Venice

Six Luxury Italian Hotels

Olivia Greenway | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Greenway

The Italians may have a chequered political history, a national debt second only to Greece and high levels of unemployment but if they do one thing really well, it is luxury hotels. Italian luxury hotels are acknowledged worldwide as among the best for style, service and food: they are the standard bearers that others try to follow.

Europe's Emerging Quality Hostels: Part Two - Italy

Peter Yeung | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Peter Yeung

In part two of this series looking at Europe's new paradigm of hostelling, we take a look at the brilliant and feisty young newcomers to be found in the cities of Italy.

How to 'Do' Italy in Only Eight Days

Anna Pitts | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Pitts

Travelling is extremely popular with students and graduates but we don't always have the time (or money!) to go gallivanting around the world for months. I have just got back from 8 glorious days in bella Italia- no, not the restaurant- beautiful Italy!

Summer Dessert: Venetian Peach and Basil Vodka Sorbet

Skye McAlpine | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Skye McAlpine

Venetian summer dishes are as plentiful as they are delightful; but sgroppino after dinner is something that I long for all through winter. Sgroppino is sorbet - traditionally lemon - mixed with a dash of vodka and a stream of bubbly prosecco.

Shakespeare's Cities: The Best of Shakespeare's Story Settings

Adam Bown | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Bown

Start at Rialto Bridge to re-live heated conversations from The Merchant of Venice and experience the views this tourist trap offers over the city's canals. Take a trip to the area known as the 'Jewish Ghetto' and see one of the city's stunning synagogues, like the Levantine Synagogue, where Al Pacino prayed in the role of Shylock in the 2004 film.

Never Mind Scotland, Where Is London's Independence Referendum?

Matt Lacey | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Comedy
Matt Lacey

But I hear you cry "Scotland was an independent nation for centuries between around 843 and 1707, and Venice was an independent state from around the seventh century right up 1797, whereas London has pretty much been at the heart of England since its foundation!"

How to Experience the True Venice

Andrea Magrath | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrea Magrath

Stow your map. See that long, narrow, foreboding passageway off the main thoroughfare? Walk down there. Venice is a remarkably safe city, and you'll only get so far before you hit the sea, so be brave and wander without direction.

The Rise of Insular Politics

Alec Short | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alec Short

Does anyone else wonder how on earth UKIP's agenda has so powerfully contaminated mainstream political conversation?...

Planning a Venice Trip, in an Electric Wheelchair

Tori Elliott | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tori Elliott

Obviously, being surrounded by water and accessible via boat and water taxis, Venice never struck me as being particularly wheelchair accessible and so David and I would never have planned a quick 'city break' to fly there for just two days.

Eating in Venice

Philip Dundas | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Dundas

I find it hard to put my finger on the city or its people. Not quite Italian or Slavic, there is rude mixture of genetic throwback which makes the Venetians fiery and hot-blooded and saturnine and big faced. These resourceful, mercantile amphibians rule their intriguing and mysterious city with contempt and indifference to outsiders.

Just One Cornetto: Google Street View Adds Venetian Canals

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

At this point there is barely anywhere that Google Street View can't or won't go. But this one is at least a little more elegant and relaxing than ...

A Slice of Italian Charm

Rebecca Root | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rebecca Root

Built across 118 small islands that are connected by intricate bridges and cobbled pathways, it is said to be the most beautiful place built by man. It is here, in this unique city, that I received my first taste of Italian charm...

Thoughts on the Venice Biennale

Ana Tzarev | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ana Tzarev

Looking deep into the event's history, so many of the art world's most remarkable names appear as featured participants. The Biennale is the intersection of history and modernity, tradition and the cutting edge - the center of life for the art of the present day.

Climate Change: The World's Most Beautiful Places Under Threat (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK

Fancy going diving in the crystal clear waters of the great Barrier Reef? Or traversing the snowy climes Mount Kilimanjaro? Then you better move quick...

Guess Who Has A Spy Satellite Over Sudan?

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 30.08.2013 | UK

George Clooney may star as an adrift astronaut in his latest film, but the Hollywood heart-throb is far more busy having a real life space odyssey via...

Planet Appetite: A Voyage on the Royal Clipper from Rome to Venice

Rupert Parker | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

It takes the Royal Clipper, the biggest 5 masted sailing ship in the world, 11 days to cruise down the Mediterranean and up the Adriatic, from Rome to Venice, and it's luxury all the way.

Where Have All the Markets Gone?

Russell Norman | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Russell Norman

Simply put, London is rubbish at food markets. Yes, we have Borough Market (inexplicably only open three days a week) and we have some very decent farmers' markets in suburban car parks, but there is nowhere in the capital that comes even close to the glorious Rialto Market in Venice or the sumptuous San Miguel Market in Madrid or the vibrant Cours Saleya Flower market in Nice.

Impressions of the Venice Biennale Pt. II: My Personal Highlights

Karen Ruimy | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Ruimy

A fortnight later, the magic of Venice has not left me. Just today, someone asked me if it was a good idea to visit the Biennale. "Oh my God!" I said. "Don't miss it!" It is the best moment of the art calendar, and it is in fabulous Venice!

MORE Festival Storms Venice

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Andrea Chalupa

This past weekend was the inaugural MORE Festival. It was four days of live performances by French indie bands and acclaimed DJs playing beautiful historic venues across Venice, Italy.

Impressions of the Venice Biennale: Part I

Karen Ruimy | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Karen Ruimy

But as I walk into the Pavilions, I forget all my troubles, all the hassles getting to Venice, all the constant queues (and my footwear); I am transported into the magic of the Art. All the pavilions are offering something to discover, to receive, to learn from. And that makes me humble and so happy.

24 hours in... Venice

Rich Major | Posted 02.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rich Major

Snaketails of umbrella-led tour parties predominate. While luckily less so in the spring, the cruise ships and coaches still regurgitate vast lumps of the very old and very young, united in their ability to irritate as they wind down the narrowest of streets.

Revealed: Face Of Photographer's Girlfriend Who Led Him Around The World

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.03.2013 | UK

You've seen her from behind - now here's the face of the snapper's muse who features in a series of globetrotting photographs that have gone viral. ...

Hand It To Him: Snapper Is Led Around The World By His Girlfriend

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.03.2013 | UK

UPDATE: Face Of Photographer's Girlfriend Who Led Him Around The World Is Revealed A photographer has combined the two loves of his life by taking ...

Ten Romantic Ideas for Any Day of the Year... Except Valentine's

Andrew Matthews | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

Apparently every single one of us wakes up on 14 February with nothing on our minds but roses and hearts and kittens and chocolate and strangely inflammable looking lingerie. Well here's a handy Valentine's Day tip: 'if it's supposed to be romantic, it probably isn't'.

Why My Quarter-Life Crisis Was the Best Thing That Happened to Me

Flo Wales Bonner | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Flo Wales Bonner

Three months ago I decided to quit my London job and move to Venice for the winter to look after a 15 year old girl and a dog. It was my quarter-life crisis.