Venice

An ancient Roman road may lie beneath Venice’s lagoon, researchers say

Team using sonar technology have found evidence of structures and settlements on the seafloor

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The IPCC’s predictions of sea-level rise are why Italy should beg Unesco to put Venice on its at risk list

It would support the difficult measures the government will have to enact to save Venice from certain death. But Unesco is toothless

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Now is the time for Unesco to call Venice's authorities to order

For decades, short-termism and conflicting interests have prevented a sustainable plan for Venice from being developed or enacted

Italy bans cruise ships from the Venice lagoon from 1 August

Unesco and citizen action groups have campaigned for the move for years

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Up close and personal with 600 years of the doges

New book explores the grandest monuments to the leaders of Venice, seductively photographed, and with their life histories

Seven sites, including Venice, may be added to Unesco in Danger list

Of the 53 sites on the list—which will be reviewed at a committee meeting next month—only four are in the West

Visitors return to Venice—but at what cost?

The city took a big financial hit during the pandemic. But as things improve, locals are pushing for a more sustainable form of tourism

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The damnation of Venice: locals are being systematically driven out by officials who are selling off sites for tourism

Venetians are leaving the city in thousands because rents are unaffordable, while more than 11% of social housing stands empty

Venice Biennale 2022 title inspired by Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington

The exhibition’s president and curator also announced the main exhibition’s three themes

Museum chiefs—and Mick Jagger—say Venice must be saved as cruise ships are set to return to lagoon city after 18-month break

Signatories of the open letter supporting ten point-plan to save La Serenissima also include the artist Anish Kapoor and The Art Newspaper's founding editor Anna Somers Cocks

Giuseppe Penone’s monumental tree rises from Venetian lagoon as Architecture Biennale opens

This year's exhibition in Venice brings together artists as well as architects to explore the question How Will We Live Together?

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Has Venice really banned cruise ships? It appears not

The Italian government must intervene against powerful forces opposed to change

Only connect: Icomos and Europa Nostra join up to influence European Union’s one trillion euro Green Deal

Conservation experts and lobby group launch a Green Paper to put Europe’s heritage at the heart of the EU’s greening policy

Six scholars fool the public with invented documents about the date Venice was founded

On 25 March, the city began celebrating 1,600 years of its history—but the date is somewhat fishy

After long complaints about pollution and blocked views, Italy bans cruise ships in Venice’s historic centre

Decision will affect partying art collectors and redirect the mass tourism routed through the Giudecca Canal

‘Art suffers when money is scarce’: Venice Biennale’s new president on saving the city from economic devastation

Roberto Cicutto's plans range from encouraging collaboration between Venice's arts organisation to delving into the biennial's archives

Billionaire collector Nicolas Berggruen takes steps to buy historic Venetian palace and turn it into a cultural thinktank

If the sale goes ahead, La Casa dei Tre Oci will be the Berggruen Institute's space for its European programming with plans to partner with major museums such as Tate and MoMA

Culture war erupts over Venice mayor's closure of Doge's Palace and other civic museums until April

Luigi Brugnaro's "entrepreneurial" decision violates Venice's historic agreement with Italian state to keep the landmark open to the public

Venice Biennale pleads with Christoph Büchel to return migrant boat to Sicily

Biennale officials and Sicilian town council call on artist to honour his commitment to return controversial Barca Nostra exhibit after one year

Revealed: official plan to save Venice from flooding sacrifices St Mark’s basilica for Marghera, the industrial port of Venice

The mobile barriers have at last held back a flood, but they will not be raised to protect the low-lying parts of town

Ocean art space in Venice church confronts city's perilous battle with climate change

Multimedia installation synthesises three years of scientific research into marine transformation across the planet

New laser-scanning project will allow Venice to live on forever as a digital avatar

A team of scientists are digitally mapping the entire island of San Giorgio in a mission to preserve the sinking city as combinations of 0 and 1

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How to save Venice: a five-point plan by a leading citizen

Polls show that Venetians are about to re-elect a populist mayor who promises to bring back all the tourists—but none of the other eight candidates has presented a realistic alternative

Venice Biennale awards Golden Lions to the late curators Okwui Enwezor and Germano Celant

Honour bestowed on four previous artistic directors of the international exhibition

Star curators take on Henri Cartier-Bresson in Venice

Wim Wenders and Annie Leibovitz among those showing their unique interpretations of the French photographer’s own master collection at the Palazzo Grassi

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Putting our heads together: the three Guggenheim directors size up post-Covid challenges

With museums in Bilbao and Venice poised to reopen, while New York remains in lockdown, Richard Armstrong, Juan Ignacio Vidarte and Karole Vail talk about weathering the financial crisis

Venice Art Biennale delayed until 2022, now the same year as Documenta

Organisers say "it is impossible to move forward within the set time limits in the realisation of such a complex and worldwide exhibition"