Meet the people keeping Venice's traditions alive, from glassblowers to winemakers

Discover the city’s long-held culinary and artisan traditions, doggedly preserved by a cast of characters, from vineyard-owners to glassblowers, even as overtourism threatens to eclipse ancient ways of life on the lagoon.

Peggy Guggenheim’s three decades in Venice

During her 30-year stay in Venice, Peggy Guggenheim left a mark on the Italian city's art scene, expanding her collection and supporting the career of some of modern art’s biggest names. A new exhibition at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection explores the collector’s life along the canals.
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Discover the waterways of Venice

Stunning palaces, shady piazzas, picture-perfect bridges and winding canals, Venice will leave you completely awestruck. Cosmos expert Clarissa reveals why now is the time visit

How to Spend a Weekend in Venice

If you only have a few days, let a local help you plan.

Sleep: Venice

This Italian city may be well trodden by tourists, but its accommodation is anything but predictable, whether you want to stay in a neo-gothic grande dame or a converted flour mill

Is Venice going under?

Drowning in tourists, corruption and high tides, many locals are abandoning Italy's most fragile city in favour of life on the mainland. But can visitors help without contributing to its demise?

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