Tag: Venice

Clear Eyes

A View of Venice Through Gardens and Gates

A year ago Venice was devastated by some of the worst flooding in the city’s history. At the time, we wrote about the rising tides and the raft of other problems plaguing the town. Our Italian editor recently paid a visit and what she saw left her hopeful for a future that we hadn’t been so sure about.

Invisible City

Dreaming of Venice Before it Disappears

Due to rising sea levels, repeated flooding, and a dwindling population, it’s no longer alarmist to worry about the future of Venice — or wonder how much of one it has left.

Road to Excess

The Pure Opulence of Palace Hotels

William Blake wrote that “The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.” Conversely, there are few better ways to achieve excess — the good, healthy kind — than through the incredible opulence of a palace hotel.

Mind Your Manors

14 Carefully Converted Mansion Hotels

By paying attention to both the past and the present, the brand new owners of these grand old homes transformed them into boutique hotels that are bursting with personality.

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