Venice

The Joy Of Travel!

Frank Brehany | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Frank Brehany

I have spent the last few weeks travelling in Europe, principally in Italy. I have seen many wonders to refresh the soul, but as you travel through popular Cities and Resorts, you cannot escape the throng that is now modern day tourism. Each day, resorts are awash with the daily influx of holidaymakers, eager it seems to tick off that sight or experience from their bucket list.

Memorial Fund Launched For 'Huge-Hearted' Artist Killed In Grenfell Tower Blaze

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A memorial fund has been launched to help young people follow in the footsteps of talented artist Khadija Saye, who tragically lost her life in the Gr...

Venice Is In Danger Of Becoming A Disneyland

Isobel Cockerell | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK
Isobel Cockerell

With rents skyrocketing, Venice is in danger of becoming a Disneyland-style outpost of the 'real' cities on the mainland. On the Zattere, you can get a semifreddo at Nico's legendary ice cream bar and look out over the water towards the smoking chimneys of Marghera, where the Fincantieri shipyard turns out several cruise ships a year. It feels ominously like looking towards the future.

African Refugee Drowns In Venice Canal As Onlookers Taunt Him And Film On Their Phones

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK

An African man drowned in Venice’s Grand Canal as onlookers abused him and filmed his struggle on their mobile phone, in an incident now being inves...

Driving Through Europe With My Thumb

Martyn Sibley | Posted 25.06.2017 | UK
Martyn Sibley

At the end of April, Kasia and I left the United Kingdom on a big adventure. Due to my disability the vehicle we took had a ramp for access and hand c...

Seven Savvy Ways I Enjoyed Venice Without Spending a Bomb (And How You Can Too)

Amy Packham | Posted 20.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Packham

While I was there, I noticed some pretty handy tricks to enjoy one of the most beautiful cities without forking out more than a tenner for a beer - if you're savvy about it. So if you do want to experience the gorgeous city on water, eat all the Italian food (and if you're a fan of prosecco), you can totally enjoy a budget-friendly break there too.

Why Britain Should Scrap Democracy in Favour of Sortition

Oliver Norgrove | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Oliver Norgrove

If campaigning for a Brexit with Vote Leave has taught me anything this year, it is that democracy isn't all that it is made out to be. Horse-shoein...

How I Went From Debilitating Shyness to Travelling Solo

Jacqueline Currie | Posted 19.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Currie

Which leads me to travelling solo. I hadn't left the country since that last holiday and I was dying for a change of scenery. I had a week off work coming up and some money burning a hole in my pocket. I booked a three night break to Venice. Just like that.

Join in the Masquerade at Venice's Carnival

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

One of the best ways to experience Carnival is to simply wander the city, especially around Piazza San Marco, admiring the professionals in their elaborately over-the-top costumes as they pose and preen for the cameras, all vying for the "Best Costume" award.

Six Luxury Italian Hotels

Olivia Greenway | Posted 24.01.2015 | 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.