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    1. August 15, 2016

      The rise and tragic fall of German internet star

      On July 13, Thomas Wagner, one of Germany’s best-known internet entrepreneurs, boarded a chartered plane for Venice in...

    2. August 2, 2016

      Imagine: New Imagery in Italian Art 1960-1969, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice — review

      Just occasionally an exhibition shifts your perception of an entire era. With Imagine: New Imagery in Italian Art...

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    1. July 22, 2016

      ‘Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London’, by Lauren Elkin

      “Paris is a huge home-sick peasant,” wrote the British poet and novelist Hope Mirrlees in 1919. “He carries a thousand...

    2. Fast FT

      July 4, 2016

      Silver breaks $21 for first time since July 2014

      “All that glisters is not gold”, said the Prince of Morocco in William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. And he was...

    3. June 24, 2016

      Lives entwined: the genius of William Morris and Mariano Fortuny

      We were in Venice in April and I was drunk on aquamarine light. It is an airy light, playing with the moving dark...

    4. June 8, 2016

      Veneto Banca: without a trace

      The city of Venice is sinking into the Adriatic by about 2mm each year. Veneto Banca’s metaphorical fall into the sea...

    5. May 25, 2016

      Survivor’s story: Venetian Ghetto’s last witness to Auschwitz

      Sitting outside her retirement home in the Venetian Ghetto, wrapped in scarves and a coat, Virginia Gattegno shivers in...

    6. May 20, 2016

      Murano revisited

      On a clement Sunday, the Venetian chattering classes usually drift across the lagoon for al fresco picnics. But on a...

    7. May 20, 2016

      Art in the age of digital reproduction

      For the Victorians, facsimiles — in the form of plaster casts, photographs and electrotypes — were a way of...

    8. May 6, 2016

      Aldus Manutius’s published works on display at Venice’s Accademia Gallery

      Without Aldus Manutius, would Giorgione have painted “The Tempest”? Or would Titian have dreamt up his “Venus of...

    9. April 29, 2016

      The Silk Road, BBC4

      “The absence of testicles in the Chinese Civil Service was seen as an advantage — there were fewer distractions,” we...

    10. March 11, 2016

      ‘In the Age of Giorgione’ at the Royal Academy, London

      For Gabriele D’Annunzio, Giorgione was “more myth than man”. For Bernard Berenson, he was a figment of our collective...

    11. March 11, 2016

      Venice mills: fruit of the loom

      With her Gothic palaces floating on centuries-old wooden piles, Venice is a city where it is natural to feel like a...

    12. FT Photo Diary

      March 8, 2016

      Shoulder to shoulder

      Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, left, and French President Francois Hollande review the honor guard, in Venice,...

    13. March 8, 2016

      The Vivarini, Palazzo Sarcinelli, Conegliano, Italy — review

      For all but connoisseurs, the Venetian Renaissance began with Giovanni Bellini in the last decades of the 15th century...

    14. Fast FT

      March 8, 2016

      FirstFT - Why you shouldn’t type with two hands

      Here’s a taste of today’s FirstFT email. You can sign up to receive it here. Trump: the case for defence The FT’s...

    15. March 3, 2016

      Venice: is the sinking city a rising market for homebuyers?

      For centuries, foreigners have fallen under the spell of Venice’s cool emerald waters, contorted alleyways and graceful...

    16. February 29, 2016

      I due Foscari, La Scala: ‘Domingo is the definitive Francesco’

      Raucous carnivals, public beheadings and high-class prostitutes. Such vices came to define the Venice of operatic...

    17. February 5, 2016

      Five properties for sale near the world’s best carnivals

      Sitges, Barcelona, Spain, €5.4m Where Just off the beach in Sitges, a resort south-west of Barcelona known for its...

    18. January 29, 2016

      ‘Shylock is My Name’, by Howard Jacobson

      The Hogarth Press was presumably aware of the dangers when they launched their Shakespeare Retold imprint, in which...

