The New Zealand Herald
Italy: Take your patience with you
Venice's gondolas are expensive. Buy a three-day pass for the far more affordable vaporetto - canal boat-buses. Photo / Thinkstock All the old English couple probably wanted was to be out of the rain, but when you choose a restaurant as your refuge you need to order something.
MGallery Collection Hotel Opens 118-room Hotel on the Island of Murano in Venice, Italy
The MGallery Collection's second address in Venice boasts an exceptional location since it is the first hotel on the Island of Murano, which has been a renowned glassmaking center for centuries.
Fri May 17, 2013
Is this a case of sentiment or squeamishness?
American artist Charles Ray's eight-foot-tall sculpture "The Boy with a Frog" that stood at the entrance to the Grand Canal for the last four years has been removed by order of the city council.
Mon May 13, 2013
The Chronicle Herald
Gifts to mistress among Riopelle works for sale
New York forensic accountant Joan Lipton always thought of her father's cousin, Belle Burke, as her "exotic, bohemian" relative.
Sun May 12, 2013
Laura Hamilton says there is just one word for Venice... Perfetto
It hasn't happened yet - it's not the most obvious destination for a holiday home - so when my husband Alex booked a surprise three-night stay for us in the Italian city, I was delighted.
Fri May 10, 2013
Travel: Florence versus Venice
DAN Brown's forthcoming novel, Inferno, is set principally in Florence, and already the city is gearing itself up for an even greater influx of tourists than usual after the book's publication on Tuesday.
Thu May 09, 2013
Getty Museum acquires a Rembrandt self-portrait and a Venice painting by Canaletto
The J. Paul Getty Museum announced today the acquisition of two exceptional European paintings-a recently rediscovered self-portrait by one of the most celebrated painters in history, Rembrandt, and a light-filled view of the Grand Canal by Canaletto, Venice's most influential painter.
Attractions in northern Italy
Northern Italy consists of several different regions including the Italian Riviera, The Veneto, The Lakes, Lombardy and Dolomites.
Wed May 08, 2013
Bizarre nude sculpture taken down
Tourists look at the technicians who prepare the removal of the sculpture of a boy holding a frog.
You can help save Venice's old-school gondolas
In terms of infrastructure, Venice is maybe not a world leader. But when it comes to efficient green transportation, a human-powered gondola is pretty great.
Mon May 06, 2013
National Public Radio
Crowdfunding Effort Seeks To Save Venice's Everyday Gondolas
Gondolas have long played a part in the Venetian tourist experience. But as tourism has grown and the local population has declined, everyday gondolas called traghetti have all but disappeared.
This Is Somerset
Julie Hayes: A Shakespearean-style drama in Venice instead of Greece
With the Rain or Shine Theatre Company due to present Comedy of Errors at Glastonbury Abbey in June, the abbey's assistant education officer Julie Hayes recalls her own Shakespearean-style drama, but set in Venice instead of Greece... Not being a well-travelled person, I was delighted when teenager daughter requested a trip to Venice as her ... (more)
Sat Apr 27, 2013
The Chronicle Herald
Water craft cruise Venice's Grand Canal lined by ornate pallazos, under the watchful dome of Santa Maria della Salute.
Fri Apr 26, 2013
The Venetian in Las Vegas is amazing
Do it up right when visiting in Las Vegas. Staying at the Venetian will make a visit to Las Vegas a wining experience.