Venice

 
Hip canal 
pleasures
Hip canal 
pleasures
The last time I stayed in a hostel, a steaming drunk, muscle-bound Californian clambered into my bunk, before a group of backpackers wrestled him...
Street View takes Venice by foot
Street View takes Venice by foot
Unable to bring their camera-toting car to the Italian lagoon city, where gondolas and canals stand in for vehicles and roads, the internet firm...
Glassmakers of Murano fight to survive influx of cheap imitations
Glassmakers of Murano fight to survive influx of cheap imitations
"It's like watching a choreographed ballet," says Francesco da Mosto, a Venetian architect who also works as TV presenter. "There is poetry and...
Romancing the cicchetti
Romancing the cicchetti
My trip to one of the world's most romantic cities was inspired by the least romantic of situations: a boys' night out in central London, the kind...
Bob Dylan film should 'wash over you like a dream'
Bob Dylan film should 'wash over you like a dream'
I'm Not There, a biopic of folk icon Bob Dylan in which he is conspicuously absent but omnipresent, should "wash over you like a dream", the...
Venice tourists must stay respectable or face fines
Venice tourists must stay respectable or face fines
Watching thousands of tourists stroll through Venice's Saint Mark's Square, steward Giovanna is ready to step in at the first sign of unacceptable...
Iraq war films among favourites at Venice festival
Iraq war films among favourites at Venice festival
Two very different movies about the Iraq war are among the favourites for awards at this year's Venice film festival as it passes the halfway...
Who shot Superman?
Who shot Superman?
As a character, he has been rocketing across our screens for half a century, but few remember that the original Superman, George Reeves, died in...
Femme fatale Johansson thrills festival
Femme fatale Johansson thrills festival
Brian de Palma's noir movie The Black Dahlia premiered at the 63rd Venice Film Festival to critical acclaim on Wednesday as its 21-year-old...
Clooney film favourite for Venice Golden Lion award
Clooney film favourite for Venice Golden Lion award
Critics and public at the Venice film festival have made the George Clooney directed Good Night, and Good Luck the clear favourite to win...

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