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    1. April 29, 2016

      The Silk Road, BBC4

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    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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,...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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,...

    19. 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,...

    20. 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,...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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....

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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,...

    29. May 1, 2015

      Australia’s radical black box in Venice

      Venice’s Giardini, the leafy park at the extreme eastern end of the island containing the national pavilions that make...

    30. May 1, 2015

      British pavilion: Sarah Lucas

      Even those not much invested in contemporary art have probably heard about the artist who once put two fried eggs and a...

    31. May 1, 2015

      Venice Biennale: India-Pakistan art collaboration

      To the outside world, the rapport between India and Pakistan is characterised by the political tensions that have...

    32. April 24, 2015

      Nothing to rock the gondola?

      Imagine a TV chat show in which the guests are not humans beings but paintings. It’s the brainchild of Max Hollein,...

    33. March 26, 2015

      The Face of an Angel — review

      Never tell a filmmaker with high productivity to slow down. Presto may be the tempo that suits him. Take the first...

    34. March 24, 2015

      Rampant greenback creates Clarksonesque uncertainty for business

      What is good for American archetype Joe the Plumber is also good for Wolseley. The US economy is strong, which has...

    35. FT Alphaville

      March 19, 2015

      One very predictable consequence of the fall in EURUSD: hordes of American tourists

      You know that the rise in the dollar is having an impact when US newspapers write trend pieces about how great it will...

    36. March 6, 2015

      Interview: installation artist Joana Vasconcelos

      At the 2005 Venice Biennale, the American collective Guerrilla Girls transformed the first chamber of the Arsenal into...

    37. February 27, 2015

      My First Million — Erica James

      Erica James has written 19 books which have cumulatively sold over two million copies and been translated into 10...

    38. January 6, 2015

      The Poetry of Light, Museo Correr, Venice — review

      Drawing, said Giorgio Vasari, was the father of painting and sculpture. It bought the artist time to practise, study...

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