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      Hotel Moskva’s five-star makeover

      Alexey Shchusev was one of the most distinguished architects of the Soviet era, a designer of projects from the Russian...

    2. November 25, 2014

      Pietro Perugino, Maître de Raphael, Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris – review

      In his self-portrait in the Uffizi, Perugino paints himself without vanity as a workaday craftsman: plump face framed by a...

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    1. November 8, 2014

      Italian sovereign wealth fund buys 23% of Rocco Forte Hotels

      Sir Rocco Forte is giving up nearly a quarter of his luxury hotels business to Italian investors in return for a £60m...

    2. October 28, 2014

      Post-internet art in London

      There’s a scene in the pilot of Lena Dunham’s HBO series Girls in which the 24-year-old Hannah (played by Dunham) tries to...

    3. October 15, 2014

      I due Foscari, Royal Opera House, London – review

      It was considerate of Verdi to leave his opera I due Foscari to posterity. The central role of Francesco Foscari, Doge of...

    4. October 6, 2014

      High-rise versus groundscrapers

      Michel Mossessian is a French architect who lives and works in London. He studied at Cooper Union in New York, then Harvard,...

    5. FT Photo Diary

      September 26, 2014

      Well groomed in Venice

      Luigi Costantin/AP George Clooney and his fiancee Amal Alamuddin arrive in Venice, Italy. Clooney, 53, and Alamuddin, 36,...

    6. September 26, 2014

      Interview with Tate Modern artist Richard Tuttle

      When Richard Tuttle was a little boy during the second world war, his father had a nervous breakdown. “He was a very...

    7. September 12, 2014

      Russian filmmaker Andrei Konchalovsky talks ‘realpolitik’

      “Everything is real,” Andrei Konchalovsky exclaims. “The people are real. The postman is real. The funeral is real. I didn’t...

    8. September 7, 2014

      Venice Film Festival: Golden Lion

      Wisdom reigned on awards night at the 71st Venice Film Festival. Compared with some previous years (like the last) it didn’t...

    9. September 5, 2014

      Why the fashion and film industries flock to Venice

      Serenissima in the spotlight For social media buzz at this year’s Venice Film Festival, little could beat Somebody, a short...

    10. September 5, 2014

      The weird and wonderful at Venice Film Festival

      Death happens all the time in art, often to the good. After 10 days at the 71st Venice Film Festival, cinema could surely...

    11. September 1, 2014

      Venice Film Festival – first report

      In the beginning art imitated life. Then life imitated art. Now art imitates art. This year’s Venice Film Festival is a...

    12. August 29, 2014

      Clash of the film titans

      In cinema, what’s not shown on screen is often as significant as what is – and the same goes for film festivals. The...

    13. August 24, 2014

      John Ruskin: Artist and Observer, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh – review

      “They are all such mere hints of what I want to do [ . . . ] that I never think [ . . . ] they could ever give the least...

    14. August 22, 2014

      ‘Italian Venice: A History’, by RJB Bosworth

      Does Venice belong to the Venetians, Italy or the world? Throughout modern times, the city has wrestled with this conundrum....

    15. August 15, 2014

      Five homes for sale near the world’s leading art fairs

      Ca’ Contarini, Dorsoduro, Grand Canal, Venice, Italy, €8.5m Where On the Grand Canal in the Dorsoduro district between the...

    16. August 6, 2014

      Querini Opera, Querini Hall, Røst, Norway – review

      On a windswept chunk of rock above the Arctic Circle, a lifeboat carrying 16 Venetian sailors washed up in January 1432....

    17. July 24, 2014

      The Lady from Shanghai; Branded to Kill – film reviews

      Black-and-white movies are flying out from the past like moths from the curtains. If your first instinct is to swat them,...

    18. July 6, 2014

      Drive towards single European digital economy proposed

      Proposals to support a single European digital economy will be revealed in Venice this week at the first meeting held by the...

