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  1. 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...

  2. 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....

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  1. 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,...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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,...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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,...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. December 20, 2013

    Will the Dubai Film Festival ever rival Cannes?

    Dubai has transformed shopping and globe-trotting in the 21st century. Not content with dragging tourism and consumerism...

  24. December 20, 2013

    Rediscovering the Renaissance master Antonello da Messina

    The tendency to describe old masters, from Giotto to Rembrandt, as the “first of the moderns” is so ubiquitous as to be...

  25. December 13, 2013

    Banker Simon Mordant on the new Australian pavilion in Venice

    One name links two separate announcements in the past month that will shape Australia’s arts scene for the next couple of...

  26. December 11, 2013

    Building the ideal city

    In 1593, the Venetians decided to build a new city to celebrate victory over the Ottomans at the Battle of Lepanto. A...

  27. November 17, 2013

    Hantaï, Hartung, Soulages, Tàpies, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London – review

    An ambitious concept for a painting show – four distinctive yet united figures in the evolution of postwar European...

  28. November 15, 2013

    Italy’s luxury property sector proves beacon of hope in recession

    Italy’s ‘great sell-off’: hot properties An imposing bronze statue of a gladiator armed with trident and net overlooks the...

  29. October 24, 2013

    Anthony Caro, greatest British sculptor of his generation, dies

    Anthony Caro, who has died aged 89, lived to be the foremost British sculptor of the later 20th century, matched only by...

  30. Material World

    October 24, 2013

    After fashion, films, museums and art Prada takes on the printed word

    Miuccia Prada has always positioned her stylistic vision firmly at a crossroads where fashion both intersects – and...

  31. September 27, 2013

    Avignon: a city at ease with its rollercoaster past

    “Men are we,” wrote Wordsworth about Venice, “and must grieve, when even the Shade/ Of that which once was great is passed...

  32. September 17, 2013

    Roger Hiorns, Hepworth Wakefield, West Yorkshire, UK – review

    Not content with launching itself as an ambitious and alluring new gallery two years ago, the Hepworth Wakefield has now...

  33. September 15, 2013

    Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi, Wigmore Hall, London – review

    One of the most positive developments in baroque musical performance over the past 30 years has been the rise of the period...

  34. September 8, 2013

    Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion

    It was a “one, two” victory moment at Venice. The result of the 70th Mostra del Cinema was: Italy won, Taiwan too....

  35. September 6, 2013

    Reviews: Venice film festival

    A lynch mob sets upon a mass murderer. A true-life sports hero reveals he has lied for most of his career. A homeless family...

  36. September 2, 2013

    Venice Film Festival – first report

    In space no one can hear you scream – a fact re-learned in the opening film Gravity – but in Venice you can hear and be...

  37. September 1, 2013

    Emily Young, We Are Stone’s Children, Fine Art Society, London – review

    This superb show of new work by Britain’s greatest living stone sculptor comes from Venice, where monumental, hieratic, yet...

  38. August 9, 2013

    Power dressing: Majid Mohammadi

    Majid Mohammadi is chief executive of Cutler & Gross, an Anglo-Italian luxury eyewear brand. A chartered accountant by...

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