Odds & Ends
Venice travel news
Longer church hours, La Fenice opera house, Venice Marathon.
Reader's report: A Venice trip
Beth Cordes Thompson offers advice on a hotel, restaurants, the Palazzo Ducale,
and a bead shop.
Bottega del Tintoretto
Learn printmaking and other art techniques in a 15th Century Venetian master's
Venice Boat Rentals
Cruise the Venetian Lagoon as captain of your own vessel with a
self-drive P�nichette from Locaboat Holidays.
Maintaining Venice's Canals
Over the decades, the smaller canals of Venice become clogged with silt and other
debris. Cleaning out the gunk is a messy and time-consuming task.
This page tells how to reach your cruise ship from the airport and includes
links to other articles of interest to cruise passengers.
Eastern Mediterranean Cruise
Our illustrated 10-page Europe for Cruisers review describes a roundtrip cruise from Venice to
Istanbul on an Italian megaship with five official languages and a thoroughly
High tide, low atmospheric pressure, and a scirocco wind can make Venice
feel like Atlantis. Our illustrated article tells what to expect and how to
prepare for "high water."
Movies & Videos
Venice Movies and
Peek at Venice before you visit, or refresh happy memories with our library of
recommended feature films and travelogues.
The Wings of the Dove
An appealing movie set in the Venice of 1910, based on the novel by Henry James.
(Q: Can you identify the mistake in the publicity photo?)
Hotel Cipriani's 'Gondola
Pressed for time and stressed by a tight vacation schedule? Get a
soothing spa treatment and see the sights in one two-hour session.
Venice Gondola Serenade Tour
It sounded like kitsch, but floating down a canal with a baritone and a
guitarist in the next gondola turned out to be fun--and maybe even a little
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