Venice

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"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 of my new film, The Wings of the Dove. Several scenes take place in Venice-- we risked offendin...
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 vaporetto. The church, built between 1481 and 1489 of shimmering Carrara, Parian, and Verona mar...
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. Paris 2. Venice 3. Hawaii 4. Bora-Bora 5. Bermuda The most romantic hotel you've ever stayed at? 1...
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, and brilliant white balustrades. Call it haute glamour: the estate is discreetly situated at th...
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 or their lawyers. Anger simmers and tensions thicken; during the Depression, one Myrtle Bennet...
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 swooning for different reasons when faced with the city's touristy restaurants, kitschy souvenirs,...
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 American Foundation for AIDS Research. "We raised more than $500,000. It's the best thing I've eve...
Here, five new properties to shake up Europe's hotel scene. BRIGHTON The 71-room Alias Hotel Seattle (Brighton Marina, England; 44-1273/679-799; www.aliasseattle.com; doubles from $170) brings crisp modernity to the hip Brighton Marina. Rooms ...
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 1949 renowned collector Peggy Guggenheim bought the partly finished single-story structure to ...
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 from St. Stephen's Cathedral, gilded mirrors, boldly graphic wallpaper, and ch...
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 shimmering reflections, its haunting intimacy, Venice can seem indifferent to the casual vi...
A trio of high-style bars is creating some late-night buzz in Venice, making residents reconsider the city's sedate image. Just 100 feet from La Fenice opera house, Centrale Restaurant & Lounge (Piscina Frezzeria, 1659B San Marco; 39-041/296-0664;...
In 1869, when he was 26 years old, Henry James visited Venice for the first time. Like many New England grandees, James sought in Europe the monuments of Greco-Roman antiquity and the Renaissance. However, Venice seems at first to have disappointe...
It is noon when we walk into the Piazza delle Erbe, the market busy with vendors selling fruits, nuts, and vegetables. My mother-in-law goes off to buy panettone, a Christmas cake, at the Pasticceria Graziati, one of the oldest bakeries in Padua. ...
To toast the New Year—and with it, dreams of an improved you—we've come up with a few suggestions, at home and on the road. —Lauren David Peden 1 LOSE WEIGHT Put down that eggnog and kick-start your fitness routine with a state-of-the-art spa ...