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The long, slow death of Venice

Venitian residents voice their frustrations as the city faces depopulation, flooding and gradual sinking into the Mediterranean Sea.

Gondoleering goddesses teach ancient art to the masses

A group of Venitian women are teaching tourists the lost art of 'gondoleering' - oaring a gondola through the canals of the famous Italian city.

Collision sparks fresh debate over cruise ships in Venice

Fresh discussions about cruise ships in Venice are ignited following a recent collision.

Venice cruise ship loses control, slams wharf and tourist boat

The crash may have happened after a cable used to link cruise ships to the tug boats that pull them into the city's canals broke.

Razors in the roses: Venice art Biennale gets political

Venice's Biennale art fair is challenging preconceived biases by suggesting other ways of contextualising modern society's biggest issues.

Migrant death ship to be shown at Venice art fair

Swiss artist has obtained permission from Italian authorities and a group that represents the victims to transport the hull to Venice.

Full steam ahead for Austria’s night trains

From early evening onwards, the departures board at Vienna's 'Hauptbahnhof' station becomes a roll call of destinations to whet the appetite of any globetrotter.

Italy’s Venice to charge admission fees for tourists

Around 25 million tourists pour into Venice each year, of whom around 14 million spend just one day there.

Italy’s city of shame Matera becomes Europe’s pride

The city in the Basilicata region on the instep of Italy's boot, is hoping to draw thousands of visitors for cultural and heritage events.

Australian women’s revenge movie is Venice favourite

The film, which is shot in English, Irish Gaelic and the Tasmanian Aboriginal Palawa Kani language, portrays the extreme violence and racism of the island in the 1820s when it was known as Van Diemen's Land.

Willem Dafoe plays tormented genius Van Gogh in Venice biopic

The movie is directed by Julian Schnabel, who made The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and is himself an artist who recreated some of Van Gogh's work for the film and helped Dafoe learn how to handle a paintbrush.

Who’s the mystery actor in horror remake Suspiria? Not me, says...

Swinton, known for her remarkable physical transformations in films, read out a message from the actor, Lutz Ebersdorf, who chose not to attend the Venice Film Festival.

Thunderstorm halts Lady’s Gaga’s movie debut

An hour into the screening of "A Star Is Born" late Friday a violent electrical storm rolling across the Venetian lagoon left the cinema in the dark for 20 minutes.

‘A Star Is Born’: Lady Gaga triumphs in movie debut at...

A remake of the 1937 classic, the singer was stepping into some big shoes in reprising a role already immortalised by Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand.

Venice shoots for the Moon in Hollywood-heavy film festival

Gosling's "First Man" and Netflix's decision to boycott the Cannes festival has lured an array of A-list actors and directors to Venice.

Bradley Cooper’s ‘A Star is Born’ will premiere at Venice Film...

Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut will get its world premiere in an out-of-competition screening at the 75th Venice Film Festival, held August 29 to September 8, the festival organisers have announced.

‘La La Land’ director Chazelle’s new flick to open Venice festival

Chazelle said it was an "honour" to be invited back to the prestigious festival where "La La Land" was also presented two years ago.

Study of Marco Polo’s will sheds new light on famed traveller

“Ego Marcus Paulo Volo et Ordino” has brought more information about Marco Polo to light.

Case dismissed in Guggenheim vs Guggenheim spat over Venice museum

Peggy Guggenheim's descendants said that the Solomon Guggenheim Foundation had not kept her modern art collection at Palazzo Venier dei Leoni in Venice intact after World War Two.

Venice Carnival takes wing with ‘flight of the angel’

Venice opened its city carnival, which will run until February 13, to much fanfare.