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Venice’s lagoon of 2,000 lost boats: the true cost of dumping small vessels
For decades, the city’s wetland has been used as a landfill for discarded wrecks, leaking microplastics and pollutants and posing a risk to others on the water

Giorgio Ghiglione

10, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Even a snatched wallet couldn't dim the joy of my return to Venice | Joan Bakewell
As the city came to life after the pandemic, gondoliers and tourists alike sat back, laughed and let fun and pleasure prevail, says writer and broadcaster Joan Bakewell

Joan Bakewell

26, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Renaissance masterpieces leave Italy for first time to show in Paris
The collection includes a portrait of Saint Sebastian considered one of the finest works by Andrea Mantegna

Kim Willsher in Paris

04, Dec, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Aperitivo hour: Emiko Davies’ recipes for bite-sized Venetian snacks
Conjure the taste of a European summer with these Italian ‘cicchetti’ – eaten with one hand while the other holds a spritz

Emiko Davies

26, Aug, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Venice mayor hunts for ‘idiots’ filmed surfing along Grand Canal
Luigi Brugnaro offers dinner to anyone who can locate duo who ‘make a mockery of this city’

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

17, Aug, 2022 @1:19 PM

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A macabre start to wedded bliss in Venice | Brief letters
Brief letters: Bridge of Sighs | A moment with Raymond Briggs | Ethel & Ernest | ‘Egg prick’ | Travelling companions

11, Aug, 2022 @5:02 PM

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Venetians fear ‘museum relic’ status as population drops below 50,000
Campaigners say Italian city’s remaining residents feel ‘suffocated’ by effects of tourism

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

10, Aug, 2022 @1:16 PM

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Greenwashing is driving our descent into climate catastrophe. But we can stop it | Emma Thompson
If we could ban tobacco advertising and sponsorship, we can ban fossil fuel propaganda, says the actor and activist Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson

02, Aug, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Cruise passengers shuttled into Venice by motor boat to dodge big ships ban
Move by Norwegian Cruise authorised by city’s port authority despite plans to curb daytrippers

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

25, Jul, 2022 @3:29 PM

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Fa’afafine Yuki Kihara celebrates Samoa’s third gender: ‘Galleries think they can tick the box with me’
Representing New Zealand at the Venice Biennale, the Samoan-Kiwi artist is foregrounding Samoa’s fa’afafine and transgender communities, and the climate crisis hidden from tourists

Jinghua Qian

28, Apr, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Venice Biennale: women outnumber male artists in main halls for first time
Black women occupy prominent pavilions with some venues showing work from non-binary, disabled and trans artists

Charlotte Higgins in Venice

22, Apr, 2022 @6:44 PM

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Venice in Vantablack: Anish Kapoor’s disappearing act
The artist learned of the technology that absorbs nearly all visible light in the Guardian. As two shows featuring it open, he talks of a ‘stupid’ spat, his new foundation and dismay with England

Charlotte Higgins in Venice

21, Apr, 2022 @2:02 PM

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