    19. December 22, 2015

      ‘V. S. Gaitonde: Painting as Process, Painting as Life’, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice — ‘Meditative’

      The critic Robert Hughes called for more “slow art”. We needed, he declared, “art that holds time as a vase holds water...

    20. November 27, 2015

      How Venice’s first female gondolier rocked the boat

      Alex Hai is the first female, and only private, gondolier in Venice. Dressed in the 18th-century, white-and-blue...

    21. October 23, 2015

      I never leave home without . . . 

      What special items do expert travellers pack to ease their journeys? In the latest instalment of our series, the...

    22. September 25, 2015

      The monk keeping his Armenian heritage alive in Venice

      In the middle of the Venetian lagoon, near the Lido, lies a remarkable island that escapes the radar of checklist...

    23. September 14, 2015

      Venice Film Festival: Golden Lion

      You could have heard a pin drop, in the film festival’s giant press room, in the half-second after the 2015 Golden Lion...

    24. September 11, 2015

      Venice Film Festival: stranger than fiction

      Venice is hotting up as Venice is cooling down. The film festival, that is, and the weather, respectively. At dawn and...

    25. September 11, 2015

      Want to escape the tourists in Venice? Take to the water

      Every time I put down my feet they are engulfed in silky black mud so I keep swimming. It’s no hardship. The sky is a...

    26. September 7, 2015

      Venice Film Festival — first report

      If you’re a famous Hollywood actor and your first name begins with J, you’ve got it made at the 72nd Venice Film...

    27. September 5, 2015

      ‘My life has been all about this love affair with watches’

      For many tourists, the appeal of Venice lies in the fact that time appears to have stood still. However, at one hotel...

    28. September 4, 2015

      In search of Utopia at Ljubljana’s Biennial of Graphic Arts

      If there is still a central-European city, it is surely Ljubljana. Squeezed between the Alps and the port of Trieste,...

    29. August 14, 2015

      The Diary: Caroline Daniel

      I am back in Venice for the first time since I was 15. I remember the family trip for wearing an awkward straw hat,...

    30. FT Data

      August 7, 2015

      Datawatch: Ming battles Romans at top of Unesco ranking

      Italy leads the ranking of the Unesco world heritage sites with 45 cultural and 4 natural sites, followed by China,...

    31. July 8, 2015

      Laura de Santillana and Alessandro Diaz de Santillana, Chapel, Yorkshire Sculpture Park

      Venice and Yorkshire may seem an unlikely pairing for cultural exchange. But this summer witnesses a magnificent...

    32. July 7, 2015

      The booming world of sound art

      In an empty white room at the Art Basel fair, a man’s voice intones the words “für Kinder” — for children. Sound art...

    33. June 17, 2015

      Henri Rousseau: Archaic Candour, Palazzo Ducale, Venice

      Henri Rousseau has been puzzling art lovers since he first came to attention at the Salon des Refusés in Paris in 1885....

    34. June 2, 2015

      A cinematic take on a changing, ageing Italy

      Walter Veltroni, the writer and former mayor of Rome who officiated at the nuptials George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin...

    35. May 10, 2015

      Carpaccio: Vittore and Benedetto from Venice to Istria, Palazzo Sarcinelli, Conegliano, Italy — review

      Vittore Carpaccio was the Grayson Perry of his day. A storyteller as much as an artist, he eschewed the intellectual...

    36. May 8, 2015

      Dripping with quality: Peter Doig, Cy Twombly and Sean Scully

      Doig, Twombly and Scully in Venice We live in gloriously art-abundant, paradoxical times. You could spend an entire day...

    37. May 3, 2015

      New Objectivity: Modern German Art in the Weimar Republic 1919-1933, Museo Correr, Venice — review

      Two women pass each other on a sunless beach. One is veiled, the other is concealed beneath a white cloche hat and a...

    38. May 1, 2015

      Foundations set the pace in Venice

      A recent feature on the Venice Biennale landscape is a plethora of “foundations”. These non-profit organisations,...

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