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Wednesday, October 20, 2021



Get the look: Distorted reality version

October 04, 2021 10:47 am

The symbolism is proliferating at fashion week: Dior’s models-as-chess-pieces; Saint Laurent’s damp catwalk and finale downpour. Some choices generate more head-scratching than others; some seem more relevant. Owens’ “Fogachine” was a doozy

A giant violin floats down Venice’s grand canal

September 20, 2021 2:57 pm

The craft, called “Noah’s Violin,” set sail accompanied by an escort of gondolas, and in no time a small flotilla of motorboats, water taxis and traditional flat-bottomed Venetian sandoli joined the violin as it glided from city hall, near the Rialto Bridge, to the ancient Customs House across from Piazza San Marco, about an hour’s ride

Who can stop Venice from sinking?

September 09, 2021 11:47 am

In 2019, Venice experienced the worst flooding the city has seen in decades. The waters in Venice peaked at 1.87 meters that year, the second highest since official records began in 1923

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet posts pictures of Venice from space

August 20, 2021 3:11 pm

The Italian ministers approved the ban preventing large cruise and container ships from entering the city's Giudecca canal that leads to the historic St Mark's Square.

Venice reinventing itself as sustainable tourism capital

June 25, 2021 2:13 pm

After a 15-month pause in mass international travel, Venetians are contemplating how to welcome visitors back to its picture-postcard canals and Byzantine backdrops without suffering the past indignities of crowds clogging narrow alleyways, day-trippers picnicking on stoops and selfie-takers crowding the Rialto Bridge

UNESCO exhibit in Venice focuses on rebuilding Mosul sites

May 23, 2021 10:34 am

Iraq is one of three countries participating for the first time at the Biennale, with an exhibit by Rashad Salim titled “Ark Re-Imagined” that is an artistic examination of the impact of the great flood in ancient Mesopotamia

French fashion designer Pierre Cardin dies at 98

December 29, 2020 8:32 pm

Born on July 7, 1922 in Venice, Italy, Cardin was known for savvy business moves and his space-age designs that made him highly successful

High tide floods Venice as dike-on-demand wasn't activated

December 09, 2020 12:39 pm

Some shops were flooded, and Venetians waded in water as they scrambled to set out raised walkways.

Venice postpones tourist tax to encourage people to visit the city

November 25, 2020 1:41 pm

It was originally proposed a tax on day visitors to the city would be levied, with rates starting €3 (INR 264.11) for a quiet day and going up to €10 (INR 880.36) for the busiest of days

Venice gondolas are reducing capacity due to 'overweight tourists'

July 23, 2020 1:20 pm

Earlier, a gondola da nolo, that takes tourists on a tour of the city's famed canals, carried up to six people


Third record tide enters Venice as Italy hit with snow, rain

November 18, 2019 12:42 pm

High tidal waters returned to Venice on Sunday, days after the city experienced its worst flooding in more than 50 years.

Venice deluge: Highest tide in 50 years brings city to its knees

November 14, 2019 8:33 am

Venice was hit by the highest tide late Tuesday, with tourists wading through flooded streets to seek shelter as the fierce wind whipped up waves in St. Mark's Square. It was the highest level since the record 194 cm set in 1966.

Shilpa Shetty spends perfect weekend with family in Venice

July 16, 2019 8:36 am

Shilpa Shetty, husband Raj Kundra, son Viaan and sister Shamita Shetty enjoyed the sights and sounds of Venice.

Masks 'n' masquerades: Stunning pictures from the Venice Carnival 2016

February 02, 2016 7:11 pm

Snapshots from the ongoing Venice Carnival — famed for its elaborate parades, extravagant costumes, and of course Venetian masks.