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TV host Nikos Aliagas exhibits his "Venetian Views" in the Serenissima
The Franco-Greek TV presenter made several trips to Venice to immerse himself in the cultures of the San Polo district, often invisible to tourists.
Venice Carnival returns without pandemic-related restrictions
Packed with water parades, fine dining experiences and masked balls complete with elaborate costumes, the historic festival is back and is taking place in Italy's beloved city of bridges from February 4-21.
People from around the world gather in Venice for carnival parade
Some hundred decorated rowing boats paraded on Sunday, from Punta della Dogana to Rialto Bridge, led by the legendary 7-metre-long papier-maché ‘Pantegana’, which has become one of the symbols of the Venetian carnival.
Italy’s most luxurious train is now open for bookings
Pre-reservations are now open for Italy’s luxurious new Orient Express, launching in 2024.
Sustainable travel: These are Europe’s most walkable cities
The historic sights are best admired on foot in these five cities.
This Spanish city has been named cheapest European destination
Granada tops the rankings for budget destinations in Europe thanks to free attractions and low-cost public transport.
St Mark’s Basilica in Venice saved from high tides by glass barrier
Newly-installed glass barriers have managed to keep a high tide from flooding Venice’s ancient basilica.
Spritz: From 19th century Venice bars to a 21st century phenomenon
The name Spritz derives from 19th century Venice, where Austrian soldiers would ask for a 'sprizen' -- or splash -- of water to dilute Italian wines.
Venice chefs turn to spices from the East to revamp city's cuisine
The vast array of spices that feature in Venice’s historic cuisine was a direct result of the city’s powerful trade links with the East. As early as the 12th century, Venetian merchants understood the economic potential of the Asian spice trade.
Which European cities are cheapest for an autumn break?
This marks the first time in 15 years that western European city breaks have beaten eastern cities in the Post Office's annual report.
Rendez-vous culture: The Best of Culture in Europe
Jazz at La Villette returns to Paris, Peggy Guggenheim's collection delights Venice, while the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival gets underway
Surfers fined for speeding down Venice's Grand Canal
The city's mayor previously said he would offer dinner to anyone who could locate the duo for making a "mockery" of his city.
48 hours in Venice: The perfect itinerary for an end-of-year trip
The Grand Canal boats to avoid, the best aperitivo and the perfect private island hotel for a long weekend in Venice.
Venice delays entry fee: When and how you need to book
Venice has announced the official date from which tourists will have to pre-book their visit and pay a fee.
'Life that was': Experts restore historic synagogues in Venice ghetto
Venice’s ghetto dates from 1516 when the republic forced the city's Jewish residents into isolation in the district where the old foundries, or “geti”, had been located.
What’s it like to live in tourism hotspots as crowds start to return?
A number of European cities dominate tourist itineraries. After a quiet two years, how does it feel to watch them fill up again?
Venice's plan to keep the city afloat amid rising seas
Venice’s transport, industry and tourism rely on water, but the sea is also threatening to submerge the fragile city.
Three hidden garden cafes to beat the heat at the Venice Biennale
These garden cafés offer picturesque settings and respite from the heat for visitors to Venice this summer.
Climate activists in gondolas protest in Venice to stop it sinking
Greenpeace protesters are warning Venice could soon be submerged if action isn’t taken against greenwashing.
Exclusive: Venice backtracks on its much-needed overtourism tax
Just weeks before the entry system was meant to come into force, authorities have made a u-turn.