Tips and Articles for Venice

Martin Morrell

The TripStretching from the Dolomites to Lake Garda, the Veneto—known for its art, cuisine, and iconic cities such as Venice and Verona—is a microcosm... Read More

It may not have a fleet of 14 bespoke Rolls-Royce Phantoms like its legendary 1928 namesake in Hong Kong, but the Peninsula Beverly Hills, designed by... Read More

My first encounter with Venice, as a small child, was a whirlwind of candy-colored palazzi, delicate blown glass, and narrow streets where you could get... Read More

See the slideshow of the World’s Strangest Spa Treatments.Once you’ve changed into a disposable paper robe, an attendant leads you to a room containing... Read More

Greenland & IcelandWhy Go Now: New luxury expeditions to these remote areas allow cruisers to take in scenery from the ship as well as jump in... Read More

Three years after launching the Palazzo Grassi as an exhibition spacefor contemporary art in Venice, French magnate François Pinault has expanded his... Read More

Modern architecture has never been particularly welcome in Venice. Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Louis Kahn were all rebuffed in their efforts... Read More

FOR AT LEAST THE LAST THREE CENTURIES Venice has been the world's most foolproof destination: no other city has so perfectly geared itself to tourism.... Read More

Ever dreamt of sailing the Neva to visit the czars' summer palace?Or cruising the Rhine, stopping for tastings at vineyards all along the way?Somewhere... Read More

News on where to stay—what to see—what to buy…English Country ModernBabington House — an 18th-century estate 12 miles south of Bath — turns traditional... Read More

When you set off on the Palladio trail in search of cinquecento beauty, you have to be willing to blinker out a little modern ugliness. The late 20th... Read More

YEOHLEE TENG, Fashion DesignerI travel all over. This year I've been to Berlin, Rotterdam, Venice, Paris, throughout the States, and to Malaysia (where... Read More

Dredging the lagoon of Venice for gold--hotel gold--is serious business. That's because there's a lot at stake: Venice is one of those mythically... Read More

See our slideshow of Great Affordable City Hotels.What would you expect to pay for accommodations in a palatial, elegantly decorated suite in one of... Read More

"There's a miraculous strangeness about seeing this city rise up out of the water. I was there in August for the Venice Film Festival and the screening... Read More

To get to the church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, you have to go by foot through winding alleys, or by gondola via canals too narrow for water taxi or... Read More

In December, we asked for your opinions on romance and travel. Here's what turns you on:What's the most romantic place you've ever visited?1. Paris2.... Read More

oh la la, st.-tropezConnoisseurs of the Côte d'Azur are now resting their heads at the Hôtel Villa Belrose, a dream of lemon stucco, ruddy canal tiles,... Read More

One of the unspoken axioms of contract bridge is that husbands and wives should never play together, unless they have tremendous faith in their marriage... Read More

Visitors to Venice can't help swooning over its romantic palazzi, bridge-crossed canals, and who-cares-if-you-lose-your-way streets. But many end up... Read More

OCCUPATION Actor, singer HOME BASE Los Angeles ROLE MODEL Jovovich was in Venice recently as host of Cinema Against AIDS, a benefit sponsored by the... Read More

Here, five new properties to shake up Europe's hotel scene.BRIGHTONThe 71-room Alias Hotel Seattle (Brighton Marina, England; 44-1273/679-799; www... Read More

Construction on the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, along the Grand Canal in Venice, began in the 1750's and—after many fits and starts—is still under way. In... Read More

VIENNA AUSTRIA $236 At the 16th-century Hotel König von Ungarn (10 Schulerstrasse; 43-1/515-840; www.kvu.at; breakfast included), just a short walk... Read More

Not everyone falls in love with Venice at first sight; certainly not at first bite. For all its mythic enchantment, its wondrous changing light and... Read More

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