    19. June 20, 2014

      Equities’ great survivors and the value of compounding

      I’ve been giving some talks on investment on a cruise from Venice to Mykonos. I’ve learnt a few things. First, cruising...

    20. June 20, 2014

      Venetian rowing with Jan Dalley

      “This is the closest you’ll get to walking on water,” says Nan McElroy, flashing her wide grin. I am standing, uncertainly,...

    21. June 19, 2014

      Miss Violence – film review

      The Greek child-abuse drama Miss Violence took two baffling top awards at the Venice Film Festival. Best Director went to...

    22. June 13, 2014

      Corruption scandals undermine Italy’s investment drive

      Venice, ruled by a Council of Ten for 500 years, has a long history of secretive government by a cosy nexus of political and...

    23. June 13, 2014

      Architecture Biennale in Venice

      To understand this year’s Architecture Biennale in Venice you need to see the critical tagline tucked away on the back of...

    24. June 13, 2014

      The beautiful, discreet enclaves where the super-rich congregate

      Between the ocean and mountains of California’s Santa Barbara County sits Montecito, a small, beautiful bubble of wealth...

    25. June 4, 2014

      Venice mayor Giorgio Orsoni arrested on bribery charges over dam

      Italian police have arrested Giorgio Orsoni, mayor of Venice, and 35 others and asked for the arrest of a former Italian...

    26. May 30, 2014

      The end of architecture?

      As the 14th edition of the Venice Biennale of Architecture prepares to open, the pavilions of the Giardini might be the...

    27. May 30, 2014

      Vittorio Cini’s legacy to Venice

      Few cities are under such scrutiny as Venice, yet much slips under the radar. From the bank clerk who is the illegitimate...

    28. May 16, 2014

      The expert selection: boutique city retreats in Italy

      Alastair Sawday is the author of numerous guides to small, characterful places to stay. Here he picks four hidden gems in...

    29. May 4, 2014

      Gruppo Statuto prepares to list hotel arm

      The owner of some of Italy’s best known luxury hotels, including the Hotel Danieli in Venice and Four Seasons in Milan, is...

    30. May 2, 2014

      Venice’s housing market regains its appeal among local buyers

      Italy’s housing market has always maintained a strong international appeal, especially hotspots such as Venice, where the...

    31. April 25, 2014

      Recipe: langoustines

      Langoustines Scroll down for method and ingredients Serves 2-3 A friend was describing a meal at one of his favourite...

    32. April 7, 2014

      Photographer Gianni Berengo Gardin – interview

      On the day I interview photographer Gianni Berengo Gardin, Italy is behaving like the little girl with a curl – either very,...

    33. March 28, 2014

      Short cuts: Grand Hotel’s matbordet, Sigmund Freud Museum exhibition, and Luna Hotel Baglioni’s new terrace suite

      Stockholm In his illuminating book on the Nordic countries, The Almost Nearly Perfect People, Michael Booth quotes the...

    34. March 24, 2014

      Who has the right to self-determination?

      Independence referendums are all the rage. After Crimea’s internationally condemned plebiscite on leaving Ukraine and...

    35. March 21, 2014

      Three Italian gardens that reflect their founders’ goodwill

      The garden of Fondazione Querini Stampalia in Venice can be seen from the campiello (little square) opposite the...

    36. March 21, 2014

      Veronese’s virtues in painting

      Grappling with his portrait of Greta Moll in 1908, Matisse demanded 30 hours of sittings to produce a likeness of the...

    37. March 18, 2014

      Q&A: Tayeba Begum Lipi

      Born in 1969 in Gaibandha, a town in the northern part of Bangladesh, the artist Tayeba Begum Lipi first sprang to global...

    38. FT Photo Diary

      February 25, 2014

      Strike a Pose

      Marco Secchi/Getty Images Three people dressed in Carnival costumes pose at the Doge’s Palace on Tuesday in Venice. The 2014...

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