In this freeze-frame of 10 motion picture-perfect cities, David Whitley reveals why Italy is a cinema - and holiday - paradise.
While art and crowds are a given for every Venice Biennale, there will be a new place of retreat this year at the Aman Canal Grande Venice in the northern Italian city.
Kate Farrelly tries her hand at the ancient - and deceptively tricky - art of Venetian rowing.
Anna Anderson A luxury tour helps Anna Anderson rekindle an Italian love affair that began as a backpacker.
Venice gets wetter than usual ... tourists make their way through flooded St Mark's square during the first "acqua alta" of the season in Venice.
Masked revellers swarm the streets and waterways of Venice as the historic Italian city launched its annual Carnival.
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We've trawled the globe to find this year's 10 most compelling cultural events.