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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.

Art

Bottega del Tintoretto
Learn printmaking and other art techniques in a 15th Century Venetian master's workshop.

Boat Charters

Venice Boat Rentals
Cruise the Venetian Lagoon as captain of your own vessel with a self-drive P�nichette from Locaboat Holidays.

Canals

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.

Cruises

Venice Cruises
This page tells how to reach your cruise ship from the airport and includes links to other articles of interest to cruise passengers.

MSC Poesia 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 European atmosphere.

Flooding

Acqua Alta
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 Videos
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?)

Spa Treatments

Hotel Cipriani's 'Gondola Massage'
Pressed for time and stressed by a tight vacation schedule? Get a soothing spa treatment and see the sights in one two-hour session.

Tours

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 magical.

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