bietti, “The French way to the symphonic poem” at the Palazzetto Bru Zane, Venice.


Sunday 12th and Monday 13th, November

“Laguna nel bicchiere” participates in Back to the Wine 2023 – Artisan Wine Fair and Market, a review of organic wines.
Terminal 103 – Maritime Station, 30135 Venice



On Wednesday October 18th,2023, 16 German chef trainees came to visit our cellar.
Here is their report:


Friday August 25th

“Disnar” for the Historical Regatta

With the hospitality and collaboration of the Sette Mari Association (Cannaregio, Rio Terà Barba Frutariol), on Friday August 25th, 2023 Laguna nel Bicchiere joined the traditional dinners held all over the city nine days before the Historical Regatta.

It is said that in the old days that the “disnar” was meant to smooth out the differences among the boat race competitors on the Grand Canal.
The food served at the tables ranged from tasty cold pastas or rice, to seasonal side dishes and excellent desserts. Among the many, it is worth mentioning the traditional “bigoi in sauce” and sautéed mussels, shared with guests.
Before dinner it was allowed to experience the thrill of rowing accompanied and guided by the Sette Mari oarsmen. The evening continued with a description of both Association’s activities, through videos and films. We were also cheered by the songs of a soprano and two Venetian singers, the “Soul Spritz Duo”. The entire evening was characterized by a relaxed and immersive atmosphere.

Some photos >>


August 2023

Reuse waste

The 2023 Architecture Biennale for our cellar

Here are the basic themes of the 2023 Architecture Biennale: the reuse of architectural discarded objects and openness to the territory.
The German pavilion’s curators managed to brilliantly combine the two themes.
First of all the materials used to set up the various pavilions have no longer been thrown away, but they were stored and then reused.
This was a way they didn’t need to purchase of brand new materials.
The German Curators contacted various local associations including “Laguna nel bicchiere – the rediscovered vineyards”.

What did they do? They analyzed the leftover materials from other pavilions in recent years, selected panels like beams, metal carpentry and set up a real workshop.
Later they invited several groups of architecture and interior designers from German universities to join meetings held in Venice and on the mainland.

In August 2023 Laguna nel bicchiere had the opportunity to host a large group of these students who were told about the way to renovate the cellar. They gave their contribution through sketches, measurements and photos.
The students continued their work at the German Pavilion, where they developed projects under the watchful eye of the two professors, Nina and Robert.
Finally they cut, lathed and prepared the various pieces to be assembled in the cellar, overcoming the difficulties of transport by boat to the island of San Michele.

It was an unforgettable experience; the boys gave evidence of youth engagement, enthusiasm, and showed empathy and sympathy for a group of old people who offered them only food, ice cream and, obviously, wine in exchange.

Some photos of the works >
Short video with some moments of the activities >


Saturday April 22nd, h.7.30 pm
church of S. Francesco della Vigna, Venice
locandina concerto

Concert by the violinist Paolo Bernardo

On Saturday April 22nd at h.7.30 pm, in the church of S. Francesco della Vigna, “maestro” Paolo Bernardo will perform a concert of Bach’s sonatas for solo violin. The concert is dedicated to our association “Laguna nel bicchiere”.

Paolo is Mario Bernardo’s son, the partisan known as Radiosa Aurora; Paolo holds the violin chair at the Bolzano Music Conservatory, and is the only Italian violinist working at the Odessa High Violin School, the first one in the history of this prestigious institution.
On the day dedicated to his father we were pleased to taste the “Radiosa Aurora” wine with Paolo, produced by Terre di Gaia farm.



Wednesday January 25th, h.3 pm
Marciana National Library, Venice

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

On Wednesday January 25th, at h.3.00 pm, guided tour of the exhibition “A Romagnolo in the Veneto, le ciàcole de Bepi” at the Marciana Library.

The “Ciàcole de Bepi” are satirical poems in Venetian dialect where Bepi is Pope Pius X (1835-1914), described as a naive country priest in an easy-going and pungent way, with the intent on chattering about the issues of his time.
Olindo Guerrini, a versatile intellectual endowed with an extraordinary goliardic vein, was also a great poet, who used to write in various dialects.

The visit will be conducted by Dr. Elisabetta Sciarra, coordinator of the Cataloging and Development Department of the Marciana National Library collections, and by Maurizio Vittoria. The “Ciàcole de Bepi” book will be distributed to visitors at the end of the tour.



Friday 16 and Saturday 17 December
Giardini Greenhouse

Mother Earth  Day 2022

December 16 and 17, 2022 from h.10 am through h.5.00 pm we celebrate Terra Madre Day 2022 at the Giardini Greenhouse, with the participation of the local school groups joining the project “As I watch them grow, I grow up too” (Gallina, Diaz, Canal, Manzoni Elementary Schools).
Handicraft products are on sale all day long.

  • Saturday morning: “How to conduct a wine tasting”  by “Gian” Posocco
  • Saturday afternoon: “A practical approach to modern apiculture”

Reservation required: / 3480034126


Sunday, October 30, h.11.00
San Michele vineyard

Dante in the vineyard

Professor Giorgio Battistella recites wine, vineyards, and Venice-related verses from the Divine Comedy. Free entrance.


Monday, August 29
Rialto Fish market

High tension housing

Lagoon in the glass joins the “popular dinner” event held at Rialto fish pavilion, organized by “High tension housing”.
During the evening some unpublished scenes from the film “Welcome in Venice” will be screened, and introduced by the movie director Andrea Segre.


Friday, August 26

“Disnar” for the historical Regatta

On Friday August 22, 2022 Laguna nel bicchiere participates in the “Disnar per la storia” event, organized by the Remiere and other city associations, with friends of the “Sette mari” rowing club at their headquarters in Rio Terà Barba frutariol (Cannaregio).


Tuesday, May 31, h.18.00

Introduction to Fra’ Mauro’s globe

Our associate Piero Falchetta presents, at the Venice Boat Show 2022, the booklet “A brief history of Fra’ Mauro’s globe” promoted by Laguna nel bicchiere and published by


Saturday, Mat 7th 2022, h.11
San Michele vineyard

Radiosa Aurora

Presentation of Radiosa Aurora wine
with a memory of Mario Benardo, the partisan “Radiosa Aurora”,
scriptwriter and photography movie director.


We are in Dubai!

Let’s go to Expo 2021 in Dubai!

From February 28, 2022, the association “Laguna nel bicchiere – The rediscovered vineyards”, together with U.V.A. (Urban Vineyard Association) will join the Italian Pavilion, in the Piedmont Region area, at Expo 2021 Dubai.

We aim to increase awareness in urban vineyards, as an attempt to revive the city’s tourist vocation and improve the living standards of citizens.

The Urban Vineyard Association supports both very old vineyards, like the Venice vines, and the younger ones, like those of New York growing on top of large skyscrapers.

We share an interest in protecting the rural, historical and natural heritage in cultural and tourist terms.

In Expo 2021 Dubai, films and various reports about the range of attendees in U.V.A. will be shown. Moreover, meetings will be held with tour operators and potential supporters.
Laguna nel bicchiere will display a full array of  photos and instructional videos. View the English version at the following address:

Laguna nel bicchiere 2022-English


Join U.V.A. lecture on Wednesday 2 March at h.1.30 pm (European time) in the Italian Pavilion. The event will also be available in live streaming at the link: