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Monica Cesarato has passion for the Veneto region of Italy pouring out of her. When you get her started talking about her favorite Venetian dish, the Venetian language, or the many gruesome pieces of history the region holds, you’ll be completely entranced by her stories.
She’s been teaching Italian to foreigners for over twenty years and now runs unique tours like the Food + Murder tour, the Cichetti, teaches cooking classes, and has a homestay program.
Listen in to hear all about what the Veneto region was like while she grew up, how it is now, and the beautiful (& sometimes scary) history it has.
— How you can find the real Venice – the one that tourists often miss
— What the town Monica grew up in, Spinea, was like and how it’s changed over the years
— What times of the year – Italian traditions – Monica used to look forward to as a child and why
— Four things Monica loves to do everyday as a native of the Veneto region
— Monica’s favorite murder story from Venice
— One tip to foreigners learning the Italian language that will help you immerse yourself while at home
— Which one piece of Italian she notices that people from the USA and the UK struggle with
— Three phrases in the Venetian language
— Her favorite pasta sauce + how it should be made (compared to how most foreigners eat it)
My favorite resources from Monica’s site
Resources Monica Mentioned
— Spinea – the town where Monica was born
Get to know Monica
— Site: http://www.cookinvenice.com/
— Twitter: @monicacesarato
— Facebook: Cook in Venice
— Instagram: OriginsItaly
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