Tag archive for ‘Venice’
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

The Reinvention of a Grand Palazzo

Patricia Cleveland-Peck investigates the restoration that has transformed Palazzo Papadopoli into the Aman Canal Grande Hotel in Venice… It really all comes down to the writer Andrea di Robilant: if he hadn’t More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Gondola – Italia Icons

Think of transport in Venice and you think of the gondola, but this is a relationship that has been developed in large part by the city’s tourism industry. As a working boat, there are better options. A gondolier More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, June 17th, 2016

The Mysteries of Giorgione

As an exhibition of some of his surviving works is shown in London, Carolyn Lyons explains why this Venetian artist was so influential, and how little we know about what he actually painted… Giorgione – ‘Big More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

48 Hours on The Venetian Islands

Venice native Sara Scarpa takes us out of town on a long cycle ride from Lido to Pellestrina, and then on a boat trip to Murano, Burano and Torcello. This is an introduction to the beautiful Venetian Islands… Visitors More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

The Arsenale – Past Italia

In the eastern Castello district of Venice lies a huge dockyard where revolutionary building techniques took shipbuilding and military manufacturing into the next level This dockyard has been thought to have existed More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Boating for Beginners

Lisa Gerard-Sharp discovers that skippering your own boat is the best way to see Venice at a leisurely pace – and it’s easier than you’d think… Henry James thought that, “Everyone interesting, appealing, More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Sacro Monte di Varese

High in the hills overlooking Varese is one of the most remarkable hidden treasures you could wish to behold – the rarely seen frescoes of the Sacro Monte de Varese As far as hidden secrets go, the Sacro Monte More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Top Ten Italian Holiday Destinations

Mario Matassa reveals his choice of the top ten holiday resorts in Italy. From the mountains to the sea, for food fans or culture vultures, there’s a destination for everyone… In a country synonymous with More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, May 20th, 2016

The columns of the Palazzo Ducale, Venice

The sculptural decoration on the three exposed corners of the Ducale Palace proclaims the fragility of man. Venice is a wonder which never ceases to amaze me. It often seems, when I look at old favourites, that More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Past Italia! The Salute

Artists’ inspiration and magnificent feat of engineering, but the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute on Venice’s Grand Canal was originally built to stave off the plague The year is 1629 and a great plague More...